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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).
  • Docklike – A modern, minimalist taskbar for Xfce.
  • 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

Required Packages

Latest Release

  • xfce4-panel 4.16.4 released (2022/04/16 14:01)
    xfce4-panel 4.16.4 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-panel?
    Xfce's panel.
    Release notes for 4.16.4
    - Update copyright year and standardize formatting
    - Update and sort author list by name
    - panel: Fix regression "intellihide does not hide when leaving
      slowly" (#388)
    - panel: Fix regression "'Span Monitor' has no effect" (#405)
    - panel: Keep a reference on item during drag and drop
    - Fix `core.UndefinedBinaryOperatorResult` warning from
      `scan-build` (#142)
    - panel: Fix broken drag and drop between panels (#561)
    - panel: Disconnect from screen signals when window is destroyed
    - systray: Do not connect to proxy signal if async method failed
    - panel: Mitigate a memory leak when removing items (!46)
    - windowmenu: Emit "deactivate" signal when hiding the menu
      (#22, !68)
    - systray: Fix wrong sanity check
    - systray: Properly initialize systray item
    - systray: Trust the status to update the attention icon
      (#392, !64)
    - Fixed some window buttons not appearing in the panel (#188, !66)
    - launcher: Only activate under mouse (Fixes #519)
    - libxfce4panel: Review memory management for context menu
      (#452, !46)
    - actions: Block panel autohide (Fixes #431, !62)
    - launcher: Clear action menu when destroyed (Fixes #540, !61)
    - Translation Updates:
      Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Catalan, Malay, Occitan (post 1500),
      Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Previous Releases

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