Fix Ubuntu No icons, No Panels, No Launcher, Except background

SOLVED! Ubuntu Desktop gets blank with no dash, no launcher appears, just wallpaper - Where we trying to customizing the desktop, but it end with messed up your Ubuntu desktop not loading after login, please do not panic! I'll share a solution for this issue.

I got this error when using Unity Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus, precisely once hit Restore default button after play with any Ubuntu themes.

Mising Launcher, Unity, Dash in Ubuntu

Ubuntu no desktop icons, panel, dash, just wallpaper after login

Now I'll tell you how to fix launcher not showing after login. This will reset everything and your Ubuntu system will looks like fresh install. Do not worry, an installed applications will keep hang in there.

Step 1 - When you're at login time, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to access command line interface / text mode.

Step 2 - Now login with your username and password here. If you can not log in you can read our previous post 3 Ways To Fix Ubuntu Gets Stuck in Login Screen Loop.

Step 3 - Once logged in, type and run the following commands :

rm -rf  ~/.config

Or this one ( You can change Documents/BackupCfg with path wherever you want) :

mv  ~/.config Documents/Backupcfg

I recommend you to use the second to make backup and keep the configuration ( or may you just need rename .config ).

Now reboot and thats is! Viola, You will have Unity back, and you can get back to work, make any stunning design again with your Ubuntu laptop. Also read our posts :

This should works for :
  1. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr
  2. Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn
  3. Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet
  4. Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf
  5. Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

That's all I can write about a solution tutorial: how to fix Ubuntu no desktop icons, panel, dash, just wallpaper after login. Hope it was helpful! Thanks for reading and visiting linuxslaves.