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I tried all the stuff available in the following links.

Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2278870

Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04

Launcher, menubar and window borders disappeared in Ubuntu 16.04

Launcher disappeared

But to my bad, nothing worked.

using ccsm, I enabled unity plugin. once i close the ccsm and open again, I am seeing it is uncheck again.

Could some one help ?

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I have stumbled upon the exact same issue! I upgraded from 14.04LTS to 16.04LTS about a month ago, and everything went very well. Recently, however, no dash or window border anymore!

I have tried, as suggested in several posts, to reset config:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
setsid unity

I tried to reinstall unity and compiz,

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge ubuntu-desktop compiz* unity*
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop compiz unity

I have tried to remove config files from local user hidden dirs,

sudo service lightdm stop
rm ~/.config/dconf/user
rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1
rm -fr ~/.compiz
rm -fr ~/.Xauthority
rm -fr ~/.config/autostart
sudo service lightdm start

Similarly, I enabled the Unity plugin in CCSM but this is not permanent since, when re-opening CCSM, the Unity plugin appears unchecked, even when opened with admin. rights.

Sadly, all of these attempts failed in restoring dash and window borders. I guess this is an issue with compiz, the window manager, but I have no idea how to fix it. Any ideas welcome ;)

  • this is not a answer. – TiloBunt Sep 17 '16 at 18:20

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