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Could someone point out to me what Unity Panel looks like? I am using version 12.10, 64 bit, US English.

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The top bar is called a -Panel-. The Launcher is the "Dock" at the left. Unity Official site –  Uri Herrera Dec 23 '12 at 23:18
    
No, the top bar is called the "menu bar". askubuntu.com/questions/10228/…. Technically, the Launcher is the panel, but 'panel' is Gnome terminology and open to misinterpretation. We shouldn't be using it. –  fabricator4 Dec 24 '12 at 0:04
    
@fabricator4 The entire thing, not counting the AppMenu and the Indicators is called a Panel (I rightfully think is wrongly called Menubar because not only does it hold the menus, but also has the indicator area). It isn't just a Gnome term, in KDE is called a Panel too (in XFCE, LXDE, E17 it's also a Panel and in any case Unity runs on Gnome software so Gnome terms apply). And The Launcher in Unity is the left side "dock", "sidebar", "thing on the left". –  Uri Herrera Dec 24 '12 at 8:49

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According to the official site, there are two «panels»: one on the left hand-side (blue on the image infra), called «task panel» (or launcher) and one at the top of the screen (blue), called «menu panel».

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Then the official site should be fixed. The top bar is the menu bar or panel, and the left bar is simply the Launcher. –  Fitoschido Dec 30 '12 at 8:45

The entire bar on the left side of the screen is the Unity Panel.enter image description here

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@ kelvinafox: Thanks for the illustration. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words". So what do Ubuntu developers prefer to call it? "Launcher" or "Unity Panel"? –  n00b Dec 24 '12 at 0:06
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The whole bar is the Unity Panel and when you click the Ubuntu logo button at the top, the part that opens is called the Launcher. –  kelvinafox Dec 24 '12 at 0:07
    
@ kelvinafox: Thanks very much. You guys rock! I wish to take this opportunity to wish one and all Merry Christmas. –  n00b Dec 24 '12 at 0:08
    
Everybody here's glad to help. Have a good Christmas too. –  kelvinafox Dec 24 '12 at 0:10
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Nobody calls that the panel, that's the launcher. –  Jorge Castro Dec 24 '12 at 3:11

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