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    How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    It's there, staring me in the face, refusing to relinquish space to my small display. I HATE IT!!!

    I want it to hide except when I want it to show (autohide).

    HOW can I do this?

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    Re: How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDavis View Post
    It's there, staring me in the face, refusing to relinquish space to my small display. I HATE IT!!!

    I want it to hide except when I want it to show (autohide).

    HOW can I do this?
    In the gnome-shell you can have a autohide, with unity I have not seen any. You can make it transparent though.

    http://www.linuxandlife.com/2012/05/...ansparent.html

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    Re: How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    The auto-hide of the Unity launcher is switched off by default in 12.04. To switch it on go to ‘Control Gear –> System Settings’ then 'Appearance –> Behaviour' and set the auto-hide to on.

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    Re: How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by stepheny View Post
    The auto-hide of the Unity launcher is switched off by default in 12.04. To switch it on go to ‘Control Gear –> System Settings’ then 'Appearance –> Behaviour' and set the auto-hide to on.
    OP is talking about the top menu bar and not the App laucher on left side..

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    Re: How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    I also hated the top bar and switched to KDE...

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    Re: How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    The "behavior" setting mentioned applies to the Launcher, not the TOP bar, which I think is called the Menu Bar? Anyway, it's the top one, that has the gear on the top right corner within it. That's the one I want to autohide. I found the setting for the Launcher long ago, but I need a similar solution for the top bar.

    Thanks!

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    Re: How to hide top menu bar in 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by stepheny View Post
    The auto-hide of the Unity launcher is switched off by default in 12.04. To switch it on go to ‘Control Gear –> System Settings’ then 'Appearance –> Behaviour' and set the auto-hide to on.
    Thank you so much for your sharing.

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