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    Question Refresh Unity!

    Hey guys, is there a way to restart unity, here is why:





    So if anyone have a solution for this instead of restarting my laptop every time it happens, I would be grateful, thanks in advance!

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    Hit Alt-F2 and type:
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    unity --reset

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    Code:
    unity --reset
    Code:
    unity --reset-icons
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    Question Re: Refresh Unity!

    but doesn't the command unity --reset also resets everything in unity, including the compiz settings and the pinned programs and all of the stuff!?

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    The command will reset all Unity settings to default . The icon command resets only the icons to default .
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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The command will reset all Unity settings to default . The icon command resets only the icons to default .
    First of all, sorry it took me long to reply, having connection problems as usual, and is there something I can do to refresh and not to reset Unity, if so, please tell me!

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Hit Alt-F2 and type:
    Code:
    unity --reset
    Man, I spent hours customizing my Ubuntu. I wanted to refresh Ubuntu desktop so I put your command in Terminal. And I lost everything I'd ever done in Ubuntu. I'm really angry. Now, can anyone tell me how TO REFRESH UBUNTU. In windows, it's right click on desktop, and "refresh" button.

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjchopperboy View Post
    Man, I spent hours customizing my Ubuntu. I wanted to refresh Ubuntu desktop so I put your command in Terminal. And I lost everything I'd ever done in Ubuntu. I'm really angry. Now, can anyone tell me how TO REFRESH UBUNTU. In windows, it's right click on desktop, and "refresh" button.
    Well as the following messages indicated, the reset command does.. reset unity. What you're after is F5 (which also works in Windows), although seldom required.

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    the answer is here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/31849...-restart-unity

    Press Alt + F2 and then run
    Code:
    unity
    . this will close and restart unity without affecting your settings - basically the same as logging out and in again.

    it's probably too late now but at least the answer is public on this forum too

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    Re: Refresh Unity!

    Quote Originally Posted by poomerang View Post
    the answer is here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/31849...-restart-unity

    Press Alt + F2 and then run
    Code:
    unity
    . this will close and restart unity without affecting your settings - basically the same as logging out and in again.

    it's probably too late now but at least the answer is public on this forum too
    Ubuntu 12.10
    Alt F2 Unity crashed here. No launcher or top panel and windows top bar gone.

    However after that I opened a terminal and used setsid unity. This restored the session mostly. It left xchat with no window controls. I had to quit it from the launcher and restart it.

    Second method from here http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/how-t...in-ubuntu.html
    Last edited by philinux; December 19th, 2012 at 03:44 PM. Reason: typo

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