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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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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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GNOME task bar in dual screen

Is it possible to make the task bar appear on both displays in a dual-screen setup, instead of just in the primary display?
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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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KDE Plasma black screen and no taskbar

I am using Kubuntu 20.04, when I turn on my PC I get a black screen, no taskbar and I have to use Ctrl+Alt+f1 to login, after that: I use startx command and I get a black screen as well, hot corners ...
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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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Why does this glitch happen in the toolbar?

When Jgrasp, a java IDE opens, it has a separate window that open while loading. After loading, it closes and opens the window with the actual IDE. I tried to drag the loading screen icon to my ...
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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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Is it possible to offset taskbar? Ubuntu 21.04

Is it possible to offset taskbar few pixels from edge of the screen? Basically just moving it freely not being limited to moving it to edges of the screen.
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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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Ubuntu 20: add task bar to external monitors

This gives a solution to getting a task bar on external monitors for Ubuntu 17. https://askubuntu.com/a/968212/603296 However this doesn't seem to work for Ubuntu 20. Any suggestions how to fix?
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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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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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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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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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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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