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I'm looking for a way to quickly toggle the autohide of the taskbar in Cinnamon (running on a netbook).

Would it be possible to do it either directly using a shortcut, or maybe scripting and then keybinding it?

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Copy and paste following script in gedit:

state=$(gsettings get org.cinnamon panels-autohide)
if [ $state = "['1:true']" ]; then
    gsettings set org.cinnamon panels-autohide "['1:false']"
    gsettings set org.cinnamon panels-autohide "['1:true']"

... and save as in your home directory.

Then open System Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboard shortcuts -> Custom shortcuts.

Click on Add custom shortcut. Fill the Name section with Toggle Panel Autohide. In Command section, browse and select

Under "Keyboard bindings" double click on unassigned, and press keyboard shortcut for this command. I use Ctrl + F12 as keyboard shortcut.

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exactly was I was looking for :) – AdrieanKhisbe Jan 18 '15 at 10:15
actually this doesn't work in the latest cinnamon, so I suggest to use 'Intelligently hide panel' option. – comepradz Jun 5 '15 at 19:48

you can look at this page see the comments given by askun

Just in case you weren't aware, you can toggle the system tray completely off in Cinnamon Settings > Applets. This doesn't offer the more finite control over individual applications like you are requesting, though, just "all on" or "all off" as far as I can tell...

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please dont make your answer only based on a link. do your best writing the key points and only then use the link as reference. if the link ever gets broken, so does your whole answer. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Apr 7 '13 at 15:06

I use Cinnamon 2.0 and it has this feature by default.

System Settings -> Panel (for some reason I have 2 version of System settings in my App launcher. I used the first one to get the Advanced Mode)

System Settings

Check Auto-hide panel

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Hope it helps !

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