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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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. ...
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How can I use the Gnome clock applet (or equivalent) in Xfce?

I'm using Xfce on Ubuntu 11.04; both the default clock and the Orage applet are vastly inferior to the Gnome 2 clock I was used to that lets you click and display both a calendar and timezones and ...
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Lost panel transparency and gain 2 more workspaces after installing tight vnc server

Last day I have installed tight vnc server on my PC. After reboot my window-decoration options were changed, two more workspaces were added and xfce-panels went solid color (previously they were ...
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How to show opened windows in the panel seperately on multiple monitors?

As mentioned in the title, how to show opened windows in the panel seperately on multiple monitors? Illustration: I have 2 screens. What I'm trying to achieve is this: Let's say I have Firefox ...
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Move Indicator Notification panel to extreme right in XFCE desktop session

I need help setting up indicator notification panel to extreme right. i have setup global menu i found here enter link description here this is what i m getting and this is wat i want it to look ...
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Does XFCE4's panel support the indicator-application menu?

Does xfce4-panel currently have a support for global menu , not the gnome2-globalmenu project , but the indicator's appmenu , which runs well on gnome-panel. I installed gnome-panel on xubuntu , but ...
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Running Xubuntu without panels

I'm running Xubuntu with AWN and I would like to turn off all the XFCE panels, but it does not allow me to do so with the last one. Is there any way to do it?
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Why do I recieve multiple warnings of “No running instance of xfce4-panel was found” when logging into Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 11.04, the bootup-time is quite fast but when I log in it takes close to a minute before the desktop is displayed, meanwhile I see no activity on the hard drive. When I finally ...
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Is there a global menu for the XFCE panel?

It would be very useful, and am thinking of switching to XFCE for the speed.
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XFCE4 Network Manager

My standard Kubuntu 10.04 installation works perfectly but now I'm trying the lighter xfce window manager. I can't find any gui tool to configure networks. Someone on the web talks about the gnome ...
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No Panels for Other user in xubuntu

My xsession when logged in with other user than myself doesnot show the default two panels. All I get is the desktop with wallpaper. Anyone got any idea what is wrong ? I am using xubuntu 10.04. It ...