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I don't have access to an Xubuntu install right now so I thought I'd just ask this here.

Does Xubuntu (or more specifically, the XFCE panel) support AppIndicators?

I'm porting an application to use them and I am curious to know if my app will work there.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

It should definitely be possible because the indicators are made to be cross-platform.

It appears that someone has developed an xfce panel applet to do provide this functionality:

It doesn't seem very mature though - its at version 0.0.1, which is the first stable release. It is not packaged but is available as source code.

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Also, libappindicator should fall back to using the default system tray (become a normal GtkStatusIcon) if the indicator applet is not installed. – Dariel Dato-on Aug 28 '10 at 14:45
There have since been some updates to that project. – Nathan Osman May 6 '11 at 23:40
In Xubuntu 14.04, xfce4-indicator-plugin supports 3 types of indicator: Messages, Sound, Power (partial). Newer releases seem to have better support for Indicator Power and Indicator Network. – clearkimura Dec 29 '15 at 19:10
  1. There is an XFCE panel plugin that should make it possible to put most GNOME panel applets into the XFCE panel.
  2. The indicator applet is a GNOME panel applet.

Maybe you can try if 1 supports 2?

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