Cupertino/Pantheon task bar (panel) does not show 22.04

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I love the mac styled Ubuntu Mate taskbar (or panel as they call it in MATE). However, it has been (all since Ubuntu 18.04) a pain in the neck how lazy it shows up, when I give it a mouse trigger - by navigating to where it is supposed to pop up. Now that my Ubuntu 20.04 suddenly crashed forcing me to upgrade 22.04 (spent 8+ hours trying to fix my old good 20.04) it is getting even unacceptable and this great feature becomes practically useless. Is there anything I could try to have it really intelligently pop up ? I feel like all those options in the Mate-Tweak utility do NOT have any real effect to the task-bar behavior - especially when it comes to hiding/popping up. Even when I right-click the panel (gotta aim precisely on black between some task icons), and choose 'Preferences' - it gives me additional options to tweak the behavior. But it leaves me breathless and helpless how little utility this tool has either.

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I also do not see any difference between Cupertino & Pantheon

Edit: The install is fresh, settings are default (delay to mouse hover = 0). PC is very powerful and HW acceleration - I do not believe it is an issue. It could be something with mouse event mess in the default settings. Can we tune it ?

Any help is welcome. P.S. I really hate the idea to install & get used to something that still works - like Linux Mint...

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Can't help you with your problem but have a hint for you: you can open the panel preferences easily when you hold the `Ctrl`-key pressed and right-click the panel, no need to find the tiny free space between two icons to open the context menu.
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@mook765 Good one - thank you ! ;)
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