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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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 + ...
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Add Unity 2d panel to XFCE

How to add Unity 2d panel to XFCE environment, but only Unity 2d panel, not the dash
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unity 12.04 black bar below panel

Using Unity 12.04 I have a black bar, a few pixels wide, appearing below the panel. This over-writes the top of a window which is immediately below the panel. Although this may seem a minor problem ...
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Modifying the Gnome Classic panel

How can I modify the panel (in classic Gnome mode) such as adding items, moving, etc. in Ubuntu 12.04? I had the same problem with an earlier version of Ubuntu here, which received an answer to press ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 - change orientation of workspace switcher on a vertical panel

In Xubuntu 12.04 I want to place workspace switcher on a vertical panel to give myself more space on the top panel for the window list buttons. The problem is that the workspace switcher is still ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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How do I make the panel transparent in GNOME Classic mode?

Hi I don't know to make the top panel in Gnome classic transparent, I tried to right click then properties then change the transparency there but the indicator applet menu complete stays in the ...
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Add folder as menu to Gnome panel

I would like to add a folder to a Gnome panel (Gnome Fallback on ubuntu 12.04). In Windows this can be accomplished by right-clicking the taskbar, selecting "New toolbar", and browsing for a folder. I ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, how can I fix application icons to the panel? and a question about tomboy

Sometimes, I really like to put quick launch apps in the panel like VLC Player to play my music just by one click. Sometimes, I like to keep tomboy in the panel to be in hand. But I don't know how to ...
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Is the alteration in appearance of indicators in the menu-bar when Dash or HUD is being used an intended feature?

If the change in appearance is intentional, will someone kindly point me to some reading material about why it is so? Edit: I haven't installed CCSM or fiddled with Compiz settings. Normal With the ...
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Missing tabs on taskbar

I got shifted to a new workstation shortly. The system is using Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal - released in April 2011 and supported until October 2012. I found the bottom taskbar missing in it. I ...
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How to edit unity's panel launchers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files? I would like to know if there is an option to edit/know where it points/what's the command that it launches - the Unity's ...
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Unity bar doesn't hide

After switching the 'auto hide' function on and off under behaviour in appearance settings, the Unity bar doesn't automatically hide anymore! It's always visible at the left side! Here is a ...
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How do I run the Unity panel only?

I was wondering whether there is any way to use Unity independently of the dash and hud, use just the panel with the indicators to be more exact. Is there such a feature provided by default or way ...
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add apps to top panel in ubuntu 12.04

Is there any way to add any app I wish to the top panel in Ubuntu 12.04? e.g, I have dropbox, mail, wireless and sound icons there. I'd like to add for example terminal, google earth or any app there. ...
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How to disable bottom panel/message tray in Gnome Shell 3.4?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4. After enabling Bottom panel extension (to remove annoying Message tray/bottom panel/hot-corner at the bottom; You know what I am talking about(: ), still a ...
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Dash Blur effect

I am facing a probem with my Dash Blur effect. It was working normally before but when i updated Software in ubuntu 12.04, dash does not give any blur effect. If i change the wall paper then the blur ...
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How can I move the panel from the top to the bottom?

I am coming from Windows 8 and want to test new Ubuntu 12.xx. How can i change the position of the panel from top to bottom?
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How to deinstall top panel or allow programs/windows to be ontop of that panel

As the title says. The problem is my screen size is 1080p, and i need a program to run in 1080p in window mode, but the top panel is forcing the programwindow out of the screen how to fix that. or ...
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Menu font background color is white

Something happened to my theme (I guess) where all the menu's font background color is white. This is for all menus, right click mouse menu and that top menu bar. I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying it ...
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How to get rid of extra panels in Gnome-classic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete a panel in the classic desktop? I know in previous versions, you could use Alt+ right click and just remove them from the drop down menu. But that doesn't ...
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How can I remove the default indicators and add custom ones?

I am trying to use the old Ubuntu feature of adding/removing indicators from the top panel in 11.10/12.04, but cannot do so. I have these questions: How can I remove or add indicator applet at top ...
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How can i disable autohiding of the top panel in scribes?

I liked the scribes text editor very much. But the auto hiding feature of the top panel is annoying. How can I get rid of if. or Can i disable auto hiding of top panel in scribes?, How?
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Application/Places/System menu in Unity

I have disabled the global menu and want to put the classic Application/Places/System menu in its place. How would I go about doing that in Ubuntu 12.04LTS? (Note: I do want to try keeping unity as ...
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Use image as panel background

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. In the good old days where customizing your Ubuntu had no limits it was no big deal to change the background of the panel to an image of your choice. How can i change the ...
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nm-applet icon disappears after connecting in tint2 panel

I am using openbox and my panel of choice is tint2. Everything is working fine with tint2 except nm-applet. Problem I am facing is nm-applet icon shows fine when I am not connected to any network but ...
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How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) [duplicate]

I installed Skype 4.0 following this guide. However my little Skype icon in the unity status bar (in the top right corner with clock, volume, etc.) is gone. How do I get it back?
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Bars do not disappear watching videos full screen

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I switched to the classic view because I didn't feel comfortable with the unity. When I watch videos or movies, I double-click (as always) to make them full screen. But ...
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Change Cinnamon Panel Icons

I recently installed Cinnamon and noticed that as I change the GTK, Cinnamon and icon themes, the panel icons remained the same. How can I change them to match my icon themes? Note that the ...
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Unity Top Panel spread on both dual monitor. Necessary?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with a dual monitor setup. The Workspace is spread between the monitors in Xinerama mode, not mirror. Now, the top panel is present on both the monitors. It's simply doubled. ...
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How can I add/show current application icon or Ubuntu icon on left of Unity panel?

I was wondering if we can put Ubuntu or current (focused) application icon in Unity panel on left like Mac. Please let me know if I am missing anything. Thank you.
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How to restore unity after gnome-shell installation?

I Just installed gnome-shell in my 12.04 box and, unity disappears from the login screen. This is what I've done trying to fix: #Exec: unity --reset` Purge and install: indicator-session Set ...
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Fix maximised 2D Panel window buttons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any GTK3 themes that work properly in Unity-2D? All that I've tried have “button glitches” I'm using the Unity 2D Panel and when I maximise a ...
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How can I make the icons larger and/or clearer in Classic Menu Indicator?

I use the classic menu indicator and I've noticed that the icons are small and blurry. At first I thought that it was the icon theme that just didn't have icons at that size, so I tried various other ...
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Is it possible to install the Unity 2D Panel in Kubuntu without pulling in all of Unity's dependencies?

I would like to avoid installing Gnome dependencies, if possible. I figured this is possible as Unity 2D is written in Qt. Thanks for your input!
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Equivalent of “GNOME Window Selector” for Unity (2D) panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see a list of all open windows in a panel in Unity? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D, is it possible to get a menu on the panel at the top of the screen that ...
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how to make external monitor primary (xubuntu)

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 and I want to use my 24" monitor as a secondary display. Ok! First Try: Going to the Settings Manager --> display and searched for the secondary display to enable it. But ...
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How do I change the color of the Unity upper panel?

I was looking for this for a long time but I couldn't find anything. Please tell me how to change the color of Unity's menu bar if it is possible. Not the left panel (launcher), I mean the panel on ...
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Where did my session indicator go after upgrading to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Session Menu” and “Me Menu” are missing after upgrade After upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10, session indicator in the top-right corner is gone. I ...
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How do I get a Mac-like Gnome panel/menu bar (which changes accordingly to the active window).

So in Firefox, I would have the top panel change to File Edit View ... etc and in Photoshop it would be File Edit Image Select ... etc. On top of that, this function would make those menu bars in ...
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How to get username back on the Unity panel?

Installed kdm and used it as default. After i login into unity through i do not see my username.But if i go back to using lightdm, i have no problems. Anyone knows how to use kdm as default and ...
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How do I change the desktop name on the Unity panel?

How do I change Ubuntu Desktop to XYZ's Desktop.
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how can I get the UbuntuOne panel icon starting in the background via my .bashrc

Trying to get an indicator working to show UbuntuOne progress, like the Dropbox one. This helped: Is there any way to get an indicator for Ubuntu One? Also this ...
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Problem when attempting to put Ubuntu One in panel (12.04)

I wanted to put the Ubuntu One icon in the panel so I could see the progress of my sync but when I try this is what I get.... mohd-arafat-hossain@TUD:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-indicator ...
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Panel notifcation - how can i update gsettings to add 'skype'

gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist shows ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service'] How can I make it be ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', ...
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How can I restore Network Indicator in Unity Panel?

I just cleaned up junk files on my Ubuntu 12.04. After that, I restarted my Ubuntu. But then, I lose the network indicator in the Unity panel. I don't know how to restore the network icon as before.
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How to add Guake to the Unity top Bar?

I am using Guake in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit ,is there any way i can put it on the Unity top Panel .
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Top-Bottom panels are not showing up on startup in classic Gnome in Ubuntu 11.04

I use Ubuntu 11.04 fully updated, classic Gnome DE, Synaptic for installations and uninstallations. I have uninstalled Banshee, Empathy and Evolution which are I am not going use ever. Did mark for ...
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Unity-2d Upper panel font distorted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fuzzy text in Unity title bar Using unity-2d , only when I choose the Radiance theme the font in the panel becomes distorted . screenshot
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Why do some applications in Unity start “maximized” but not integrated into the panel?

When I start some applications like Gimp or update-manager they start like if they where maximized but they have window decorations, are not integrated into the Unity panel and therefore move towards ...