The ClassicMenu Indicator works in the Notification Area only. But that contains also other notifiers (network, BT) which I prefer to stay at the right of the panel.

If I put the CMI in an own Launcher its icon is shown there but no menu is shown at selecting but a new instance of CMI is created in the Notification Area every time.

Is there an option (cmd line or in the .desktop or wherever) to use CMI from a Launcher, such being able to place it at the panel's left side?

  • You've used xfce-panel as a tag. Please edit your question to also mention the distribution in use and its version. It maybe relevant. Also, your link indicates that CMI was last updated in 2017. – DK Bose Jan 7 '20 at 2:18
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    I pinged the developer of CMI with a link to your question. – DK Bose Jan 7 '20 at 2:21

Got it:

$ classicmenu-indicator --help
Usage: classicmenu-indicator [options]

  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -m, --show-menu       Show menu at mouse pointer location. This requires an
                        already running instance of ClassicMenu Indicator
  -i, --ignore-running  Start a new instance of ClassicMenu Indicator, even if
                        there alread is onerunning


Right-Click panel → PanelPanel Preferences...ItemsLauncher (edit) → GeneralClassicMenu Indicator (edit) → Command: classicmenu-indicator -m

in addition to the Classicmenu-indicator in the Notification Area, which then can be set to ☑ Hidden there.


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