I use ubuntu 12.10 on a touchscreen with a digitizer pen to take notes and while I'm doing this I would rather to have all my desktop for this purpose. On the other hand while doing other stuff I would switch a lot between apps. So I want to make a shortcut on my keyboard to toggle the status of unity panel. I've tried the commands suggested here: Shortcut to change Launcher 'Hide' setting
gconftool-2 --type int --set "/apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/launcher_hide_mode" 2
but it seems like the commands do not work. I installed the
gconf-editor and changed the value of the variable manually, but that also doesn't help. The commands change the value in the gconf-editor though, but the panel is still not hidden. Is there something that I am missing?
I also changed the variable type to string and boolean, but still no success.
PS: I couldn't leave a comment there, so I had to ask it in a new question.
same result for the command
dconf write /org/gnome/gnome-panel/layout/toplevels/bottom-panel/auto-hide true