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How can I remove or autohide to 0 the bottom Gnome panel from a remastered liveCD and autostart AWN (or any dock for that matter...) to replace it? , just as moonOS 4 (the distro that gave me the idea to try to do this)

Using this command to enable the auto hide

 gconftool-2 -t bool -s /apps/panel/default_setup/toplevels/bottom_panel/auto_hide "true"

i Figured out how to Autostart AWN,however that involves removing BOTH panels, so im not quite there yet

Using UCK gconf-editor to manually edit the option to auto hide the bottom panel doesn't work, when testing the livecd BOTH panels are still there, even though i use the command and then run gconf-editor to check that the option is enabled, which it is, however, once the livecd starts the autohide feature is disabled, why is that ?

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a lot of the livecd remastering tools strip user settings when they "convert to live". this might be your problem. –  hbdgaf Feb 7 '11 at 17:48
mmm, but removing the gnome-panels to autostart awn, it's also a user setting, why that setting it's not affected by that? –  Uri Herrera Feb 7 '11 at 20:18
also, it must be possible since the moonOS guys managed to do it –  Uri Herrera Feb 7 '11 at 22:28

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you need to make the changes in your profile and then copy the changes over to /etc/skel and /root. The changes will be in gconf2 folder if i am not wrong.

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i'll create a new user as to no affect my own, apply the settings i want, how do i export the keys?, or what files do i need to replace?, in /etc/skel/ there's only a video and a song? –  Uri Herrera Feb 3 '11 at 9:37
sudo -s cp -Rf .config/ .fontconfig/ .gconf/ .gconfd/ .gnome2/ .mozilla/ .nautilus/ /etc/skel/ cp -Rf .config/ .fontconfig/ .gconf/ .gconfd/ .gnome2/ .mozilla/ .nautilus/ /root/ cd /etc/skel chown -R root:root .config/ .fontconfig/ .gconf/ .gconfd/ .gnome2/ .mozilla/ .nautilus/ cd /root chown -R root:root .config/ .fontconfig/ .gconf/ .gconfd/ .gnome2/ .mozilla/ .nautilus/ –  Ubuntuser Feb 3 '11 at 21:03
for detailed information visit this link...… –  Ubuntuser Feb 3 '11 at 21:04
ok, i'll give it a try –  Uri Herrera Feb 4 '11 at 4:29
it should work as I have done it following the above instructions. If I may suggest, try to start from a clean install in a virtualbox setup. –  Ubuntuser Feb 11 '11 at 14:23

You can actually set it from the GUI too.

To remove the panel, right-click it, and delete it. You can make AWN autostart in its settings - it's been on the main page on all version I've seen.

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Oh, sorry, I'm too used to live USBs. You can make a custom CD using the steps at , and you can make the change then. –  Vallery Feb 20 '11 at 0:26
Still, i can't remove the bottom panel, but now AWN is on startup which is something.. –  Uri Herrera May 19 '11 at 9:56

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