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 do I disable Chromium icon in system tray in XFCE?

OS: Xubuntu 20.04 DE: XFCE 4.14 Package: Chromium 81.0.4044.129 How can I disable the Chromium icon in the system tray? It appears the first time I open Chromium, and remains until I shut down the ...
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How do you make the Xfce Sensors Plugin fit in the Panel

I want to display two temperatures on top of each other in my panel, but even with the text set to be x-small they won't fit. There is an option to 'Small Horizontal Spacing' which reduces the gab ...
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Xubuntu automatically renames whisker menu to its default “Applications Menu” [closed]

Whenever I rename the default name of Whisker Menu from "Application Menu" to something else, it reverts back to "Application Menu" after a reboot, or logout & login. How to fix this? I am using ...
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Does XFCE/Xubuntu have a system monitor panel applet?

Gnome has a system monitor panel applet that can be seen even when all your windows are maximized: Is there anything similar for Xubuntu / XFCE?
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How to fix missing panel in Ubuntu Studio 19.10?

The top panel in Ubuntu studio vanished from my system. I have tried several suggested methods to restore it, but none have worked. Today, I reinstalled the OS, but the panel is still gone. When I try ...
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How do I resize the Xfce 4 panel on Xubuntu?

I'm on Xubuntu 19.10 and how do I resize the top panel as shown on the link below (Click on the link below for the picture) as it looks too small. https://i.stack.imgur.com/hOs7n.png Thanks in ...
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Xubuntu freezes when a panel item (menu, calendar, program etc.) clicked

I am using Xubuntu 18.04 on an ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD laptop which has Ryzen 5 3550H CPU and NVIDIA GTX1050 GPU. Even when I freshly install the OS and install Nvidia propriety drivers, some time ...
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Xfce4 panel launcher – how to hide arrow for multi-launchers (gtk.css or gtkrc)

When I was using Xubuntu 14.04, some how I had a GTK theme that, when the ‘Arrow Button Position’ was set Inside Button, the arrow was completely hidden but now, with XFCE 4.14 and Xubuntu 19.10, a ...
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Is there a way to change the color of highlighted tab in taskbar of xfce desktop of xubuntu?

So basically i am using the Arc light theme but i would like to be able to change the color of the selected tab in this bar (above) to something a bit darker because it is a bit distracting when you ...
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Using ClassicMenu Indicator from Launcher

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 ...
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Add Menu Folders Ubuntu Studio 19.10

I am trying to add a new subfolder to Ubuntu Studio 19.10 as I am a lighting designer as well and have some lighting specific apps that I will be installing on to my system. I have no issue adding ...
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Diodon not showing in Xubuntu task bar

I installed Diodon on my Xubuntu 18.04 using sudo apt install diodon Although Diodon does run (if I open the whisker menu and open Diodon I do see the clipboard menu), the icon does not appear on ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 - Whisker menu and xfce4-indicator-plugin in xfce4-panel, don't match Gtk theme Configuration

Xubuntu / XFCE4 panel has many items. 2 of these items are Whisker menu, and xfce4-indicator-plugin. These 2 items do not match the given Gtk theme background color I've selected, even though the rest ...
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Xubuntu whisker menu became miniature and desktop shortcuts disappeared since presenting on a 800x600 projector

Not so long ago I gave a talk at a place where the projector needed 800x600 resolution. Sometimes I like to mirror my desktop so I don't get confused between my own laptop screen vs the projector. So ...
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Problems with installing xfce and two task bars

After installing xfce4 I have two task bars as depicted in the following image: I wish to have a single black taskbar (the one at the top), and not the white one behind the launcher. The white ...
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Reset xfce xfconf to default [duplicate]

Start by ignoring all of the advice posted here: Resetting Xfce Panels to default settings? Then you can do this: #!/usr/bin/env bash while read channel do for property in $(xfconf-query -l -c $...
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Panel doesn't auto hide Ubuntu Studio 19.04

I've set 'Automatically hide the panel:' to 'Always' AND 'Intelligently'. 'Always' did work for a while but now the panel just won't budge no matter what it's set to! It's really frustrating to have ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from opening a new Firefox window on every click

I'm using XFCE on 18.04 but this seems to be applicable to all desktop environments. Most (bigger) applications (try for example with Thunderbird) behave like this: If there is already an application ...
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Stuck with no functionality

A few weeks back I was able to use my laptop perfectly fine with no issues. A few days later I load into Xubuntu 16.04 (I haven't updated yet). My login and background are perfectly fine but that's it....
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Need help with xubuntu

A few days ago I was using my computer perfectly fine, but now it's acting up. The computer boots up fine and loads the login screen with almost the options. I can still log in and I can still see my ...
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Need help with xubuntu environment, live cd useless [duplicate]

A few days ago I was using my computer perfectly fine, but now it's acting up. I tried using some code to reset my proxy, but it seem to have done more than it needed to. if [ $(id -u) -ne 0 ]; then ...
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what is the difference between “notification area” (systray), “indicator plugin” (indicator) and “status notifier plugin” (statusnotifier)

I got mildly annoyed that duplicate wi-fi and bluetooth icons were showing up in my panel, and tracked it down to the fact that they were showing up in both systray and statusnotifier plugins. Can ...
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How to add shadow to the Xfce4 panel using Compiz?

I'm using Xfce4 currently with Compiz, which I installed following my own workflow here. After some changes to my desktop setup, I would like to add a shadow to the Xfce panel, but I've been ...
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xfce4-indicator-plugin shows “No indicators”

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I was getting issues with duplicate application indicators in my top panel in Xfce. I was instructed to remove indicator-applications to fix the problem, but now xfce4-...
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Is there a Meter to indicate current Network Activity to the xfce4-panel

I already have a meter on the xfce4 panel which indicates the current CPU load (blue themometer), the current memory load (green thermomeer) and the current swap storage load (a yellow thermometer). ...
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XFCE top panel not showing when mouse is brought to the top of the screen [duplicate]

Updated to Xubuntu 18.10 and my top panel, which was "always" hidden (needs a mouse brought into it to show) now doesn't show up when the mouse is brought to the top of the screen. Instead what it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...