I do not know what it is called. But I am missing the gear and wrench icon that come with Ubuntu and hangs out in the launch bar.

It's not anything advanced. It's like Windows Control Panel. From there you can change things like display and printer settings. I do not know what to ask for. All searches bring up much more advanced stuff or nothing at all. I want to get it back.

Any one help ? Thanks.


Can you launch a Terminal session? From the Terminal, you can run the command to launch the settings: unity-control-center

What version of Ubuntu are you using?

Can you see the sidebar?

  • After you've launched the Systems Settings window using the command unity-control-center, right-click the System Settings icon and select Lock to Launcher from the popup menu to lock the Systems Settings icon to the launcher. – karel Feb 9 '15 at 11:43
  • this does not give the functionality of logging out or suspending though. – Kalamalka Kid Feb 2 '16 at 8:46
  • Right Click on Desktop
  • Click on Open Terminal or Alt+Shift+T
  • Then run sudo apt install gnome-control-center

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