Unity long program menus are overlapped by indicators

Bug #883759 reported by Jan Girlich on 2011-10-30
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Bug Description

When having a small screen (like on my laptop) and using a few indicator applets, those are overlapping the menus of programs. When clicking on an indicator, the underlying menu is activated, though, making the overlapping applets inaccessible. See the attached screenshot where the thunderbird help menu lying behind the ressource-manager applet shows up and makes the applet inaccessible.

I am looking for a way to make long menus and applets work. I can imagine several ways:
1) Allow the panel to be resized. I couldn't find a way to make the panel twice as big as with the pre-unity panel.
2) Make the menu roll to the left when pointing the mouse near the right end of it.
3) your idea...

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 655184, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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