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    Item missing from Menu Bar

    The settings/shut down button has disappeared from Ubuntu 13.10.

    Don't know what I did, or how to retrieve it

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    There are issues with the indicators. Most notably is that the date-time indicator is sometimes not shown, but it also happens that other indicators are not properly initialized. It will reappear on reboot, or probably already upon logging out/logging in. That problem is know, and the fix should land soon in our system.

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    Thank you vanadium. The time is showing, but not close down button. I'll wait for the fix. Thanks again

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by vanadium View Post
    There are issues with the indicators. Most notably is that the date-time indicator is sometimes not shown, but it also happens that other indicators are not properly initialized. It will reappear on reboot, or probably already upon logging out/logging in. That problem is know, and the fix should land soon in our system.
    +1.

    to restore the settings gear use this from a terminal.

    Code:
    setsid unity

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Great. Thanks Philinux

    That terminal entry fixed my problem.

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterrjh View Post
    Great. Thanks Philinux

    That terminal entry fixed my problem.
    Yes. All was fine last night, but when I turned my computer on for the first time today, (about 3 hours ago), there is NO Menu Bar, and I cannot get Launcher bar to appear.

    After much tinkering, I found how to get settings box to appear, and was able to change Appearance - Behaviour box to disable Auto-hide the Launcher, but still, nother appears. I was able to enter the Terminal box via Ctrl + alt + T, and nothing has changed, and still no laucher bar and no menu bar.

    What can I do. I am typing this on another computer.

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterrjh View Post
    Yes. All was fine last night, but when I turned my computer on for the first time today, (about 3 hours ago), there is NO Menu Bar, and I cannot get Launcher bar to appear.

    After much tinkering, I found how to get settings box to appear, and was able to change Appearance - Behaviour box to disable Auto-hide the Launcher, but still, nother appears. I was able to enter the Terminal box via Ctrl + alt + T, and nothing has changed, and still no laucher bar and no menu bar.

    What can I do. I am typing this on another computer.
    I just closed down my computer (only I can by turning power off), still no Meno Bar, and no Launcher bar, so I don't have access to any programs, or the web. I got back into terminal, and again re-entered

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterrjh View Post
    Yes. All was fine last night, but when I turned my computer on for the first time today, (about 3 hours ago), there is NO Menu Bar, and I cannot get Launcher bar to appear.

    After much tinkering, I found how to get settings box to appear, and was able to change Appearance - Behaviour box to disable Auto-hide the Launcher, but still, nother appears. I was able to enter the Terminal box via Ctrl + alt + T, and nothing has changed, and still no laucher bar and no menu bar.

    What can I do. I am typing this on another computer.
    I just closed down my computer (only I can by turning power off), still no Meno Bar, and no Launcher bar, so I don't have access to any programs, or the web. I got back into terminal, and again re-entered setsid unity.

    It ran through all the normal entry lines. I notice the last line of data entry says comiz (core) - error; Plugin 'composite' not loaded.



    Any ideas?

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Try resetting the unity options: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...-ubuntu-13-10/ From your broken unity session, you might be able to lauch a terminal using the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+T. Alternatively, use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a text console. I would probably only run the command to reset the config
    Code:
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    then restart the computer
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
    A post at the bottom here http://askubuntu.com/questions/36047...-after-upgrade shows a method to reset to defaults using Compiz Config manager, but then you need to be able to launch it first.

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    Re: Item missing from Menu Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by vanadium View Post
    Try resetting the unity options: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...-ubuntu-13-10/ From your broken unity session, you might be able to lauch a terminal using the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+T. Alternatively, use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a text console. I would probably only run the command to reset the config
    Code:
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    then restart the computer
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
    A post at the bottom here http://askubuntu.com/questions/36047...-after-upgrade shows a method to reset to defaults using Compiz Config manager, but then you need to be able to launch it first.
    I entered the command line as you said, restarted but nothing changed.

    I started typing this message back to you, when I noticed I had left off the forward slash at the end. I corrected that, and both the Menu bar and Launcher bar have reappeared.

    Lets hope it'll be ok now.

    Thank you very much.

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