How To Reset Both Unity And Compiz, On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this short article I will show you how to reset both the Unity and Compiz settings, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

How To Reset Both Unity And Compiz, On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

To reset Compiz, open a terminal and do:

$ dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

Now that you have just got the default Compiz setting and efects restart Unity to see the changes, with the below command:

$ setsid unity

Also, if you want to reset Unity to the default launcher icons, do:

$ unity --reset-icons

Now log out and log back in, to see the changes.

As a reminder, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS (which will be released on the 17th of April 2014) will come with some important changes and new features, including: Kernel 3.13.8 as default, a feature for minimizing the windows by single clicking the launcher, locally integrated menus (a feature also present on GNOME 3.12), improved shutdown dialogs, a new feature that allows the users to increase the volume up to 200%, a rewritten Unity 7 with support for window filtering by title, Unity Control Center as a replacement for GNOME Control Center, and of course, a new default wallpaper and 11 other pretty wallpapers submitted and voted by the community. Also, the Login Screen and the Lock Screen have been made to look identical.

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