I've uninstalled Python3 and now my Side and Menu Bars are not displaying. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can still see my other icons on the desktop. I've tried to launch Terminal( Alt+Cntrl+T) - not working. I've already tried installing Ununtu-Desktop and ran an Update too. Didn't help me at all. Can any one help?

Thanks guys!

2 Answers 2


Try this:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/


setsid unity

It worked for me. Refer this link for more details.

  • Thanks for helping, but I think my case is more revere, because your commands didn't fix my problem, still not seeing all menus and bars.. Maybe it would help if I add that I'd uninstallef Python3 after installing it in an attempt to get my system ready to get OneDrive_D running. I think more files that were necessary had been automatically removed during the Python3 uninstall. Feb 8, 2016 at 6:22

I've faced the same problem and solved it by reinstalling desktop.

If Alt+Ctrl+t does not open the terminal, press Alt+Ctrl+F4 and login to your user account.

Firstly, reinstall Python3:

sudo apt-get install python3

Now uninstall Ubuntu desktop:

sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop

Finally reinstall your desktop:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

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