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xfce4-panel - Xfce Panel

The Xfce Panel is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment and features application launchers, panel menus, a workspace switcher and more. Many aspects of the panel can be configured through the GUI, but also by GTK+ style properties and hidden Xfconf settings.


Internal Plugins

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External Plugins

  • Battery – A battery monitor panel plugin for Xfce4 compatible with APM and ACPI, for Linux and *BSD.
  • Calculator – a calculator plugin for the Xfce4 panel.
  • Clipman – A clipboard manager for Xfce
  • Cpufreq – shows information about the CPU governor and frequencies supported and used by your system.
  • Cpugraph – offers multiple display modes (LED, gradient, fire, etc…) to show the current CPU load of the system.
  • Datetime – shows the date and time in the panel, and a calendar appears when you left-click on it.
  • Diskperf – displays instant disk/partition performance (bytes transferred per second).
  • Embed – Embed arbitrary application windows into the panel.
  • Eyes – Eyes that spy on you.
  • Fsguard – checks the chosen mountpoint for free disk space.
  • Genmon – spawns the indicated script/program, captures its output (stdout) and displays the resulting string into the panel.
  • Indicator – small plugin written by Mark Trompell to display information from various applications consistently.
  • Mailwatch – multi-threaded, multi-mailbox, multi-protocol plugin for checking mails periodically.
  • Mount – a mount/umount utility for the panel.
  • Mpc – client plugin for MPD, the Music Player Daemon
  • Netload – displays the current load of the network interfaces, currently works on Linux, *BSD, Sun Solaris, HP_UX and MacOS X.
  • Notes – provides sticky notes for your desktop.
  • Places – a menu with quick access to folders, documents, and removable media.
  • PulseAudio Plugin – Adjust audio volume and control media players on the Xfce desktop
  • Sample – Sample plugin developers can use as a base for new panel-plugins
  • Sensors – a hardware sensors plugin for the panel.
  • Smartbookmark – allows you to do a search directly on Internet on sites like google or debian bugzilla.
  • Statusnotifier – provides a panel area for status notifier items (application indicators).
  • Stopwatch – Keep track of elapsed time.
  • Systemload – Displays the current CPU load, the memory in use, the swap space and the system uptime.
  • Timer – Lets the user run an alarm at a specified time or at the end of a specified countdown period.
  • Time-out – for taking breaks from the computer every X minutes.
  • Verve – A comfortable command line plugin for the Xfce panel.
  • Wavelan – Display stats from a wireless lan interface (signal state, signal quality, network name (SSID)). It supports NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Linux.
  • Weather – Shows the current temperature and weather condition, using weather data provided by xoap.weather.com.
  • Whiskermenu – A menu that provides access to favorites, recently used, and searching installed applications.
  • Xkb – Setup and use multiple (currently up to 4 due to X11 protocol limitation) keyboard layouts.

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  • Debugging – Debugging plugins and the panel

Required Packages

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

Latest Release

  • xfce4-panel 4.18.6 released (2024/02/29 15:07)
    <pre><a href="https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start">xfce4-panel</a> 4.18.6 is now available for download from <a href="https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4-panel/4.18/xfce4-panel-4.18.6.tar.bz2">https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4-panel/4.18/xfce4-panel-4.18.6.tar.bz2</a> <a href="https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4-panel/4.18/xfce4-panel-4.18.6.tar.bz2?sha1">https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4-panel/4.18/xfce4-panel-4.18.6.tar.bz2?sha1</a> <a href="https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4-panel/4.18/xfce4-panel-4.18.6.tar.bz2?sha256">https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4-panel/4.18/xfce4-panel-4.18.6.tar.bz2?sha256</a> What is xfce4-panel? ==================== Xfce's panel. Website: <a href="https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start">https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start</a> Release notes for 4.18.6 ======================== - Update copyright year - Do not use g_log_set_always_fatal() - launcher: Ensure default icon in empty launchers - build: Search for bind_textdomain_codeset in libintl too - Fix memory management of GTypeModules - pager: Avoid recursion in WnckScren signal handler - pager: Do not query workspace count if screen is not initialized - libxfce4panel: Fix custom menu items management - clock: Create monitor proxy asynchronously - Add missing G_BEGIN_DECLS - Translation Updates: Czech, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Interlingue, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish</pre>

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