The xfce-panel is a key part of the Xfce Desktop Environment; it is highly configurable and can include menus, launchers and special plugins. Questions should focus on various aspects of its general use and its configuration through graphical apps or Xfconf.

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Xfce top panel indicator problem

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, 64 bit The output of xfce4-about is xfce4-about-Message: No vendor information found in "/usr/share/xfce4/vendorinfo However I believe I'm using 4.12 but... ...
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How can I hide a single appliction in the xfce taskbar?

Cisco's Anyconnect - when running - has both an icon in the tray and in the taskbar. The tray icon as everything that I need and therefore I'd like to not have the Anyconnect client show up in the ...
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Xubuntu 12.4 does not save any desktop settings

This is getting annoying that my XFCE desktop on a Xubuntu 12.4 fresh installation does not store any of my desktop modification to its settings , for example I've added Keyboard Layout widget to the ...
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How do I show memory use graphically in the Xfce panel?

Xubuntu has a nice way of showing network data flow in the panel; put the Network Monitor in the panel and choose the network interface. I know that Gnome has a similar feature in its System Monitor ...
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Xubuntu menu bar disappeared after unplugging external monitor

I've searched for something similar to this problem and I didn't find it. I apologise if it's a duplicate. I'm trying Xubuntu installed ontop of my Ubuntu 13.10. I've been trying to connect an ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 new app windows open with buttons at top of frame concealed

In Xubuntu 13.10, many apps, such as Bluefish, Calibre and Firefox, when launched put their window off-kilter, high and to the right, so the top of the window's frame is concealed. Pressing ...
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Is there another volume control sliding bar for Xfce?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I've recently had this issue. As a result the sliding bar that is used to control the volume is gone. I can live without it, I can control the volume from my keyboard but ...
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how to get dockbarx previews in xfce panel without compiz

A lot of questions have been covered here about getting dockbarx previews working in xfce with compiz but I'd like to get previews working using the xfwm standard compositing to keep things ...
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Xubuntu: how to remove the printer icon?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit, I printed something, now the printer icon is still up there next to the battery icon, I solve the problem by logging out and in. But I want a better solution for next time ...
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Update xfce4-mailwatch from the command-line?

Is it possible to run a command in the console and trigger an update event for xfce4-mailwatch? I am looking for the command-line equivalent of right-click and then Update Now. Using Xfce 4.12 and ...
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Thunderbird New Mail Notification pop up Xubuntu 13.10

I just started using Xubuntu and I have been pretty impressed so far. I use Thunderbird as my e-mail client and I have been having a tough time getting the email notifications to show up again. They ...
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How can I disable scrolling between windows if my mouse is in the xfce panel?

My frustration is that after selecting a window button on my panel (Xubuntu 12.04), if I don't move my cursor away from the window buttons and begin scrolling (intending to scroll the content within ...
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How to use xfce4-panel add plugin command line

I can't find the proper documentation for using xfce4-panel --add. The --help says: --add=PLUGIN-NAME Add a new plugin to the panel So I can do: xfce4-panel --add=launcher ...
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It seems to be a conflict between indicator-multiload and indicator-sound-gtk2

After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, indicator-multiload indicators in the xfce4 panel become invisible as soon as I activate indicator-sound-gtk2. I don't know where i can find any error log for ...
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Can't set xfce4-mailwatch-plugin to watch my claws MH directory

I experience difficulties to configure xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. I use claws as email client - it seems to store mails in MH format, so it's is indeed possible to connect it with the plugin. But I ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 volume panel item always shows “muted”

When I use the Fn keys for volume (up, down, mute), I get a nice notification of the current volume, and everything works. However, the panel item for volume, between battery and network, always ...
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How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel 4.10?

The following answer doesn't work for me: How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel? In a fresh 12.04 xubuntu installation (xfce 4.8) I can see the icon for messaging-menu, but in my 13.10 ...
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Giving XFCE panel's decimal percentage heights?

I would like to adjust the height of an XFCE panel to be 97.5% rather than 97%. Using the GUI, only integer values are accepted (through xfce-panel -p 1). I tried manually editing the configuration ...
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xfce4-indicator-plugin is empty

I've installed xfce4-panel and xfce4-indicator-plugin and the indicator-plugin to the panel. For some reason the panel is empty. Any idea why this could be? I'm running openbox via an .xsession ...
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change xfce panel launcher icon size

I have a panel size of 24 pixels and am trying to make xfce feel like gnome2. Just the launcher icons appear to be like 14,14 when I would want them 22,22 or thereabouts. Does anyone know where to set ...
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What is the terminal command to show desktop? [duplicate]

In Xubuntu 13.04 there is a Show Desktop panel plugin. I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut for this functionality. How can I activate Show Desktop with a terminal command?
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Xfce Panels - Change autohide delay?

I'm trying to set a panel up for a small touch screen and I have a shortcut which toggles autohide, enabling autohide makes it appear, but on disabling autohide there's a short delay which is ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 Panel items alignment changed

My friend did something on the while I was away and the alignment of the items in both panels changed. The Applications Menu button and any opened programs are still left-aligned, but the User-name, ...
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How to make XFCE reserve space for panel on the right monitor?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 on my laptop that has an external screen attached. The big external monitor also has a vertical panel. My external screen is on the right side of my laptop. When I maximize ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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Is it possible to add players to Xfce panel (volume) indicator applet?

A list of players is displayed when left clicking the volume indicator applet of Xfce panel. But others are installed that I want to see there. Can I add them?
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Xubuntu transparent buttons in the panel

I would like to remove the color behind the buttons inside the XFCE Pannel : I tried to modify the file /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce-panel.rc, and I came with a strange white ...
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XFapplet for Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get XFApplet to work in my XFCE4 install for Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried installing it from the repos. But there is no xfapplet in apt-cache, instead I get this: $ apt-cache search ...
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Why aren't icon shown in xfce4-panel menu items when loaded into Unity?

In my Xubuntu session, icons appear correctly in my xfce4-panel menu applet. If I launch xfce4-panel in my Unity session, the icons are missing.
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Rotating text on a vertical Xfce panel

I just discovered the vertical orientation for Xfce panels, but I'd like the text on the panel applets to be rotated counterclockwise, rather than clockwise. Is this possible?
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Alt-gr (right alt) key does not work to edit text in Wine

Using Msoffice in Wine with some keyboard layouts (e.g. us_international) that involve letters that need the Alt Gr key, I have noticed that it does not work. But then the problem affects all keyboard ...
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Is it possible to rename keyboard layouts as they appear in Xfce panel list?

I use four different keyboard layouts and three of them look too similar; it becomes confusing in practice. In fact, one of these (ro_cedilla) is almost identical to US English keyboard, with ...
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How do I solve a problem with opening the application menu?

I have a new problem that I can't find an answer to anywhere. I am running Xubuntu 12.10 Xfce. When I click on the top left icon, which is known as the Application menu, it gives me this error: ...
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Can I unhide the panel in XFCE 4.10 using a key press rather than using mouse cursor hover to reveal it?

I would like to be able to unhide the XFCE panel by pressing a key instead of placing the mouse cursor at the edge of the screen. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 but updated to XFCE 4.10
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Fix order of window buttons in xfce panel

Soon after installing Xubuntu, I moved the default dock from the bottom of the screen to the left, and added a regular panel in the bottom with the window list. However, as I open windows, the window ...
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How can I have one application sit above a panel?

(((Anticipating the "Why are you using Compiz with XFCE?!?!?!?!" comments))) I am using the following setup: XFCE panel on top and bottom of screen Compiz as a window manager. I have an application ...
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xfce4-panel clock is slow to update after resume from suspend

On Xubuntu 12.10, when I resume from suspend, the clock displays the time when the suspend occurred, and it takes about 30 seconds for the clock to update to the correct time. Then the clock works ...
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What desktop environments feature a searchable “Start” menu/launcher?

Aside from Unity, KDE and Cinnamon, which of the many desktop environments support incremental search among the start menu items, including not just applications, but recent documents? That is, which ...
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Panel problem (xfce) in Xubuntu 12

I would like to delete the "Window Buttons" from the panel.. there is no option to do such thing. What can I do? Here's what I've tried: Panel -> Add New Items... -> Window Buttons (switch between ...
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Xubuntu Mail Watcher (XFCE Plugin) Won't Connect To IMAP

I am trying to get the XFCE Mail Watcher panel plugin to check my IMAP mail, but it won't connect to my server. I have entered the details correctly -- they're exactly the same as those I use in ...
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ssh-agent is not used when ssh is launched from panel launcher (via `gnome-terminal --command`)

I have everything set up so that after I log in and add proper identity to ssh-agent using ssh-add from a gnome-terminal window, I do not have to enter the passphrase again when I invoke ssh myserver. ...
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Keylock indicator for Xfce panel

Is there a keylock indicator applet for Xfce panel (preferably native to Xfce)? I have almost switched to Xfce, except for this!
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Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings?

How do I reset my XFCE panels to the default settings that xubuntu uses?
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make windows float behind xfce panel

I would like to make it so windows maximize behind the xfce panel. basically so that all windows DO NOT treat the xfce panel as a dock. I noticed that if I move the XFCE panel away from the ...
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How to change xfce4.8 windows buttons horizontal size?

In my opinion, Xfce buttons size a bit too big. Where i can change it ? Provided gtk tool doesn't have that option and i think everythink are in some configuration file, but don't now where is it. ...
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How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel?

I am running a pretty peculiar setup right now with LXDE, plank and the XFCE4-panel. This works fine, but I can't seem to find the messaging menu under the system tray options: Is there any service ...
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What network manager to use for the Xfce4 Panel to see my current conection state? [closed]

I have installed Xubuntu desktop on top of initial Lubuntu 12.04 installation. How can I select between the wireless networks and how to see the app in the panel? I used Xfce in the past but I do ...
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How to customize Xubuntu with remastersys?

I've been trying to make my own custom xubuntu-based distro. I thought I understood how to import settings and features and repackage using remastersys, but apparently not. One of the features ...
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Multiple Workspace rows in XFCE without xfce-panel?

Is there a way to set the number of rows for desktop workspaces without using the xfce-panel applet "Workspace Switcher"? I don’t run xfce-panel at all, preferring to use cairo-dock.
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How to add the kill button in xfce4-panel 4.10.0 of Xubuntu 12.10?

When I was using Gnome 2, I had the option of add a kill button on the panel, but on xfce4-panel 4.10.0 this button is not an option, I think it's necessary add it manually, creating a new luncher. ...