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Questions tagged [xfce-panel]

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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How to add portuguese-BR dictionary to xfce-dict-plugin on Xubuntu 16.04?

I couldn't find a Portuguese-BR dict. to install on xfce-dict-plugin. I want only a Portuguese-BR dict. I already have por-eng and eng-por installed. Appreciate some help. Thanks Vladi.
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Display a specific interface on the xfce panel top bar without polling it using genmon

I'm running on Xubuntu 18.04 and I would like to put a text box in the top bar of the panel that displays a specific interface (a string) e.g. "enp9s0". Many people have suggested that I use xfce4-...
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Xubuntu 18.04 Openvpn not working correctly

So far after gleanming a few posts I have it working. I am using the X desktop using the gnome network manager to add Openvpn connections. It apears to be a bug and I am not sure how to fix it. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: How to install xfce4-windowck-plugin?

I would like to use this plugin http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-windowck-plugin under Ubuntu 18.04 with xfce 4.12 desktop. I successfully built and installed it via make install....
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Sublime Text 2 icon shows fine in the Launcher, but not in the Window Buttons (xfce panel)

As you can see in the below screenshot, the Sublime Text 2 icon shows fine as a Launcher (second icon from the left), but fails to show up when a Sublime Text window is open (i.e. in the Window ...
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Notification area icons missing after removing indicator panel [Xubuntu 18.10]

I removed the Indicator Panel in order to restore the dropbox icon per this suggestion, which also needed me to then restore pulseaudio to get its own icon. However the only thing in the Notification ...
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Glib Error on kfce-panel [duplicate]

I got this error when using the default settings of the xfce4 panel someone help me :D icezilla@DESKTOP-9C2LV7B:~/Desktop$ xfce4-panel ** GLib:ERROR:../../../../glib/gtimezone.c:498:...
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Xubuntu 18.04 icon resize

How can i change the size of icon of xfce panel. I have added screenshot. I want to change battery icon size.
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In XFCE, how to avoid new windows being covered by top panel

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10, have installed the xubuntu-desktop package, and am using XFCE as my desktop environment. I've increased the height of the top panel from the default 24 pixels to 30 pixels. I'...
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Xfce4 Panel Launcher Menu as Desktop icon

I'm trying to create a launcher like the one you can add to the panel on the desktop in Xfce. There is a create launcher option I'm aware, and the launcher is the same as one on the panel, but the ...
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Weird Xfce notification bug

Hi my bug looks like this normally this area is blackhow to fix it. I using Xubuntu 14.04 and Xfce 4.10
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XFCE4 panel cannot add power manager plugin

So I wanted to get a percentage of battery remaining instead of time remaining, and tried the solution in Can I set the power indicator to show battery percentage instead of time remaining?. I ran: ...
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How do you add launch options on the XFCE launcher?

I'm trying to make a launcher script on a panel but it just shows me Failed to execute child process "LC_ALL=en_CA.UTF-8" (no such file or directory) with the command LC_ALL=en_CA.UTF-8 LANG=en_CA....
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Where did Network Manager xfce plugin go?

After doing apt update and apt dist-upgrade of Xubuntu 16.04, the nm panel plugin seems to have disappeared, both from my panel and the list of plugins. Note the lack of Network Manager. (Networking ...
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xfce4-panel 4.12.0 problem

I've made an update on xenial and since my menu bar is odd : It's one line from the top , and all windows are behind the bar. How to correct that please ?
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How can I get a panel allways centered in xfce4?

I installed xfce4 on two completely fresh Ubuntu-Server installs within virtual machines on VMware Workstation Player. sudo apt install xfce4 open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop The first time I ...
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Xubuntu Panel Preferences Items tab shows wrong items

G'day there One & All, Using Xubuntu 17.04 with no real issues that I've not caused myself, except this one that has been there since installation. As you can see in the screenshot, the list of ...
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XFCE Panel Clock Disappears

Like it says in the title. Fresh XFCE install over Ubuntu. Whenever I try to change the clock format through Right-Click>Panel>Preferences, the clock disappears as soon as I close the window. I have ...
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XFCE get visual indication of current workspace

I just started embracing multiple workspaces, and I am using 3 of them. I am a very spatial oriented guy. So I really think of my workspaces as left center and right. Is there any way I can enable a ...
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Xubuntu/xfce stack tabs on panel

I am using Xubuntu 16.04. I am wondering if there is a way to have multiple opened instances of the same application stack into a single tab like Windows does it. Then when you clickthat tab, it is ...
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How to make a multiple launcher in xfce4-panel (Xubuntu)

I remember an option to create a launcher in XFCE (Xubuntu) that's divided into four corners, each with its own application. Is there still an option like that? I used to run that with Xubuntu 14.04, ...
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How can I change the character limit of the search entry in the WhiskerMenu?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and like to put my searches directly into the Search entry in my Whisker Menu on Xfce4, but there's a limit of using only 14 characters in the search. Is there a workaround ...
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How to reinstate the default Xubuntu 14.04 applications menu

I have accidently deleted the default Xubuntu 14.04 Applications menu, which used to look like this: However, I did manage to re-add an application menu (using Panel -> Add new items -> Applications ...
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xfce panel weather applet has wrong/missing data

For the last few days the weather applet in my xfce panel has been either showing "No Data" or showing data that's clearly wrong (completely different from the actual weather). It used to be fine, ...
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Chromium Browser XFCE panel indicator

Google Chrome, when installed, presents an icon in the XFCE4 panel display under XUbuntu. Chromium does not. Is there anyway to install the panel indicator icon in XFCE for Chromium. For Google ...
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Linux volume control message standard

My audio control in top panel on Ubuntu Studio 1704 is broken. On the top is the audio control from Settings Manager -> Panel -> Items labelled as Audio Mixer. I don't know what the providing ...
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Application icons not showing in window buttons item in xfce panel

The icons for some applications are not being displayed properly on the window buttons item in the xfce panel. On the screenshot below, you can see the sound settings icon perfectly but the icon for ...
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Xubuntu: Why does my panel no longer show opened programs?

This happens in only one of my two accounts/profiles/users, specifically my regular user. My other account, an administrator account, is not affected by this problem. I'm on Xubuntu 16.04.2 kernel: ...
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XFCE Panel Plugin API

Developers. Does anyone know about XFCE Panel Plugin API? I want to create my own panel plugin and don't know about the API. Which programming language is needed? Where should the files be located? I ...
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Refresh clock panel plugin after time is changed from terminal

I'm changing timezone through terminal, using the following command: timedatectl set-timezone <timezone>. However, the XFCE Clock plugin continues to show previous time, without changing ...
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xfce4-indicator-plugin on Ubuntu 16.04 matches theme but not panel color

When upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04, I noticed that the indicator plugin matches my theme "Numix" but not the panel colour (orange). Note that I've tried messing around with ~/.gtkrc and /usr/...
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How to reduce size of the vertical panel icons in xfce4?

Here's my vertical panel: How do I reduce the size of the whisker and battery icons (while keeping the same panel width)?
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Improve Xubuntu Panel for grey background

I have made a .png file with the background color of windows 98 taskbar and have set it as the background for xfce's panel. However the text on the time as well as the bluetooth, wifi, and volume ...
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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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How to fix missing dropbox panel icon with a startup script?

I use Xubuntu 16.10 and I want to run following command (this is the code for fixing dropbox icon) every time Linux session starts: dropbox stop && env DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox ...
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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 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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How to fix non working Dropbox icon on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64?

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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“Add Network Folder” in Dolphin opens LibreOffice

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 15.10. Since then, when I noticed a strange behavior when using Dolphin to access network folders: I go to the Network place and then I click "Add Network Folder". I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...