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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mate panel power button doesnt work any more

So a friend of mine deleted his power button, and I was about to tell him, hey, reset it with the command: mate-panel --reset (I ran it to verify that it would work, before I would tell him to do it) ...
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Mate Panel gap between main menu and window list

I have a gap between the main menu and window list on Mate Panel, is there a way to remove the gap?
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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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KDE 16.04 Panel Auto-Hide Slide Animation

I recently replaced Kubuntu 14.04 with 16.04 and it looks like the panel autohide doesn't have an animation. The panel seems to instantly appear and hide when I mouse over it. Is there was a way to ...
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Just clicked “Restore Defaults” in Unity Tweak Tool and lost my launcher and panel

Please throw me a bone here...I did something like this last night and ended up having to reinstall 16.04 because I completely hosed Unity/Compiz. I was messing with some hotkeys in the Window Spread ...
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What is causing KDE Plasma icons to get smaller on KDE panel?

The space located for the KDE icons and other notification on kde panel suddenly decreases heightwise. Result is there seems to be some space below and above the icons. The only settings I have ...
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Why does Astrill VPN client have no panel icon and no memory between each runtime?

I just got a new computer and installed version 3.2 of Astrill's VPN client for debian based linux OSes. It runs fine and created an icon on the desktop, but: a) there is no panel icon when it ...
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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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How can I remove the shadows from the unity panel?

Last update brought shadows to the Unity panel - or at least I just noticed them. I know that I can remove any shadows I want through the Window Decoration plugin in ccsm but grabbing the panel doesn'...
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How to remove shadow from Unity panel? [duplicate]

I want to remove shadow from Unity panel, and i've read previous topics with same question, but all methods from them doesn't work (replace panel_shadow.png with transparent empty file). Is there any ...
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How to move all the indicators from bottom panel to top panel in GNOME 3.2.0?

I want to work with GNOME 3.x instead of Unity 3D. I find it more comfortable but the only thing missing for me is that all of the indicators are now located at the bottom panel in contrast to Unity ...
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How can I add my username to the top panel in Xenial Xerus?

I would like to see my username in the top panel of Xenial Xerus. By default it is not present, as this screenshot demonstrates: How can I place the logged in username there and then easily reverse ...
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The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 disappeared

I downloaded add-on Character Palette which ended up in the same location as the Menu Bar, which then went into the top panel on the desktop. I removed Character Palette, but Menu Bar remains in the ...
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No Prime icon in panel after activating nvidia drivers

I just installed a fresh copy of Xubuntu 16.04. After making it up-to-date and installing the additional drivers, nvidia version 340.96. I can switch profiles from nvidia or intel just by using "...
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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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Opening Simple screen recorder fills up the panel with multiple icons

I have installed the lubuntu desktop today from the software center. I was using Unity and it was so slow for some reason. When I open simple screen recorder, the panel got filled with multiple icons ...
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How to remove the user name from XUbuntu session menu panel applet?

I never need my user name to be shown on the desktop as I am the only one to use my computer. I'd prefer if there would be something like a shutdown icon instead of the user name to open the session ...
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How to change top panel size?

How can resize top panel on ubuntu 16.04 ? I searched but the only thing i found no longer works. Any help please.
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How to get the old Panel 0 into 16.04 LTS

I installed (from scratch) Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS into one PC and all is fine, BUT... I don't have the old Panel 0 (superior edge of the screen). Isn't it available into 16.04? How can I get it?
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connect to wifi from command line

Other posts seems to be addressing more complicated network connection issues from the command line. The Unity panel Network indicator/button doesn't respond too well sometimes - it keeps trying to ...
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How can I 'hide' icons away to a different panel?

I'm building up a lot of notification icons. On windows, there's an extra panel where the 'hidden' icons are so is there a similar solution for this on MATE? (I don't want to remove the icons, but ...
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Reduce size of widgets in Plasma panel

Is there some way to reduce the size of the widgets in the plasma (KDE 16.04) panel? I have a right-aligned panel and they appear to expand to fill the width, which also increases their height (what ...
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What's the problem with the panel in the desktop?

These couple days, when I start ubuntu, and after about 15 min to 1 hour, the colors of the Panel icons (time, username, language, network...etc) change their color and become white, and the Close, ...
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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Ubuntu Mate Pannels when connecting a extra monitor

So I know how to manage panels. I added a second panel to my second screen. But as I'm on a laptop I also work on just the buildin monitor when I'm on the couch/meeting/ect. So when the second ...
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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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Is there a way to get a Max/Min/Close Applet to Ubuntu Mate Panel?

I have Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and I choose the Mutiny layout, after that I added the TopMenu Mate Panel Applet, an applet that hides the menu from the application and displays it in the topmenu panel. In ...
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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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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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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 to display the status icon of skype

How do I get the Skype status icon on the main bar of ubuntu? I've tried to follow this answer, but it wouldn't work. I don't have the panel menus. So, I'm here looking for another way to proceed. ...
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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 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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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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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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How to get KDE Taskbar to display notifications icons on right

I was trying to fix some settings on the taskbar panel and all the tray icons, such as the clock, the clipboard, the search service etc have all now moved to the left side of the taskbar. Is there ...
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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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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, Alt-AltGr-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Panel apps try to launch in xterm, even though it isn't installed

I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah, xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it. I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How ...