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GNOME Panel tips and tricks

Dec 21, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"In this tips and tricks article you will see a few little tweaks you can make to the GNOME panel to make your desktop more productive, efficient, and just plain cooler. NOTE: For this article I will be using GNOME 2.28. If you are using an earlier release some of these tips may not work.

"Auto-hide problems

"You may have found yourself in this situation. You create a new panel, set it on either the left or right side of the desktop, and configure it to auto-hide, only to find that you can not un-hide that panel. This is a problem that can happen when certain elements are added to a panel (the GNOME Main menu for example). It seems no matter how long you hover your mouse near the edge of that hidden penal (the action to un-hide the panel), it won't come out. If this is the case, fret not, there is a way to get it back. For the GNOME desktop there is a tool called gconf-editor. This tool allows you to set configuration options for all tools and applications in GNOME, without having to open up the tool or application."

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