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How To Reset Unity To Default Settings In Ubuntu

Over a period of time Unity settings in Ubuntu can get a bit messed up. This can be due to frequent changes to Unity Launcher icons and CompizConfig settings. The best way to resolve such issues is to reset Unity.

In this post we will tell you how to reset Unity to its default settings, including the reset of it’s launcher icons. So if your Unity settings are messed up and you want to reset it , then here is an easy tip to help you do just that.

To reset Unity in CompizConfig Settings manager, open a terminal or press ALT + F2 and enter the following command.

unity --reset

Unity reset

Similarly, to reset Unity Launcher icons, use the following command.

unity --reset-icons

Unity reset icons

This will restore Unity to its default settings including the Unity Launcher and it’s icons. With the help of these two simple commands, you can easily restore Unity settings to restore it in case of a Unity issues, such as a slow down due to a faulty plugin.

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