Xfce Panel Profiles
Xfce Panel Profiles (
xfce4-panel-profiles, formerly known as
xfpanel-switch) is a simple application to manage Xfce panel layouts.
With the modular Xfce Panel, a multitude of panel layouts can be created. This tool makes it possible to backup, restore, import, and export these panel layouts.
Panel profiles main window shows a two columns table: on the left there is the configuration's name, at the right the last modification time. The first entry is always the current configuration, all other entries are custom user profiles or provided by the operating system by default.
|Panel Profiles window|
To perform any actions, you need to first select the configuration that you want to consider. Then you can select a button on the bottom bar. The available tasks, from the left to right are:
- Apply a configuration
- You can apply the selected configuration, if you click Apply button. It will be instantly applied to the panel. The old current configuration will be lost if you apply a different configuration. Make a backup before doing this!
- Save a configuration
- You can make a backup of the selected configuration, if you click Save button. It will open a dialog, you can insert a name for the copied configuration.
Custom saved configurations are stored usually in
- Remove a configuration
- You can remove the selected configuration, if is possible, if you click Remove button.
Removed configurations cannot be restored!
- Export a configuration
- You can export the selected configuration if you click Export button. It will open a file chooser dialog to allow you to insert the file name and position.
- Import a configuration
- You can import a previously exported configuration if you click Import button. It will open a file chooser dialog to allow you to select the configuration you want to import.
Command line usage
Panel profiles provides two command line options that allow you to load and activate a panel profile or save the current configuration.
xfce4-panel-profiles <load|save> <file>
If you launch
xfce4-panel-profiles without any available options, it launches the graphical user interface.
Save current configuration to
xfce4-panel-profiles save current-config.tar.bz2
Load and apply previously saved configuration:
xfce4-panel-profiles load current-config.tar.bz2
Source code repository
If you are experiencing a bug in
xfce4-panel-profiles, your way of helping things getting fixed is to report a bug about it in Xfce GitLab. Please note that to do this you will need to have / create an account.
Report a new bug
If your bug has not been reported before, please submit a new bug report.
When writing your bug report, try to be as descriptive as possible, but avoid verbosity; Mozilla has a nice guide on how to write a bug report.
For more information, see Bug Reporting and Fixing.
Here's a list (updated daily) of open bug reports with the date that bug was reported in parenthesis.
- .tar.bz2 extension added whatever the file name (2020/09/18 10:12)
- No protection against duplicated names... (2020/09/09 16:00)
- Broken import (2020/09/04 18:26)
- Addition of more functionality into panel presets (2020/06/29 18:37)
- Panel layout similar to Windows 7 (2020/06/29 17:34)
- Export whisker menu settings (2020/06/29 17:33)
- Panel layout similar to Mac OS (2020/06/29 17:33)
- Easy access to panel preferences from panel profiles (2020/06/29 16:54)
- Panel profiles app does not have entry for default xubuntu 19.10 setup (2020/06/19 01:59)
- Use current branch in 'make distcheck' (2020/05/24 20:37)
- path to backup files unclear (2020/05/24 20:37)
- xfce4-panel-profiles: improved whisker menu search (2020/05/24 20:36)
- Please do not .gz manpages (2020/05/24 20:35)
- Wording of saved panel layout (2020/05/24 20:35)
- Not saved settings panel xfce4-panel-profiles (2020/05/24 20:35)