Regarding the gnome-panel in Ubuntu (64 bit).... I discovered some time ago that I wasn't the only one who routinely (every login) had their gnome-panel appear butchered, for which Alt-F2 then 'killall gnome-panel' would easily fix.
Having become impatient with this over the past 8 months, I decided I would automate the process and so cofiguring the startup applications seemed like a perfectly logical choice to me. Turns out I was wrong. After adding 'killall gnome-panel' to the startup applications not only does the panel fail to load altogether now, but Alt-F2 doesn't even work.
I tried Ctl-Alt-F1 and working with the graphics-free mode thinking I could somehow navigate to the startup apps config file and edit it, but I don't know where it is or how to edit it without logging in as root and I certainly don't know of any 'root password'.
Recently I updated my Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.10, by performing a clean install and not-formatting my home partition (set it as home mount point for the 8.10).At first I didn't realize any changes in the desktop environment, my compiz setting still doing fine (except for the background set for each desktop). And then I wanted to set the image, but to found out that there is no more shortcut to my compiz setting (through the System > Preferences menu).I checked the Appearance menu, and since I clicked on one of the options available, my compiz feature is no more to be available. The desktop is set to default 8.10 feature.I checked my other pre-installed application; such as Amarok, Thunderbird, etc. They all are gone.My question is, how can I get them back?This question is important, because from now on I'm going to perform the sequential upgrade (8.10 > 9.04 > 9.10), if I'm going to loose those application on every upgrade phase, then I'd just upgrade first before solving my problem.
I was messing around with my monitor settings in Ubuntu 10.04 [The first time when everything worked right away with my system!], and I stupidly deleted all the applets in the upper panel, and now I can't find them anymore. I looked though the applet selection screen, and I couldn't find the sound applet, the all-in-one power off/log out/switch user applet, or the email/chat applet. How do I get these applets back on my top panel?
Running Netbook Remix on a laptop and lost the app list. So now when the application is full screen there's no close button on the tab as found on the default install of Netbook Remix.I have gone into the ~/.gnome/apps/panel and backed up the configuration files to see if forcing the default would work or not
I was customizing my desktop and I decided I wanted to try out a dock so I installed docky, cairo dock, and awn via ubuntu tweak. Fortunately for me, docky decided it wanted to boot at startup. When this happened, my applications panel bar appeared right in the middle of the screen.So I uninstalled docky through ubuntu tweak and it seemed to resolve the problem. Unfortunately for me, I kept trying out the other docks. Opening cairo dock brought about the same problem for the applications panel bar. Something that should be noted is that I do not expand my panel bar. This problem doesn't happen if the panel bar is expanded.I've uninstalled AWN and Cairo Dock via ubuntu tweak but the problem remains.
Ubuntu 11..04 64-bitI hate unity. I set my desktop back to classic view. I managed to get the scroll bars back. But now, when I click on the button to shrink applications, the apps are not available in the panel. The apps seem to just close.
I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and was looking to do the same onto my desktop.However, when I installed the 11.04 download and put it onto a disk and booted my Desktop from the disk, I went into try and the side panel that is on my laptop isn't on this one. It has the Applications, Places and System menus on the top as it was in 10.10.Is this just in the try version side of things, or how can i change it to the new side panel.....thing?
I recently upgraded from 9.04 to 10.04 and things went pretty smooth. The only real issue is that I lost the transparency settings for the menu & indicator applets on my top knome panel. I simply don't remember how i did it last time, and i've been searching the net for an hour for a solution with no luck. Many results suggested the use of the Compiz Settings Manager's opacity settings, but that opacity applies to everything, including the text & icons. I thought i used the "gnome color chooser" package to do it last time, but I cannot find the option in the gui. how to make the background of the menu (applications/places/system) and indicator applet have transparent backgrounds while retaining full text/icon brightness?
I have had no issue with the panel's transparency in previous Ubuntu versions. This all started w/ Natty. I set up transparency (right click on panel, Nav through Properties > Background, Check "Solid Color," slide bar to my preferred opacity, & click "Close." The panel looks as follows: But when I restart the computer it goes grey:
killall command doesn't work, I have moved the panel, I have created a new one. The "closest" I found were people complaining (back in December) that the theme switched to grey. But I don't think the panel is taking up another theme, it is simply not painting the transparent image.
I didn't like Unity so I disabled it (still installed). I also removed indicator-me and indicator-messenger via synaptic as I have since Lucid Lynx. I removed the black bubble notifications and removed the shutdown/logout/restart confirmation/countdown prompt w/ a couple of code-hacks I found online as I have since Jaunty Jackalope. I also tried to change the opacity though an option inside Compiz's "Opacity, Brightness and Saturation". This also made AWN icons transparent so I undid it. I use the "Glossy P" theme w/ "Snow Apple" icons.
Is there anyway i can hide the top panel for maximized applications? It being gone reminds me of my X days I really dont want to..Also, I dont want to auto hide it, but just sent to background when an application is maximized. (i use chrome for browsing - when maximized the tabs are at the top and if set to auto hide, i keep revealing it while changing tabs which is annoying. )
After launching an application, if I choose to "Keep in Launcher", it appears to work fine; however, on the next boot, its gone. Also, dragging an icon appears to work, but it too disappears on the launcher after the next boot/login.
I'm forwarding an application (HandBrakegui) over an ssh tunnel using X11 forwarding as follows
ssh -C -p PORTNUM user@host -X ghb
This all works fine and X11 loads and handbrake's X11 output to my local mac.The server is Ubuntu 10.4 and the client is Mac OS X.Is it possible for the X11 HandBrake Gui session to be kept alive once the SSH tunnel or the X11 window on the client (mac) has been closed? As I'm adding files to HandBrakes queue I want the programme to finish encoding them even if I turn off the client computer as the server is always on.
After a fresh 11.2 KDE install on a second PC, the starting desktop exhibited a transparent panel, with "Desktop Folder" as a title, and five (5) icons. In the course of modifying the desktop icons, this was deleted. I have looked, searched, Google'd etc, to find a process to restore this transparent folder. No luck so far. I have placed the icons back, all works correctly, though I would like to know how to recreate this transparent rectangular panel. (My other two Linux PC's are Gnome (one openSUSE 11.2 and one Ubuntu 9.10).
When we start some applications like skype though we close it , it will minimize into the panel, another one is amarock that will not quit the application . But now I am not able to see the icons. ( As the applications are already running in background I cannot relaunch it )I can take the minimized applications, but when we close , how can I retrieve it ?
I recently installed F11 and customised the gnome panel with various custom application launchers. After the latest upgrade all my custom launchers have disappeared, the only ones left are firefox and thunderbird.
Just upgraded my FC12 to 13 using preupgrade.On booting up into 13 my panel at the top of the screen that normally holds the menus/system tray etc doesn't seem to have initialised. It's just not there.I had a message about "no system tray detected on this system" which I assume is from one of the applications trying to start up in the systray.I've not found anything obvious in the logs, but then I may not be looking in the right places.