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    I am new to Ubuntu and generally find it excellent in comparison with Windows Vista.

    Today I tried to install Emerald and I typed into the terminal 'replace --emerald'.

    I have now lost my original theme and also the top bar of the windows so I cannot move them and have no buttons to close or minimise them. I have tried to uninstall compiz with no result and I have tried to reinstall my original theme MacOS-X again with no result.

    Is there an easy way to get back to where I was before? I am not very familiar with Ubuntu so any guidance will have to be fairly simple. Is there something like a system restore function?

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    Hi!

    I am new to Ubuntu and generally find it excellent in comparison with Windows Vista.
    Anything seems to be excellent in camparison to Vista. MS made a killing out of it, IMO. Sold all their Vista. Then people got disappointed and went back to XP, and now they released Windows 7.
    So some had to buy 3 times.

    Today I tried to install Emerald and I typed into the terminal 'replace --emerald'.

    I have now lost my original theme and also the top bar of the windows so I cannot move them and have no buttons to close or minimise them. I have tried to uninstall compiz with no result and I have tried to reinstall my original theme MacOS-X again with no result.

    Is there an easy way to get back to where I was before? I am not very familiar with Ubuntu so any guidance will have to be fairly simple. Is there something like a system restore function?
    Have you tried Systems -> Admin -> Synaptic Package Manager?


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    I have been playing around with this and I can get back to the themes by going into appearances and themes. The problem seems to be that I have lost the top bar of the window with all the buttons. This means I can't click a window to close it or move it around the desktop. It may just be that it is hidden beneath the top panel.

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    I seem to have resolved this by going to the top panel and sending it to the bottom. This exposed the top bar of the windows and I was then able to move them etc.

    The problem seems to have been resolved. I am slowly getting to grips with this system and can generally resolve most issues with a bit of playing around and good old trial and error. It concerns me though if I do something that is beyond my skills and might damage the system.

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    It concerns me though if I do something that is beyond my skills and might damage the system.
    You'll find out soon enough if you did something wrong. It took me several trial&error clean installs to get some systems running as smooth as I wanted them to be. The good thing is: each time you learn more what you shouldn't do. Make sure to backup important data before doing something potentially dangerous, specially when you do things as superuser.

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    Thanks. That is very good advise. I usually find that with most things I can get them to work eventually and confidence is growing - slowly. I find Ubuntu really excellent and a lot of fun. I am just amazed why anyone would want to work in Microsoft if they can have Ubuntu.

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