Ubuntu: How do I autohide the top panel in Unity?



Question:

When windows are not maximized, the top panel is basically wasted space for me in Unity.

Is there a way to make it autohide? i.e. make it appear on mouse over.


Solution:1

You can't currently autohide the panel in Unity. It is also not a planned feature.

There are ways you could possibly make the panel autohide:

  • Post an idea on Ubuntu Brainstorm to add this option and hope a developer sees it and implements it or creates a for with this feature.
  • Report a bug on Launchpad stating that this option should be available and hope a developer sees it and implements it or creates a for with this feature. This will probably get marked as opinion or invalid or at best a wishlist bug.
  • Get the code and add this option then merge with trunk or create your own fork.

None of these are immediate or even likely.


Solution:2

You can make it transparent. With ComprizConfig Settings Manager installed and the Unity plugin enabled you can change the panel's opacity to zero under the Experimental tab. With a light background and light coloured text or a dark background and dark coloured the panel will almost disappear but the icons and menu links will still be there.


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