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I was running Unity in Natty when I tried to activate the Rotate and Cube effects. That broke Unity and I had to restore the Unity original configuration by invoking

gsettings reset com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites


unity --reset

I have now got back Unity and re-tweaked it, but something I did in between now gives me the Launcher on the left side when I choose Ubuntu Classic instead of Ubuntu when I log in. I seem to be in a hybrid state where I can get use of both the traditional (gnome 2?) functionality and also Unity.

How can I restore the Ubuntu Classic interface to its original non-hybrid state?


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  • Log into Ubuntu Classic,
  • Open the CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm), and
  • untick the Ubuntu Unity Plugin in the Desktop section.
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I tried your suggestion. Classic then comes out as original but Unity loses Launcher and becomes unusable. Does it have to do with CSSM profiles? I have Default and unity and use unity. – chandra Jun 6 '11 at 6:56

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