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xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin - Status Notifier Plugin

xfce4-statusnotifier-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 follows the freedesktop.org specification regarding status notification.

As of xfce 4.15, the functionality provided by xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin has been integrated into the xfce4-panel's systray. Going forward, this plugin is considered to be deprecated.


  • 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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Required Packages

For detailed information on the minimum required versions, check the configure.ac.in file.

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