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How can I use a lens like the unity-news-lens without a reboot or logout?

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Press ALT-F2 and type



unity --replace


compiz --replace
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This worked. But ALT-F2 is a better way. because that terminal has to stay open to keep using unity. i wasn't thinking i pressed CTRL-C when in the gnome-terminal. it shutdown my unity and i couldn't do anything. when pressed ALT-F2 an run unity --replace that just restart the unity without any opened window needed. And also compiz --replace works to. Edit you answer with the information i gave you and I'll accept it. Thank you – blade19899 May 29 '12 at 20:43
Done... ;) Be sure this is not a duplicate, as such a solution is very common... – jasmines May 30 '12 at 4:40

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