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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 4.19.2 released (2023/09/27 18:32)
    xfce4-panel 4.19.2 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-panel?
    Xfce's panel.
    Release notes for 4.19.2
    [Please note that this is a development release.]
    - pager: Do not adapt upper value of spin button in viewport mode
    - pager: Update workspace layout also on viewports change
    - pager: Get scale factor from widget
    - pager: Update workspace layout also on window manager change
    - pager: Fix aspect ratio for viewport (V2)
    - actions: Fix memory leak
    - wayland: wrapper: Set widget name for theming
    - panel: Spawn wrapper process according to windowing environment
    - pager: Delay GdkScreen signal handlers
    - x11: Remove useless sanity check
    - panel: Change panel border only if opposite border is set
    - x11: Adjust background image of external plugins to that of the panel
    - panel: Do not scale background image when UI scale > 1
    - wayland: Reset socket geometry when child is respawned
    - popup-command: Do not block autohide when popped up at pointer
    - Fix memory leaks when using gtk_css_provider_new()
    - panel: Clear item list before repopulating item dialog
    - panel: Remove autosave timer for plugins
    - Add option to toggle week numbers (fixes #686)
    - wrapper: Really ensure we don't call gtk_main_quit() twice
    - panel: Block autohide when the panel has input focus
    - clock: Fix sync timeout for seconds display
    - clock: Implement ConsoleKit sleep monitor
    - Add/Sharpen icons at 48-128px
    - Adjust 32px icon margins, new separator icon
    - Sharpen icons at 16px and 32px
    - Increase margins for 24px icons
    - Make 24px icons sharper
    - icons: Fix wrong exported sizes
    - icons: Scale at size 16x16 to 128x128 (Fixes #385)
    - icons: Fix centering of org.xfce.panel
    - icons: Rename org.xfce.panel.statustray to org.xfce.panel.systray
    - I18n: Update po/LINGUAS list
    - I18n: Update po/LINGUAS list
    - I18n: Update po/LINGUAS list
    - Fix memory leaks around gtk_get_current_event()
    - Revert "cleanup: panel: Keep consistent type names in G_DEFINE_TYPE"
    - tasklist: Fix use-after-free on tasklist child
    - build: Fix for Wayland backend disabled (Fixes #729)
    - systray: Update icon also on status change
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese
      (Taiwan), Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English (United Kingdom),
      Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian,
      Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan
      (post 1500), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian,
      Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

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