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I'm using xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 instead of gnome-screensaver. When xscreensaver activates, the unity top- and sidepanel are still visible.

Does anyone know how to force those to the background?

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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looks like an issue with Xorg, although there is a work around for it.

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The strangest name for a workaround I've seen so far :) Awesome, thanks for your reply! – FuzzyQ Jun 12 '12 at 13:39

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