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I have a netbook with Ubuntu Oneiric (11.10) installed with XFCE. Due to the limited vertical space available, I would like to have the title bar for a maximized window appear in the xfce panel. I use to be able to do this on Ubuntu 10.04 (GNOME2) with maximus and window-picker-applet. I'm not using GNOME Shell or Unity (including 2d) because they run too slow on my netbook.

I've looked at How do I enable the globalmenu / appmenu on XFCE or LXDE?. It doesn't help me though because it's only for getting the menu to appear in the panel (using xfce4-appmenu-plugin). Is there something similar but mimicking the title bar? It appears as though xfce4-xfapplet-plugin has been removed in Ubuntu 11.10.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Not exactly what you are looking for but inorder to save space you could use xfce4-panel as wingpanel. xfapplet is somewhat dead project AFAIK. What you can do is make xfce4-panel as a wingpanel with minimal length and make it auto-increase. In order to make panel movable do this:

xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /panels/panel-0/disable-struts -t bool -n -s true

And on panel preference, make panel length to minimal and enable auto-increase option:

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You can do this for as many panel you have.

I usually have a single panel on the right-hand corner with notification area, indicator, session-button and application-menu and windows button control on the left-hand corner.

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Thanks, that will work –  cpburnz Feb 3 '12 at 23:30

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