Task bar is the word commonly used to refer to bars capable of containing applets, window lists, or applets.

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How do you move the Unity Dash with a dual monitor setup?

I'm using 2 monitors with Ubuntu 11.04 and can't for the life of me figure out how to move the Unity Dash/Taskbar/whatever to where I want it (the far left side of the left monitor). No matter what I ...
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What window managers (or desktop environments) can group window icons in the taskbar like Windows 7?

I find it much faster to identify a window in the taskbar (window list) by its icon, rather than by its text: The problem with most window managers I've switched among is that they don't group ...
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How to have the Taskbar with Unity at the same time?

My question is simple. How can I have the classic Taskbar with Unity at the same time in Ubuntu 11.10? Somehow in the previous version I managed to achieve that, but now I can not remember how did I ...
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Problem with gnome3-shell (top taskbar) [closed]

I install gnome-shell and Zukitwo-theme. The upper taskbar it is transparent but behind is a bar how can get rid off it. Do I need this bar? See the image!!
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Change font color of inactive apps on KDE taskbar

How can I set minimized apps' names on taskbar (they call it taskmanager widget in kde I believe, that panel at the bottom) NOT to be gray? Ie where can I change its font, in system settings I can ...
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Gnome panel hides window titlebar

I moved my laptop screen "below" external screen (was using left/right config before). There's a little problem. When my gnome panel is on top of laptop screen, all windows I maximize "drawn" under ...
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How to set the configuration of taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I want to change taskbar from left side to bottom, and I don't want it to be hide. How to do that?
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Is it possible to dynamically change the task manager icons?

I don't use dock apps, just KDE panel with task manager. I want to know if it is possible to change the browser task icon to match the site favicon instead of the browser icon? I use Firefox 4, KDE ...
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Minimize/Maximize window behavior [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows? On Windows, when I click on a taskbar icon the window maximizes, and when I click on it again ...
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Changing the default IM app away from Pidgin

Is there a way to change the default instant messaging application, in Xubuntu, so that the status icons, in the task bar, apply to a different app, like Twinkle? If not, can I remove the status ...
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Rearrange open programs in Xubuntu task bar

My Xubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10) task bar currently looks like this: I'd like to be able to rearrange them in a different order. Say for example, I want Google Chrome to be listed first. But I'm not able ...
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Recommendations for a taskbar/panel

What taskbars/panels are available in Ubuntu ? What process should I follow to configure them ?
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How do I open Dolphin in a certain folder from the terminal?

I would like to add a starter icon to my task bar that runs dolphin but initially starts in a folder I would like to specify the Dolphin Handbook doesn't explain this.
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How to see the indicators only for apps in current workspace?

This worked fine in 11.10, but today I upgraded to 12.10 and I can't remember what I had to do to get this to work correctly. What I want is: When in a workspace, the only icons in the taskbar should ...
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Is there a “Hover to click” feature in Gnome Taskbar?

Does GNOME have a feature that allows me to hover over a window on the taskbar and select it without clicking? Thanks!
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Can I set up Gnome to pop-up its main menu anywhere when I right-click on desktop, and apps (windows) list on middle-click?

In XFCE it was very convenient to pop-up applications launcher menu and running applications list menu anywhere on desktop by right and middle click respectively. Can be Gnome configured to behave so? ...
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How can I hide a single appliction in the xfce taskbar?

Cisco's Anyconnect - when running - has both an icon in the tray and in the taskbar. The tray icon as everything that I need and therefore I'd like to not have the Anyconnect client show up in the ...
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Double icons in task bar, other icons don't stay

I am using Lubuntu (Operating System : Ubuntu 13.10). I have double icons for network connections/WiFi on the taskbar by clock. How do I get it to one(merge them), it seems like duplicates? FYI this ...
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Why are the minimize and maximize buttons “crooked”?

Sorry if the title isn't vere descriptive, but I don't know how to describe this: It happens only when the windows are maximized.
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How to avoid in the task bar other Workspace application icons?

What I want is that when I go to ones of my Workspaces, in the task bar where all current running app is showed, just appear app in the current Workspace. How can I do that?
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My computer goes to sleep for no reason while I'm using it [closed]

My computer will go to sleep for no reason. It did so two minutes ago while I was using my mouse to navigate the Internet. It had power. Also, sometimes I am suddenly unable to select anything in a ...
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Hide the taskbar in Virtualbox's Seamless Mode [closed]

I just wanted to ask if there was a way to hide the taskbar when running VirtualBox in seamless mode. I only want it to run Photoshop and occasionally MS Office, I don't need the start bar getting in ...
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is there a way to put basic banshee controls in the top bar of unity?

Im looking for a way to put basic controls like pause, play, and skip to the top taskbar (the area which displays the time, battery, mail, titles of pages in chrome...) or some other convenient way to ...
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Upper Taskbar (Move & Lock) settings missing

Upper taskbar (Move & lock) settings are gone. A computer icon replaced my shutdown button in upper right corner as well. Any clues?
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xfce icons instead of tabs [duplicate]

For my taskbar programs are displayed like: (symbol of chromium)askubuntu.com I would like it as: symbol of chromium [no titles] askubuntu.com imagemagick man page Like in ...
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How do I reorder buttons in the window-list (taskbar) via drag and drop?

I switched from GNOME2 to XFCE and miss the feature to re-arrange the window buttons in the taskbar (window list). How can I make it working? I use Xubuntu 12.10.
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How to change the background color of current day in the calendar? [closed]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I think the default color for the current day is not right. It lacks of contrast. For usability and accesibility purposes, it's better to highlight a little bit more the ...
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Change keybinding to show Unity Sidebar

I tend to use the Super key in my keybindings (e.g. move between workspaces, vim commands, etc.) and holding the super key shows the sidebar. It's really annoying especially if I'm on the maximised ...
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Is there any way to adjust the width of taskbar items on Gnome desktop?

Is there any way in which the width of items on the taskbar (or, rather, the lower panel) of the Gnome (2.32.0) desktop (Ubuntu 10.10) can be adjusted to take a more sensible width? While I can see ...
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I not found Gnome 3 TaskBar Extention Settings

i use debian and gnome i add taskbar extention.I setted my taskbar previously .But i not found now. i want found this panel ...
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restore shutdown button on taskbar? How do you restore desktop taskbar in Lubuntu?

Isn't there a way to go back to a default setting for the desktop? An original configuration? How about restoring the shutdown/logoff button in the panel/taskbar? Just installed Lubuntu (Ubuntu ...
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A simple, one-knob volume control for KDE (kubuntu)?

What's the easiest way in KDE (Ubuntu 13.10) to have a simple, one-knob volume control for the default playback device? Right now there's kmix in the taskbar, which shows 3 volume sliders, none of ...
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Maximized windows go under vertical taskbar with dual monitors on KDE

I just installed KDE and put the taskbar vertically on one of my 2 monitors. The problem is that maximized windows don't recognize the taskbar space. The maximized windows go under the taskbar. It ...
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Task bar not appearing in Ubuntu LXDE

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, installed LXDE for the heck of it. Used it for a bit, then logged out and logged in. Now the taskbar isn't there, and there's a solid gray bar at the top of the screen (width ...
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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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How do I get my taskbar back?

When I restarted my Ubuntu workstation after a firefox crash, my taskbar disappeared. I'm referring to the bar at the bottom of the screen, where the currently-open programs are displayed. Also, I ...
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symbols not shown in taskbar

I use ubuntu 11.04. In my taskbar no extra symbols are shown like for skype or vuze but instances still run in background ( ps -e in terminal shows them). How can I fix this problem?
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Displaying Program Icons in the Title Bar and Task Bar

I'm a brand new, first-time Ubuntu user, so any suggestions or info requests will need to be very specific and step-by-step. I'm not afraid of the terminal or anything else; I just don't usually know ...
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Taskbar + menu doesn't show up

I recently formatted my laptop. When booting, it said ERROR: no such partition / grub rescue I tried to install Ubuntu Netbook, but it gives some errors and the most annoying thing: I can't see the ...
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My taskbar doesn't show up after startup

Just upgraded to natty. This is the first time I turned on my computer to use it. It didn't show anything but my wallpaper. No side panel or taskbar. Just the wallpaper. Now, I sort of know what ...
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Just now installed ubuntu 13.10 i dont know how to get top task bar

please help me how to get top task bar in Ubuntu 13.10 i cant see that option in the setting
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity not functioning, no launcher [duplicate]

Yesterday I turned my computer to find that the launcher was missing. In addition, I could not using ctrl-alt-t would bring up a blank white screen. The only terminal could be found by clicking ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, logout button on top taskbar missing

Upgraded ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the "settings" button with shutdown/settings/login/logout is missing from the taskbar. It was the button that used to be next to the time/calender button, left right ...
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how to remove weird screen glitch 'double desktop'

I've installed 13.04 on my pc, but my desktop shows this weird phenomenon. I have a double task bar (sound/clock/settings buttons) and that there is a smaller wallpaper in the top left corner of my ...
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How to forbid Kubuntu 13.04 Task Manager to group similar instances of an opened program?

Kubuntu Task Manager (taskbar at the bottom of the desktop) groups similar instances of a program. How forbid it? I want similar instances follow one another.
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See workspace name in taskbar [duplicate]

In 11.10 I could set preferences and apply names to the different workspaces. In 12.10 I installed CompizConfig Setttings Manager and enabled workspace naming, and I can get the names to show up when ...
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Ubuntu taskbar disappears after reboot, unity-reset shows a warning after running

This is the code for what happened after Ioperated the unity --reset command. The taskbar showed up but so does all these errors and warnings. unity-panel-service: no process found Checking if ...
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Why I get a message of outdated packages minutes after I have updated?

I have getting a yellow exclamation mark in the top panel on 12.04. It tells me I have updates that are outdated when I just updated a few minutes ago. How do you correct the updates?
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I get a blank desktop with no icons , menu and bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I setup the Ubuntu 12.10 for first time , when I login . desktop appear but there is no bar! there is no right click ...
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Nothing works on the desktop screen after I tried to use the 3D cube settings [duplicate]

I am pretty new to 11.10. I was trying out some settings to operate the desktop in 3d cube mode that's when the unity bar, side bar disappeared. I have tried quite a few things to get it up and ...