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I'm moving from openSUSE to Ubuntu and I decided to install 12.04, but I don't like Unity so I'm going to install gnome fallback, but I'd like to have only a bottom panel, like the following image:

Any easy way to do so would be appreciated.

Regards from a newbie D:

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You can just delete the top panel by Secret key combination with the panels in Oneiric is Alt+Super + Right Click

And than you can edit the bottom panel to add icons and other things by same key combination

example of adding how to add to the panel

i.e Alt+Super + Right Click

The Super key is also known as the Win or Windows key.

If you are using Precise (12.04) then for me the same key combination is required.

However, the simpler Alt + Right Click is required.

Setting up the Bottom Panel like Image you have show

  1. Add to the panel by Alt + Right Click bottom-panel
  2. Select Gnome menu bar from the window that shown up.
  3. Alt + Right Click and than Click Move and drag the menu to the extreme left
  4. Alt + Right Click the uper panel and drag all the things like wifi icon battery icon message cloud etc to the bottom-panel
  5. now lock the panel
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Will the open Windows appear at the bottom? – Amanda May 27 '13 at 11:56
yes you can the the ubuntu menu icon at bottom as well by same key combination and add options to the bottom panel and select gnome-menu – Yousaf Ehsan May 27 '13 at 11:58
Thanks, I'll try it out later on a VM =) – Amanda May 27 '13 at 11:59
Pleasure, and thats a good idea to play with gnome-classic panels in VM – Yousaf Ehsan May 27 '13 at 12:02
Very hard to get the bottom panel as the one on the picture, not as many items to add. Tried on the LiveCD, thinking twice after doing this. – Amanda May 27 '13 at 12:49

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