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As described here is is possible to enable the window snapping by activating Compiz. However this also disables the Alt+ ability on the panel. So after activating Compiz it is not possible anymore to add or remove something from/to the panel.

Is there a permanent workaround other then temporarily running metacity --replace when you want to modify the panel?

I would like to have both the window snapping and the Alt- ability.

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Enabling Compiz changes the metacity ALT+Right click option for the gnome-classic panel to a slightly different key combination.

For Gnome-Classic with Compiz the key combination is Win+ALT+Right click where Win is the windows or super key on your keyboard.

Further information can be found in:

How to revert to GNOME Classic?

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