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I'm using a computer with very little screen space available. I'd like to be able to hide the top panel on a keypress while I work so I can grab a little extra room for the window I'm using. Is there something like I described? or even a hot-top where mousing over the top of the screen brings the panel back would be acceptable.

I am running Gnome 3.4 not Unity!

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found the extension to do this: Panel Settings

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Can you add a bit more to this answer please? Maybe a link to the extension or a how-to get it and use it? Thanks –  Tom Brossman Jan 7 '13 at 7:00

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