For those who don’t know, Wingpanel is a “super sexy space-saving top panel” created by the Elementary team that displays the Ubuntu indicators. Because it doesn’t take the whole width of the screen and maximized windows go below it, it can save a lot of vertical screen space.
To install Wingpanel in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat from the Ripps Misc. PPA, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ripps818/ppa && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wingpanel && wingpanel
Note: you may want to either move or completely delete the top panel if you decide to use Wingpanel.