View Full Version : [SOLVED] how can i remove upside and downside bar in ubuntu gnome

April 19th, 2014, 06:34 AM
i installed ubuntu gnome
i log out and then log in
in a gnome classic mode

i want to remove the two bars from the desktop
i want to use cairo dock insted

April 19th, 2014, 08:14 AM
I don't think that's possible in the new GNOME Classic which is actually GNOME Shell with some cherry-picked extensions:


You might be better off using the flashback session:


I've never used cairo dock though so I could be full of baloney!

April 19th, 2014, 05:26 PM
It should come up as a option at login ...... cairo


I have it set up and its clean and very nice to use too - with compiz running .....

Cairo sets itself up as a separate login choice - but I think this only shows when using the KDE/KDM login

( never quite sure how it sets itself up - but it often just shows up as a choice for me in KDM ..... )


Possibly needs compiz installing too ...... the indicators are to the left which shows too - that it possibly
is linked into some of the Unity style ..... (rather than Gnome-Shell ..... which uses mutter I think ......)
This is definately running with compiz for me too as I have wobbly windows and transparency in the terminal
which in Gnome-shell was not working the last time I tried it .........

By the way there are no bars in this just the dock .....

April 20th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Which version of Linux you install

I also have this option
When i enter the screen

I only see the Cairo

And that's what I want

Only I have a little problem there

Windows and programs does not have the upper bar with the close button or downloading and expansion

April 20th, 2014, 12:57 PM
I reinstalled the Ubuntu Unity
And before I did something I installed Cairo Dock

I did log out
And then Log In
Through Cairo
That is all

What I wanted

I use in Cairo with 10.04 for a long time
It did not know there is this possibility

Would save me a lot of headache

Thanks for the help

April 20th, 2014, 02:01 PM
If you just see the background and that is all ........ do

Ctrl + Alt + T ............. then type


into the terminal that pops up ......... also

I just use the addons tab in cairo to select any other things I need - or drag and drop things onto the bar

The other thing is altering the theme to one that I like that already has the extras added to it ............

usually just right click the dock and configure .... that is all

Have you got it running now - can you post a screen shot of what you see .........