Quote Originally Posted by croque View Post
Yes...as far as I can tell (based on my only Lubuntu laptop)...if the battery icon is present, the extra space will be there after a suspend/resume. If the icon is not there, no additional space is added after suspend/resume.

More evidence: I looked at all the screenshots showing this problem on ubuntuforums and over on launchpad...they all have the battery icon present.

So yes...it seems to be a work-around, but not really a fix, because the battery icon is helpful on a laptop.
Ok, thanks for the explanation
Could you please post on the bug reports about your work-around until the devs find a fix?