Ubuntu – How to restart the menu bar in Unity


My Unity menu bar is no longer working. Clicking on top-level menu items (on the right hand general menu items, or on the app-specific items on the left) registers visually, but menus don't drop down. (For example, clicking on the microphone icon causes the icon to flash, noting I clicked there, but the sound menu does not drop down).

How can I restart the menu bar without exiting Unity.

Best Answer

You can do this by restarting Unity:

  • You can press Alt+F2, then type "unity", then click Enter to restart unity.

  • Or you can run below command in terminal to restart Unity:

    setsid unity
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