Dash to panel It is the icon taskbar of Gnome Shell, which has been updated to version 43, which brings initial support for GNOME 40. The Gnome Shell Dash to Panel extension combines Dash with the top Gnome panel. The result is a panel that provides iconic taskbars, trays, system menus, and date/time indicators. This is similar to the KDE Plasma and Windows 7 (and newer) taskbar. It supports both X11 and Wayland.
It’s worth noting that you should not compare Dash and Panel with something similar Rush to the dock Extension (a version supporting GNOME 40 has not yet been released, but is under development), from which Ubuntu Dock forks.
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Extended features include multi-monitor support, setting the panel position to any screen edge, real-time window preview, smart hiding, etc. More importantly, the panel is fully customizable, allowing you to show or hide various elements, change the click operation, and change the style of the panel.
|Dash to Panel v43, its menu right-click option and its settings for running on GNOME 40 (location tab)|
The latest Dash to Panel v43 released today adds initial support for GNOME 40. In addition, the settings window now uses GTK 4.
As far as I know, there are A known bug This will affect this version, but the developer has decided to release Dash to Panel v43 anyway so that GNOME 40 users can use this extension and fix such minor bugs later. When Dash to Panel is enabled, this error will cause the overview desktop to lose rounded corners, as shown in the screenshot below:
This version also comes with some bug fixes:
- Fix the gap between the vertical panel and the top panel of the stock GS
- Fix the issue that the panel disappears after unlocking with full screen content
It should be noted that Dash to Panel v43 only supports GNOME 40. For GNOME 3.38 and earlier, you need to use Dash to Panel v42.
Install Dash to Panel extension for GNOME Shell
Dash to Panel can be installed from the GNOME Extensions website (link above), or through Various alternations Methods (package manager, source code, etc.).
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