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I installed kubuntu few days back. By clicking blindly I lost my desktop - I mean it is working fine but there are no icons on the desktop and there is no task bar with list of programs.

How can I reset to the initial stage when i first installed? Can anybody help me please.

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migrated from Dec 2 '10 at 14:29

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Right click on the desktop, in the settings you can select what type of desktop you want. You probably switched from folder view into just plain background image.

As for the taskbar, do you have the panel and is just the taskbar missing, or are you missing the entire panel?

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This is how to do it on Kubuntu 14.04.

  1. Make sure Widgets are Unlocked. (right click on Desktop > Unlock Widgets)

  2. Right click on the Desktop and go to Default Desktop Settings.

  3. Under the View tab, under Layout, change it to Folder.

  4. Click Apply.

Hope that helps.

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I found an article on the Kubuntu forums. Basically, you need to do Alt-F2, type kcontrol then Desktop -> Panels -> Hiding and un-hide it

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That's KDE3 post, totally irrelevant here. – Let_Me_Be Dec 2 '10 at 14:50
Although it's not mentioned that the question is about KDE4 or even the most recent version of Kubuntu–as far as I can tell–I suppose the assumption can be made. I don't believe a downvote was really necessary though. – oKtosiTe Dec 2 '10 at 16:05

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