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I am new user I just messed up some option in compiz Config Manager and it has to do with Unity. I was on CompizConfigSettings Manager menu and I clicked one of the options and whole Unity tray GONE! I also can't se Time and Date. So basically since I installed it yesterday I don't know about shortcuts in Ubuntu and how to restart it. Basically I am stuck on desktop background, it is only thing I can see.I managed to run Nautilus and access the Web browser. So If somebody can tell me how to access terminal or to restart Unity(if I only can see Dash or terminal).

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Seth, stephenmyall, Eric Carvalho, vasa1 Mar 10 '13 at 10:19

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Press ctrl+alt+t for opening a terminal.

You can try the folowing commands for restarting (or start) compiz or unity in terminal.


If this not work try to restore you setting using:


go to preferences, select unity and press restore default.

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It was problem with Unity plugin, I turned some windows effect an then turned off Unity plugin. I dint know for terminal compiz shorcut. Well explained. – Mislav Novalić Mar 2 '13 at 20:50
You need to watch out witch some settings in compizconfig. Can you improve your question a little bit? So other users can fast read what your problem is? – Thomas15v Mar 2 '13 at 20:55
Ok, I will try to make it shorter. – Mislav Novalić Mar 2 '13 at 21:28

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