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asked 2012-10-22 14:10:57 -0500

Cutú Chiqueño gravatar image

I recently switched from Thunderbird to Evoution, mainly because of the better vertical view support which provides two lines for each mail in the list of mails securing readability. Unfortunately after changing something in the preferences, maybe the columns to show, there is only one line per email. I tried a lot within the preferences but the two lines don't come back. Than I thought I could reset the preferences but it doesn't work either. Next idea was to delete setting files (~.gconf/apps/evoution und ~/.local/share/evolution). But for some reason the settings remain already. So my question: How do I reset all settings from evolution as if it were a vanilla instalation? ah, reinstalling didn't work either by the way, the configuration stay from before

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answered 2012-12-03 14:17:01 -0500

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If you ever want to delete your entire Evolution account, history, configuration, settings, etc and start over from scratch, here’s how to do it:

$ rm -rf ~/.local/share/evolution
$ rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/evolution
$ rm -rf ~/.cache/evolution 
$ evolution --force-shutdown

Find the process id for ‘gconfd’ and kill it:

$ ps -ef|grep gconfd
yourusername 30515 1 0 13:24 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/gconfd-2

$ kill 30515

Again, in a terminal run the following command as root:

gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/evolution (that should delete all settings)

Now restart Evolution and you can setup your account again.

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