Is there a way to move the top panel to the bottom in Gnome 3? It is very annoying to have this panel at the top, because then I have to aim for the close button when I want to close a window. When the panel is at the bottom, I can simply throw the mouse pointer to the corner. Big usability issue.
Install this extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/208/panel-settings/
Than just change to
Note: As of Y13M09D16, this extension is not compatible with Ubuntu 13.04 using the Gnome3 desktop. In order to use this extension you will need to revert back to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (Please update this note if the extension is updated for 13.04)
The last update of this extension was in 2012, which means the extension might be in the process of being abandoned as a project. To help contribute towards developing the extension please contact the developers at the projects development home page: https://github.com/eddiefullmetal/gnome-shell-extensions
This extension moves the GNOME top bar to the bottom of the screen. It officially supports up to GNOME shell version 3.22, but in practice it works well with even version 3.26 (Ubuntu 17.10).
You may visit its GitHub page for more info.
In Gnome Classic:
Hold down the SUPER key (the key in between CTRL and ALT at bottom left) and ALT than take your mouse and hold down LEFT click on top panel than you should see a hand gesture as if it grabbed something. Drag this hand to the bottom and it should make the panel be at the bottom.
For Ubuntu 13.04, there is currently no way to move the top panel. The extension below is not compatible with Ubuntu 13.04 and it is not clear if it will ever be updated for compatibility.
In Ubuntu 12.04 you can try going to the previously mentioned website: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/208/panel-settings/
...then click the on/off switch which will ask you to install the extension. After this simply click on the user icon (top panel, farthest right hand icon by default) and select "Panel Settings" --> "Edge" --> "Bottom".
With pressing SuperKey+LeftAlt+RightMouse you will get options so you can customize your panel as you wish. Hope you can fix it how you want.
I recently released an extension that does exactly this. Only supported on v3.10 though.