I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Shortly after I installed, the launcher disappeared. It seems to be behind the desktop. After seeing the advice to press alt&F2 together then type reset icons I did that and got status on, status pending. I still have no launcher icons. I don't know how to reduce the size of the desktop to see if the icons are indeed behind the desktop.

How can I get my launcher icons back?


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If you can access to a terminal window give this command:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

and after give this other one:

setsid unity

The first command resets the configuration to the defaults, and the second reloads unity.

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