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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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 ~/.config/lxpanel/...
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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 ...
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How do I Customize the 'Top Panel'?

I would like add some Files\Programs to Top Panel as shown below When I Click on that Icon (Hand), it should show my customized add-on Files\Programs Ex: Calculator,Dictionary, Units etc., just ...
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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 add-...
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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 so,...
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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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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 ...
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Wireless network icon won't display on the panel

I check the nm-applet on the terminal and this is what it showed up I search on the web for possible solutions for that and i tried it but it doesn't work out.
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How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates

After Suttleworth's bizarre decision to hard-code the whitelist for the systray, a developer created a patch to allow people to continue to use applications that use the systray with Ubuntu. ...
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Panel icons background

I finally got Xubuntu themes working thanks to Xfce Theme Manager, only problem I have right now is shadow behind panel icons, I would love it to match the panel colour, please help! Thanks Here ...
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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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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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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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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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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 keyboard/...
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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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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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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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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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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?