How to reset Gnome in Linux such as Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy

Learn the command to reset the changes made to GNOME Desktop on Linux systems such as Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy JellyFish.

Linux comes with extreme possibilities to customize the Desktop GUI interface such as Gnome. However, if you are a beginner and made some changes that don’t offer the desired effect and have unpleasant residuals then there is a way to reset it. A command to get back the default settings of Gnome UI or factory settings.

Steps to factory reset Gnome on Ubuntu Linux

Here we have a moderate customized Ubuntu 22.04 Linux but you can use this tutorial for other Linux systems as well.

1. Open your command terminal

The first thing you have to start with is the opening of the Command Terminal app. For that go to your system’s Application launcher and search for the Terminal. Whereas Ubuntu users can use the keyboard shortcut – Ctrl+Alt+T.


2. Reset Gnome for Ubuntu Linux

Now, in your terminal simply run the given command that will reset the Gnome to its factory settings. To get an idea you can see the short clip given in this tutorial

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/


3. Short Video Clip

Those who want to see how to use the command can learn it from the short clip given below.

Factory Reset Gnome Ubuntu Linux


The running of the above command will not affect the settings of other installed software on your OS. Hence, whenever you are trying to customize your Gnome Interface and are stuck somewhere then this tutorial would help you somehow in other Linux distributions as well such as Fedora, CentOS, AlmaLinux, or OpenSUSE.


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