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I need to do some major surgery on a user account that has somehow sustained configuration damage to the point window decorations are gone, some apps don't listen to the keyboard, etc etc.

I run xfce4 sessions. There's a panel on the top of the screen that has applications that I put there once upon a time. I know how to do that, sort of. But I don't remember the details of what I specified. And I'm unaware of an app for the panel that's like the menu editor that lets you see and manipulate an item that's already there.

I want to do that because I want to re-do this stuff in a different account. Or possibly do a dotfile transplant on this account and re-edit to include the stuff I'm used to.

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Right-click the panel, choose Panel preferences. In tab Elements, you'll see the list of items in the panel.

On my system, the panels are described in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml, however I found launcher-related information under ~/.config/xfce4/panel/launcher-*.

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