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I installed the gnome panel:

but its on the right side, which is quite annoying becaus it alway popps up when using the scrollbar. How can I move it to the left?

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Open a terminal and type:

gsettings set position left

For 3.2 users, here is another way:

Type in a terminal:

gedit ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ 

About line 44 find:

const DOCK_POSITION = PositionMode.RIGHT; 

change to

const DOCK_POSITION = PositionMode.LEFT; 

Save, exit, refresh gnome-shell (hit [Alt+F2] followed by r) and enjoy!

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Could not load schemas from ./schemas: Datei »./schemas/gschemas.compiled« konnte nicht geöffnet werden: open() ist gescheitert: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden – Paul Woitaschek Jun 21 '12 at 9:13
"Datei"=file "konnte nicht geöffnet werden"=could not be opened "Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden"="File or folder not found – Paul Woitaschek Jun 21 '12 at 9:14
Try with my new edit. – jasmines Jun 21 '12 at 9:15
Keine derartiges Schema »« – Paul Woitaschek Jun 21 '12 at 9:16
Please, translate. – jasmines Jun 21 '12 at 9:17
  1. Open dconf-editor
  2. Go to /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dock
  3. Toggle autohide and left/right position from there

Source: Ubuntu Forums

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