Written by dollarside the 16 Aug 11 at 12:13.
Related project: Unity.
Status: Won't implement
Basically it would be great to have a "hide" function for the icons in the panel.
The reason is because for netbook users, there is indeed a limited space for information in the panel. The panel includes the menus for the running program in focus, and the other icons such as Tomboy notes etc.
I have 7 icons in my panel not including the power icon, date, and user name. When I run Gimp, I may not see the whole list of menus.