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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Change XFCE Notification Area Frame Color

Hey how do I change the color of the frame over the notification area?... Its default color is black, but I would like in white or another good color...
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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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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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How do I get KMail system tray icon into XFCE4 panel?

I'm trying to use KMail from KDE4, but with XFCE4 panel instead of Plasma panel. So far I get most of the icons from other applications, but no icon from KMail. It seems it's because KMail uses ...
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How can I sort Xfce's whisker menu list alphabetically?

I have xfce4-panel 4.12 and as you see in screenshot, the Whisker menu is not sorted. I didn't find any option for sorting the menu so the question is how can I sort it alphabetically ? I can only ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - Move icons around the indicator

I installed Xubntu 16.04 on my laptop and started customizing it to make it blend into environment. Anyways I ran into one issue. How do I move the app indicator icons. I tried the ordering-...
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Is there a way to search for files with the whisker menu?

I've found a command that enables web searches through the whisker menu, but is there a way to search for files with it?
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Configuring Xbuntu 16.04 and external monitor names

I'm using a laptop - sometimes alone, sometimes with an external monitor placed on the right side and sometimes two monitors, where one is on the left, and the other on right of the laptop's display. ...
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Xubuntu - wrong time displayed

I'm at my wits' end. Using Xubuntu 16.04 and all I want is getting the correct time displayed in my top right corner. But no matter what I do, I keep getting it wrong. Tried both 'Datetime' and '...
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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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Updating Ubuntu 14.04.3 to 14.04.4 made my desktop unusable (no more icons and bars)

I am just a beginner with Linux... During updating process (trough the system menu) I had problems with Internet. And my desktop did not display any icon. I could not access to my files. I reinstalled ...
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How do I get the top panel back in 14.04 Ubuntu [duplicate]

The top panel disappeared and I created a Panel 1 but it is stuck in the center of the screen and cant be moved.
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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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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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Make certain programs in Xfce not go to the Notification Area

When I run Xfce Task Manager, it shows a little icon in the Notification Area on my Panel. To close the program, I right click on the icon and select Quit. Other programs work in this way also such as ...
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Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
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Workaround for the xfce indicator plugin

The xfce "indicator plugin" keeps crashing with almost all apps. However I need it. I just want it to keep trying to restart itself automatically (preferably every 10 seconds) instead of displaying ...
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Xubuntu add Launcher that launches two applications

I am using Xubuntu and trying to customize my Panel with new Launchers. I want to make a launcher that will start two applications. In this case, Chrome and Minecraft (aka lazytime launcher). I've ...
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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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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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Xfce Launcher - Disable Tooltips Path Or Command

What is the path to the config file for Xfce launchers, specifically for the "disable tooltips" in advanced properties of the launcher ? Or is there a command ? I'm trying to come up with a way to ...
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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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How to stop overwrite .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml on first boot?

I'm preparing vagrant image with GUI. I want customized panel - I want few quick launchers out of the box. My source image has installed xubuntu-desktop (but the image was not booted with gui enabled ...
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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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Xfce4 panel not responding to mouse(touch pad) clicks

That is the gist of it; basically I can no longer click (LMB or RMB) on a tab to access a window, nor can I click on an item on the right of the xfce panel. The only way to change windows is by ALT+...
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How to use three keyboard layouts in xfce4/xubuntu with fast switching of two of them

Community, I have the following question: I'm using three keyboard layouts - English, Russian and Ukrainian. There's no problem to use them in KDE - there is a "spare layout" option, where I have two ...
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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 annoying....
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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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Move Indicator Notification panel to extreme right in XFCE desktop session

I need help setting up indicator notification panel to extreme right. I have set up a global menu I found here. This is what I m getting: and this is what I want it to look like, with ...
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xfce visual feedback - mouse click bouncer

When you click on an icon in the starter or the Lubuntu-desktop menu bar there is no visual feedback like in kde or unity. How can I add such a feedback in xfce?
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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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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 to cause xfce4 whiskermenu to invoke when super is pressed?

I have installed Xfce4 Panel and its whisker menu plugin onto my instance of Unity. I want to make the whisker menu appear when I press the super key instead of Unity Dash. How might one go about ...
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xfce-panel display list of windows of a single application?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 using xfce 4.12 I use a lot of terminals ( 6-8 ) when working. Is it possible to have a xfce panel that lists all windows of a specific application ( terminal in this case )....
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Map 'close application' to mouse wheel click on XFCE panel

I like mousewheel clicking to close tab on firefox, great idea, and I'm now so used to it that I expect it to happen on XFCE panel applications. Which obviously it doesn't. Is there any way I can map ...
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Move a program launcher across computers (Xubuntu)

I have a program launcher in the xfce panel of my old computer that holds a number of individual launchers to deal with dual screens (one item turns my monitor horizontal, another one turns it ...
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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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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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Opening Screenshot in capture menu not in the action menu!

I have added ScreenShot to the xfce-pannel but like starting it using [Fn] [Prnt Scrn], I don't get the timelaps option, instead I get the full screen capture menu, but opening the same Screenshot ...
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Pause music on middle click at sound-indicator

Is it possible to change middle-click action of sound indicator? I want to be able to pause/resume playback of gmusicbrowser by middle-clicking (or using another mouse combo) on it. Current behavior ...
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Is this Cinnamon Panel item also available in Xfce? (or alternative)

I'm still wondering which distro to use. So far I've tried Linux Mint 17 and I liked that, but now I'm onto Xubuntu. In Mint (with Cinnamon) there was a really nifty (and popular) panel item called: ...
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How to get the 'normal' Xubuntu/Xfce panel indicator?

I have used the method linked here to replace Unity with Xubuntu/Xfce and all went perfectly. The only problem is the way the indicator plugin looks in the Xfce panel. It is this version: But it ...
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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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How to run a complex command by xfce mail-watcher

I just installed the xfce4-mailwatch-plugin I would like to use the option "Run on click" to either switch to Thunderbird, or to open it if it is not currently running. The command I use for this is ...
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com.canonical.indicator.sound visible key is gone

I was missing the sound indicator from the xfce4 unity notification indicator panel, so I tried the steps in Sound icon missing from top menu to fix it. I discovered that com.canonical.indicator....
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What is the best way of monitoring GPU temperature in Xubuntu 14.04 when using the OpenSource driver?

I had a severe problem with GPU temperature in 12.04 and even later, and even if that seems gone in 14.04, I want to keep an eye on my GPU. Is there a program that would display that, in the xfce-...
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Prime Indicator enormous in xfce-panel [duplicate]

I installed prime-indicator, which allows to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards, as reported here: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/prime-indicator-lets-you-quickly-switch.html No ...
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Get back the old tray in Xubuntu

Is there a way to go back to toggle the visibility of tray icons in Xubuntu just as it was prior to 14.04 since now Unity indicators replaced the classic tray which I very much dislike because now one ...
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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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xfce panel icons shift

After adding some launchers and indicators to my xfce panel - the panel now shows this huge empty space on the right side. Normally, all these icons would be aligned to the right and the center space ...