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How to add remove an icon in Kali Linux from the top panel in GNOME Fallback mode?

 

This is more like a trivial question. But every once in a while you would like to add remove an icon in Kali Linux from the top panel in GNOME Fallback mode. The most common reason for adding a new icon is to add temperature sensors in top panel or menubar. in Kali Linux. Unlike some other distro like Ubuntu Kali is not concentrated on newbie friendly but more on applications side. That means you get open source driver’s for your devices and things tend to get pretty hot, so monitoring temperature or network activity is quite important. If you’re new to the world of Linux and Kali, you might not already know how to add remove an icon in Kali Linux from the top panel in GNOME-Fallback mode. In a forum where everyone is discussing about scripting and high end pentesting and recovering, you might feel uncomfortable to ask something like this trivial but hey, you already found this post, so now you’ll know in a minute on how to do it. So here’s the guide on how to do it.

Add an icon in Kali Linux top panel:

You can add items from the top panel or menubar by pressing:

ALT + Windows Key + Right Click on the item

If you have a Mac you can do:

FN + OPTION + COMMAND + Right Click on the item

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Remove an icon in Kali Linux top panel:

You can remove items from the top panel or menubar by pressing:

ALT + Windows Key + Right Click on the item

If you have a Mac you can do:

FN + OPTION + COMMAND + Right Click on the item

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That’s how you add remove an icon in Kali Linux from the top panel in GNOME Fallback mode. Hope this helps someone. Please share.

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28 comments

  1. it don’t work for me

  2. Thanks Worked like you posted thanks for the help

  3. i cannot find the add to panel windows

  4. Hmm. Works for all sorts of stuff but not for the three extra network icons I have visible. Argh.

  5. damn it! you are cool man thanks for all your works

  6. my bottom panel hasbeen removed, how to call for show the bottom panel… ???
    sorry about my bad language :) im indoneesian :) tq

  7. THANK YOU! i used to use Alt + Right click but when i installed compiz it removed that bind

  8. You are the best greatest man,Thank you so much for all your works.I learning Linux through you.Thank’s again.Keep it on.

  9. Thanks a lot for the tip, I had a problem removing some icons for quiet some time now.

    • Hi Xeno,
      I’m sure after doing that, you were like duh! These little tricks are usually hard to find cause experienced tuxers uses these unknowingly (almost like muscle memory).
      I’m glad I was able to help. Cheers,
      -BMO

  10. i use kali 1.0.9 and my panel doesnt respond for alt+right click. and on icons it is just the gives me two options launch and preferences and i dont get the remove or add options plzz someone help me

  11. I use lenovo g580 laptop and inbuilt keyboard is what i use
    So, I dont see any problem with my hardware or language what if i have some gnome file missing….. because, i cant even use that enable button in that gnome extention site (Shell extensions as well). “https://extensions.gnome.org/”

  12. can anyone tells me how to add wifi icon please

  13. Thanks! this website is so helpful!

  14. I’ve tried all “ways”:
    – ALT + Right Click
    – ALT + Windows + Right Click
    – ALT + ALT-GR + RIGHT Click
    – Super + ALT + Right Click
    Nothing works for me – i cannot customize/move/adding anything to panel in Kali. Anyone can help?

  15. Hey can you please tell me that how to do this on kali 2.0 sana coz i am unable to do as you posted. i pressed windows + alt and right click but nothing appers. NOTE i am usin default desktop

  16. Anyone got a fix for a US keyboard?
    Thanks

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