I really need to use the GNOME Applets, is there a way to do it?

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    This is great that you are posting this, what you should do is copy the tutorial part as an answer and just have this question be "How do I use the GNOME Panel in Unity?", that way you have the question and the answer. Nice work! – Jorge Castro May 2 '11 at 3:08
  • See also this answer for bonobo based applets running from the command line (which would be a solution specific to Natty only) – sdaau Mar 28 '13 at 22:09

The original author included this in the Question body rather than as an answer. As such I've made this a CW Answer.

Basically run gnome-panel and remove the top panel, and delete all the things we dont need from the panel, i only add the CPU Frequency Monitor to tweak the CPU Speeds.

  1. Run gnome-panel in the terminal (Don't close the terminal until finished with the instructions).

  2. A GNOME Classic desktop will appear over unity

  3. Remove the top panel for we can use the Unity panel. If you cannot right click it, press Alt + Super + Right Click.

  4. Unlock all the applets from the bottom panel (for we can remove some things we dont need 'cause the unity launcher already do some of this things).

  5. Remove everything you don't need from the panel.

  6. With the bottom gnome-panel empty add your applets.

  7. If you like to have the bottom bar extended over the launcher, you can stop here. If you don't continue the steps.

  8. Right click over the gnome-panel then choose properties.

  9. Uncheck the 'Expand' box.

  10. Add gnome-panel to startup applications..

This is a picture of my desktop! on the bottom the Cpu Applets

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    I can't right click any of the gnome-panel. (Oneiric). Any ideas? – Luke has no name Oct 1 '11 at 0:56
  • @Lukehasnoname If you have a new question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. – Marco Ceppi Oct 1 '11 at 1:08
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    How do I perform step #3. I right-click on the bar, but no menu appears. And when I right-click the shown items, none of them contain an option to remove the "top panel" (or any panel). So how did you remove that top panel? Please elaborate! – honestann Jun 18 '12 at 11:31
  • @MarcoCeppi, your comment just made your own answer useless :( – Septagram Nov 1 '12 at 6:56

Install the gnome classic:

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Do a logout and select gnome classic on login.

Remove the top bar using alt+right click

Rpen a terminal and type unity &

That's it!

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    No, he's asking about 11.04, not 11.10. Gnome Panel 2 was still available back then. :) – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 25 '11 at 3:22

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