Relatively new install of 16.04. Last time I rebooted, all that was displayed was my desktop background (no launchpad). I right clicked on the blank desktop, opened a terminal, and typed unity. This opened unity desktop and now things seems normal after reboot.
The issue is that that applications (e.g. terminal, file manager, etc) position themselves in the upper left hand corner beyond where I can move them via the title bar. If I hold down ALT, I can manually move them, but when an app is reopened, the app is again positioned in the upper left.
Also, I can no longer auto-scale windows by dragging them to the right edge of the screen (or top of the screen for that matter). Any ideas?