How To Reset Compiz And Unity In Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal [Quick Tip]

In Ubuntu 12.10, Compiz (and Unity) are using Gsettings instead of Gconf and because of this, the “unity –reset” command used to reset Unity in previous Ubuntu versions doesn’t work anymore. In case some settings are messed up and you want to reset Unity and Compiz to their default settings, here’s a new way of doing this that works with Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.Since Compiz in Ubuntu 12.10 is using Gsettings (dconf), you can reset Compiz and Unity using the following command:dconf reset -f /org/compiz/The old “unity –reset” command used to restart Unity too, while the command above doesn’t. So to restart Unity after running the above command, use:setsid unityYou can also run the following command to see the Compiz settings you have:dconf dump /org/compiz/And a final note: the old “unity –reset-icons” command which resets the Unity Launcher icons to default still works with Ubuntu 12.10.Info via Jeremy Bicha
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