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Status Notifier Plugin

This plugin provides a panel area for status notifier items (application indicators). Applications may use these items to display their status and interact with user. This technology is a modern alternative to systray and has the freedesktop.org specification.


  • Compile or install xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin
  • Right-click the panel → Add New Items
  • Add the Status Notifier Plugin

Known Issues

Plugin Doesn't Show Any Items

There is already a running service which works with status notifier items. Most probably it's the indicator-application service which is used by xfce4-indicator-plugin. Make sure this service is not running: remove this indicator from xfce4-indicator-plugin and remove the service from autostart.


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Latest Release

0.2.1 (2017/10/29)


SHA-256 Hash: 524314c05cf19e59c3b1ab928ef025b7bba62b228cf4bdc18072d17a13068b94
SHA-1 Hash: 634fb3b8db3e8cba68b60b902c1c1eea366eec0b
MD5 Hash: 152a327049e3977c439961d3e007e14d


  • gio-2.0
  • libxfce4ui
  • libxfce4util-2
  • libxfce4-panel-2.0
  • dbusmenu-gtk3

Source Code Repository

Reporting Bugs

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