I'm moving from openSUSE to Ubuntu and I decided to install 12.04, but I don't like Unity so I'm going to install gnome fallback, but I'd like to have only a bottom panel, as in the following image:

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You can just delete the top panel by Secret key combination with the panels in Oneiric is Alt+Super+Right-Click

And than you can edit the bottom panel to add icons and other things using the same key combination

example of adding how to add to the panel

The Super key is also known as the Win or Windows key.

If you are using Precise (12.04) then for me the same key combination is required.

However, the simpler Alt+Right-Click is also useful:

Setting up the Bottom Panel as in your image

  1. Add to the panel using Alt+Right-Click bottom-panel
  2. Select Gnome menu bar from the window that appears.
  3. Alt+Right-Click and than Click Move and drag the menu to the extreme left
  4. Alt+Right-Click the upper panel and drag all the things like wifi icon battery icon message cloud etc to the bottom-panel
  5. Now lock the panel
  • Will the open Windows appear at the bottom?
    – Amanda
    May 27, 2013 at 11:56
  • yes you can the the ubuntu menu icon at bottom as well by same key combination and add options to the bottom panel and select gnome-menu May 27, 2013 at 11:58
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    Pleasure, and thats a good idea to play with gnome-classic panels in VM May 27, 2013 at 12:02
  • Very hard to get the bottom panel as the one on the picture, not as many items to add. Tried on the LiveCD, thinking twice after doing this.
    – Amanda
    May 27, 2013 at 12:49
  • Its just the setting nothing more click the icons and object which you want to move and drag them where you want May 27, 2013 at 13:22

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