Due to a problem I have with video card overheating, I've found it expedient to use the Gnome Fallback in Ubuntu 13.10. This eliminates both Unity and Compiz, which seem to want to overwork my video card. However, when it first starts up the top panel is blank, not giving any menu items, clock, or even logout-shutdown icon.
We can fix this. We have the technology.
Right Click on the panel and remove it. Then, on the bottom panel, Right Click and add a new panel on the top. NOW, Right Click on the top panel and choose 'Add to panel'. Now, you can add whatever you want. Oh, and to move them around, just Right click on the icon and choose 'Move'