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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Restart Unity Desktop without logout


    I am new to Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu 11.10.

    I am experiencing problems with unity, sometimes launcher does not respond and minimize-maximize buttons disappears.

    In such cases i used restart explorer.exe in Windows.

    I wonder if there is a way to restart unity in Ubuntu 11.10

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Berlin, Germany
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Restart Unity Desktop without logout

    Quote Originally Posted by javasharp View Post
    ... and minimize-maximize buttons disappears.
    Indicated by this, I presume you are using the regular Unity, not Unity 2D; in this case, you can simply restart Compiz - of which Unity is a plugin - preferably via the Alt+F2 dialog if that still works then, or via a launcher you can create on your desktop, but if doing that from a Terminal, prepend "setsid" to the command:
    compiz --replace
    Last edited by Krytarik; February 14th, 2012 at 03:08 AM. Reason: grammar

  3. #3
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    Oct 2008
    Northern Nevada

    Re: Restart Unity Desktop without logout

    I know this thread is old, but thank you. That's exactly what I was looking for. My DE got a little unresponsive after tweaking some Compiz settings.
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