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I am facing an issue while starting my ubuntu 12.04LTS system.

The launcher is not appearing on the desktop .

I already used unity --reset command and applications -files but still i am getting the same desktop.

My screen is appearing properly while opening my ubuntu system in recovery mode.

Please help me otherwise I have to format my system.


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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, hhlp, con-f-use, Mik, Seth Mar 19 '13 at 15:06

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Does the panel at the top work? Is there one at all? When you right-click on the desktop, does anything happen? Or do you just have a desktop and a mouse arrow, with nothing else, like in Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears? – Eliah Kagan Mar 19 '13 at 8:41
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! This question will probably be closed as a duplicate soon. If those answers don't fully address your question please edit it to include why and flag this for re-opening. Thanks! – Seth Mar 19 '13 at 15:06

Try using MyUnity, go to Launcher and choose Behaviour as 'fixed'. Hope it works.

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