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I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any applications but I can open the terminal by right clicking on the desktop and selecting "Open in Terminal" but I am a Linux newbie and I don't how to use it.

It would help me much if you can answer only one of the two questions bellow:

  • How to start the "Advanced Settings" from the console?
  • How to revert to the default window theme using the console?

Please keep in mind that I've got the problem when I changed the "Window Theme" not the "Shell Theme" in the Themes tab in the "Advanced Settings"

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Which desktop manager is this, gnome? –  Kevin Mar 30 '12 at 17:52
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If you are using the default Linux Mint, you're using the GNOME Desktop Environment and you should be able to bring up the settings app with this command:

gnome-control-center

Once there, change your theme back to a working one.

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You should be able to start the "Advanced Settings" program with the gnome-tweak-tool command.

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