I've just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and now I only have the top panel (where Activities, clock, etc. sit) on my primary monitor, is there any way to replicate this so I can have it on both like in Unity?



Check out the Gnome Shell Extension Multi Monitors Add-On.

Just to mention it: A previous version of this post referenced to the Multiple Monitor Panels Extension, which isn't working properly in 18.04.

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  • I installed this extension and it didn't automatically do what I was expecting. Is there some way to configure it? The readme on the github page was spare on details. – Nick Nov 7 '18 at 12:49
  • The Add-On comes with a few settings => pasteboard.co/HM520GHh.png. You can access the configuration at extensions.gnome.org/local – seasick Nov 7 '18 at 15:29
  • for me it caused an error, making two panels on one screen – Yuval Harpaz Feb 5 at 9:55

In Ubuntu 18.04 there is an inbuilt setting for replicating Doc (EDIT: this answer dosen't answer the asked questions but would like to help people in replicating doc for multiple monitors so just kept it here):

Open Settings >> Dock >> Show on: All Displays

Done :)

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    That's the dock, not the top panel. – Miles Hayler Jul 9 '19 at 22:50
  • oh I got confused by the doc setting – Ashish Awasthi Jul 11 '19 at 7:17
  • This works to me, thanks! – Lai32290 Apr 7 at 13:12

In Ubuntu 18.04, go to "Settings", "Devices", "Screen Display". Click on "Primary Display". Choose the display you want the top panel to appear. After doing this, you may need to re-adjust where the dock is positioned using "Settings", "Dock".

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