Asked by one of our readers on how to get a realistic panel on ubuntu 14.04, we went on a quest to find out how.
- Xfce4 Panel
To install the Xfce Panel on Ubuntu, open a Terminal and type
sudo apt-get install xfce4-panel
Now we'll get rid (almost) of the left-aligned Unity launcher.
Ennable the "auto-hide launcher" option in Settings > Appearance > Behavior, and set sensibility to low for the Unity launcher to disappear for good.
To have the Xfce panel launch at startup, open the dash and search for Startup Applications. Once there, create a new launcher and in the command field, enter xfce4-panel. Save the launcher and log out. When you log back in, a dialog will pop up asking wich configuration you want to use.
However, we want the desktop to look like Windows, so we'll continue with the tweaks. Right-click somewhere on the panel and select Panel > Panel Preferences. A configuration window will appear. Usually, if we chose the default configuration we'll get a dock similar to Docky at the bottom of the screen. We want to get rid of it, so in the drop-down menu, select 'Panel 2' and then press on the remove button.
Finally, we're done editing our panel! Here is what it's supposed to look like :
- Tint2 panel
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