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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Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings?

How do I reset my XFCE panels to the default settings that xubuntu uses?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xubuntu strange behaviour panel-indicator and panel-notification applet

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 32bit on a Lenovo X200 and got some strange behavior from the panel-indicator and panel-notification applets. Both show blueman and I got multiple keyboard layout setting. ...
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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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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 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 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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...