i uninstalled synfig and then tried to reinstall it thinking i messed up but all of the pannels are still not there… nothing about resetting pannels either… what do i do?
You could try to delete completely the folder that holds your custom settings for Synfig:
(in a terminal)
cd && rm -rf .synfig/
It will make you loose the info of recent files and some other settings (default animation format…). This directory will be recreated automatically next time you start synfig.
hope this helps.