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    No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    When I minimize a window with the new look & feel, the window is lost. I have to open a new application for the window. Is this supposed to happen? I thought minimize was supposed to put the program on a taskbar at the bottom of the screen?
    I've been trying to get this functionality working again with both Unity and Gnome. Both GUIs have lost the bottom taskbar.

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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    I asked this question two hours ago. At least you know the name of the function. Apparently everybody who counts knows and is bored with it.

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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by indianajo View Post
    Apparently everybody who counts knows and is bored with it.
    Yeah, you may be right. Here is one recent thread reg. that:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1923013

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    OK - Alt-Tab or Ctl-W
    Whatever happened to a taskbar or launcher at the botton of the screen? I can't imagine someone taking away that kind of functionality on purpose!
    You may as well just require people to open a terminal window and type "ps -ef" to show what windows might be running!

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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    Open applications have an indicator on the launcher panel in Unity . The window menu and taskbar are gone unless you are using Ubuntu Classic in 11.04 or Gnome Classic in 11.10 . The Gnome Shell has no taskbar either but can be added with an extension .
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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    Where's the launcher panel? If you mean the top of the screen, there's only an infinity symbol there. Otherwise there's just icons on the desktop.

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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    The link may help with using Unity . http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-...ocelot-review/
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; February 16th, 2012 at 11:40 PM.
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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    So how do you get a taskbar for gnome? What's it called? I seem to already have a gnome-panel running, although I can't find it using 'ps -ef'
    If I try and start it, it says "there's seems to be one running already" and doesn't do anything.

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    Re: No more taskbar with Ubuntu

    I just found cairo-dock for gnome.
    It's brilliant.

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