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I was poking through the settings in unity tweak tool, adjusted a few things just to see what they did. Like window behavior on sides/corners multi desktops (forgot what they are called in ubuntu)
The very last thing I touched was the reset button and it broke it. My top bar is now gone, the launcher is gone, and the super key wont start a search. I have tried a ton of things I've read to fix it without luck, will list what I have tried.
tried reseting unity "unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity" it asks me to log out and back in which I am not sure how to do via terminal as I have no top bar to do the normal way. I logged out by using sudo service lightdm reset but I dont know if that is correct, it got me back to the login screen but upon log in everythings the same.
I tried running unity via terminal and get: unity-panel-service stop/waiting unity7 stop/waiting unity-panel-service start/running, process 3102 unity7 start/running, process 3104
those numbers change sometimes but it never works, screen flashes a bit, some windows come and go but then in the end nothing stays.
I went to restore from back in time but through terminal it says its not configured which i dont understand because I had it doing daily backups with back in time root. Which I watched it do the first one but now cannot find.
Any help is appreciated.