One good thing about the new Unity UI is that, if you maximize the window, the side panel will be hidden and the top panel becomes the menu bar of the application. It gives more space to the app! Unfortunately, Unity only comes with Ubuntu and its also not available for people who use Gnome Shell in Ubuntu. But, there’s a solution…
The Auto Hide Top Panel extension can be used by Gnome Shell users to get more space in their desktops. In the old Gnome 2 UI, we can right-click the panels and set them to auto hide. But, Gnome 3 doesn’t support this right clicking anymore. So, we have to use this extension!
How To install “Auto Hide Top Panel” extension :
With the new Shell Extension website, installing and managing shell extensions have become much more easier!
First, go to this page : https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/42/auto-hide-top-panel/
Next, click on the “Off” switch and turn it to “On” (Located near the title)
Next, it will ask you whether to install the plugin or not :
- Hit “Install” and your top panel will disappear in a moment!