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I've installed 11.04 but some windows effects were off, so I tried to re-enable them. While in the process, however, I ended up losing that handy menu (normally on top) where we have the Ubuntu icon, and the volume and shutdown menus.

How can we restore that panel?

Thanks in advance.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Just do:

unity --reset

All it will be recovered.

Credits go to ubuntuforums. :)

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It would've been nice if you left a link to the forum post which provided your answer. – Christopher Kyle Horton Feb 22 '12 at 19:54

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