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Old 08-25-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity side and top bar gone


yesterday I was tweaking the settings to enable more than four workspaces. I managed, but today when I switched on the computer, the Unity sidebar was missing (and also the top bar).

I think it might be connected to the way I was first trying to implement the workspace change. Unfortunately I cannot find the page anymore where I got the advice, but it included issuing the command 'metacity --replace'.

In the end I think I used Compiz Config Settings Manager to have more than four workspaces, but anyway today I have no Unity side or top bar. Originally I lost window frames too, but I managed to get them back on in CCSM. But not the sidebar or the top bar.

If I log in with 'Gnome (Compiz)' I get the Gnome style menus and bars ok, and if I log in as Guest with Unity, I get the sidebar. With Gnome Compiz login I had to make myself a desktop launcher for terminal to run any programs (like ccsm) while logged in with Unity.

So I guess there's some setting somewhere, in CCSM or elsewhere that I need to switch on, but I don't know where.

Any advice?
Old 08-25-2014, 11:45 AM   #2
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Ok so the Ubuntu Unity Plugin was disabled. Problem solved.


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