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-hey guys, need some serious help. Yesterday I was playing around with xrandr to try to get an HDMI TV to work properly without having over scan/ under scan as I have an Intel graphic chip and could not use the control centre.

All was fine, but after booting into Ubuntu today, after the login screen all I see is my desktop background and my mouse, no top title bar, or launcher. I can open up terminal using ctrl alt t and can run programs through there but need to get this fixed! Any suggestions as I don't know where I've gone wring.


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Braiam - great advice - saved my bacon!!! Thanks very much! – soapdish Sep 6 '14 at 10:13

bug Ubuntu Bug 1166765 -unity showing only blank desktop, no dash nor decorations

The tmp fix is to open a terminal, if you don't have a terminal icon on desktop, then press ctrl + alt + F1 login and then execute the following command:

$ gsettings reset org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ active-plugins
$ sudo shutdown -r now
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