Questions tagged [panel]

Questions related to desktop environment panel(s), including appearance and customization. This could refer to the Panel in Unity, GNOME and other desktop environments. The Panel has icons for clock, sound volume, networking, etc.

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Well the workspace panel suddenly disappeared and workspace indicator came on top bar

So basically there was an update and when I restarted after the update, the workspace panel on the right side of activities panel was gone and I had to enable the workspace indicator in the top bar to ...
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“Starting Home Folder” in panel for about 10 seconds in Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS

If I start my Home folder it will open as expected but there is this "Starting Home Folder" message in the panel for about 10 seconds until it disappears. I did not find any way how to fix that ...
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How can i increase the width of the indicator panel in Gnome 3?

Is it possible to increase the width of the indicator panel in Gnome 3? It seems like the panel, or at least the available space for indicators is only half the width of the display. I have added the ...
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Parts of top bar are vertically offset

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 (GNOME desktop) and parts of the top bar are vertically offset, appearing outside the bar. As a result it overlaps with my open windows and I find it frustrating. Is ...
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Some apps are unexpectedly disappearing from favourites panel in Ubuntu 19.10

Sometimes (1-2 times in a week) I see unexpected disappear of some app in my favourites panel left side. Usually it is happening after pc boot. When I gonna first time see my desktop when boot, in 10-...
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Panel application menu icon location in BUDGIE

Does anyone know the location of the panel menu icon in budgie? I know you can change it using Budgie desktop settings but I just want to change it back to the original.
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How to start a script properly from a starter terminal executed script in Ubuntu?

Assume you have a starter in your panel which starts a script called foo.sh in terminal mode. foo.sh than starts another script called bar.sh in background. I run into problems: First: the name of ...
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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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How to fix missing panel in Ubuntu Studio 19.10?

The top panel in Ubuntu studio vanished from my system. I have tried several suggested methods to restore it, but none have worked. Today, I reinstalled the OS, but the panel is still gone. When I try ...
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How to (easily) change Lubuntu applications menu icon

How to (easily) change Lubuntu applications menu icon? I checked this question here on askubuntu.com, but I could not find any answer. I am still trying to find a simple way to do that.
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Ubuntu 16 panel background image

I'm trying to find the official ubuntu unity 16 top panel background, I think it's not an image the official ubuntu top panel use something like rgba(250.250.250) start-line/endline, forgot what the ...
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Xfce4 panel launcher – how to hide arrow for multi-launchers (gtk.css or gtkrc)

When I was using Xubuntu 14.04, some how I had a GTK theme that, when the ‘Arrow Button Position’ was set Inside Button, the arrow was completely hidden but now, with XFCE 4.14 and Xubuntu 19.10, a ...
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Auto-hiding plasma panel vs visual changes while hidden

I have my main plasma panel hidden by default to remove visual clutter and not get distracted. This works fine. What would make it even better: if visual changes to the panel would happen even when it'...
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Beside kwin, what main parts of the Plasma DE can be separately installed on a different desktop (LXQt, etc)?

I like KDE/Plasma but on an older laptop the plasmashell process gets sometimes abruptly high and the desktop becomes unresponsive for some time, especially during internet browsing, but not ...
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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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Kubuntu panel clock display in 12-hour format but without AM/PM?

I have the Kubuntu panel positioned vertically and that doesn't leave a lot of room for horizontal text strings. The clock is in 12-hour format, and the AM/PM text after the HH:MM makes the text ...
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Show open windows on top panel

Is there a way to show all OPEN apps/windows on the top panel in Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME DE? Similar to how it displays ACTIVE windows?
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How to control opacity of Kubuntu default panel?

I use Kubuntu 18.04 with all recent updates. My issue is that Kubuntu default panel is always transparent (the one on the screen bottom, with task manager, system tray and application launcher). ...
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panel doesn't stay on top in lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu 19.10 and moved the default panel to the top position. I unchecked the 'autohide' option to have it visible at all times (and checked 'reserve space' as well). However Libreoffice ...
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How can I hide the “Universal Access” icon in the upper panel? [duplicate]

If I use Gnome Tweaks to increase the text size, which I find necessary for readability on a 1920x1080 14-inch display, the "Universal Access" icon automatically appears in the upper panel. I do not ...
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Duplicate panel since LTS upgrade

I have finally moved to the new Gnome 3 LTS 18.04 however i seem to have kept a version of the unity launcher panel along with the dock to dash gnome 3 panel. It mirrors what i do so if i add or ...
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How can I change icons and functionality on the Kubuntu panel? [duplicate]

I want to get the Ubuntu or Ubuntu-MATE Logout Power Spoke Icon and function on my Kubuntu 19.10. How can I configure my Kubuntu to get this look and functionality?!
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Custom keystroke button on Ubuntu dock or panel

With a touchy laptop in mind, and also a physical keyboard with some missing buttons (like, delete, caps lock, etc.), is it possible to create custom launchers, or panel indicators that can perform ...
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How to make icons on XFCE panel work like in Windows?

I don't want Windows Buttons to appear after I click on Launcher icon, I want minimize and maximize windows on click on the same icon that were used to launch the window. Like in Windows or in KDE (...
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How to change Mate panel background type from bash?

I want to change Mate panel's background type from a bash script. So far, tried to set it to color with: gsettings set org.mate.panel.toplevel.background 'color' but that doesn't seem to work. How ...
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Wrong Panel Icon images

I've never had this issue with previous distros of Lubuntu. I've reinstalled it now and still icons seem to disappear. First it was the battery showing a setting symbol, now the wifi shows a settings ...
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How to show only the active desktop's applications in the taskbar? (Ubuntu 19.04)

I'm trying to work with workspaces in Ubuntu 19.04 but I can't figure how to show only active apps on a deskop in the taskbar. I open Firefox in workspace 1, then change to workspace 2 and click the ...
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What is this weird icon at top upper corner of the screen: 1

What is the leftmost icon shown on my Ubuntu 18.04 screen's top right corner? It looks like a "1" enclosed by a rectangle. I have googled and found nothing. Clicking on it does nothing. Here is a ...
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xfce: How to get bottom panel (back). How to update time in the upper right corner

Somehow the bottom panel isn't switched on by default. I am talking about the one you see in following picture (mouse cursor is hovering right above): I've switched the time zone. However, the time ...
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Top-Panel Icons Become Empty

The system is Ubuntu MATE version 18.04.2 using the "Familiar" panel layout. I have installed a number of launchers in the Top Panel bar, but am having a problem with a couple of them. Both of those ...
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Ubuntu top panel app icons to open app window by double/click except app menu

How to setup Ubuntu desktop to open app window by clicking or double-clicking on Top Panel icons? When I click on them I see same menu like for right mouse click. Irrational use. Another strange ...
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MATE 18.04 Mutiny panel layout duplicates top panel icons/applets

I installed MATE desktop on a vanilla Ubuntu 18.04 installation that had been upgraded from 16.04, using apt install ubuntu-mate-core ubuntu-mate-desktop (as per the instructions on wiki.mate-desktop....
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Dash to Panel Sizing Problem

this is the problem... I'm sure this is a quick fix but I cannot seem to find a solution myself. When I enable Dash to Panel the icons are too large pushing the indicators beyond the panel. I have ...
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Xfce, panel, item, windows button, add icon for specific application

What I need: Where or how can I change a window button item on panel icon for a specific application, which is not part of classic Xfce icon? I need change this: to this: . What I did: I tried ...
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Shouldn't Blueman manager tray applet list paired bluetooth devices (with option to connect)?

Using Bluetooth Manager to administer bluetooth devices (run as blueman-manager, from blueman package), all works fine, only I want a panel applet/plugin in order to connect/disconnect more easily ...
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Better resolution for panel icons and background

I realize that there are some tradeoffs in using a tv in place of a monitor. My TV is set for 1360 x 768. The picture quality for a 60 fps 4K ultra hd movie is great. But the resolution of the panel ...
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indicator system monitor showing icon instead of text

My indicator system monitor showing a blank icon instead of a text on my panel: When I hover the icon it shown system info like CPU usage, memory usage, swap,etc. Is there some config I should tweak ...
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MATE 19.04 - panel objects losing position on log out

After system reboot, my panel objects are often, but not always, arbitrarily reordered. This happens only to custom objects and only to objects on the right half of the top panel. It happens even to '...
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Panel/Pop Up Notification issues after upgrading to Kubuntu 19.04

A little help please! I just upgraded to Kubuntu 19.04 and am experiencing a little, albeit annoying, issue. 2 issues, actually. 1. When I first log in and am presented with the Kubuntu desktop I ...
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Can i get Task manager to show only icons?

In the Task manager widget of the Panel, can i get it to not show the application titles, but only the icons? I don't see that option when i go to Task Manager Options. So, in this example, i would ...
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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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Gnome Panels and Task-Bar and Starter are gone / missing / disappeared

What happened? Everything was working correctly, but then i did the following: Today, i started Ubuntu not with my current kernel like normally, but with an older Kernel, because i wanted to try ...
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Change icon for a panel item

I added a Force Quit button to my panel. But when I try to change it's icon by right clicking it, there is no Properties pick that I would need. Any workaround? Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Thanks. I did a ...
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Why window names are appearing in brackets? How I can remove them?

This is the image of the Taskbar from my Lubuntu. Why the name of every window appears in a bracket? How can I remove it?
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How minimize Signal messenger to system tray (top-right corner)?

This is standard behaviour of all desktop messengers (Skype, Viber, Telegram, ..). All of them minimizes itself in system tray when Alt+F4 or close button is activated and they are running in ...
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“Indicator Applet Complete" has quit unexpectedly

I have been repeatedly getting an error upon logging into Ubuntu MATE saying that my "indicator applet complete" has quit unexpectedly. I can choose to reload it which fixes it, but when I reboot the ...
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Show year in date time in top panel

I am trying to get the year to display in my top panel. The %Y should show it but it does not. %a %b %d %Y, %I:%p
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Is there a way to put the time above the date with the Gnome Extension, Dash to Panel? [duplicate]

Just to be clear, I have no idea if this is the right place for this or anything. I just want help. I'm also on the mobile site so some important things may not be visible. I'm on Ubuntu 18.10, have ...
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KDE Plasma auto-hide panel, show when mouse touches screen edge with force

Is there any possibility to configure an auto-hiding panel in a way it does only show when you touch the screen edge with a certain amount of force, so that you don't accidentally show it when ...
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Ubuntu XSANE has too many windows!

I installed XSANE because I couldn't get SimpleScan to work with my Canon MX490 printer. XSANE works OK (still trying to connect via wifi but USB works). But when I open XSANE and scan a document, I ...

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