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after changing compiz configs - the panels disappeared

I just see my files on the desktop, Problem I cant open settings to reset the compiz settings or what ever happend. How do I solve this?

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You can reset your Unity configuration with unity --reset (via How do I reset my Unity configuration?)

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thx for the quick help –  Kim May 5 '11 at 11:43
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It does seem that many compiz settings can conflict with unity. I have had to reset mine several times over the last few days of playing with CCSM. –  dr_willis May 5 '11 at 13:13
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Based on the contents of unity --help, running unity --reset will clear any custom settings you use in the unity plugin.

When my panel disappears, I instead run unity --replace

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I was doing this so often while tweaking CCSM that I set it to a keyboard shortcut, haha –  Dorkus1218 May 5 '11 at 16:32
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  1. create a launcher for terminal, with the command gnome-terminal
  2. then Open compiz in terminal with the command ccsm,
  3. go to preferences then click the Reset to Defaults

this work fine for me. :)

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Unity's --reset switch is deprecated. To reset Unity's settings run the following 2 commands:

(This should only apply to 13.04 and 13.10, I'm not sure about older versions)

  1. Install dconf if you don't have it: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
  2. Reset compiz settings: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ (This is not a path on your disk, but it just identifies compiz-specific settings)
  3. Restart Unity: setsid unity
  4. Never use compiz again (You can obviously skip this step)
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