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Ideal for your quick notes

The notes plugin provides you a quick way to paste text, to write down a list of things, to leave a note to your friend, or whatever you had do with Post-It's.

Author: Mike Massonnet
Blog: http://blog.mmassonnet.info/search/label/notes
Archive: http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugins/xfce4-notes-plugin
Code: http://git.xfce.org/panel-plugins/xfce4-notes-plugin


Some Tips

Notes are saved under $XDG_DATA_HOME/notes/$XDG_DATA_HOME is an environment variable defined by the XDG base directory specification and defaults to $HOME/.local/share.

Window Manager Hint: You probably want to uncheck the option “Skip windows that have skip pager or skip taskbar properties set” of Xfwm4 (Settings > Window Manager Tweaks > Cycling). The reason is that the notes plugin sets the skip pager hint so it doesn't clutter your pager, but you still want to access your notes by cycling to them with Alt+Tab.


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Latest Release

1.8.1 (2015/06/24)

Mailing list announcement

SHA1: 37d1a497ea26e796336feb4b0a247b7c4c7a66cd
MD5: 31cb9520b01512a94344770b4befdb3b

Release History

Recent Changes

Installation Instructions


  • GTK+ >= 2.14
  • GLib >= 2.16
  • Libxfcegui4 >= 4.4
  • Libxfce4util >= 4.4
  • Libxfce4panel >= 4.4
  • Xfconf >= 4.6
  • Unique >= 1.0


tar xf xfce4-notes-plugin-<VERSION>.tar.bz2
cd xfce4-notes-plugin-<VERSION>


sudo make install

Source Code Repository

Reporting Bugs

If you encounter a bug in Notes, please submit a bug report to the Xfce Bugzilla. Please note that to do this you will need to have / create an account on Bugzilla.

Before reporting a new bug, please try your best to check if it has already been reported (see the latest reports below). Click here for a full list of bug reports.

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