Questions tagged [taskbar]

Task bar is the word commonly used to refer to bars capable of containing applets, window lists, or applets.

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How do I stop programs from closing when I right click them on the taskbar?

I'm using a laptop, and I keep accidentally right clicking on programs in the taskbar. As it's currently set up, when I right click an item on the taskbar, it closes that program. How do I change it ...
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Everytime I reboot my system all of my taskbar favourites are reset to defult

It only seems to effect my taskbar, but its annoying. I shove things there that I want to get quick access too. Though, Firefox keeps auto-launching just like after when I first installed the OS. I'm ...
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Some applications on the Ubuntu dock/task bar are broken

When clicking over some icons in the Ubuntu dock/task bar, they most of the time don't open and switch to drag mode, even when clicking once. Sometimes, just hovering over the icon causes the icon to ...
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How can I disable dragging icons on the taskbar?

I'm using Kubuntu 20.04. When I click on the icon on the taskbar it often goes into drag and drop mode. I just click on it without any delay. How can I disable this behavior?
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How to change display form of previews of open windows on the taskbar on ubuntu 20.04 with kde desktop

When I click it looks like this: When I hover it looks like this: I would like to have it like the second option but when I click (Kinda used to windows in this regard). I couldn't find a setting ...
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How to have the second taskbar for dual-monitor setup in LXQt

I have external monitor plugged to my notebook. Notebook's screen is set to be the primary display. I am looking for ways to have the taskbar on the extenal monitor as well. I do not want to either ...
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Weird blow fish icon on my taskbar tray

I have this weird icon on my taskbar tray. I worry that it is some malware or something. I cannot execute it or run it. I tried clicking it but it doesn't do anything.
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Ubuntu with no taskbar and everything 16.04

My windows xp pc to ubuntu pc does not have a taskbar but i tried the ubuntu unity thing and restarting the desktop and the cursor is an x. I don't have taskbar ontop the application but a Linux Mint ...
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Panel Automatic hiding and Start Menu browsing on LXDE

After configuring LXDE panel and setting Automatic hiding to on, the panel disappears when I work with applications (this is the expected behavior). When I click on the start menu, and browse the apps,...
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How to get a sidebar taskbar?

In a lot of tutorials I see the very convenient side bar I currently have the gnome desktop environment, and it has a completely empty desktop that requires me to click "Activities" in ...
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20.04: icons in task switcher belong to parent program

In these pictures we see how the subprocesses of Emacs inherit the "Emacs" icon. That's a bit confusing when the subprocesses are actually, e.g., Mozilla Firefox (pictured here) or Evince. ...
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How can I synchronize the To do Ubuntu app and calendar with google

In 18.04 the google to do list and calendar tasks where automatically synchronized with the to-do app and calendar, but this is not happening with 20.04.01 (my google accounts are already "...
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What does it mean when you see wait cursor on your Gnome shell task bar? What kinds of things might be happening?

I just floated my mouse cursor over my task bar and noticed that the wait cursor appeared. Do you know what kinds of activities are occurring that give me a wait cursor on the task bar in Gnome shell? ...
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How to load Lemonbar on BSPWM?

I've made a simple script to load Lemonbar: echo "testing" | lemonbar -p I can run it fine: ./launch.sh & But if I add that line to my bspwmrc, it will have no effect on startup. I ...
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How do I change my taskbar position in dual monitors?

A Linux noob here running lubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I have my laptop connected to an external monitor on the left. When I configured my setup, the panel(taskbar) would be there in the external monitor. But ...
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Default alternative to Pixel Saver in Ubuntu 20.04?

Is possible to have what Pixel Saver does without using it in Ubuntu 20.04? In other words, can I fuse activity bar and title bar in a natural way without extensions?
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Bottom Panel shows the name of the active application and workspace indicator in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I think there's a weird bug on the dock. Is there any way to make that disappear? It's giving me Windows Vista vibes.
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How can I hide windows from another workspace from showing in the taskbar? [duplicate]

How do I prevent windows from another workspace showing an icon in the taskbar (Ubuntu Dock)? Example: Firefox running on workspace 1 Files running on workspace 2 When I am in workspace 1 I would ...
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Collect notifications in a submenu such as Windows

windows notification area Hello I am trying to make application icons appear in sub menu like Windows (with Dash-To-Panel extension) How can I do this? There is any extension can do That? Edit: ...
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How to remove “taskbar” tabs? [duplicate]

Here's how, all of a sudden, my Ubuntu desktop started to look like: A Windows-like task bar appeared at the bottom after more than a year of using the same Ubuntu without any such surprises. Does ...
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What is this icon in my taskbar (green arrow on white gear with green background)

Nothing happens if I hover over or click on it. Here's my entire taskbar:
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How to show ubuntu desktop

When I start Ubuntu 18.04 I only see this screen which is in photo and no other option is available, could you tell me what is the exact issue?
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How to get a HDD running status led monitor in the taskbar

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10. I want to know if there is a way to get a HHD running status (as a led monitor light) into the standard taskbar of the screen. It is intended because my Laptop PC has this ...
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18.04: Is it possible to have a two-row panel (taskbar)?

I use a few tweaks on my customized taskbar, and it would be very comfortable to have two rows of taskbar to put more shortcuts for the most important utilities & tools. My bar is filled with real ...
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How to show only number of current virtual desktop in taskbar? (KDE Plasma)

i dont want to switch desktops by taskbar (i do it by keyboard), but i want to see which desktop is active. so i just want to see the number of active virtual desktop, not of all desktops. is there ...
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How can I make Ubuntu Dock show labels, not icons (like Windows does)?

On Ubuntu 19.04 how do I make Ubuntu Dock show the labels of running programs like Windows does in the taskbar? Also not to group them with dots but separate labels (again as Windows does).
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Multiple icons task bar git gui [duplicate]

When I use Git-gui I get multiple icons in the taskbar/favorites (Ubuntu Dock), see below: Is there a way to fix this? I have only one window open.
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Monitor Network usage widget histogram

I wanted to monitor my network usage in my taskbar. In windows I was using Networx for this purpose, but here I can not find the widget of Networx to add to my toolbar. I am using Kubuntu 18.0.4 and ...
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How to activate the favorites icon on the taskbar (dash-to-panel)? [duplicate]

My application is in the selected taskbar(GNOME, dash-to-panel). When a window opens, a new icon appears in the taskbar. How to make so that the favorites icon is activated and a new one does not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 always shown seperate taskbar icon for Kate editor

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Hello all: I'm using my favorite Kate editor in Ubuntu 18.04. I've pin the icon to the taskbar using "Show Applications" -> search "kate" -> (right click) &...
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I changed some setting in the taskbar, removed a panel or something, and now my taskbar doesn't show applications I have open

Edit: I figured it out! Right click the taskbar, "Add widget" and select "task manager." The applications I have open don't appear in the taskbar. My taskbar is just a big, empty bar at the ...
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How can I edit the Menu entries in the taskbar? [duplicate]

I am running Lubuntu 18.04LTS and have a taskbar at the bottom of the screen. The leftmost button opens a menu of themed options, such as "Graphics" with subfolders of applications (GIMP, Inkscape, ...
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Diodon not showing in Xubuntu task bar

I installed Diodon on my Xubuntu 18.04 using sudo apt install diodon Although Diodon does run (if I open the whisker menu and open Diodon I do see the clipboard menu), the icon does not appear on ...
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How can I get Icon only “Grouped Modern Window list” on Xubuntu, that I can “pin” in panel too?

I want to use Grouped window list (Just like in Windows 7 Taskbar). I am using Xubuntu 18.04.
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How to make KDE Plasma taskbar panel transparent?

I am using KDE Plasma, Currently the taskbar panel is looking like Windows. Can we make it transparent ? If Yes, How ?
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How can I move KDE Plasma taskbar to the top?

Is there any way to move Plasma Taskbar to the top of the screen? Currently it is at the bottom which makes it look like Windows.
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KDE Plasma 5.12: How to change background-color of minimized windows in task manager widget?

By default, the Task Manager widget shows minimized windows as gray. I want to change the color from gray to black/darkgray, so that it looks like all other windows which are not minimized. Konsole ...
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Upgraded from Kubuntu 17.04 to 18.04 and lost much of desktop functionality

I was given a desktop running Kubuntu 17.04 and asked to install a program. Given the lack of repository support for 17.04, I told them I need to upgrade them to 18.04. I did so, but when I logged in ...
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Battery icon won't update quickly when I start charging

When I plug in the charger and my laptop starts charging, the battery icon won't update to a charging battery icon until after a few minutes. How can I fix it and make it change immediately? My ...
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How to fix duplicate wireless taskbar display?

I followed the instructions to install the driver for BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01), firmware-b43-installer. However, now my wireless module (should I call it that?) is displaying twice ...
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19.04 Gnome panel selection area

In 19.04 the Gnome panel selection area for the extenstions on the left of the panel overlaps the panel into the desktop or full screen application. The extensions in the centre and on the right of ...
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Preview the contents of an application in Task Bar

How can I preview apps in task bar so that I can close certain windows of a running application without having to click and open the particular application and instead pointing would show the previews ...
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Missing characters on taskbar

Taskbar on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS is missing characters on the clock and activities section. No idea what caused it and first I've seen it. Is there a way to fix/restart it without a reboot? Extensins as ...
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How do I keep the icon of a program on the taskbar even after opening it?

I reinstalled Kubuntu and during my previous installation it didn't give me any problems. Now, when I pin a program (say chromium) to the taskbar right next to the "start" button the pinned icon ...
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Disable taskbar (Unity Launcher) Icon combine

With Ubuntu 14.04 default desktop, when you open multiple instances of the same program, the task bar will combine them into a single icon which is very inconvenient to use. Can we disable the icon ...
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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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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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KDE 5.15: Missing taskbar

I am having an issue with kde 5.9, task bar is not showing anymore. Desktop wallpaper is black. I can still open application with CTrl+F2. I tried few commands and get this: Any idea on how to show ...
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How to Get Taskbar Size and Position with Python

I am developing a module with Python, and I would like to figure out a way to get the monitor resolution minus the taskbar without any user interaction and preferably in a way that doesn't interfere ...
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Taskbar extensions not working in Ubuntu 18.10 with gnome 3.30

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10. But after I updated it broke the Taskbar extension. And I tried other taskbar extensions too. All are not working. Is there any solution to fix ...

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