Panels - Taskbar replacement and sidebar for windows

Getting Started
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When you right click a panel, a context menu will appear. Aside from the menu items you'll find on the standard windows taskbar, you will also see three new items at the bottom.

These items are everyting you need to configure panels.
Unlock/Lock
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Unlock
When you unlock a panel, you will not only be able to move it to any edge of any screen, you will also put the tiles in edit mode.
Lock
When a panel is locked, you can still move it if you hold down Ctrl on your keyboard. Also, you can put individual tiles in edit mode by long pressing them. Long press again when done.
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When the panel is unlocked, an icon menu will appear as you move the mouse over a tile.

Click the settings icon to access the settings for the tile. See Tile Settings below.

Click the - icon to remove the tile.

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Click the vertical icon to adjust the height, horizontal icon for width.

When set to Auto, the tile will fill the panel up to its largest size.
Tiles and Panels

Tiles

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Add
Add a new tile to the panel by clicking the + icon under the Inactive section. This will move the item to the Active section. If a tile has … after the name, you can add multiple instances.
Remove
To remove a tile from the panel, click the - icon
Move
To move the tile position on the panel, click the up and down icons to the right of the active items.

Panels

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Add
To add a panel, click the + icon and give it a name. Click the check icon to save.
Remove
Click the trash icon to remove a panel.
On/Off
Toggle the panel visibility by clicking the on off toggle button.
General
Settings

Application

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Start on Login
Enable to always start Panels after logging in.
Hide Taskbar
Enable to hide the windows taskbar.
Hide Desktop Icons
Hide/show desktop icons.

Panel

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Lock
When the panel is unlocked, it can be moved and tiles can be sized/configured.
Auto-hide
Enable to hide the panel when not in use.
Attach to Desktop
Enable to keep the panel visible on all desktops.
Layer
The layer or z-order of the panel in relation to other windows.
Location
Set the position of the panel.
Thickness
Adjust the width/height of the panel.
Scale
Adjust the scale of the panel.

Actions

Use actions to control any window on your desktop. Grab the cross hairs and drop them on a window to create new entries. Panels finds windows by using one or more of the settings in the Identify section. Once configured, panels will execute the specified actions whenever the window appears.
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Process
The name/path of the process.
Title
Text that appears in the title bar of the application.
Class
The class name of the window
Left
The new left coordinate of the window
Top
The new top coordinate of the window.
Width
The new width of the window.
Height
The new height of the window.
Desktop
The desktop number the window should be moved to.
    Activate
Activate the specified desktop when the window is moved.
State
The new state of the window.
Layer
The new layer or z-order of the window in relation to other windows.
Appearance
Settings

Application

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Theme
Change the theme of the Panel. Panels comes with default themes, but you can also create your own. Click the + icon and enter a name for the new theme. This will copy the current theme settings.
Font
Change the font for all items on the panel.
Dark Mode
When enabled, Panels will darken the panel background color and lighten the foreground color. Disable to reverse.
Foreground
The foreground (text) color.
    Brightness
The foreground (text) color brightness level.
Accent
The accent color.
    Brightness
The accent color brightness level.

Panel

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Background
The panel background color.
    Opacity
The panel background color opacity level.
    Brightness
The panel background color brightness level.
Blur
When enabled, items under the panel will be blurred.
Acrylic
When enabled, items under the panel will be very blurred.

Tile

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Margin
The margin level of all tiles for the panel.
Background
The background color of all tiles for the panel.
    Opacity
The background color opacity level of all tiles for the panel.
    Brightness
The background color brightness level of all tiles for the panel.
Border
The border color of all tiles for the panel.
    Brightness
The border color brightness level of all tiles for the panel.
    Thickness
The border thickness of all tiles for the panel.
    Corner Radius
The corner radius (corner rounding) of all tiles for the panel.
Transparency
When enabled, the panel background color under all tiles will be transparent.

Window

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Background
Background color for all of Panels windows.
    Opacity
Background color opacity level for all of Panels windows
    Brightness
Background color brightness level for all of Panels windows.
Blur
When enabled, items under all of Panels windows will be blurred.
Acrylic
When enabled, items under all of Panels Windows will be very blurred.

Wallpaper

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Just click the wallpaper you want to use for your desktop background.

Images are located under:
C:\Users\yourusername\
AppData\Local\Microsoft\
Windows\Themes

Tiles

Settings

Clock

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Military
Switch between 12 hour and Military time.
Segment
Turn on to give the clock a digital look.
Bold
Enable bold font for the time.
Glow
Glow effect for the time.

Shortcuts

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Show Context
If on, a context menu will appear when the mouse hovers over a shortcut.
Show Previews
If on and an instance of the shortcut is running, a live preview will appear when the mouse hovers over a shortcut.

System

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Shutdown
Show/Hide the shutdown icon.
User
Show/Hide the user button.
Network
Show/Hide the network icon. This icon will be replaced by the network icon from the Windows taskbar tray if the Taskbar Tray setting is on.
Power
Show/Hide the power icon. The icon will only show on laptops. This icon will be replaced by the power icon from the Windows taskbar tray if the Taskbar Tray setting is on.
Keyboard
Show/Hide the keyboard icon.
Windows Ink
Show/Hide the Windows Ink icon.
Taskbar Tray
Show/Hide icons from the Windows taskbar tray.

Virtual Desktops

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Show Numbers
If on, the virtual desktop numbers will be displayed.
Tile Size
Change the size of the virtual desktops within the tile.

Picture in Picture Windows

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Maintain Z-order
If on, the order of the items will match the z-order of the windows on the desktop.
Auto-hide Titles
If on, the title bar will hide when not in use.
    Overlay Icon
If on, the windows icon will be overlaid on the items.
Wheel Cycle Foreground
If on, the mouse wheel can be used to cycle through the windows when the mouse pointer is over the control.
Tile Size
Change the size of the windows within the tile.
Show Context
If on, a context menu will appear when the mouse hovers over a window.
Show Preview
If on, a live window preview will appear when the mouse hovers over an item.
Activate
If on, the window will become the foreground window when the mouse hovers over an item.