GNOME Panel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME

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How to customize the gnome classic panel

First the picture: As you can see in the image, the colors used for the icons and the words Applications and Places (In spanish in this case) have a different background dark gray color than the ...
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How do I use the GNOME Panel in Unity?

I really need to use the GNOME Applets, is there a way to do it?
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How do I remove an icon from the top panel in GNOME Fallback mode?

When I right click the Filezilla icon, the only options are "launch" and "properties". How do I remove it from the top panel?
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Can I use GNOME applets in Unity?

Applets are small programs that you attach and start from the GNOME's toolbar. See picture: http://www.futuredesktop.com/audio-recorder/recorder-applet.ogv My favourite applets are: rec-applet: ...
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Resetting gnome panel

How does one reset the gnome panel to the initial state? During use, gnome panel applets move and get replaced with the ones users like. After some time the panel becomes so cluttered that it ...
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Panel settings not appearing on right-click in gnome

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I switched to Gnome classic from unity as I'm more comfortable with the former. However, I couldn't find where the panel setting are. Usually a drop down menu appears on ...
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How to add panel applets to classic gnome panel?

Because of Unity's inability to use any Gnome panel applets, I changed back to the classic gnome panel. However, even in the classic interface, I'm finding I can't right-click the Gnome panel to ...
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How to remove shadow from gnome-panel?

How can I remove this shadow: from gnome-panel?
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Has GNOME2 been forked?

I'm a GNOME2 fan, and I was wondering if the GNOME2 stack had been successfully forked (Mainly just the top and bottom panel) so we can use it in 11.10 when GNOME2 classic is replaced by Unity 2D. I ...
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Visual corruption affecting several panel applets

This happens occasionally, and I never know how to fix it without deleting the panel and adding a new one. Any help would be appreciated.
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Temperature indicator for gnome panel

Is there an indicator (a.k.a applet, launcher) that I can embed to my gnome panel which shows my cpu, gpu, hdd etc. temperatures?
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gnome-panel has multiple rows — how to undo that?

On Ubuntu 12.04 I use openbox with a single "gnome-panel" started. But after trying to configure my two screen in Xinerama mode I got additional rows of panels each time X restarted. And despite I ...
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Is that possible to add icons to the login screen top-panel?

Is that possible to add icons(other than defaults) to the login screen top-panel? If yes then which applications icons will be added to the login screen top panel other than the ...
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Where is the Tomboy panel applet?

I just installed Natty on my laptop and I noted that my Tomboy applet is missing. I click over panel and choose Add to panel to try find it but it isn't there. Are there some way to restore this ...
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Can't add to panel nor delete panel

I cannot add any applet to any (top or bottom) panel, cannot delete any panel nor create a new panel. When I right-click on the panel the only options available are: Properties, Help or About panels. ...
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How to hide bottom panel in GNOME?

I want to hide bottom panel so that I would be able to show it again when I want. In the properties menu of the panel there is an option for Autohide but not hide totally. The reason I need it, is ...
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Getting network manager on the gnome panel

I've just installed 10.10 from a minimal iso. I've installed gnome-core and the network manager (among a few other things), and I've added the notification area to the panel. According to the system ...
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Panel Background color, Transparency and background image don't work with Ambiance theme

As the title suggests. Selecting a background image, color or using the transparency sitting doesn't work with the Ambiance theme. Sections of the panel will take the new settings, but many of the ...
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Gnome Shell Thunderbird Mail Notification

Does anyone know of a way to get persistent Gnome 3 panel notifications in Gnome 3 in Oneiric? It's one of the few things holding me back from using Gnome 3 regularly. I've actually found a way of ...
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Remove unwanted shortcut gnome classic

On ubuntu 11.10 using gnome classic I accidently made an error and now I have to deal with a redirect button to the gnome tweak tool in the top bar of the gnome interface, right next to the locations ...
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How to delete Gnome Panel?

I am trying to get rid of my Gnome panels so that I can go to a purely Docky/Gnome-Do environment. I have got rid of everything, except for a single remaining panel which I cannot delete. The text ...
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How can I edit the gnome-panel “Places” menu?

How can I edit the gnome-panel "Places" menu? (I have the same SSH server showing twice and it's annoying.) Edit: More precisely, how can I remove the servers I added through "Places / Connect to ...
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I deleted my launcher panel when I just wanted to delete a launcher. How do I start making a new panel?

I just want to copy and paste the bit of text that describes the panel in my other user account. Which textfile can I paste that into?
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Is there any way to display time in UTC on the panel?

How can I get two clocks in my Gnome panel with one being in my local time and the other being in UTC?
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Ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic problem - multiple top and bottom bars

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, with gnome classic. I was using it with no problem. Then after I logged in once I saw 4 bars at the top of the screen and 4 at the bottom instead of 1. How can I fix it? I ...
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how to reset gnome panel?

I think my gnome-panel is messed up because I alt+right click it and nothing pops up. I'm on 12.04, classic gnome desktop. so I used locate and found gnome-panel in .gconf somewhere, how do I clear ...
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Show Icon instead of text for the gnome menus?

Is it possible to use icons instead of text for the menus in the top pannel (shown above)? If so, How can we do that? I've tryed gconf-editor setting the Key: /desktop/interface/toolbar_style with ...
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How do I enable multi-row layout for the workspace switcher applet in Metacity?

I'm looking for a way to increase number of rows in workspaces layout, using Metacity with no Compiz installed. i.e. 3 cols and 2 rows. Using gconf-editor I can only change number of workspaces ...
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What's the equivalent of “killall gnome-panel” when using Unity?

Sometimes icons don't draw successfully in the GNOME panel and a killall gnome-panel is a good quick fix. Is there an equivalent in Unity? I'm specifically having issues with the Dropbox icon.
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How to leave only the icon in the Me Menu?

I have a question, is it possible to display only the icon in Me Menu? It is interesting, since I do not see much utility that contain the name, and let the cleaner look. I realized that only appears ...
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How do I set environment variables in an Emacs session launched from Gnome Panel?

My .bash_env file sets several environment variables, including PATH and EMAIL, but in an Emacs session launched from the Gnome Panel (command: "/usr/bin/emacs23 %F") these variables do not have the ...
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Add to panel not working in gnome-classic on 12.04 [closed]

I cannot access the "add to panel" menu in Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome classic (no effects), I tried both with ALT + right click and ALT + WIN + right click, but the menu does not appear. Would you have any ...
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Command to launch the ALT+F2 window?

I removed all of my gnome-panel's in favor of the Avant Window Manager for a number of reasons, and would really like to not have to have a gnome-panel still just being hidden. Is there a command to ...
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Unable to add the Stackapplet to panel

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10, and am trying to add the StackApplet to the panel. The steps I'm following are, just to be sure I'm not doing something obviously wrong: Right-click on the top panel Click ...
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Gnome panel alt-right click does not work

The alt-right click does not work for editing the gnome-panel in the unity interface, but I eventually found that holding alt and clicking both mouse buttons at the same time worked to bring up the ...
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How to get a windows close/minimize buttons in top GNOME panel?

I want to get any application's close/minimize button in top gnome-panel. Please note that my top gnome-panel also has global-menu applet. Is there any app which can do that?
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Deactivate volume amplification?

I would like to deactivate the amplification feature on my sound volume slider. Using any amplification makes the sound really bad with clipping sounds taking over. It's really annoying to have to ...
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Panel applets are jumbled on login

Sometimes when I login, I see that the applets (notification area, evolution applet, session applet, indicator applet and workrave applet) are jumbled up - they appear in some random order. Only ...
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Can I let maximized windows reach behind the gnome-panel?

My top gnome-panel is set to not expand and sits on the top-right of my screen. I just realized I wouldn't mind if maximized windows were able to get behind it (it wouldn't actually cover up ...
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How to layout application icons in the panel?

Application and applets icons are changing their position or even disappears from the gnome-panel (see an example). It often happens after connecting to external monitor with different resolution ...
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Add a custom text to GNOME panel

I want to add some text to the GNOME panel in GNOME Classic. I got a suggestion from this blog but it dates back to 2008 and doesn't seem applicable now. In Ubuntu 12.10 and GNOME classic, the ...
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file:// protocol connected with wrong program

I have the problem that when I open some programs/documents in Gnome, the wrong application is launched to open these. I think I already narrowed the problem, that everything that is called with ...
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Disable gnome-panel launcher (Alt+F2)

I'm running Unity and a gnome-panel panel at the bottom at the same time. Is there a way to disable the gnome-panel's launcher? At the moment, both Unity's and gnome-panel's launcher pop up when I ...
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How long will the 2D Gnome be available?

I know most computers nowadays have access to decent graphical cards capable of running Compiz/Clutter. However, there may still be some users with old hardware. I know gnome panel will be supported ...
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How to drag and drop files to a places applet. (Like trash can)

I made a shortcut to my home folder by dragging and dropping it to the panel. Is there a way that I can drag and drop files to that applet in order to save the file in the folder location? What I ...
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How do I display more than 5 bookmarks in gnome-panel “Places” menu?

I found a thread on the Ubuntu forums, but it requires me to change the source of gnome-panel and recompile. Is that really the only option if I want to see more than 5 bookmarks in the "Places" ...
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Setting Workspaces in Gnome without activating gnome panel (and workspaces applet)

I'm using Avant Window Navigator and don't have any gnome-panel. But, I wanna resize my workspaces from 4x1 to 2x2. But in the help and other documentation, to do this, I must right click in ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 + Gnome 3 = Keyboard Layout Indicator is not working!

I have two keyboard layouts, but keyboard layout indicator is only visible on login screen. After I login to system, I could not see it anymore! My problem is almost the same as following: Question ...
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How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu?

How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu in gnome classic on ubuntu 12.04?
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Firefox global application menu in Classic Desktop? [closed]

I am using Natty without unity, but I am a fan of the global menu applet. Unfortunately, it does not work for Firefox 5 (and other programs that draw them themselves). How can I activate the special ...