How can I switch between unity and gnome-shell without logging of my account. This will help me to switch between both anytime.

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Press Alt+F2, and

  • to run unity, execute unity --replace
  • to run gnome-shell, execute gnome-shell --replace
  • how to do this without terminal
    – coder
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 4:47
  • Press Alt+F2 and type those commands in. I put it in my answer, but will edit it to make it a little more prominent. Glad to help!
    – zpletan
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 4:48

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