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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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Missing taskbar after lightdm restart, fixed by another restart of lightdm

Recently I have been getting the Lagging box around mouse cursor on Ubuntu and the only solution to this is restarting lightdm. However when I restart lightdm I am missing my taskbar. Another restart ...
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How to save/modify order of manually ordered taskbar/task manager in Kubuntu?

I'm new here and use a French locale, so, sorry if I don't use the right terms for designing the UI elements. I'm on Kubuntu 18.10, and the issue I have is with the task manager (the bar at the ...
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Xubuntu 18.10 - Taskbar does not fit screen and “system detected a problem” window on startup

Taskbar.(image does not contain the prompt) I have installed xubuntu 18.10 today and setup all of my stuff as i did with xubuntu 18.04 . I don't even know what thing that i did caused this issue. All ...
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Icons show up in launcher but not in panel

I can't see any icons ( telegram/hangouts/viber and etc.) in the panel of Ubuntu 16.04. They do show up in the launcher though: How should I proceed? I don't have any of this installed: indicator-...
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How to re-arrange opened tabs in panel?

I am using Dash to panel extension with GNOME Tweaks in Ubuntu 18.04 to move the taskbar to the bottom. But I cannot seem to be able to re-arrange opened tabs. Here's what I want to do: Drag and drop ...
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What distribution have these 3 taskbar tweaks possible?

I need information if it's possible to configure these 3 things in KDE (Kubuntu 18.04) or any other distro: When I move mouse cursor over taskbar I'd like to automatically activate and move to front ...
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Is there anyway to move (swap) an icon pinned to the taskbar by keyboard? [closed]

My Ubuntu version is default 18.04. It seems to be configured via some macro or shell script, But I can't find and figure out. Is there any way I can move (or swap) pinned Ubuntu taskbar icons using ...
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How to add windows alike Taskbar to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I see many Linux provide this windows look like Docks Taskbar. Linux Tails, Lubuntu, Mate, Xfce, Linux Mint etc. Example - Very useful docks, but how can I add this on Ubuntu Gnome? edit: visit this ...
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Why taskbar doesn't appear properly on Ubuntu Budgie desktop?

Suddenly my taskbar have a bug when I start my computer!I remember that I did updates at last time that I used Budgie working good.However,it isn't possible to find a start menu and clock on my top ...
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lubuntu, make the terminals / some windows, to not stack in the task bar

I usually have several terminals open and want to access them quickly. But the terminal stacking makes it kinda hard. Is it possible to make the terminals not stack? i'm on ubuntu 18.04
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Kubuntu: Show programs only on their workspace

When switching workspaces (Virtual Desktops); is there a way to make programs only show up on their belonging workspace? By default all programs are visible on the taskbar, even if the program is on ...
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After suspend task manager items disappear Ubuntu 18.04

I just found an issue with latest version of Ubuntu 18.04 with Lenovo legion y520. After lid is closed and opened, the task bar(right of notification bar on top) icons disappear. That is the running ...
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Multiple Taskbars

I have two sets of taskbars. I want to remove the gray ones from the top and bottom of the screen and keep the black one at the top and the narrow black tray at the bottom. FYI, the gray one at the ...
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18.04 what is this weird bottom bar?

I don't know how I got this and I don't know how to get rid of it. Is it some extension? It is redundant since I have a bar on the left. Please help me get rid of it.
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Why applications cannot show their tray icons on the taskbar?

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04. I do not know what have I done, but all the application tray icons can not show on the taskbar, including input method, uGet, and all applications that have the tray icon ...
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Program icon vanishes frm taskbar

I created a shortcut to a chrome page (a spreadhseet) and set an icon for it (under properties). When I open it, the icon shows in the taskbar then vanishes leaving me with a blank taskbar space ...
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How do i remove down task bar [duplicate]

I installed numix, but I don't know how to remove or adjust the bottom or top bars. This is circled in red in the image below. I want to restore the original/defaults. This is what my desktop looks ...
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Lubuntu 17.10 multiple network icons

I'm running Lubuntu 17.10. Every time I login, there are two network manager icons, the location of the second varies. No GUI preferences solve it.
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How to add HDD temperature info on task bar? [duplicate]

I am using lubuntu 16.04 LTS 32bit. I would like to add HDD temperature info on the taskbar to monitor HDD temperature. How can I do this?
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Error occured after installing plank in ubuntu

when I open an app, it's icon gets displayed twice on the taskbar. I want to hide anyone of them. The screenshot would explain my question:
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Ubuntu TaskBar is gone. Launcher is missing [duplicate]

I recently updated (Feb 15, 2018) my Ubuntu 16.04 from the software manager. I don't remember what programs got updated, now my taskbar & launcher is gone. Is there a way to fix this? I've tried ...
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How to not always show left Ubuntu Dock in gnome-shell?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 17.10 (GNOME). Its GNOME Shell appears to have been modified to behave similar to the Unity shell, and hence on the left side panel I always see a panel (aka Ubuntu Dock) ...
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Empty icon space in top panel

After some time an empty space appeared at my top panel If I click on it, I see empty dropdown list, do you have any ideas of how can I get rid of it? I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Taskbar keeps disappearing! [duplicate]

Please help! My top and left taskbar just keep disappearing and it only leaves the wallpaper! I have already tried restarting my system twice but it won't work!
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How can I disable the bottom taskbar? [duplicate]

I want to know how to make the taskbar at the bottom of the screen disappear. This taskbar appeared after I installed some theme. How can I make that taskbar disappear? I thought this was editable ...
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Reload crashed taskbar in Ubuntu mate

As I have said in the title, I would like to know if there is any way to restart the task bar in Ubuntu MATE. I have had my top and bottom bars crash on me several times, which means that I could do ...
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Second Idea window not shown in taskbar

I open a different project in IntelliJ IDEA in a new window, this window appears but never shown in task bar. So I can't access this window once it loses focus, other than by minimizing other windows ...
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How to remove red cross bar mark from the desktop taskbar?

Click here to see the image I don't know what does it mean and how to remove it. Could you help me?
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GNOME Shell: Maximize/switch apps by scrolling in taskbar

Just moved from Unity to GNOME Shell with the update to Ubuntu 17.10. In Unity I could maximize apps by placing my cursor on the app in the taskbar and scrolling. In GNOME this doesn't work. Is there ...
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How to group multiple instances of each application in taskbar/panel?

I am looking for a solution that can provide me "Windows"-like capability to group multiple instances of each application in ubuntu. I have looked at the solution to this question at some other ...
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Can I minimize application windows to a taskbar in GNOME 3?

Is there a way to drop windows down into a taskbar in GNOME, then later restore them by clicking on the entry in the bar? The Windows operating system, as well as some desktop environments in Ubuntu, ...
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Numbers disappeared in taskbar and notifications

I have a weird issue. And I don't even know how to debug it. I can't determine when this issue happened. One day i booted my computer and the issue was here. Only the numbers are missing in the ...
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Google Chrome stays in leftmost space in Gnome Application-Switcher

I'm using the Task-Switcher/Application-Switcher (Alt-Tab or Super-Tab) in Gnome. By pressing Alt-Tab I'm able to cycle through a list of open applications from left to right in the order in which ...
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Highlight active application in Gnome Classic taskbar

I use (and love) Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the built-in Radiance theme. Only gripe that I have is that all applications in the (bottom of the screen) task bar are highlighted the same. ...
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kde plasma make taskbar show current desktop

kde plasma 5.9.4 I want taskbar to show only contents of current desktop. I do not want to create or use an "activity."
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Unknown Tray Icon Ubuntu 17.04

Okay so I have searched everything I can think of but I cannot figure out what this icon/app is: As you can see I've right clicked on the icon and all I receive is that empty grey box. Any insight ...
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Tomboy in the indicator bar in Ubuntu 16.04

Once (with the old ubuntu 12.04lts and old gnome) I had Tomboy as a icon in what I think was called indicator bar (top bar). Now with gnome 3 no icon is shown in the top bar, how can I have Tomboy on ...
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Plasma desktop doesn't start automatically after apt-get upgrade

After applying updates, my desktop doesn't launch anymore at boot. Instead of plasma, I have a bash prompt. I have to log in and run startx to get plasma running. However, when it is launched, I don'...
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How to change the view for open programs in the taskbar in KDE?

I am using KDE Plasma 5. Look at the panels at the bottom. They are from the attached monitor on the right, and my laptop on the left. They have full tab sized sets for the programs that I've opened. ...
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Unusual icons/program on taskbar cannot remove

The icons are three circles; a circle with an arrow inside, a red circle with a 9 inside and a white circle with an a inside. Since this appeared on the task bar all my programs and open pages ...
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Running applications do not appear

In Ubuntu, any running applications (or rather, their (main?) windows) are usually shown in at least two places (please excuse the possibly incorrect terminology - feel free to insert the actual terms ...
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Get Toolbars to Ubuntu (like in Windows) and make icons smaller

Is there any way for toolbars in ubuntu, there is a picture of my current windows taskbar, that's the biggest thing of windows what is keeping me on there. (normally the taskbar is at my right.)
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Moving Taskbar from the left to the top

I'm new to Ubuntu (like today!)and I want to move the Taskbar to the top as I have always had it in Windows. I've read a lot of posts here but everyone seems to think that the Windows placing is on ...
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Moving the Taskbar to the Right

I'm trying to move my taskbar to to the right side of the screen. I tried the Unity tweak tool thing but this only lets the taskbar to be either on the left side or on the bottom. Googeling gave me ...
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Steam tray icon does not work properly

On Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 64-bit the Steam tray icon on the upper right task bar not working as it should. I tried installing steam as a Debian package and through apt but the issue still persists. Also ...
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gksu changing my background

Everytime when i use gksu nautilus , it keeps changing my background and the taskbar to the default color and background. How can I restore my background and color after using the command?
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Taskbar and laucher disappeared

I switched my laptop on , which runs on ubuntu 16.04, but the taskbar and launcher were missing. I opened firefox using terminal but still there is no option to maximize the window or doing any ...
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Wifi option is missing in status bar

The wifi option in the status bar is missing, although there is an internet connection. How can I get the wifi status bar option to show up? In the picture, you can see that there is no option in ...
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Changing the applications taskbar name [closed]

Somehow one of my students changed the name of the applications bar from applications to Sandy and Andrea are my BFFs. Needless to say, I am NOT pleased. How do I go about changing it back to say ...
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Restore items to Ubuntu Taskbar after removing accidentally

How do I put items on the taskbar at the top of the screen in Ubuntu? I accidentally removed the Network Connections icon from there and can't get it back.