I tried to install KDE on ubuntu, which involved me doing an sudo apt remove --purge *unity, a full install of kde and other involved packages. The problem is that somewhere in between I really screwed up and it didn't work, so I gave up and tried going back to unity, but now after getting rid of KDE and reinstalling ubuntu-desktop and unity it does not look at all like it was before, windows don't have the exit/minimize/maximize buttons, there is no dash, CTRL+SHIFT+T doesn't work, the top bar is missing all of the system control buttons (shutdown, settings, etc). I do not know how to fix this and I've tried everything, how can I completely reset ubuntu-desktop and unity?

The top bar that is always visible: enter image description here

Window control bar in nautilus (and every other window): enter image description here

  • Try running apt-get install unity*. It should reinstall everything that was purged. – TheWanderer Apr 17 '15 at 18:07

Perhaps try this method of reinstalling unity:

How do I reinstall Unity?

I've had similar issues in the past when exploring additional desktop environments and this is the procedure I used to get Unity back up and running.

  • That was one of the original pages I used as reference to fix my problem but no luck, I've updated the post with pictures so you have a better visual idea of what is going on. – juanjalvarez Apr 17 '15 at 19:42

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