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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Can't get panel icons to work in UbuntuGnome

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get panel icons working (those little helpful icons for your applications that are at the top right of your screen). ...
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How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...
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How to access bottom panel in Gnome?

I do not know how to open the bottom panel of Gnome which shows the currently opened background applications and notifications and so on... Usually I move my mouse to the bottom and sometimes the ...
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 drops panels settings on log in

After standart update of packages i lost my panels settings(pinned apps to panel, lang settings, thrunderbird icon etc). And it drop all settings after each relogin. Suppose that problem unrelated ...
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Changing Minecraft.jar's icon

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce desktop (No unity specific fixes please) and I am trying to change the icon for Minecraft.jar to the minecraft logo. But I have no idea how. If there is a way to do ...
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How to get Xubuntu Panel back to original state

I heavily edited the panel bar to look similar to the Chrome OS panel, but I have grown tired of it and I want to go back to it's former state. I have a basic idea of how it was but I can't get the ...
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How to prevent unwanted indicators from appearing on the panel

I had a problem on Ubuntu 14.04, where some of my Unity indicators were not appearing (such as Dropbox, Caffeine, my-weather-indicator). I somehow managed to fix my problem, but new panel indicators ...
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mouse disappears when hovered over panel

my mouse disappears when I hover over panel ( the place where you have network, battery, sound icons) I am on ubuntu 14.04 I have no idea how that happened, so please help with this.
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How to style XFCE panels?

I am in this situation: I was styling my xubuntu, I've added numix icon pack, but as you can see, the icons on the panel doesn't reflect my changes! Why don't they have the old icon style (I've ...
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How to customize the Auto-hide behavior on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS?

Question says it all. I want to customize the Auto-hide behavior, in terms of time basically. In order to enable to feature I followed some instructions (second paragraph), but the panel behavior is ...
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Why won't my panel or programs bar appear

Whenever I boot into ubuntu, there is no panel or programs bar or even minimise, close or maximise controls. All I get is my desktop background. I have looked an numerous guides or help pages and ...
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Window's titlebar doesn't dissapear into the panel after maximizing

....instead the window's titlebar and the menu bar (panel bar) exist in parallel. Graphics: Intel® Sandybridge Mobile OS type: 64Bit Here's a screenshot:
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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Updated Lubuntu 14.04 01/23/15, now panel and file system is messed up

I'm new to Linux and I don't have the first idea what factors aren't relevant, so I'll have to default to giving every detail. My apologizes in advance. Okay, so about a day ago I accidentally ...
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How do I change the Panel and menu bar to a specific color of my choosing?

I already know how to change themes but I'm quite fond of the Ambiance pack that I'm using. My problem is a slight annoyance, yet an annoyance nonetheless. I want to know how to change the Panel/Menu ...
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Cinnamon hangs immediately after startup: no interaction with panel and popup notifications

Problem summary: I installed Cinnamon and after a few restarts and configuration changes the panel does not respond anymore, same for the notification pop-ups. Seems like the desktop got the ...
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XFCE panel rotate window switchers

Because laptop screens have gone to ridiculously wide format these days (grumble, grumble, uphill in snow both ways), I'd like to move my XFCE panel to the side rather than the top (i.e. run it ...
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How to customize unity launcher

I've tried to find any information about customizing Unity, here is a link to the official documentation but it didn't help for me - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming#Unity_Panel Maybe I lose ...
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Unity / Panel Managment

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I would like to unite the unity panel with the top status panel in one panel... What I'm trying to do is to make a single panel, something Windows-like. Is this possible to do ...
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what is this panel indicator/menu bar icon?

Had this panel indicator pop up on my menu bar...anyone know what it is? The icon is a Satellite dish with a computer monitor. I've been looking around online but haven't found any info. My computer ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Xubuntu - multiple time zones displayed

As I switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu I missed the Date and Time indicator with the display of multiple time zones. This article suggested it can be done in Xubuntu, too, but how?
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Dark Indicators Unity Panel 14.04

The indicators except clock suddenly became dark out of nowhere. Please help, I'm a newbie.
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Can I have Unity/eOS/OS X - like top panel that merges with maximized window's title bar in LXDE?

Everything is in the title: Can I set up a panel in LXDE so it merges with window's title bar when the window is maximized? Like it is in Unity, Elementary OS or OS X.
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How do I remove the mouse icon from the xfce panel?

I do not think this is a duplicate of How to disable mouse power status in indicator-power?, which deals with the Unity panel rather than the xfce panel. I recently purchased a new wireless mouse to ...
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How to disable default up panel of Ubuntu?

I installed dock on Ubuntu. But the problem is I can't remove default up panel of Ubuntu. How to remove that by gsettings
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Can I move or hide the unity panel so my browser tabs appear at the very top of the screen?

I really like Ubuntu, but one minor annoyance I've always had with it is that, when using a web browser that places its tabs at the top of the application (Chrome in my case, though Firefox does this ...
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Disable autohide behavior for Global Menu in 14.04 [duplicate]

So far, I'm actually pleased with Unity in 14.04. My only issue is the AppMenu. And no, I'm not talking about the Unity launcher. I'm talking about the top panel's global menu. Is there a way to ...
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Move menus to panel and hide decorator on maximize with Ubuntu MATE?

I had a brief look at Ubuntu MATE today and it seems very nice for some uses I have. However, one thing I'm missing, is the ability to move menus from the window and onto the panel and to hide window ...
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Remove text from active windows in panel

How do I make the xfce windows opened in panel to show only icon like in windows 8? That way I can have a vertica panel as shown in picture.
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Can't modify panel of Ubuntu and background image(14.04)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I come across a weird problem. I cannot customize the panel of ubuntu and background image. I can unlock the application icon from the panel, but every time I re-login it ...
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Clock does not appear in the Panel

I can't make the clock show in the Panel. I also can't change my clock settings in All Settings -> Time & Date -> Clock tab. They are all blocked. How can I do this?
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Wireless icon not showing in the panel

I just installed the Ubuntu 14.04 and I cant see wireless icon in the panel or any settings related to the wireless icon.
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Panel takes up the entire screen and I can't do anything

I was playing around with the panel settings and I accidentally made the panel take up the entire screen and now I can't see anything that I try to open. I tried to open the panel settings by right ...
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How do I add applets to the top panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently installed the following applet / indicators my weather indicator by: sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator and calendar indicator sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator These ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Panel Icon Errors

One of the users on my system gets icon errors in the top panel at login. The volume icon and the message icon are red, round circles with lines through them. The icons for online status are also ...
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Remove messaging icon from indicator plugin xfce panel Xubuntu 14.04

Some people don't like an email indicator on the systray (like me) and some applications don't give you this option.
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Dash and Panel don't load

The top panel and Unity Dash dont apear. Aslo Window Decoration donw apear (neither on top nor on left/right or bot) some windows are full screen all the time due to this, others in normal size (cant ...
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How to fix gnome-fallback Menu Bar items and recover lost launchers?

After mistakenly running dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/, I tried manually putting back all the custom launchers and indicators I put on the top and bottom panels and was able to get most of ...
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panel in 14.04 is not fully transparent

There are two images just to show what I mean. In 12.04 top panel was 100% transparent. See the picture below. 12.04 In 14.04 the settings are the same, but there is no 100% transparency. See the ...
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Cinnamon: Titlebar in panel?

I hope I can ask Cinnamon questions here. One thing I really liked about Unity is that the titlebar and buttons for windows were in the top panel, I was wondering if I could have that same effect in ...
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How to make things Transparent

How can I make the right-click menu at desktop semi-transparent. And when you click on Wireless , Bluetooth , Volume , and Calender I want to make them semi-transparent too.
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In 14.04 Gnome Classic, how to add icons to panel?

I am unable to add program icons to the top panel in Gnome Classic. I have tried holding the alt and/or the meta key and right clicking, but get no response. I was able to do this in 12.04. Do I need ...
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Unity top panel changed after resetting unity

My Unity top panel has been changed to this after I did a reset to unity. I installed unity tweak tool and then this command : unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity and the top panel changed the way ...
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Ubuntu Zpanel Unable to receive e-mail

I am able to send e-mail from my zpanel mailboxes but am unable to receive any e-mails. I get this error from gmail when I try to send e-mail to my mailboxes: mail exchanger not found. My domain ...
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No unity panels after changes in ccsm

I was trying to change some settings with the compizconfig settings manager but there was a conflict between some of the appearance options. Unfortunately, now I can't see the Unity dash or the panel ...
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New to Ubuntu-Can't find panel and other problems?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in a virtual machine (VMware to be precise), and all I have is a desktop. I've managed to create a new folder and document, but I can't move windows, access the panel/taskbar, ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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wicd tray panel icon (14.04, unity)

i recently switched to wicd and I'm really happy with it. But unfortunately it loads no panel icon. Anything I can do? Thanks!