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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C++ gtkmm-2.4 - How to calculate size of Unity Launcher/Panel?

I am using gtkmm-2.4 for my Ubuntu apps and to determine the size of the window for the application I use get_desktop_geometry. This returns the dimensions of the display you ask for. My issue is that ...
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How can I move the dash home button up to that space in the image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move the Dash launcher home button to the panel? I have seen several screenshots where the dash home button is not on the side bar...but on the panel. Like in this ...
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Missing icons on top panel, dashboard applications, launcher

So today I had trouble in an upgrade for Ubuntu when I accidentally shut down my laptop. I was able to log in and reset everything but I noticed that the icons on the top right panel are missing (...
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Are dconf values for 'top-panel' and 'bottom-panel' used by Gnome Shell?

Gnome Shell 3.6.2 Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit /org/gnome/gnome-panel/layout/toplevels/bottom-panel has several options theoretically to customize the behavior of Gnome panels. I tried to set that the ...
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How to set up script or document to launch from top or side bar?

I have searched for information about this, but not found anything directly related to it. Is there a way to add a document (for example, a Libre Office file or text file) to open when clicked from ...
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Unity Launcher disappeared - why? [closed]

Basically, when I press Super it looks like this: As you can see, the Launcher is missing. I have no idea why this happened. I have already tried the following: removing folders: ~/.compiz-1 and ...
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Show/hide the top panel with a keybind?

I'm using a computer with very little screen space available. I'd like to be able to hide the top panel on a keypress while I work so I can grab a little extra room for the window I'm using. Is there ...
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How do I get back my suspend option in Gnome Shell?

With the new version of Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 12.10 they turned most peoples issue around by just displaying the shutdown option which becomes suspend on pressing Alt. How do I get back my beloved ...
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Custom 12.10 Panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I customize the Unity top panel? I've done quite a bit of research on this and don't believe it's possible but I figured I'd throw the question out there anyway and ...
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How to change the colour xfce panel windowlist buttons flash

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. I have a panel at the top of my screen, with a "Window Buttons" item on it that shows the list of open windows (panel-tasklist-menu). I'm using a dark theme, and when the ...
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What desktop environments feature a searchable “Start” menu/launcher?

Aside from Unity, KDE and Cinnamon, which of the many desktop environments support incremental search among the start menu items, including not just applications, but recent documents? That is, which ...
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How can I remove all the applets from a MATE panel?

I'd like to know How can I remove all the applets from a given panel in MATE (in my case the bottom panel) from the command-line. The panel should be left in a clean state, meaning no applets just ...
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How do I “stick” the “Terminal” window to Launcher a.k.a. Unity Panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to the launcher? I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. By now I have discovered that I need to launch the Terminal window whenever I run programs. Hence I ...
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What is Unity Panel?

Could someone point out to me what Unity Panel looks like? I am using version 12.10, 64 bit, US English.
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Alternative panel for a custom compiz session for Ubuntu 12.10?

I really don't want to use any existing DE out there, so I have decided to put together custom compiz session with probably a dock such as dockbarx or docky. Now I just need a decent panel to use, I ...
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How to tweak Unity panel bgcolor in Ubuntu 12.10?

Currently in Ubuntu 12.10 we have very few GTK3 themes upgraded to version 3.6 in addition to the default Ambiance theme. When you maximize an application window, you have only the toolbar below the ...
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How do you move the window controls to the window when maximized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove maximized window controls/title from top panel in Unity I want to move my window controls (close, maximize, minimize) back to the current window ...
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How can I get back my desktop? the left and top panels [closed]

I installed the Ubuntu 12.10 and the driver for ATI Radeon HD 4330 (AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver) and the latest updates. After the restart now I can see only the desktop ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Classic Desktop opens all windows twice with same

All programs (incl Internet) appear twice in the bottom panel, once you close one tab, both close. How can I get this fixed? Thanx a lot in advance
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How can I show the CPU temperature in the GNOME panel?

I'm looking for a way to show my CPU-temperature in the GNOME 3 Panel in Ubuntu 10.10. I found a Screen on extensions.gnome.org : Is there an applet or something like that? Thank you!
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Bottom panel disappears when a new message arrives on Empathy in Gnome Shell Remix 12.10

Every time a contact sends a message (just when its window is closed), the bottom panel with message tray disappears. I have to press Alt+F2 and "r" and back to normal. Why it's happening?
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Xubuntu 12.10 Free disk space item in Panel

In Xubuntu 12.04 there was an item for the Panel that allowed to monitor free disk space on different media. I have upgraded (doing a reinstall) to Xubuntu 12.10 and I cannot find that item anymore. ...
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Strange space in Lubuntu desktop

As you can see on the image below, I have got a large space in the panel. In the preferences panel of the panel there is nothing here between the notification area and the battery control applet. How ...
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How can I remove username from panel in 12.10?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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How to start just the panel to show list of open windows?

I am on Ubuntu 10.2 (Amazon Cloud Box). When I minimize a window, it disappears and starts running in the background. When I click the mouse's middle button it comes back to the foreground. Is there a ...
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Can I display Chrome/Chromium tabs in the top panel?

Is it possible to display chrome/chromium tabs in the top panel of ubuntu 12.10?
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How to minimize or maximize windows from the Unity panel?

In the Unity panel, when you left-click on an application that has multiple windows or instances open, it displays the Spread Mode, but when you left-click on a solitary application, it does ...
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How can I add links/launchers icons to Gnome 3 panel?

I'm a Ubuntu 12.10 user, and I want to know how to place link icons in the Gnome 3 panel. Does anybody know how to solve this matter ? P.S.: In the Gnome panel I don't have the on/off button and the ...
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Ryhthmbox missing problem

I have a problem with ryhthmbox, After update packages, I missed ryhthmbox, It doesn't exists in panel (ryhthmbox menu) and even in software list . . . so what should I do? How can I install it ...
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Shutdown and User button missing in panel

I faced with a problem after update, I missed 2 buttons from above panel, System menu (including shutdown, suspend & …) and User (including log out & …) how can I restore them !?...
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Strange right click problem? [closed]

Last night I installed some applications and updated my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,since then I encountered a strange right click problem, that is my right click is not working but when I open home folder from ...
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How to add Shutdown button to LXPanel and make it work?

I cannot seem to be able to add a shutdown button to my LXPanel. In /usr/share/applications there is a Shutdown (lubuntu-logout.desktop) containing the line Exec=lubuntu-logout but it would not run. ...
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How to relocate the Unity top panel to the bottom? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move the panel from the top to the bottom? How can I relocate the Ubuntu 12.04 task bar (a.k.a. title bar) -- NOT the launcher bar. The task bar is currently at ...
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How to add another panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding a indicator / panel in unity panel I want to add a new panel other than the Top one. Is that possible? If yes, how?
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Remove panel shadow in KDE 4.8+

It seems that panel shadow is somehow hardcoded in KDE 4 and devs do not have any plans to change it and/or make it customizable. So, what I'm actually asking is some kind of hack (if there is any) ...
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How do you hide the panels in 12.04 2d?

I run mythbuntu, and the panels in 2d apparently cannot be hidden? Is there a way to do this?
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How do I hide my custom Unity panel indicators from another user account on the same machine?

I created a second user account on my machine, making it a "standard" user account. When I log into that account, most of the panel indicators I've added in my own administrator user account show up ...
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How can I disable the faded title text in the top panel?

So I'm new to Linux but am basically blown away by Ubuntu 12.04 and could definitely see this becoming my main desktop over time One small annoyance for me is a tendency for the global menu on the ...
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How do I change Clementine's play/pause indicator icons?

This is how the Clementine indicator displays play/pause: It's a minor detail, but I feel that the play and pause icons just don't go with the monochrome design of the panel. In order to change ...
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How to show the Ubuntu launcher under Parallels

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Mac using Parallels, can you tell me how to display the Launcher inside Ubuntu? I am also having problems with the menubar as it appears to be invisible. My ...
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Window buttons on cinnamon top panel

Is it possible put the window buttons on the top panel of cinnamon like in Unity?
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Why doesn't indicator-cpufreq show up in panel? [closed]

I'm using 12.04 and I want to add "indicator-cpufreq" to my panel. It's installed and I try to launch it manually through Alt+F2. It just doesn't show up. Does anyone know why?
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How can I choose which menubar indicators are shown in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove the default indicators and add custom ones? I'd like to be able to tweak the set of shortcuts on the right side of the menubar in 12.04 (e.g. remove the ...
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Menu Bar Time Disappeared

Hello can anyone help me, my time on the menu bar has disappeared, one day I noticed it was gone, in system settings I do not have a time and date option either. I am running Ubuntu 12.04, please ...
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Indicator applet in MATE

I hate gnome3, so I installed MATE (gnome2 fork) in my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. It's pretty good, but I have a problem: it doesn’t have (or I haven't found) a working indicator applet on the top panel. ...
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Can I theme the menubar to look different if a window is maximized?

I know you can theme the Unity menubar in GTK+3 using CSS, but is there a way to theme it differently depending on whether a window is maximized? This would be useful for e.g. themes where the ...
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How can unity-panel-service be disabled?

From the unity-panel-service manpages: DESCRIPTION The unity-panel-service program is normally started automatically by the Unity shell (which gets started as a compiz module) and is ...
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How can I prevent window title from appearing in the top panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the application title from global application menu? I want to keep the global menu (actually prefer it) I've disabled auto-hide and the menu is always there,...
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Is it possible to get the old workspaceswitcher back in the top-panel?

I just updated my Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 yesterday and so far I'm very satisfied with it. There is only one thing which is still missing to get back just the same comfort as I had with the ...
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Right click to add icon into unity 2d panel not working

I updated to 12.04 from 10.04, and had problems with sound. Now the sound works but I can't add icons to the top panel. I've tried all these and they don't have any effect: just right click alt + ...