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Desktop forgets theme?

Probably a coincidence, but after applying the fix to How to get the proper LightDM theme? and running the latest batch of updates, my desktop suddenly looked like this after rebooting:

theme and dash defect

Funny thing is, it seems to be account specific, as my girlfriend's account seems unaffected. I can't logout because the whole entry is missing on the top right. Rebooting doesn't solve the issue. System settings (when run from the launcher) lacks a whole lot of icons and changeing the theme doesn't solve the problem (only changes the window top bar).

I'm going to try the solution in How do I fix my theme? first, but if that doesn't work (likely, since I seem to have a slightly bigger problem than the one in that question) I'd love something else to try (other than creating a new account).

marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Jan 22 '12 at 14:31

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  • Seems like the solution provided in the question mentioned above (deleting the contents of .cache .compiz-1 .config .dbus .gconf .local), actually did fix the problem, although it also reset a lot of customization which I'll now have to redo... – Matthijs Oct 4 '11 at 17:53
  • So a more elegant solution (e.g. narrowing down the list of folders which contents should be deleted) would be prefered. If anyone else runs into this, please try :-) – Matthijs Oct 4 '11 at 18:03

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