Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

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.

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

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: http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-indicator-plugin

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.

share|improve this answer
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
  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?

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.