View Full Version : [ubuntu] My taskbar has vanished

June 16th, 2009, 07:48 AM
I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 atm.

I was play9gn around with Compiz settings and for some reason my taskbar and everything on my desktop vanished. (my desktop folders/files are still there when I use Places to go to them, they just don't show up on my desktop)

I tried resetting the compiz to default but that didn't change anything.

After looking around the forums here I tried adding a New Panel but it would only add to the sides and top, not the bottom.

I tried adjusting the monitor settings but that didn't work.

Anything else I can try?

June 16th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Adjust the Visual Effects to either Normal or Extra?

June 16th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Nope. That doesn't seem to have done anything.

June 16th, 2009, 08:10 AM
what about pressing F11....curious if that changes anything....

June 16th, 2009, 08:13 AM

metacity --replace

June 16th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Do you remember that things you changed in Compiz?

Here on my desktop, I do not have any icons because I disabled it in gconf-editor. Do you remember doing that or something like that?

June 16th, 2009, 08:36 AM
It's fixed! :D

Although I'm not sure what fixed it... :confused:

I tried [metacity --replace] it dind't seem to do anything, neither did F11, I have no idea about gconf-editor either.

But for some reason I stopped being able to type anything, the keyboard just wouldnt respond so I restarted and now it works..

Colour me relieved but very confused...

Thanks everyone for the help though :)

June 16th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Good to know that.

Try it again!