Is there a way to merge to two bars in GNOME 3? Best case scenario would be to have one single bottom or top bar that has all the symbols on the left side and the rest like the time indicator, connections, on/off button, etc. on the right side.

Is that possible in any way?

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    Yes, use "Dash to Panel" GNOME extension. See this answer for reference: askubuntu.com/a/1050683/480481 – pomsky Sep 3 '18 at 14:16
  • @pomsky That would be the perfect answer to this particular question. – vanadium Sep 3 '18 at 14:25
  • @pomsky can't we create a short-key to hide Top Bar? That would be really cool idea. But can we? – Pranav Mar 15 '19 at 8:08

The Dash to Panel Gnome Shell extension does exactly what you want and is highly configurable.

You can install it from Ubuntu software (search Dash to panel), or using the terminal with the command sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-panel. Caveat: the extension is not automatically enabled. Log out and then back in. Then you will see the extension in Gnome Tweaks, and you can enable it there.

Alternatively, you can install the extension from Gnome extensions. This does not immediately work on a fresh Ubuntu install. See How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions? (answer by user364819) on how to enable installing Gnome Extensions from the website on Ubuntu.

To configure the extension, make sure you have "Gnome Tweaks" installed. In Gnome Tweaks, find the extension on the Extensions tab and click the cog icon to access the settings.

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  • Ok, installing "Dash to Panel` from the software center worked and also does the trick. But using sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-panel does not work. – Socrates Sep 3 '18 at 18:11
  • It does work. However, it is a system wide extension and it is not enabled automatically. Also, you may need to log out and log in again before the extension appears in Tweaks. I will indicate that in my answer. – vanadium Sep 3 '18 at 18:50
  • @vanadium if u could upload the picture it would have encourage a newbie like me. Please. I wanna see it, how it looks? – Pranav Mar 15 '19 at 8:13
  • I couldn't get them to merge, only to have two separate bars :/ – Adam Goldman Jun 19 '19 at 11:11
  • @AdamGoldman Then you did not succeed in succesfully installing Dash to Panel. Or perhaps you installed Dash to Dock rather than Dash to Panel? – vanadium Jun 19 '19 at 15:31

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