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GNOME Panel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME

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Gui Tools to get more info on Programs / Apps

I've used Ubuntu (20.04 atm), and looking for something to make it a bit more user friendly, given apt, snap, appimages, etc. that mean programs can be stored in all sorts of locations. While I like ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 may have common issue of gnome-panel and album art that causes laptop to freeze

I hope this isn't my being a numpty, but if I am ... :-) My laptop for the past maybe year regularly freezes - this can happen several times in a day, or it can last days without freezing. I replaced ...
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Gnome Shell Extension disables highlight?

Zack here. I have installed a gnome extension: Panel Date Format. I put in my settings and all that, and next thing I know, my clock no longer highlights when I hover over it. It's not anything ...
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How to show indicators in top panel in ubuntu 20.04.3?

I have ubuntu 20.04.3. What i want is basically small graphical icons and then some sensors values, like cpu and ram usage percentage, cpu and gpu temp, network up/down speeds What I've tried sudo ...
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Gnome display date in vertical panel

I have installed Dash to panel to my Gnome desktop and can't find a way to display the date with the time because it's a vertical panel. I have positionned my dash panel to the right:
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Some text are having black box or a black mark over certain letters in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am always having text glitches or we can say a type of black box over some of the alphabets, and this is occurring more frequently these days. The normal texts which I have on the documents and text ...
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App TrayIcon not showing on EI GNOME Top Panel

My application when ran doesn't shows its trayicon on the Gnome Panel but runs successfully. This happens inconsistently. What would be the reason for this?
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How can i see the CPU temperature on the panel?

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04 and can't put application's icons on the panel for some reason. Is there any way of seeing the temperature without having a tab of an application open?
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Hide panel for fullscreen applications

I use Ubuntu 20.10. When I play a Steam game full screen, the panel (the top bar) still shows up and goes over the application, as well as the window list from this extension. How can I hide them in ...
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Add text AFTER Activities button

I would like to know how to add text after the activities button on the top bar. I already know how to change the Activities button text with a shell extension, but I want to add text after it, that ...
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how to remove desktop switching box that appears

I want to remove this box that appears while switching desktop on my ubuntu machine. How can i do it? I am using Ubuntu 18.04
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an app for multiple timers that allows configuring preset durations?

Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an app for multiple timers that allows configuring preset durations? In 18.04 I used one that looked like this: It crashed once in a while, but it mostly worked. Now it appears ...
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Default image showing up in panel for applications

My application has a check-for-updates option clicking on which a JFrame appears asking the user if they want to update the app or not. When this frame appears the corresponding panel image for it is ...
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How to properly configure xstartup file for TightVNC with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS GNOME environment

I'm trying to configure Gnome-Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I'm able to view the desktop with Real VNC Viewer, Apple VNC Screen Share and other VNC viewers, I can run my applications, the desktop ...
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Duplicate dash on gnome panel

I installed ubuntu 20.04 2 days ago, but yesterday I started having this weird bug where I get a duplicate dash. It started happening more frequently. Usually when I log out and log back in it comes ...
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Top Panel in 20.04 Shrunk After Aug-22-2020 Updates

Running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS since April, now at 20.04.1 Behavior just started after updates on 22-Aug-2020. Top Panel is shrunk to about 50% of normal height with contents shrunk proportionately making ...
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Gnome-Panel - in which folder are the icons (to launch apps) located like of firefox and of thunderbird?

Here is Gnome Windows manager with Desktop-Panel, where to the left side is the sidebar with icons. Yes, there are icons, and I want to edit these icons for to launch different versions of firefox or ...
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How to remove GNOME Shell from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to install other desktop environment from scratch?

I have just installed the final version of Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS desktop system from bionic-desktop-amd64.iso. And I completely do not like its graphical interface - the GNOME Shell. So I want to ...
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Keep Gnome system menu open always

Is there a way I can keep open the top right corner "System Menu" options? Example: In the picture below I opened Power-off/Logout menu, can it be remained open always so that I can save a ...
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Opening onscreen keyboard on button press

Normally you can swipe from the bottom of a touch display to show the onscreen keyboard, but it's disabled on full screen applications. I noticed that notifications still appear on full screen ...
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Autohide the bottom panel in gnome3 classic session

Is there any possibility to autohide the bottom Panel in GNOME 3 classic session ? We can autohide the top panel with this plugin : https://github.com/mlutfy/hidetopbar But what about the bottom panel ...
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Help adding app to favourites

Ubuntu 20.04 on Hyper-V VM I have tried following this but having no luck. The file shows in the app drawer but nothing happens when I click it. Here is what I have in my jmol.desktop file. [Desktop ...
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How to use AppEditor to add app to app drawer?

Ubuntu 20.04 on Hyper-V VM I have installed AppEditor as I am trying to add a file as an app but I can't get it to work. I have directed it to the file I want to add as an app but it won't launch ...
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Modify gnome-flashback panels in ubuntu 20.04 LTS from the terminal

I have a fresh installation of 20.04 LTS, I have installed gnome-flashback with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback -qq After logging in in the gnome-flashback Xsession I would like to ...
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After updating my Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 Gnome Terminal is showing Unicode Characters?How to fix that?

Screenshot Of Gnome terminal after updating to 20.04.
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How to remove GNOME Shell from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to install other desktop environment from scratch?

I have just installed the final version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS desktop system from ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso. After two days of testing I completely do not like its graphical interface - the GNOME ...
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Create a quick start launcher

I'm new with Linux, I like but I'm learning how to use it. Today I wanted to create a quick launcher for a hard drive where I have data, no OS installed. I tried this: sudo apt install gnome-panel ...
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Gnome menu crashes or misbehaves while creating or opening folders in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS(fresh install)

I just updated to ubuntu 20.04 lts using bootable usb, the installations and set up everthing went fine but when i tried opening/creating folders it suddenly clears out all apps from the menu screen ...
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Display on second monitor misbehaves in portrait mode with Nvidia GTX GPU on Ubuntu 20.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 today I found that my monitor configuration is not working properly any more. I have a 4k primary display in landscape and a 1080p secondary display in portrait (right) ...
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Distance between icons

Anybody knows how to change distance between icons in top panel ubuntu 18.04? I need to do it smaller
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Ubuntu 19.10 bluetooth does not turn on

In Ubuntu 19.10, bluetooth stopped working. I will try to enable it in the settings, but nothing happens. gnome settings screenshot When I try to turn it on using bluetoothctl, nothing comes out of ...
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Where has the panel editor gone

This question is about ubuntu mate (gnome 2). When you wanted to change the layout of a panel you would right click and select the settings for that panel to edit the contents of that panel in the ...
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"Applications" and "places" instead of logos on panel on ubuntu 18.04

How can I get "Applications" and "places" menus instead of logos (application icons) on my panel ? What I would like : I'd like something minimal like this, What I have :
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gnome-desktop-item-edit: command not found on Ubuntu 19.10 and later even with the 'gnome-panel' package installed

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 and have issues trying to create a desktop icon with gnome-desktop-item-edit. $ sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new sudo: gnome-desktop-item-edit: command ...
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Hide GNOME top bar in activities

I'm using Hide Top Bar Extension to hide GNOME top bar but it cannot hide it in activities. Normal desktop: Activities view: Also tried Hide Top Panel Extension, the same behavior. and I couldn't ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to customize the font face and size in Dash to panel extension? [duplicate]

How do I change the font and font size in dash to panel?
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Gnome Panel becomes fully transparent when window is not maximised!

In my Ubuntu 18.04 Top Panel becomes fully transparent when any window is not maximized. When the window is Maximized When the window is not Maximized How can I resolve this issue?
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Configuring appindicators

Assuming that the gnome extension "Ubuntu Appindicators" is the one that's putting the indicators in the top right corner, is there any way to configure it? Other, similar extensions allow ...
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Have to click power button in task bar twice to shutdown but doesn't hang

When I want to shutdown my computer, I have to click the power button in the task bar (not physical button on computer) twice until it does. The first time I choose whether I want to power off or ...
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Gnome-panel applet "Indicator Applet Complete" is missing icons

I have a Gnome session definition with XMonad as windows manager where I start the gnome-panel explicitly. The session definition looks like this: [GNOME Session] Name=GNOME + XMonad ...
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Pidgin show panel icon in Ubuntu 18.4 GNOME 3.2

Ubuntu 18.4 GNOME 3.2 When I click on Pidgin messenger icon it runs in background. But is no any indicators to see it connected or not, what is my current status.. Some solution to add icon into panel ...
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How to toggle window visibility with Ubuntu 18.04 dock?

In Windows, when you have a window on the foreground and you click on its taskbar button, it becomes minimized. Is there a setting which allows same behavior with Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome environment) ...
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Is there a GNOME extension which can run a specific command and update its output as status in GNOME panel?

To give an example, I run series of commands which would output a number. I must show this on the GNOME panel. Font, color, size etc doesn't matter. I just need a small display on the panel.
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How to change ubuntu gnome Logo in details panel

I have been customizing my Ubuntu gnome from last couple of weeks now but I can't find where is this logo located I want to replace it with my own please help? I have searched from files but no ...
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failed to add spyder 3 to dash (gnome-panel)

i installed spyder3 and tried to add its launcher to the gnome panel. i could not get this to work... i tried several things: i launched spyder3 and clicked on its icon in the panel hoping for an '...
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Access nautilus settings in Gnome Fallback/Flashback

I'm running Xenial, and file/folder settings are only accessible via the unity toolbar. However, I run gnome panel and so I can't access these preferences. Is there a way I can either get my menu ...
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close window icon in vanilla gnome

I switched to vanilla gnome shell using sudo apt install gnome-session. Then installed Pixel saver gnome shell extension. Now I have orange close button in maximized window mode that's stuck from the ...
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Bug in window list in gnome-session-flashback

When I right click on a window in the bottom gnome panel, the menu that pops up cover gnome panel. How can I change that in order to have the pop- up menu shows and covers the gnome-panel itself. It ...
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How do I disable the text/icon shade on the GNOME top panel?

When I maximize an application and unmaximize it with a custom GNOME theme, some of the shading in the GNOME top panel is inconsistent. But when I mouse over them they fix themselves. (Here are the ...
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remove links from gnome pannel - ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

how to remove icon links from gnome panel? Please see attached screenshot
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