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I restarted my computer and now they are all out of order, how do I put them back in the proper order? alt text

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What do you mean by "out of order"? – Alvin Row Oct 29 '10 at 17:51
@DoR, refer to the new screenshot. – TheXed Oct 29 '10 at 17:57
I have been having this same issue since Ubuntu 10.04. Haven't seen it on 10.10 yet. Have you done the upgrade? – Mark B Oct 29 '10 at 18:39
Yes I am using 10.10 – TheXed Oct 29 '10 at 19:27
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Move your current panel configuration so it is no longer used:

mv ~/.gconf/apps/panel ~/panel_backup

Log out and then log back in, you will now have the default panel setup.

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This worked thanks. – TheXed Oct 29 '10 at 19:28

You can move any panel applet by right clicking on it (right click just between the items in the notification area), unticking 'Lock to Panel' and clicking 'move'. You can then drag it along the panel with your mouse and drop it with a left click. Aftwerwards, right click again and tick 'Lock to Panel'.

right click move

You can refresh the panel by pressing Alt+F2 and entering killall gnome-panel or you can enter xkill and then click on the panel.

killall gnome-panel

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This did not arrange the icons in their proper order. – TheXed Oct 29 '10 at 17:58
Try right click > move, making sure 'Lock to Panel' is unticked. – dv3500ea Oct 29 '10 at 18:01
You also want to make sure to Lock them back in place when you're done moving them, or they'll just jump around again. – frabjous Oct 29 '10 at 18:29

Have you ever plugged in an extrnal monitor or moved the icons around? I noticed this seemed to start for me after plugging in an external monitor and enabling it in the Nvidia settings for the first time.

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Another trick is to killall gnome-panel. This works mainly for visual glitches, but may also work for arrangement.

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