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I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 since it came out and so far didn't have any problems with it. But after I updated (via Update Manager) it yesterday, after every reboot, the launcher color defaults to a blue dash, workspace and trash icon and the rest is black. If I set the wallpaper again manually, then it changes color as its supposed to (chameleon).

Any idea why this is? Its really annoying to change your wallpaper every time you logon just to get the "normal" launcher.


The chameleon effect works perfectly for notifications. Only the Launcher and Dash are not changing the color.


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Are you using any themes? –  Mitch Jun 9 '12 at 5:38
@Mitch Nope, I haven't made any customizations. Its just stock Ubuntu –  Roshnal Jun 9 '12 at 6:33
You may refer to this page: askubuntu.com/questions/119731/… –  Linuxthink Jun 10 '12 at 14:59
@Linuxthink Actually, its the other way around. I want the chameleon effect. I'm not just getting it currently. –  Roshnal Jun 10 '12 at 16:05
Same problem here. If I change the wallpaper, it goes back to normal –  user29033 Jun 13 '12 at 14:36

1 Answer 1

Unity has command line options to reset its configuration back to defaults.

$ unity --help
Usage: unity [options]

  --version         show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help        show this help message and exit
  --advanced-debug  Run unity under debugging to help debugging an issue. /!\
                    Only if devs ask for it.
  --debug           Run unity under gdb and print a backtrace on crash. /!\
                    Only if devs ask for it.
  --distro          Remove local build if present with default values to
                    return to the package value (this doesn't run unity and
                    need root access)
  --log=LOG         Store log under filename.
  --replace         Run unity /!\ This is for compatibility with other desktop
                    interfaces and acts the same as running unity without
  --reset           Reset the unity profile in compiz and restart it.
  --reset-icons     Reset the default launcher icon.
  -v, --verbose     Get additional debug output from unity.

On a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) execute:

unity --reset
unity --reset-icons
sudo unity --distro

This should reset all configuration to stock values.

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