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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Panel Icons Missing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am a new Ubuntu user having a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 panel icons not properly displaying. Before this happened I had a problem to boot a system - it took years to display anything after the ...
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Locate user name after gear icon

I want to ask something about customizing my Ubuntu panel. Default panel for the Ubuntu is like this 'gear icon' is default at the left of the name, but i want to change it, i want to place 'gear ...
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No buttons on top panel appearing

I've noticed that since 16.04 update some of programs has lost their buttons on the top panel. Some examples: Gnu Image Manipulation Program(GIMP) XChat-GNOME It would be great to find out reason ...
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How do I make panel background in Kubuntu 16.04 no transparent?

I want my panel to be black, with no transparency. In system settings, under the desktop theme details I have set Panel background to Oxygen. I thought that would be black background, but it is ...
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Gnome 3.18 Panel Icon Size

I have upgraded to Gnome Ubuntu 16.04 and I see now that gnome 3.18 has panel icon size of 16px in size fixed. Since gnome developers in their brilliant move to compile gnome resources made the gnome ...
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Error Icon in the Unity-panel

I tried to install Teamviewer on Ubuntu and ran into an error. After this error, I cannot get rid of this "Error Icon" from the Unity-panel. Does anyone know how to remove this? Thank you.
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How can I show an icon in the panel if (and while) a certain process is running?

I have a script that works in the background. I would like to show an icon in the panel (only) if it runs; it should not show if the script is not running, just like the Dropbox icon. How can I ...
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How can I write a dynamically updated panel app / indicator?

I am trying to write some panel apps for ubuntu Mate. I know C/C++, and SDL reasonably well. I have seen the Mate-University panel apps github page, but i cannot get it to work properly / Im having ...
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Configuring Gnome panels in Ubuntu 15.10 laptop

I just installed Gnome on my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s (running Ubuntu 15.10). However, no key combination seems to allow me to configure the top and bottom panels: right-click, Alt-right-click, ...
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control panel, x-shaped cursor, failed update

Today, Ubuntu (13.10 I think) asked whether I'd like to update to the newest version, and I decided to do it. I don't think the installation worked, since a couple of windows popped up saying this or ...
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Is it an applet or plugin or widget

I have installed Ubuntu recently, and I have a question about the applications on the side-panel. Are the programs that run in or on the panel (such as clock or volume) called applets or plugins or a ...
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have two desktops, need one applet

I installed 15.10 of Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I like the weather applet from Xubuntu but I am mostly running the Lubuntu desktop. How can I get the Xubuntu weather applet to run on the Lubuntu panel? I ...
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How to display things programmatically in the panel?

I want to integrate my app into the Unity/Ubuntu top panel by being able to output some small printed messages or icons or indicators to the panel. Some of my programs that I have installed do this, ...
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Top panel icons overwitten by nonsense

I can't think of anything better to describe what's happening. My top panel looks now like this: It is fully functional though and goes back to 'normal' when I click on each one of the icons. It ...
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Only Show an Xfce4 Panel While YouTube Is Launched

My middle monitor has a panel with a clock at the bottom. When I am in full screen in YouTube, of course the panel with the clock is not seen. I want to create a script that does the following: I ...
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How to Switch Top and Bottom Panel Bars in Ubuntu MATE

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE, and I am wondering if there is a way to simply switch the top and bottom panel bars. I want the bar with the 'Applications' menu and the task bar on the bottom, and ...
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Application disappears after minimized

I run Mirc using PlayOnLinux but when I minimize the application, it just disappears with no symbol on the panel. I think it is still running but I can't select it, not even with Alt+Tab. I can't ...
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Xubuntu - How to add a quick launcher to a panel

I am currently using Xubuntu 14.04. I need something like (and preferably) a panel plugin to open a few programs from it. More specifically, I want an icon on my panel which opens a box containing ...
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Is there a way to export and import panel setting for Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.10?

I am setting up a new PC with Lubuntu 15.10 and want to use the panel settings I have on my old Lubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to export those settings? Where are they stored? I speak about the clock, ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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Wanted: Drive Activity Light panel item for Lubuntu 14+

I am seeking a panel object of some kind which would put a flashing light on the panel for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, for I have an elderly small screen laptop which has no drive activity lamp. Lots of such ...
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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 ...