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To check the current panels: $ gsettings get org.gnome.gnome-panel.layout toplevel-id-list ['top-panel-0', 'bottom-panel-0'] Set the panel which you want to stay visible with Tried in Ubuntu 12.04: $ gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-panel.layout toplevel-id-list "['top-panel-0']" which will leave you with only the top-panel like you see in the snapshot ...
It is the Window List plugin the same one used in Gnome Shell standard session which comes within gnome-shell-extensions package. It's full name: firstname.lastname@example.org Installed in: /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ What it seems happening is .. the Gnome Classic session use it as a required plugin. So it does ignore ...
Apparently GNOME shows an option to delete panels on Alt + right click. On some machines it can be Alt + Super (the "windows" key) + right click. A menu should appear with the option to delete. If not, then I'm sorry. EDIT: Didn't see the comment chain where you said that. weird stuff.
Open the gnome-tweak-tool and under 'Appearance' tab, you will see 'Shell Theme'. Probably, that's set to 'Default'. Change it and you're done.
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