How To Add / Remove Applets From The Gnome Panel In Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 [UNE Panel Locked - Fix]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 Lucid Lynx (previously Ubuntu Netbook Remix) on my netbook and noticed the Gnome Panel was locked. I didn't search for a work-around because I've been very busy these days but aghnaar found a "fix" for this (many thanks!) so I decided to share it with WebUpd8's readers - if you own a netbook with UNE 10.04, you will definitely find this useful.