How to set GNOME panel /not/ to be always on top

Fred Roller froller at
Tue Sep 15 21:09:20 UTC 2009

Liam Proven wrote:
> I can't find a way to reproduce with the GNOME panel(s) the Windows
> taskbar setting I need, which is quite simple: to have the GNOME panel
> set up so that other windows can cover it.
> The problem with autohide is that it keeps popping up in front of my
> foreground application. The problem with enabling the hide buttons and
> manually hiding it is that the hide button stays visible on top of my
> foreground app.
> What I want is a normal panel, /not/ hidden or autohidden, but just
> *not* set to be always-on-top.
> I've Googled but all I've established is that other people seem to
> want the same thing & can't find a way.
Have you tried the View->Full Screen found on /most/ packages.  If the 
desktop focus in on the application you want on top you can usually hit 
F11.  Outside of that the only options I can think of would be to set 
the panel transparency to full; but this does not get rid of the icons. 


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