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Removing Gnome Panel in Mint 13 MATE

Postby jamsoolee on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:20 am

Hey all,

I was wondering how to remove the panel in Linux Mint 13 w/ MATE.
I attempted it in Cinnamon, but gave up and am trying on MATE, but I'm getting no answers :(
I want to use Docky or AWN over the panel and need it gone.
gconf-editor does not work in this version :/
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Re: Removing Gnome Panel in Mint 13 MATE

Postby ZubenElgenubi on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:56 pm

Rename (not delete!) the file /usr/bin/mate-panel, and restart your session.
That's it ;)
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Re: Removing Gnome Panel in Mint 13 MATE

Postby snx51 on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:43 am

There is a less radical way which hides the Panel almost completely:

Go to the "Panel Properties" (right-click on the panel an choose "Properties") then mark the "Show hide buttons" setting (and the "Arrows on hide buttons" if wanted) as shown below.
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Mate Panel Properties
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Afterwards you can hide/unhide the panel to the left or the right with a click on the "hide button". This hides the panel and expands maximized windows all the way to the bottom of the screen (see screenshot below).
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Mate Panel hidden
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This way you can access the panel if ever needed and you don't have to mess with the system itself.
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