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Hey guys. So I load up my laptop this morning and elementary isn't loading anything other than my wallpaper as seen in the photo.

I can't access the dock at all, however I can mouse over ares of the taskbar where say for example the battery status icon and shutdown features are, but I can not access any apps.

I attempted an update through the termial (alt,ctrl,f1) and sat throughout the update process and rebooted. Unfortunately, I still having the same problem of the desktop not loading.

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This is likely a duplicate of a duplicate. It's related to a known bug.

Since you can't access anything type Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal and enter:

sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.disabled

Source: pantheon desktop takes a long time to load

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