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Somehow the panel got moved to the right side. How do I move it back to the top? I tried right clicking, dragging, etc.

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  • right-click on panel
  • choose "Properties"
  • modify "Orientation" combo box as desired
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I don't get Properties when I right click – JoelFan Aug 12 '10 at 0:53
For what its worth right click works on my Ubuntu 10.4 LTS. – hotei Aug 12 '10 at 1:45
It's too full of panel items... every time I click on it, it's on one of the items, not on the panel itself – JoelFan Aug 12 '10 at 2:48
Are you right-clicking on a part of the panel with no icons/text? What do you see when you right-click? ...ah, nevermind, just saw your other answer. If my original answer helped, would you mind voting it up or marking it as the accepted answer? I'm dying for 10 points on :) – Adam Monsen Aug 13 '10 at 18:56
up vote 0 down vote accepted

OK, @Adam's answer gave me the term that I needed to lead me to the answer, namely "Orientation". Here's the solution:

  • Start a terminal
  • Type: gconf-editor
  • Navigate to /apps/panel/toplevels/top_panel_screen0/orientation
  • Double-click to bring up the "edit" dialog
  • Change right to top

There is also a ... bottom_panel_screen0/orientation that can be changed as well... probably you want it at bottom.

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