I would like to know if there's a way to change the sensitivity (or response) of the Gnome panel when the Autohide option is enabled, because every time I hover over that area it keeps coming up when I don't really need it.


Install gconf-editor and browse to apps/panel/top level. Here you must have things like panel_0, panel_1, top_panel_screen0. Find the ones with autohide checked: these are your panels that you have set to autohide (obviously). Tweak the followning variables to get the desired effect. auto_hide_size = 0 hide_delay = 300 unhide_delay = 0

  • That really did the job, thanks buddy (sorry for the late response). – Santiago Sep 9 '12 at 6:27
  • You can mark this as answer if this helped you :) – Shrijit Sep 10 '12 at 6:10

The tool you need to install is the compiz config settings manager (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager). Once installed go to the Unity plugin (use the search box on the upper left) and click on the experimental. The setting you want is the Launcher Reveal Pressure I think.

  • I have the ccsm, but I don't see the Unity option there. I used the search box but it's not there I think. I don't know if might have something to do but I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, so the Unity option may not appear... Either way the option is there or isn't I really appreciate your fast response and your help. – Santiago May 11 '12 at 5:40

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