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Old 05-17-2013, 06:00 AM   #1
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Pls HELP! How to customize taskbar in ubuntu 12.04?

Hi I'm a newbie here and I'm also new to the world of linux. I want to change my taskbar in the upper-left corner. Currently it has tabs like (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools, help) in order. Now I want to change it to a more organized tabs with only 3 tabs like "application, system, etc."

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Old 05-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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[nevermind, misread the question]

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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I am not sure I really understand your question. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 too with the Unity desktop. When my screen is showing the Ubuntu Desktop, my task bar items are File Edit View Go Help. When you open some application, the task bar contents may change to reflect what the application software needs. The task bar list you give looks more like what I see when I start Opera or Firefox. I am not sure you can customize the task bar contents. Applications software is usually started from icons on the launcher (the vertical bar on the left side of the screen) or from menus brought up by the Ubuntu symbol in the upper left on the launcher.
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That behavior is intended to be that way. It is called 'Global Menu' so all running applications relied on it. If you dont like it perhaps you can switch to a different desktop environment such as Xfce in which you can add and remove icons and menus on the task bar which is called 'Panel'

You can also install Gnome and log in on the Gnome Classic mode which include two menus, and a notification area with few applets.

Good luck to you.


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