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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Styling XfceApplicationsMenuPlugin with gtkrc

I'm a bit stumped. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and the old Applications Menu is better for my workflow than the new Whisker Menu. In Xfce 4.10.0, I could increase the icon size in the Xfce Applications ...
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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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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-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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Prime Indicator enormous in xfce-panel

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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How to remove bumblebee indicator?

Bumblebee indicator is enormous on my (xfce4) panel. Not sure why. Haven't been able to figure out how to eliminate it. Bumblebee preferences doesn't have any option to remove it, and clicking the ...
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XFCE Is Malfunctioning?

A while ago my custom keyboard shortcuts stopped working. After that, the panel started running in kiosk mode. Now, my desktop icons have disappeared, and left clicking or right clicking has no ...
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How to install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin on 14.04?

I would like to add GNOME2 applets to an XFCE panel. According to this, I should install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin. I can't do sudo apt-get install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin because xfce4-xfapplet-plugin is ...
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XFCE: Quick Launch panel doesn't show up on hover

Somehow "Quick Launch" bar at the botton of screen doesn't pop up when I hover mouse over where it should be. If I select this panel in Panel Properties from upper bar, I can unset "Automatically ...
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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 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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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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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 ...