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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

7
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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!!
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
723 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
10k views

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?
3
votes
1answer
174 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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.
3
votes
2answers
636 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
628 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
432 views

Recommendations for a taskbar/panel

What taskbars/panels are available in Ubuntu ? What process should I follow to configure them ?
2
votes
1answer
192 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
263 views

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!
2
votes
1answer
659 views

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? ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

Icon missing when application is launched

I've created an application launcher in /usr/share/applications that launches rdesktop. The file specifies an icon name and I've added the icons to: /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/48x48/apps ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

No task bar appearing

this is pretty strange and I have no idea if I just pressed something, or if something is wrong with Ubuntu its self, but for some reason I have no task bar, the top bar, or even exit/minimize/full ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
54 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
191 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
47 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
383 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
191 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
49 views

How to display a number fetched from a remote url in a taskbar indicator?

I am looking for a solution (application) that would allow me to make a request to particular web page every x seconds and retrieve the number (the number is the only content there, no html, no xml or ...
1
vote
1answer
351 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Taskbar and Tray on Lubuntu gone missing but not on guest account

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04, and something strange happened. I rebooted after installing some updates, and now when I choose "Lubuntu" on the login screen, I get something similar to "OpenBox"--no ...
1
vote
1answer
784 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
153 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
953 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
232 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Both 'minbar' and 'monajat' programs dont show up in the Unity Top Bar for Ubuntu 14.04, please help

I installed:(Monojat and Minbar), via: sudo apt-get install -y minbar monojat ; minbar & ; monojat & ; When I press SUPER and S, I can see them next to the clock, but when I am in a ...
1
vote
1answer
442 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
934 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
575 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
398 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
779 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
359 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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
1
vote
0answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
484 views

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 ...