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How to restore the Kubuntu font setting back to default?

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I mess up the Kubuntu font setting just now and all the fonts doesn't look as good as before, clicking the "restore" button doesn't help at all How do I restore the font setting?

Here's how it looks like right now:



EDIT: Nevermind got it fixed
Edited by CiX - 7/18/11 at 2:18am
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For future reference, the user settings are all stored in your user home. The folders are all hidden with the . in front and it isn't hard to just delete them to restore default settings. This is a good last resort move, though I find it nice to do when you want to clean things up quickly.
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For future reference, the user settings are all stored in your user home. The folders are all hidden with the . in front and it isn't hard to just delete them to restore default settings. This is a good last resort move, though I find it nice to do when you want to clean things up quickly.
a few cases that would definitely not be suggested you should always know more information before just deleting settings files because not every program will regen the folder and settings files
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a few cases that would definitely not be suggested you should always know more information before just deleting settings files because not every program will regen the folder and settings files
That's why you should rename it first to test out how the system reacts to losing the configuration files. If it's all good then you can delete the old version. Most of the time if it's KDE/Gnome-related configuration it's fine to remove it. You'll just end up with the same appearance that you had when you first installed the system.
    
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a few cases that would definitely not be suggested you should always know more information before just deleting settings files because not every program will regen the folder and settings files
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That's why you should rename it first to test out how the system reacts to losing the configuration files. If it's all good then you can delete the old version. Most of the time if it's KDE/Gnome-related configuration it's fine to remove it. You'll just end up with the same appearance that you had when you first installed the system.
There is nothing in the ~/ directory that the system requires. I'll elaborate why with a simple question: How would you create a new user? Think about this... If you do an Arch, Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, any other *nix system that does not start with users; How would you create a new user if the files in ~/ were important. You couldn't, so there for everything with a . name in your user directory can be regenerated. EVERYTHING. Not nothing, the exact opposite because the system already regenerated them from defaults creating your user account.

[edit] Obvious files excluded, those being files the system won't regenerate because the defaults do not require the file. EX: .asoundrc .initrc .conkyrc Basically any file that the user creates (generally , unless a GUI does it transparently). Everything required to run (even WM/DM wise) will be regenerated, period. It is a part of the login script itself.
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There is nothing in the ~/ directory that the system requires. I'll elaborate why with a simple question: How would you create a new user? Think about this... If you do an Arch, Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, any other *nix system that does not start with users; How would you create a new user if the files in ~/ were important. You couldn't, so there for everything with a . name in your user directory can be regenerated. EVERYTHING. Not nothing, the exact opposite because the system already regenerated them from defaults creating your user account.

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there is a difference between needed and wanted... if you wipe out everything in ~ you wont lose anything you need... but chances are you could very easily lose something you want
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Yea that is what I was getting at as well. You may end up wiping out more than you wanted to. It's probably a good idea to see which specific files and/or directories need to be removed to reset a particular thing to its defaults rather than wiping out a top-level directory in ~/. Just because you want to reset font configuration doesn't mean you want a totally stock standard DE
    
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Well say that then, lol, cause that is a different topic. .config has a lot of program specific settings, looking through your .* files is a good idea to familiarize yourself with how/where the settings are stored. Not to mention if you do something like removing a panel and can't remember exactly how it is set it this is useful information to know. Deleting it (specific folders, I don't know off the top of my head) gets you the default panel again, which can be VERY useful. Also, I did say it was a last resort. Though you will be left with a desktop that looks and feels just like you created a new user, hence the last resort thing.
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