I'm using Natty 11.04 64bit, classic mode. I don't like the default setup of having two Gnome panels - one on top, one on bottom (seems like a waste of screen estate)
I basically merge both panels into a single panel at the bottom, in this arrangement: [main menu] | [running apps] [indicator applet]
With this setup, all notifications are being displayed in the top-right of my secondary monitor, usually causing me to turn my head to read them, or missing the notification altogether.
As a test, I created a new Gnome panel, and positioned it at the top of my screen, so I had mirrored the default setup. I then moved the indicator applet from the bottom panel into the top one. When I received notifications, they were being displayed under the indicator applet, in the position I would like to see them.
Is there any way to get this behaviour with a single gnome panel at the bottom? I really don't want the top bar.
I've posted two screenshots that should help demonstrate what I mean: