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Probably docky

and it's easy to switch back .. al you'll be doing is moving the panel from the normal panel from the bottom of screen to the top, and firing up docky.

So to get back .. close docky, and of you want move the panel back to the bottom.

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do i have to reconfigure anything aside from this? (sorry i very much a newbee at this).
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i guess ill give it ago as long as i can change it back.
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if i use docky will i get the errors and bugs mentioned before with docky?
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if i use docky will i get the errors and bugs mentioned before with docky?

only one way to find out right ?

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sudo apt install docky
now before starting docky, right click on the bottom panel and select "Panel Settings" and on the "Geometry" tab put the tick in "Top" .. and click "Close" .. your panel should now be at the top of your screen.

Now run:
menu > Accessories > Docky

have fun.

want to add an application launcher .. fire up the app, and whilst its icon is displaying on the dock, right-click the icon and select "pin to dock"

you can re-order the icons by dragging them,
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Yes, there is a possibility, as I mentioned before it is a known bug.  The best way to find out is to give it a try.  Its not going to hurt anything.  Its just annoying.   If you do run into these problems, you can always follow the work around link in my previous post.  It obviously works for most computers as I can't find any complaints about it - yet  :D.
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got it great thanks!!!!! looks pretty cool going to play around with it now :)
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That's great.  I really like Docky.  I think it is really elegant.  I just hope that this annoying bug is fixed in an update soon  ;).
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yeah i noticed the bug actually when i closed my laptop i had to restart docky and the stuff on the top panel vanished :/
so i basically had to reboot not a huge deal but slightly annoying.
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the link you posted to fix docky is actually broken :/
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Remind me in a day or two and I'll look into this (and see if I can figure out a fix/workaround) .. so the problem is docky not coming back after a suspend/resume ?
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ya so after i close my laptop docky i have to reload (which isn't a huge deal for me ) but the panel up top all the icons disappear such as the wifi meter power button volume control work spaces etc which forces me to have to restart.
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I'm willing to bet that Plank would work properly .. but it won't have some (all?) of the plugins that Docky does.
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i can give that one a try to maybe i like how this one looks although those bugs are kind of annoying.
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Plank looks exactly the same .. it just hasn't got the plugins (AFAIK)

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Let me know if you wanna give it a go.

You'll have to figure out how to stop docky from autostarting first (or uninstall it)
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