How to restore your GNOME panel bar after accidentally removing it.

I accidentally deleted the GNOME bar while messing around with it. I could have rebuilt it by hand, applet by applet, but I thought that there must be some way to reset it back to the default. It turns out that this is a pretty straight forward thing to do.

In the /etc/xdg/menus folder are the templates for the default menus. The one we are interested in is "".

Simply copy this file to your /home/<usr_id>/.config/menus/ directory and then rename it to ""

I got this tip from the following forums: