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Old 06-07-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Customizing - Relocate Top Panel


I am new to Ubuntu 12.04. How do I move the top panel of the desktop to the bottom of the desktop? Thanks.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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I am new to Ubuntu 12.04. How do I move the top panel of the desktop to the bottom of the desktop? Thanks.
I don't use Ubuntu so use this answer with caution.

We need to know what desktop you're using, kde, gnomw, xfce? I can only talk for kde since it's all I use although any desktop should have something similar. Right click on a blank area of the taskbar and select "panel settings > screen edge". Then, holding the left mouse button down on the 4-way arrow, drag the toolbar to either top, bottom, or left or right edge and release the mouse button. You should also right click on that toolbar and select "lock widgets".

Tom
 
Old 06-08-2012, 05:11 AM   #3
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????? I am using the default desktop that comes with Ubuntu 12.04. I guess it is a part of unity. I really don't know. If I remember correctly, I did click on the top panel and nothing happened. Will keep plug'n and see what happens.
 
Old 06-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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Hi Ineed2know,

As far as I can tell the "panel" at the top of Unity is not a panel in the normal Linux/gnome sense. It seems to be just a bar across the top of the Desktop. If you want to have a panel which you can place where you want it, add launchers to etc. I would suggest installing gnome-session-fallback to Ubuntu 12.04. This can be done by opening a terminal (click Dash Home icon on the vertical ribbon of icons and type in terminal). The enter the command
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sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback -y
Once this is installed reboot the PC. At the login screen click the little Ubuntu circle next to your name and select Gnome Classic.

The Panel in Gnome3 can be accessed, moved, etc. by pressing the Alt key and right clicking on an empty area of the panel. Alt - Right Click - Properties will bring up a dialog which will allow you to set the orientation to Top, Bottom, Left or Right.

Ken
 
  


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