Reset Unity & Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 or 13.04
A. The first method is using a tool that tries to replicate the old “unity –reset” behaviour.Unity Reset tool can be downloaded from HERE and it should work with Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 and 13.04.
Or get the script from HERE.
Then, reset Unity using the following command:
The instructions above are preferred to reset Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 or 13.04!
B. The second method might not work in all cases but it can be used in case the above method doesn’t work for you or you simply want to try and reset Unity and Compiz manually.
Firstly, install dconf-tools:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Since Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 and 13.04 is using Gsettings (dconf), you can reset Compiz and Unity by using the following command:
dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
You can also run the following command to see the Compiz settings you have:
dconf dump /org/compiz/