I'm very new to Ubuntu. I have just installed it on my pc and i liked it. But as i'm from Windows background i like the taskbar at the bottom and not at the left position. So is there any way to move it to bottom position? I searched on the net and found a solution but it is for 32 bit version 11.10 and i'm using version 14.04 LTS the latest one on 64 bit machine. Thanks for your kind help.
I know this question is for 14.04, but as this is one of the first results for "moving taksbar to bottom", I think it will be helpful to others like me who want to do this on Ubuntu 16.04:
Just execute the following command:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
Or, if you prefer something more detailed, and more options, install unity tweak tool, as explained in the accepted answer.
In case you want to use unity you can achieve similar thing:
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
unity-tweak-tooland in Launcher choose autohide.
Install cairo-dock using:
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock
Run cairo-dock and add the applications in the dock you wanna use.
In case you wanna use gnome you can use gnome-session-flashback and delete the taskbar above and you can achieve desired functionality:
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback
You can refer complete tutorial on:
I assume you are using the main edition of Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Unfortunately the desktop environment of main edition called Unity lacks any ability of customization - you can't move anything.
You can try installing other desktop environments such as Xfce. You can read how to install Xfce in your Ubuntu 14.04 in this site. In Xfce you can move "panels" (taskbars) to either top or bottom of the screen and you can also customize the contents (applets) of the taskbar.
- Go to ‘System Settings > Appearance’
- Select the ‘Behavior’ tab
- Find the section headed: ‘Show the Menus for a Window’
- Check (click) the circle next to ‘In the window’s title bar’
if you click on panel preferences (right click), you can move the panel whilst in this mode (on my computer it is highlighted with a red dashed border). The icons don't line up but its better then before. You also delete the panel, by using the plus or minus on the panel preferences pane.