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 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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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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Updated Lubuntu 14.04 01/23/15, now panel and file system is messed up

I'm new to Linux and I don't have the first idea what factors aren't relevant, so I'll have to default to giving every detail. My apologizes in advance. Okay, so about a day ago I accidentally ...
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Enlarging the right half of gnome-shell panel?

I have gnome-panel with various extensions installed. The right half is crammed so that many items are not displayed (I already removed volume, username, a11y, ...). Is there a way to make the items ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the Panel and menu bar to a specific color of my choosing?

I already know how to change themes but I'm quite fond of the Ambiance pack that I'm using. My problem is a slight annoyance, yet an annoyance nonetheless. I want to know how to change the Panel/Menu ...
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Trusty: Caffeine doesn't appear in panel after update

There were a few ppa updates this morning, one of them was Caffeine. It was working fine initially, it does show up in the start up applications list but does not show up in the panel. I tried ...
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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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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 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 show GoldenDict in system tray?

I have just installed GoldenDict on Ubuntu 11.04, but the system tray icon is missing. Is there any way to show the GoldenDict system tray on Ubuntu 11.04? I have tried to 'whitelist' it via ...
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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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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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In 14.04 Gnome Classic, how to add icons to panel?

I am unable to add program icons to the top panel in Gnome Classic. I have tried holding the alt and/or the meta key and right clicking, but get no response. I was able to do this in 12.04. Do I need ...
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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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How can I move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3?

Is there a way to move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3? It is very annoying to have this panel at the top, because then I have to aim for the close button when I want to close a window. When ...
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Dark Indicators Unity Panel 14.04

The indicators except clock suddenly became dark out of nowhere. Please help, I'm a newbie.
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How can I find out what is causing my gnome-panel to freeze? [closed]

About once a day my gnome-panel freezes. How can I produce some sort of debug information to: Figure out what is causing the freeze or File a bug or see if its an existing bug When gdb is ...
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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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How to disable default up panel of Ubuntu?

I installed dock on Ubuntu. But the problem is I can't remove default up panel of Ubuntu. How to remove that by gsettings
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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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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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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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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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Move menus to panel and hide decorator on maximize with Ubuntu MATE?

I had a brief look at Ubuntu MATE today and it seems very nice for some uses I have. However, one thing I'm missing, is the ability to move menus from the window and onto the panel and to hide window ...
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Running programs are not displayed in the panel

My wifes computer is running ubuntu 10.04. Since several days the running programs are not displayed on the panel. With alt tab you can still switch between open programs. Any idea what happened?
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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?
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Can't modify panel of Ubuntu and background image(14.04)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I come across a weird problem. I cannot customize the panel of ubuntu and background image. I can unlock the application icon from the panel, but every time I re-login it ...
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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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What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity?

I'm used to have System monitoring in the top Gnome Panel: CPU, Temperature, Net, Fan-Speed. (see screenshot below) In Unity, the Top Panel is locked for window name and global menu, so I can't add ...
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Wireless icon not showing in the panel

I just installed the Ubuntu 14.04 and I cant see wireless icon in the panel or any settings related to the wireless icon.
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Panel takes up the entire screen and I can't do anything

I was playing around with the panel settings and I accidentally made the panel take up the entire screen and now I can't see anything that I try to open. I tried to open the panel settings by right ...
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How do I add applets to the top panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently installed the following applet / indicators my weather indicator by: sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator and calendar indicator sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator These ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Panel Icon Errors

One of the users on my system gets icon errors in the top panel at login. The volume icon and the message icon are red, round circles with lines through them. The icons for online status are also ...
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Remove messaging icon from indicator plugin xfce panel Xubuntu 14.04

Some people don't like an email indicator on the systray (like me) and some applications don't give you this option.
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Dash and Panel don't load

The top panel and Unity Dash dont apear. Aslo Window Decoration donw apear (neither on top nor on left/right or bot) some windows are full screen all the time due to this, others in normal size (cant ...
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panel in 14.04 is not fully transparent

There are two images just to show what I mean. In 12.04 top panel was 100% transparent. See the picture below. 12.04 In 14.04 the settings are the same, but there is no 100% transparency. See the ...
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How to fix gnome-fallback Menu Bar items and recover lost launchers?

After mistakenly running dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/, I tried manually putting back all the custom launchers and indicators I put on the top and bottom panels and was able to get most of ...
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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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Huge Wallch icon in Xubuntu 14.04 (xfce-panel)

I have strange problem. My Wallch icon is huge. See the screenshot: I removed XFCE settings and reordered items a little. How can I restore normal Wallch icon size? Update: My ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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How to keep top panel only on only one of my dual monitors?

I am using dual monitors (equal) and have recently switched to 11.10. When I used 10.04, the top panel with indicators, etc. was showing only on my left monitor, leaving the entire space of the right ...
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Cinnamon: Titlebar in panel?

I hope I can ask Cinnamon questions here. 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 ...
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Hide app from tray in LXDE (Lubuntu)

In XFCE it is possible to hide app from tray, using tray settings (for example set steam not to appear in tray, using xfce settings). I need such a feature in Lubuntu, however LXPanel doesn't seem to ...