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Rebooted my PC today to find that my launcher icons are not showing on the launcher bar, even though they are still there. I can hover over the launcher bar and see (via the mouse tool-tip) that they are still there, and I can even interact with them. I cannot, however, see them even after doing the following:

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

have tried unity --reset-icons?

Its best to run this kind commands from tty1. Press Alt+ctrl+f1, login and then enter these commands.

unity --reset-icons

unity --reset

Do a restart , sudo reboot now

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I don't know which of the two additions made the difference (running --reset-icons and using tty1. Either way, it fixed the problem. Thanks! – Carey Head Jul 12 '12 at 19:53
FYI, for me, rebooting fix this problem for a while, then it kept coming back. unity --reset-icons worked for me only after upgrading the unity package using sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install unity, and thankfully it didn't require a reboot. Crossing my fingers this fixes it for good. – Jeff Ward Dec 10 '13 at 16:28

The disappearing icons problem is described in bug #806248. You should mark the bug as affecting you.

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Thanks, my uptime of "25 days, 22 min" would seem to indicate that this is the bug that I'm experiencing. – Abe Voelker Dec 14 '12 at 14:40

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