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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How to restore the default Lubuntu panel?

I accidentally deleted the whole panel. How can I restore the default panel? UPDATE: I found a minimized panel on top. But I have 2 more questions. Now I have a small panel that has a network ...
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Weird dropshadow in Linux Mint Cinnamon panel (VirtualBox) [on hold]

On my Linux Mint VM I see some weird drop shadows in my panel. What's causing this and how do I get rid of them? I tried changing themes but both dark themes ("Cinnamon" and "Linux Mint") seem to be ...
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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 ...
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How can I get Gmail notification in my indicator applet (without leaving Evolution open)?

I'd like to have a Gmail notification service in my Epiphany indicator applet, without leaving Evolution open in the background all the time. Right now I only get notifications if Evolution is open. ...
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Panel applet to show current network traffic in text?

I'm using the System Monitor panel applet to show me graphs of current ram usage and network traffic. However, I want something like iStat Menu's text version of this. If I hover over my current app, ...
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Network connection icon has disappeared from the panel in Ubuntu 13.10

I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 from Ubuntu 13.04. When I tried to install Java in the terminal, I got a message that said: some repository files failed to download. They have been ignored, or ...
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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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Xubuntu 15.04 battery percentage

is there please any way to show battery percentage and battery remaining time in the xfce panel without clicking on battery icon in the panel? This feature worked in previous Xubuntu versions (show ...
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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 to edit the top right panels in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to be able to change the icons in the top right panel, by the time. I have tried Unity Tweak Tool, that only goes so far, and it doesn't cover third party icons at all. I want to remove the ...
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Xubuntu panel disappears every time I restart

Well, I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 and every time I restart, the top panel disappears. As a solution I found the following commands to make the panel reappears, but I have to run it in terminal ...
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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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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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Chrome icon lost from panel

Here are the screen shots: A zoom in of the bottom panel: As you can see, on Ubuntu's the bottom panel, the chrome icon is missing, how can I get it back? I tried to completely remove chrome and ...
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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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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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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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How can I add the Network Manager Applet to the panel after removing?

In rearranging the panel, I removed the Network Manager Applet. I tried to add it back, but it doesn't show up in the list (Add To Panel). I can start it up and see it as a running process ...
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How to add panel indicators on a locked ubuntu

How should we add indicators on a locked ubuntu panel. In a default configuration when we lock ubuntu it will also stops showing indicators and shows this kind of windows. I want to know is it ...
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How to prevent Truectypt volumes from appearing on the launcher panel?

I am using Truecrypt for some purposes (yes, I know it is considered compromised but I believe it's enough for my case and I find it very convenient) and I don't want the volumes I mount with it to ...
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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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Toggle Cinnamon panel transparency

I am using Cinnamon 2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to make the panel transparent but when a window is full-screen it should be opaque. Just like in eOS. Any applet or extension for this?
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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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Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity?

Will there be a way to disable auto-hide behavior of global application menu in Unity. While I would prefer to have this behavior disabled by default (as it is bad UX), it looks like it's here to ...
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Xfce Panel Crashing When Adding a Desktop File

Just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04, and after trying to add a desktop file as a shortcut to the panel found that the panel crashes and the desktop file is not added as a shortcut when it ...
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Remove VLC player from sound menu in Unity bar

I don’t use VLC that much to have it there, so I would like to remove it from the sound menu in the top right. I found a small image to show what it looks like (the sound menu is open and shows VLC ...
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Lubuntu 14.02 move Trash Can to panel as shortcut

I'm new to the community (this is my very first questions actually). I have a really old laptop that can't handle Unity so I decided to go with Lubuntu. I've been customizing it a lot to look like ...
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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 window problem after waking up from suspend

I have a new HP Z BOOK 15 and I terminated windows and installed Ubuntu 14.04. All are working fine except that at certain times when I suspend the laptop and log back in again, the window panels get ...
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Cinnamon: Titlebar in panel?

One thing I really liked about Unity is that the titlebar and buttons for windows were in the top panel, I was wondering if I could have that same effect in Cinnamon?
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How to get a clock in Unity top panel?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, 64-bit, I had a clock up in the top right of the top menu panel. I noticed the other day that it is no longer there. I've scoured all the settings and everything in 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 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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Can't get panel icons to work in UbuntuGnome

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get panel icons working (those little helpful icons for your applications that are at the top right of your screen). ...
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How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...
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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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Changing Minecraft.jar's icon

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce desktop (No unity specific fixes please) and I am trying to change the icon for Minecraft.jar to the minecraft logo. But I have no idea how. If there is a way to do ...
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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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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 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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How to style XFCE panels?

I am in this situation: I was styling my xubuntu, I've added numix icon pack, but as you can see, the icons on the panel doesn't reflect my changes! Why don't they have the old icon style (I've ...
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How to customize the Auto-hide behavior on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS?

Question says it all. I want to customize the Auto-hide behavior, in terms of time basically. In order to enable to feature I followed some instructions (second paragraph), but the panel behavior is ...
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Help! My panel in Xubuntu disappeared!

Was sitting here working on the computer when the power restarted for some reason. When my computer rebooted and I signed back in my top and side panel are missing. All the rest of my desktop seems to ...
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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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Window's titlebar doesn't dissapear into the panel after maximizing

....instead the window's titlebar and the menu bar (panel bar) exist in parallel. Graphics: Intel® Sandybridge Mobile OS type: 64Bit Here's a screenshot:
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Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet?

Is it possible to change the order of icons shown in the indicator applet? With Tomboy indicator, Weather indicator, Clipboard-manager indicator, Ubuntu One and Dropbox indicators and a Battery Status ...