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I want to merge Visual Studio Code [The blue one] and Google Chrome launchers with their respective active window buttons what can I do? Also, I don't want to use any external dock for XFCE4, only XFCE4-Panel is allowed. WHAT's the solution?

  • You would need to find or create a panel plugin that does that if one exists. The default Window button plugin does not work this way. – vanadium Oct 25 '20 at 10:15
  • Do you know any plugin that can support this? – Bishwas Bhandari Oct 25 '20 at 10:21
  • Not immediately. – vanadium Oct 25 '20 at 10:37

I would recommend you to use two panels in XFCE4. I think there's no such panel plugin. That's why using plank or dockbarx will fullfil our necessities. For performance plank will use 15.3 MB Memory and XFCE4-panel will use 64.5 MB Memory of your system.

Attaching whisper menu to plank is not that much productive because when we click on the whisker menu that is attached in plank, it will lag in some sort.

So, using xfce4-panel at the top with the whisker menu in it and plank below will smooth your performance.


  1. Install plank: sudo apt install plank
  2. Run whisker menu: xfce4-popup-whiskermenu -p

If you want to attach whiskermenu in plank you can create a whiskermenu launcher in Desktop and drag-drop it to plank. Use the upper code in launcher.

  • Thanks but I am keenly in search of plugin that can do such task. Is there any way we can create such XFCE4 (linux) plugin in Python? – Bishwas Bhandari Oct 26 '20 at 4:03

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