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I've added a bottom taskbar to Unity with tint2. Now I have the taskbar on the bottom of my screen as desired, but when I maximize windows their bottom edge sits under the taskbar that tint2 created.

How do I tell Unity that the bottom X pixels are off-limits?

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Open tint2 conf file:

gedit ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc 

Find the #Panel section and ensure to set these variables as follow:

panel_dock = 0
panel_layer = bottom

Find the # Panel Authoide section and set:

strut_policy = follow_size

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  • That worked well, with one modification. I left panel_layer = top as I had previously set, because I wanted non-maximized windows to still be over-written by the menu bar on the bottom. Thanks! – Ari B. Friedman Jun 1 '12 at 10:05
  • Tint2 GUI is available now – Ejaz May 9 '17 at 21:06

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