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I just installed 13.10, and I can't seem to find how set the Unity Panel (launcher) to auto-hide. Can someone direct me to where the option is? A search in the settings shows no results.

A search on askubuntu reveals several threads with hiding issues and how to fix them using tools. But doesn't tell me where I can find the simple auto-hide option to begin with. Does the default installation contain such an option, and if so, where? Do I need to install some tools to get this option? If so, shouldn't such a basic option already be there?

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  1. Open System Settings.
  2. Click on Appearance.
  3. In the "Behaviour" tab, enable "Auto-hide the Launcher"
  • Thanks a lot. Why doesn't it show up when I search it in the settings. I searched for "auto-hide", "auto", "hide" etc... – ste_kwr Jan 11 '14 at 23:51
  • @Ubuntu_kwr I suspect it is because the settings search is not very deep, i.e. it only searches the name and description of the buttons from the settings main page – kiri Jan 12 '14 at 0:02
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  • System Settings
  • Appearance -> Behavior -> Autohide the luncher

System settings -> Appearance

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