Questions related to panel(s), including appearance and customization. This could refer to gnome-panel, or a panel in another desktop environment. Use the "menu-bar" tag instead when referring to the top panel used in Unity.

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connect to server crashes mate-panel

I've experienced this several times on all the computers I have, running Ubuntu mate.I have a networked folder, and I want to edit some files, when I goto load the networked folder, the panel stops ...
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How do I get the ubuntu logo back on the top menu?

So, I'm an ubuntu noob, and decided to play around a bit and installed the Macbuntu theme. I got fed up of it after a while and decided to do away with it but keep the things I like. What I can't ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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Edit Unity Panel Shadow in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Numix theme with the Numix icons so that the look is more flat. I want to edit the Panel Shadow, while maintaining the shadows in the windows. Is there a way to do this?
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How to put network back on panel

I use Xubuntu 14.04 but I removed accidently that thing on panel with two arrows where I edit my internet connections. How do I put it back there?
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Add custom application media controls in unity panel volume control

I wrote a small bash application that allows me to control the music streamed from my phone to my PC via bluetooth, and I would like to know how to add a Rhythmbox like widget in Unity panel's volume ...
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How do i remove separator-like gray bars from mate panel

I want to hide gray bars but only way to make them disappear is setting panel to expanding mode which gets on top of Plank dock.
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How do I change Steam's tray icon?

I can't find an option to change Steam's panel icon. It's alright if I'm using a dark theme but I'm using a light theme and it's almost the same color as my panel.
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Digital clock widget on Kubuntu 15.10 partially off-screen

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10, on Plasma 5.4.3, KDE 5.15.0, and Qt 5.5.1. I have the digital clock widget, set to display date and time, on the upper-right corner of my screen (on a panel that borders the ...
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Would proprietary drivers disable colour calibration?

I am considering buying an NVIDIA card. But I wonder if using proprietary drivers would disable monitor colour calibration from the control panel, as I need that feature.
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How to rescue the Panel 0 [closed]

How can I recover XFCE the Panel 0? I screwed up something here and now I don't know what to do: I erased the XFCE Panel 0 (the default-standard horizontal panel where are the typical application ...
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Network icon on unity panel gone in Ubuntu 15.10

I recently noticed that the Network / Wifi icon is missing in Ubuntu 15.10 unity panel. The network is working perfect, the only problem is that I cant see if I'm connected or not, and if I want to ...
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How to fit Lubuntu's panel in only one screen

I have just installed Lubuntu and I am having problems with the panel. I have two screens, but the panel stretches through both ones. Is there a way to make it fit in only one screen, the main one? ...
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How can I see the window decoration icon in my Plasma 5 panel?

On Kubuntu 15.10, Chrome apps always show with the Chrome icon in the panel, even if their window decoration has a different icon. Changing the launcher icon also does not change the panel icon, as ...
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Unity Theming Transparent Panel

I am making a theme for Ubuntu and just want to know 2 things (at the moment): How can I set the transparency of the panel from the theme and How can I set the height of the panel from within the ...
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Disable unity panel popping up on file drag

My problem is the unity panel popping up when I'm dragging a file with the mouse. I currently have the panel set to auto-hide with the lowest sensitivity value, so it normally only pops up when I ...
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Cant Download Deluge due to Application Indicator and Panel Indicator Applet

Cannot download Deluge due to the following problem, Ubuntu Software Center indicates these items must be removed: Application Indicator Panel Indicator applet
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Compiz - Tooltips appear as applications in panel

I have recently installed Compiz as the compositing and window manager on my Xfce desktop environment. Whenever an application is showing me mouse-hover tooltips, these tooltip frames appear as ...
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How to change GNOME top panel colour and transparency levels?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I want to know if I can change the top panel's colour and transparency levels?
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Gnome(Metacity) panel dont show system menu or any other indicators [duplicate]

I have installed trusty (Ubuntu 14.4) with Gnome-metacity desktop but now, my desktop doesn't show any indicators like volume level, battery status, WiFi etc. Not even a system menu. Can any one ...
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LCD Panel for Ubuntu

i'm searching for an LCD Panel for a 5,25" slot (CD Slot in a "normal" PC case) which is compatible with Linux Ubuntu. I found some on the web, but most are just controlled by a software for Windows. ...
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Ubuntu Studio Top Panel

Is there a way to change the location of the top panel? I want to put it on the botton of the screen (like the old Windows was). Can I do it? How? Greetings & Blessings from Chile! Juan
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Headphones problem

I have a problem and I can't find a solution. I was searching for 3 hours and still nothing. My front panel audio don't work. And when i plug headphones into back panel works only right headphone. ...
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How to add icons with dropdown with actions to ubuntu menu bar

I have some scripts/programs which I run often. How can I add an icon to menubar for e.g. like dropbox which when on clicked provides a dropdown menu with several options, each option on clicking runs ...
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can I install CPanel with ip local?

I have bought a VPS, but when I execute ifconfig it shows me a local IP for the VPS and my static IP doesn't appear. Can I install cPanel or plesk with that configuration? If not , what should I do to ...
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Missing app icon in panel

I installed deb Spotify package and edited desktop file - I chose my own Spotify icon to be shown. The problem is that icon is not displayed in the panel end when Alt+tabbing. Please help :) Bugged ...
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Upgrading form Lubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 fixes the left and right panel width to 150px

I have just upgraded from lubuntu 15.04 to lubuntu 15.10. Everything seems fine. Except one thing: The panel always starts with a width of 150px. I can change it, it saves it to ...
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How to customize top bar in Gnome 3.18?

I have problems after updating Gnome from 3.16 to 3.18. I can't get the normal top panel as I had with 3.16: black with centralized time/date on the itself. I tried to use shell-themes, but instead of ...
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I got my ubuntu desktop blank. I cant even find my gnome panel, terminal and taskbar and shut it down

I had shut it down properly but this time when I logged in I don't find anything there except some files on desktop. I cant even open terminal. I don't know what has happened?
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Mate desktop: missing indicator icons

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with all the latest updates on 64bit machine. I prefer to use Mate since it so far was the only desktop manager that did everything I wanted and did none of the things I do not ...
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Unable to add any indicator to panel in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to add this indicator. At first it worked well. I was changing some stuff in dconf-editor and now I have only the date, time, sound and power indicators. All the other indicators have ...
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How do I Customize the 'Top Panel'?

I would like add some Files\Programs to top panel over a click as shown below When i Click this, it should show my add-on Files\Programs Ex: Calculator,Dictionary, Units etc., How to Customize ...
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Linux panel customization

I am new to the linux community. I have been trying to customize my panel in gnome 3. I am running ubuntu 15.04. What I would like to do is customize my top panel to look at my public IP address and ...
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Window panel button missing after upgrading 14.4

I am facing the following error top window panel button missing after upgrading and also when i installed corebird add the following repo sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo ...
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how to launch apps hidden from the launcher or panel

How do I launch an app in such a way that it does not show up in / is hidden from / skips the panel or unity launcher or xfce panel or kde panel etc? Apps like "stormcloud " weather app are a good ...
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How to get rid of panel indicator in Lubuntu 14.04?

The indicated icon, when right-clicked, presents a menu that is completely redundant to the right-click menu of the battery icon right beside it. In addition, hovering over the battery icon gives a ...
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Evolution Calender event not showing in panel date menu

I have entered an event in Evolution but it is not showing in panel's date menu. Also I have selected Monthly calender and Coming events from Evolution Calender in System Settings > Time & Date > ...
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...
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Unity Panel not showing in 14.04

when I log in to my account, it only shows the wallpaper and one folder I have on the desktop. I found some answers where they tell me to open a terminal and reset unity settings, the problem is that ...
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How to Get Rid of the Shadow Above the Launcher Icon

I'm wanting to know how to get rid of the black/gray shadow above the launcher icon and below the panel that stretches across the top of the screen. It's on the the top 6-7 pixels (vertically across ...
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XFCE: Hiding an application from the taskbar

I am running Xubuntu 14.04.2 and running the standard window manager with the default window buttons applet through xfce4-panel. I need to hide an application from the taskbar so that it only appears ...
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Sports score tracking software?

I am looking for a software to track result or live stats of sporting events like Football, Hockey and Cricket ( if possible more sports ). Reason: Like weather-indicator and typhoon widget on ubuntu ...
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Panel opacity reveals a duplicate panel in unity

I recently noticed that my top unity panel (when set to an opacity below 1.0 in Compiz Config Settings Manager) is showing up twice, one overlaying the other. Has anyone else experienced this? If ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 battery percentage

is there please any way to show battery percentage and battery remaining time in the xfce panel without clicking on battery icon in the panel? This feature worked in previous Xubuntu versions (show ...
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Expand mouse-wheel volume control to whole panel

There is one application I missed back from Windows and it is Volumouse. Simple yet effective app which enables you to control volume from the whole taskbar (panel) not just from indicator icon. ...
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Front Audio Panel Issue

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, the 15.04 version. I plug my headphones in the front audio panel but there's no audio even though on Windows worked perfectly. Thanks in advance
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Set order of extensions/indicators in gnome 3

Is it possible to set the order in which extensions/indicators appear in the top panel in gnome 3 as they seem to change position every time I login and I want to set a specific order.
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How to add panel indicators on a locked ubuntu

How should we add indicators on a locked ubuntu panel. In a default configuration when we lock ubuntu it will also stops showing indicators and shows this kind of windows. I want to know is it ...
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How to prevent Truectypt volumes from appearing on the launcher panel?

I am using Truecrypt for some purposes (yes, I know it is considered compromised but I believe it's enough for my case and I find it very convenient) and I don't want the volumes I mount with it to ...
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Xubuntu, XFCE Customization

I've very recently installed Xubuntu and I wanted to inquire about a few things regarding customization: How do I get a panel I've created to stick be behind active windows at all times? Basically ...