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In previous versions of Ubuntu I could start the panel by typing gnome-panel into a terminal. This would cause the top and bottom panels to appear, helpful, for example, if I was in a different desktop environment at the moment (e.g., Openbox) and wanted to open the panel. Is there an equivalent command to start the unity panel from the command line? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Type unity in terminal and it should start unity.

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Thanks, That's what I was looking for. – William Dec 15 '11 at 17:47

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