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Refers to a panel at the top of the screen in which indicators and menu icons may be displayed in some desktop environments.

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app indicator top bar flickering 22.04

I have installed indicator-multiload, but the bars does not display correctly and flickers in a weird way (width expands and contracts quickly). I have reduced the number of desktops to 1 in the hope ...
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Third-party apps are dark in desktop panel

Third-party apps are dark in the notification area of the Ubuntu 22.04 desktop panel. Normally the Discord logo should appear there, moreover not only Discord but all third-party application icons ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 show topbar on every monitor

Its been years and yet this issue still seems to plague ubuntu despite the many versions. Ubuntu 18.04 show date and time on every screen the old answer here does not work anymore as 'multi monitors ...
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Top bar/Panel customization orange line

I've been trying to customize the panel to my liking but I can't figure out how to remove or at least shorten the orange line that you see in the screenshot. enter image description here This is the ...
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21.10 Ghost application icons in top bar

Ubuntu 21.10 I keep getting these ghost application icons in the top bar As you can see in the image they are only visible when hovering the mouse over them. There are so many that they have pushed my ...
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How to reset default top bar style

Today I was tinkering my Ubuntu 21.10. Looking for a way to configure my top panel, I installed the extensions Unite and Shell Configurator. All was fine until I removed Unite after realizing that it ...
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firefox gets hidden behind the top bar in Ubuntu 21.10

My Firefox windows continuously get hidden behind the top bar of ubuntu 21.10. I can get it back to normal by changing the windowsize twice (superkey+left arrow, and than superkey+upper arrow). Is ...
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Doesn't constant icons in dock or top-bar cause to screen burn-in?

maybe it is a silly question or maybe i am too sensitive but i always think with myself does showing just a constant static icon in Ubuntu's dock or its top-bar cause to screen burn-in problem? i use ...
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Empty top bar icons are added every time I suspend my system in Ubuntu 21.10 with GNOME Desktop Environment

I recently updated to Ubuntu 21.10. However, I noticed something strange: Since the update, the top-bar icons move further and further to the left. When I restart Ubuntu, the icons are again right ...
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Grouping Tray Icons

Is there a setting/app/extension that will let me group my "tray icons" similar to how Windows does it? I know a lot of folks like to keep background processes to a minimum, but there are ...
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Can I have Apllication Menu on topbar Like MacOS Finder bar in Ubuntu 20.04?

Hi so can I have the Topbar look linke MacOS finder bar and have all the options like File Edit Veiw Go and etc according to the application I want to actually change this to Somthing like this I ...
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How to remove the battery icon from the topbar and stop estimating battery life?

I have moved to ubuntu(21.04) from Windows recently. So I know very little about linux. I have an old laptop and its battery is dead. I run the laptop directly from the charger. At the topbar it keeps ...
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How to change position of top bar in Ubuntu 20.04

I want to change position of ubuntu 20.04 top bar that displays time and other stuff is there any way to change its position to bottom.
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How to have a Indicator on the GNOME Top Bar that displays the output of a command for every x seconds

How to have a Indicator on the GNOME Top Bar that displays the output of a command for every x seconds.
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How to disable hover to click on top bar?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with GNOME. When I go to the top bar and click on the Applications button, the applications menu opens up. However, while taking the mouse to my required application, it ...
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How can I move the clock and date to the bottom in Ubuntu 20.04?

I want move the clock and date bar (where Wi-Fi, sound, battery information is displayed) to the bottom of the screen. Can I do that? This is my actual bar. (My system is on Spanish so my browser is ...
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How to get a live speedmeter on the top bar?

I need a speedmeter (for wifi/Ethernet) that will show real time speed in the topbar. How to get it? I use Ubuntu 20.04.
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May I Add Something to the Top Bar?

I wrote a basic script with JavaScript that answering to "What the day of the year are we in?" question. How may I add the value coming from this script to the top bar of Ubuntu? For ...
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How can I remove in software top bar?

How can I remove in software top bar? Here I am not talking about activities top bar. Here a pic of what I am talking about
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Title bar buttons (close, minimize, maximize) apper in system status on top bar Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome 3.36.8

I have been getting this Although I have installed both dconf-editor and gnome tweaks, I try to use dconf-editor only for features not present in gnome tweaks. I used gnome-tweaks to make sure the ...
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Graphical problem with top bar and windows

I have these black spots on the top bar. I don't know what causes this problem and how to fix it. Also when I open programs they have blank spots.
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Time in top bar with applications in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

In my desktop, the top bar has the file through help menus for the current application, but I have to click the windows key to show the time etc on top. Is there a way to show that top bar with the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 show date/time/volume on every screen

Since the update to 20.04 from 16.04, I see top bar with date and time and volume control --- but only on the primary screen of my computer. On the other screens, the top bar is not shown. I've ...
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Ubuntu 20: Top bar for all monitors

It seems that many people have asked how to get the top bar on multi-monitors for Ubuntu 18 (e.g., Ubuntu 18: Top bar for all monitors, Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome bar on all monitors). There is no ...
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How can I change top bar menu options?

How can I change the top menu options for one or all of the apps?
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How to identify top bar item package

Task Identifying the top bar item shown in the screenshot below. Background It appears to be some sort of pseudo tiling manager (i.e. it tiles things, but only until you drag the windows from their ...
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Don't close Top Bar Settings Panel when clicked

I find it extremely annoying when I for example turn on wifi or bluetooth from the top right system tray (or top bar, no clue what it's called) and it automatically closes. Is there any way to keep it ...
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Keyboard shortcut for application menu dropdown

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the dropdown list that is at the top of the screen just next to "activities"? In the image is an example of the menu I mean when google chrome is the ...
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Kdocker arbitariily stopped working - docked apps are completley gone

I use kdocker to minimize a few applications (like Spotify) into the top bar rather than the dash, and it all was working smoothly until a couple of days ago, when suddenly whenever I use kdocker the ...
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How to show hide time in topbar when hovering?

How can I configure ubuntu topbar date and time to show only when I hover into topbar and when unhover it doesn't show. I want to have this functionality only for date and time, not others.
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Too many icons, cannot see the clock

I've got too many icons in the top bar so the clock, which is located in the middle of the bar, is slowly starting to get obstructed. Is there a work-around for this situation? my top bar:
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How do you change the position of extensions in top bar?

I've seen this feature in KDE plasma, but I was wondering if I could move the gnome extensions position on the top bar. If this isn't possible, is there a way to load extensions asynchronously so that ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 fixed color and transparency in the top bar

How can I prevent the Top Bar from changing color and / or transparency? I mean, when I don't have windows that touch the edge I see it transparent and when instead there is some maximized window, or ...
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Dock and Top Bar flashing non-stop at fullscreen

This problem affects all extensions that alter the dock and top bar. Including the standard extension "Ubuntu dock". All extensions are duly updated to the present date. I hoped that when ...
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Is there any way to create shortcuts to open specific section of top panel

I know that I can use ctrl+alt+shift+tab to go to the top panel. But I want to create a keyboard shortcut to trigger sections of it (for example the top-right menu in the panel). Is there any way for ...
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Can I register my own script to gnome accessibility menu?

Let's say I'm on Ubtunu 20.04 and have a custom accessibility script that I can start by running /opt/myTool/activate.sh stop by running /opt/myTool/deactivate.sh. Is there a way to register it to ...
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How do I tidy up my top bar?

My top bar looks like this: I want the keyboard language and the universal access one, but I don't want the Snapcraft (orange), Bluetooth, or Discord (far left) icons. How can I get rid of them?
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Why does my Ubuntu 20.04's top bar's icon becomes small every time when I boot the PC? [duplicate]

I am facing this issue with Ubuntu's top bar that every time when I restart or boot up my PC the icons from top bar will become smaller and then I need to got to Universal Access and turn the large ...
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Is there a way to add an event from the top panel calendar without opening up the calendar app?

I just want a little "+" button on the top bar calendar so I can add events without having to go into the full calendar. I think it would be very quick and useful for most people instead of ...
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The top bar of the Ubuntu Desktop is too small [duplicate]

The top bar of the Ubuntu Desktop appears extremelly small when I open the OS. I have already installed it again, and the problem persists. It seems to be an Ubuntu bug, how could I fix it? When I ...
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Top Bar and Login Screen Low Resolution

I have a brand new install of 20.04. When I log into the OS, the login screen is a low resolution (something like 800x600, but I am not 100% sure what it is). Then once I log in, everything is normal, ...
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Why are the top application indicators (top bar icons) appearing black and white in Ubuntu 20.04?

Why are these app indicators appearing in black and white color? Not sure if this was the case while using Ubuntu 18.04. Can something be done to make the app indicators use their original default ...
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Is there a way to hide ubuntu dock and top bar using terminal?

I want a shortcut to hide the top bar and dock, so I thought the best way to do that would be to figure out a terminal command which does the same.So, can someone tell me the command to do so or ...
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How to move the ribbon into the Top bar in ubuntu 20.04?

I would like the top bar to include the ribbon, which is File, Edit, View etc. Similar to Mac OS. Then it would also be best if I could move the 'time' to the right side instead of the middle. Any ...
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Top bar margin is displayed wrong after update to 20.04

After updating to 20.04, my top bar is displayed wrong. The icons seem to have correct size, but the bar itself seems to be too thin. Using maximized windows, e.g. hitting the close-button actually ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 top bar text disappearing - system starts lagging a lot

I would like to know if anyone has a clue about what may be causing my top bar + sidebar text disappearing after longer uptime (few hours). System also becomes very laggy, display (except of cursor) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: location services not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and now, while Location Services are enabled in the Settings, I do not see the location icon in my top bar, and services requiring my location cannot retrieve it. ...
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Top-bar appears twice in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 with the Multi Monitors Add-On GNOME Shell extension. Suddenly, I have two top-bars on my primary monitor. Rebooting didn't fix the issue, nor did ...
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Ubuntu bar font change after install fontforge and birdfont

I install fontforge and birdfont from apt, and I didn't realize the font had changed. After purge these two and sudo apt autoremove --purge and sudo fc-cache -fv font not fix. Before: After: ...
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Top Bar with rounded corners in Ubuntu 19.10

I want the top bar on Ubuntu 19.10 to have rounded corners, like Fedora for example. I have searched a lot but without any answers.
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