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I unlocked my workspace icon from the launcher with the assumption I could just use ctrl+alt+arrow keys to navigate between workspaces. Now ctrl+alt+arrow keys won't switch between screens, and I cannot find the icon to launch it. Any ideas? I have went into the keyboard shortcut and verified that is the correct shortcut.

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I tried unity --reset in the terminal and that corrected the problem. I still can't find the icon but I can switch between the workspaces using the hotkeys.

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Newer (13-14) Ubuntu versions might need dconf-tools for unity reset. sudo apt-get install dconf-tools; dconf reset -f /org/compiz/; setsid unity For icons reset: unity --reset-icons should do just fine, for both newer and older Ubuntu versions (12-14). – LIttle Ancient Forest Kami Mar 21 '15 at 12:14

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