GNOME Classic - Bottom panel

Hello all,

I would like to know how to get OpenSUSE 13.2 with Gnome Classic to looks like the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, as shown below. What I mean is that I want one simple panel at the bottom, and not one in the top and another one in the bottom, as in the traditional Classic. My idea is to make as easy as possible to small office users (I am still running 11.4 in production environment because the previous Gnome panel was much friendlier) .

I have installed gnome-shell-classic and it is working fine (with one top and one bottom panel). Any ideas? If Novell made it I guess it is possible to do so… :wink:

Best regards and thanks in advance!


I have the same issue :(, and it would be appreciated if someone could help us, at least to know where to look or where to start.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards

If I’m not mistaken that’s Gnome 2.0 and that has been killed off, in my opinion your best alternative is MATE


you can move the MATE menu to the bottom, both LXDE and MATE are GTK based so they kind of look loke gnome 2.0, LXDE is more mature but MATE is a bit lighter and looks a lot like that old gnome

in gnome classic

Hold down the SUPER key (the key in between CTRL and ALT at bottom left) and ALT than take your mouse and hold down LEFT click on top panel than you should see a hand gesture as if it grabbed something. Drag this hand to the bottom and it should make the panel be at the bottom.

for regular gnome I think there is an extension that does that

No it’s GNOME Shell 3.10.2 on SLE 12, just SUSE have customized it…