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I recently had crashed unity which I recovered using command unity --reset. I don't know what triggered this, but now I can't see the menu-bar of my applications lying in the top panel, rather, they are now integrated with the application, so like 10.10 and unlike 11.04 Is anybody having any fix for this?

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I don't know if this is going to work, but you might just give it a try:

metacity --replace

If that doesn't work, try choosing 'Ubuntu Classic' down in the login screen, do a little browsing, log out or restart, then choose 'Ubuntu' again.

It might just work.

Good luck

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  • I'll try that out, still, it "might" work :P – Aman Alam Jun 10 '11 at 9:57
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"unity --replace" is a risky command to run in the Terminal, because if you ever close the terminal, Ubuntu reverts to a state as you described. If you want to implement changes in Unity, it is safer to log out and then log back in. If you must use "unity --replace", it is better to run it in the Dash (use Alt+F2 to bring up the run dialogue).

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