Comment 12 for bug 655184

this makes unity quite useless for me. In landscape it's okay most times (not if there is a lot of stuff in the notification bar though), but I have a Tablet-PC and like to use it Portrait mode quite frequently, and then this Problem appears most of the time (at a resolution of 768x1024)

It would also help if it was possible to remove stuff from the status bar, like the "username menu"