[How To] Reset Unity And Compiz In Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04

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Ubuntu-Unity-LogoWhen you try your hands on tweaking Ubuntu Unity, you may end up messing your Compiz settings. The messed up Compiz settings can be restored by resetting the Unity. It was really easy to reset Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 but it is not that straight forward in Ubuntu 12.10 and now in Ubuntu 13.04. Let us see how can you reset Unity in Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 to get rid of messed up Compiz.

First of all, install dconf-tools using the following command in terminal (Ctl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Now to reset Compiz and Unity, use the following command:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

Afterwards, use the following command to restart unity:

setsid unity

Voila! You are done resetting your Unity back to normal. Enjoy :)

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  • brian

    thanks so much, from many articles i was read, this is the best way easy working :)

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

      You are welcome

  • Vahid

    Thank you man. Thank you very much. Piece of cake. Works perfect.

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash


  • Fake4d

    Thank Thank Thank you :)

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

      You are welcome…

  • http://ryanfarley.com/ Ryan Farley

    lol, if only I had read this a week ago. Thanks.

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

      :) Better late than never.

      • http://ryanfarley.com/ Ryan Farley

        lol, yes. I have it bookmarked for next time.

  • Mikey

    Thank you thank so much you are a life saver!!!!!!

    • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash