Tasktar in Ubuntu disappeared (Gnome Panel)

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 20 sec read >

What to do if your taskbar (GNOME Panel) disappeared in Ubuntu and you need to get it back, in our case we installed updates after unchecking some updates and after reboot the Gnome Panel was gone. So basically we assume that the panel does not exists anymore isn’t installed anymore.


In the Graphical Mode press ALT+CTRL+F2 together to get to the command line.

Enter your username and password and then type in the following command

apt-get install gnome-panel 

and now the system will install the panel again and the toolbar will be back again.

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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