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

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After upgrading to 24.04 LTS, desktop "taskbar" is missing

I tried reinstalling the ubuntu-desktop, with no luck. This is on a Proxmox virtual machine. Any suggestions on how to get the taskbar back, would be appreciated.
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App is hidden below the menu bar when maximized [duplicate]

My Ubuntu is configured with a side bar. Therefore when I maximize an app, it should fit the window size up to the side bar. I don't know how it happened (I didn't have this issue before) but when I ...
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SystemTrayMenu for Linux / Ubuntu

i recently moved to Ubuntu 23.10 from Windows and use gnome Nutilus 45r. In windows I had a "click start" tool, or lets call it "link list" where all the frequent files and apps I ...
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How to add sidebar

I have installed Ubuntu desktop on my new Raspi 5 and when I finish setup, I'm just taken to the home screen with nothing on it, just the time and date. I was wondering how to add a taskbar/sidebar to ...
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Application icon is not appearing when minimizing the application

The application icon is not appearing when minimizing the application:
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Ubuntu 23.10 - Simple Icons after Switching Dark/Light mode

I just installed Ubuntu 23.10 After switching between dark and light mode, some of the icons changed to the "simple" version (see screenshot). Don't know how to change back to the more "...
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Why do I have overlapping toolbars on Ubuntu 23.10

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 23.10, I've had one toolbar hovering over the other toolbar. The hidden toolbar was installed when I installed the Gnome app. Why won't this second toolbar go away?
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Can the size of the icon that shows programs are grouped be increased?

Can the size of the icon in the taskbar that shows programs are grouped be increased? The Icon which is little green circle with plus in it.
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How do i repair taskbar freeze

Every time I turn on my PC I need to click right click on my taskbar and click either lock or unlock to see anything or when i turn on an app and it just doesnt appear and i have to do the same as ...
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Gear icon instead of App icon in taskbar

I made a .desktop file for a PyQt5 App, it does show the icon on the desktop, but when I open it and starts running, the icon is not showed in the taskbar, instead there is a gear icon. Thanks for ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 unable to launch applications

Have a new Ubuntu 22.04 system. Unfortunately it appears it is all locked up and I cannot find nor execute 2 apps that I installed. Also the Activities Bar is frozen. I installed Chrome from the ....
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In Ubuntu 22.04, how to make a taskbar shortcut (with a certain icon) that runs a specific command when clicked?

In Ubuntu 22.04, how can I make a taskbar shortcut that uses /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/firefox.png as an icon and runs firefox --private-window when clicked?
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XFCE (Xubuntu) - How to make launcher only launch when not yet started

I have been using Ubuntu for 10 years now, always with Gnome and now I tried XFCE I have to say I think it's better. I learnt how to add launcher in the taskbar to pin my favorite programs, but I find ...
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Cupertino/Pantheon task bar (panel) does not show 22.04

I love the mac styled Ubuntu Mate taskbar (or panel as they call it in MATE). However, it has been (all since Ubuntu 18.04) a pain in the neck how lazy it shows up, when I give it a mouse trigger - by ...
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How to change spacing between icons in GNOME taskbar?

I'd like to change the spacing between the icons on the GNOME taskbar. I don't want to change the size of the icons. I only want to change the spacing. I have tried both GNOME Tweaks and dconf editor ...
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How to add .appimage and other files to your taskbar/panels?

So, I'm really writing this just writing this out because there is a surprisingly small amount of people know how to do this, and I saw a post while browsing the inter-webs on https://forums.linuxmint....
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Providing an Icon for the taskbar for a java application

I have a java application packaged as an executable file with JavaPackager. The content of the tar.gz file is: a PNG file (provided by me - 128px/128px ) a folder with all the .jar libs an executable ...
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How can I change the command used to open an application?

Ubuntu 22.04LTS. In Kubuntu (for instance) I could right-click on a program's icon and select "Properties" and add command line switches. In Ubuntu, that option doesn't exist. The basic day-...
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KUbuntu 22.04 plasmashell task bar does not display icons for snap apps

Apps such as IDEA or Slack (presumably installed via snap) lack icons in launch menu and on taskbar, but when you switch between them via alt-tab their large icons are displayed in right pane. Why? ...
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folders in sidebar

I guess this is another noob question. I would like to add my documents folder to side bar. There are quite a few proposals how to do it (and not sure, why it is not permit by default). Is this still ...
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Firefox opens with different icon on saved session startup than pinned icon. Is this an issue with Firefox or Ubuntu?

I have kubuntu (Ubuntu Studio), and I have it auto-save my desktop session. Firefox starts up with my previous windows and tabs, but it opens a separate instance/icon from what's pinned to Task ...
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How do I keep my app windows (2 instances of same app) from combining?

How do I keep my app windows (2 instances of same app) from combining? I'm having a hard time switching between apps because I use one of my applications to open two windows and their icons are the ...
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When upgrading an Ubuntu Server instance with ubuntu-desktop-minimal package to 22.04, Dock disappears

After upgrading an Ubuntu Server instance with the ubuntu-desktop-minimal package installed to 22.04, the Dock disappears and won't come back Failed attempts to remedy this choosing to disable and ...
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stop gnome from hiding the taskbar and sidebar in fullscreen mode

Is there an option which enables that fullscreen apps only are able to overdraw the taskbar and titlebar, but then stop the hiding of it. There are two advatages: When you are in a game and you alt+...
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How to add AppImages to Taskbar and Applications list

I have downloaded a few App Images that work better than their electron counterpart- however, I would like to add them to my list of applications that can be accessed from Show Applications. I would ...
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snap program icon not visible in the taskbar and super

ubuntu 20.04 after an update the brave browser icon is not visible; both in taskbar and super. it is a snap package.
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how to move programs in the taskbar without making them favourites?

by default, when a program in moved up [my taskbar is on the left side of the screen], it becomes favorite program and is pinned on the taskbar. but i want to just move around the programs without ...
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No taskbar and no task menu available on Linux Mint 20.3 (Cinnamon) [closed]

I have installed snap and tried to run the hello-world example. My screen turn black for 1-2 seconds and now - even after a restart - I have no taskbar and no taskmenu (when pressing the "windows ...
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How to pin program on Taskbar in Lubuntu 20.04?

how can I pin the program on Taskbar? I use 20.04 Lubuntu as operating system.
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Application windows go behind the dock (gnome)

If move applications near the dock, they will go behind the dock rather than in front. How can I fix this?
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How to change GNOME task switcher

How to change the GNOME task switcher? I want to change my task switcher on gnome to a different view as mentioned in the below two images Task switcher that i want to set. My current task switcher: ...
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Get applications to display behind the taskbar

I just installed ubuntu and I'm trying customize it a bit and I have a question. How do you get applications to display behind the taskbar? I will elaborate. screenshot of desktop; i am not allowed to ...
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How can I add an icon on the taskbar for a running application without icon? [duplicate]

Some applications run perfectly fine, however, they do not show any icon in the taskbar as shown below: Notice that all the running applications have icons except the last one (see the arrow) where ...
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How to exit zoom without going to the task bar

I am using ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop. I use zoom version 5.8.0 (16) I know that [How to exit zoom cleanly?] this is the solution for cleanly exiting from zoom. What I want to know, is how to do ...
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In Kubuntu, how do I start a new instance from taskbar with meta+shift+number?

In Ubuntu or Windows, I can press win/super/meta+shift+number to open a new application instance that is pinned to the taskbar (the number denotes which app to open). But after I switched to Kubuntu-...
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KDE/Ubuntu 21.04: accidentally killed the taskbar "window"

In KSysGuard there's a tool to kill a window by clicking on it. On the way to kill the window I wanted, I accidentally clicked on the taskbar, which is now gone. How do I turn it back on without ...
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Unable to right-click and add the "workspaces selector" in GNOME classic's taskbar of my ubuntu 20.04

I would like to add the "workspaces switcher" in GNOME classic's taskbar of my ubuntu 20.04. The right-click of the mouse has no response. I've installed the gnome-tweak-tool, and the "...
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How do I get rid of activities bar at bottom of screen?

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. I did the same thing on my computer at work and this problem did NOT appear. See attached photo to know what I'm talking about. I'm not talking abuot the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 top bar weird display calendar

A picture speaks a thousand words: why is the calendar transparent and generally weird display? If the background isn't white, the calendar is unreadable I'm using Ubuntu 20.04
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How to change the underline color of the taskbar (dash-to-panel)

How can I change the orange color of my taskbar (dash-to-panel) icon underline in Ubuntu 20.04? I am already using the gnome-tweaks tool with the Adwaita-dark theme.
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How can I get the topbar on all of my monitors?

I need to get the topbar with the date and hour on all my monitors. I try to use compiz but I don't know how to do it, ideas? This taskbar:
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Not able to open Files in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This happens most of the time when i click on Files which is located at Task Bar it din't opens i Google about this i found this post which is not worked for me or maybe i typed wrong id please help ...
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Is it possible to use different color for a minimized window taskbar button? Any theme that does?

I use Fbpanel as my panel. It uses GTK2 for theming. I would like to know which windows are minimized by a quick glance at the taskbar. Below, GIMP's icon background is green because GIMP has focus, ...
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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 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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