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I noticed that the grid plugin wasn't restoring windows to the original size. So I went to ccsm to try to tweak the options to get the desired results. I tried disabling "snap windows to their original size", to then renable it and see if it worked. However, when I disabled it, the windows lost their title bars, the panel, dash and launcher were gone. I usually run "unity --replace" when this sort of thing happens, but because there was no dash I couldn't run any commands. So I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F6b (not sure what this is callled) and ran "unity --replace" from there. However unity wasn't restored and now I only have a top bar with only the appmenu and no launcher or dash. I tried to logout and reboot but neither worked. Gnome Shell works, though. Please help me, I don't want to reinstall the OS or something to solve this issue.

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Try running unity --reset from a terminal.

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Thank you, that solved it! –  DeoxNa Nov 5 '11 at 1:38
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If you delete the compiz config settings, they will be reset once you log in again. Try executing the following command, one-by-one:

rm -rf $HOME/.compiz-1  
rm -rf $HOME/.compiz/  
rm -rf $HOME/.config/compiz-1  
rm -rf $HOME/.gconf/apps/compiz-1  
rm -rf $HOME/.gconf/apps/compizconfig-1  
rm -rf $HOME/.cache/compizconfig-1  
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To avoid accidentally putting a space before or after the first slash, which would delete all the files in your home directory including all your documents, I'd suggest instead cding to $HOME and then doing rm on the relative paths: cd; rm -rf .compiz-1 .compiz .config/compiz-1 .gconf/apps/compiz-1 .gconf/apps/compizconfig-1 .cache/compizconfig-1 –  Eliah Kagan Jul 16 '12 at 18:38
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