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I have the ubuntu 11 and the icon bar pops out when I don't want it. I comes out when I go to the back arrow in the same corner.

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Your best option (according to me atleast) is to increase the Edge Reveal Timeout option in the Ubuntu Unity Plugin in the Compiz Config Settings Manager. That will reveal the Launcher Bar only after the designated time.

  1. Compiz Config Settings Manager software_center_icon is not installed by default. Click on the link or you could also alternatively run the following to install the package via a terminal (Default keyboard shortcut: CtrlAltT)

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ccsm

  2. After that open it and scroll down to Ubuntu Unity Plugin and then increase the Edge Reveal Timeout.



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