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Xfce Panel


The Xfce panel is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment and features program launchers, panel menus, a clock, a desktop switcher and more. Many aspects of the panel can be configured through graphical dialogs, but also by GTK+ style properties and hidden Xfconf settings.

This manual should provide you with all necessary information on how to adjust the panel to your liking.


Getting Started
Starting the Xfce Panel for the first time

Add New Items
Add new plugins to the Xfce Panel

Configure the Xfce Panel

Styling the Xfce Panel


Action Buttons
Log out, lock or other system actions

Applications Menu
Show a menu containing categories of installed applications

What time is it?

Directory Menu
Show a directory tree in a menu

Program launcher with optional menu

Notification Area
Area where notification icons appear

Adds a separator or space between panel plugins

Show Desktop
Hide all windows and show the desktop

Window Buttons
Switch between open windows using buttons

Window Menu
Switch between open windows using a menu

Workspace Switcher
Switch between virtual desktops


Debugging plugins and the panel