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February 17th, 2016, 12:56 AM
Am new to Ubuntu forums. Have an old Toshiba computer with Ubuntu on it. Somehow lost the menu list with all my icons on it. How can I get them back?

February 17th, 2016, 10:14 AM
Hi, welcome to the fora.
Which Toshiba and which version of Ubuntu?

February 18th, 2016, 01:04 AM
It's a Satellite A210 and Ubuntu is 14.04

February 18th, 2016, 01:25 AM
There are 3 commands that might help. Run them one at a time.

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
setsid unity
unity --reset-icons


February 18th, 2016, 01:35 AM
If you want icons on your desktop for your programs I simply go into Files/Computer and just select the magnifying glass and put in the program name and copy/paste to my desktop! :D