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I was wondering whether there is any way to use Unity independently of the dash and hud, use just the panel with the indicators to be more exact.

Is there such a feature provided by default or way to attain it in either unity 2d or 3d or are there any other projects or forks that provide it? I'm on 12.04.

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Ubuntu release please? – Mitch Jul 21 '12 at 11:09
I'm on 12.04 at the moment. – vitiv Jul 21 '12 at 11:17
install cairo dock and then logout, at the login screen select cario session and you'll have unity panel and cairo dock at the bottom, very handy. – Alen Jul 21 '12 at 15:56
Well, using cairo triggers unity 2d witch means no maximization support due to wm independence; it's just a panel with global menu really. – vitiv Jul 21 '12 at 16:57… Found this, quite handy :) – Alen Jul 22 '12 at 21:56

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