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    Lightbulb [SOLVED] Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    Can it be done? I'd try it out myself but I have only one 'puter and it's mission-critical! I'm scared of messing it up like last time I tried mixing and matching stuff from different DEs.

    Love LXDE's speed, but I also love that Xfce panel even better than a dock!

    Thanks!
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    Re: Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    Check out lubuntu.net I'm sure it tells you how to xfce type panel on lxde.

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    Re: Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by XubuRoxMySox View Post
    Can it be done? I'd try it out myself but I have only one 'puter and it's mission-critical! I'm scared of messing it up like last time I tried mixing and matching stuff from different DEs.

    Love LXDE's speed, but I also love that Xfce panel even better than a dock!

    Thanks!
    yes it can be done easily.

    gksudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart

    change:
    @lxpanel --profile Lubuntu
    to
    @xfce4-panel

    log out & back in

    configure the panel. enjoy

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    Re: Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    Thank you both!

    The site demonstrates some wonderful capabilities of the LXpanel I hadn't noticed in my previous "flirtations" with LXDE. It looks absolutely delightful. LXDE was "under heavy development" when I played with it before (a year ago almost, wow), and somewhat buggy. The videos demonstrate big improvements! I wonder if I might just keep that sweet new LXDE panel. The only thing I would change is having that way cool Xfce weather applet on my LXDE panel. I'll try it!

    And if it doesn't work, I'll simply use the Xfce panel in my LXDE.

    Thank you both again, very much!

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    Re: Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    I'm more than HAPPY with ALL LXDE Components including LXPanel and the menu.

    I have two Panels, just like the tutorial on Lubuntu's website. I'm sure you saw it.

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    Re: Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    I'm more than HAPPY with ALL LXDE Components including LXPanel and the menu.

    I have two Panels, just like the tutorial on Lubuntu's website. I'm sure you saw it.
    Yes, but LXPanel doesn't support Gnome Applets...at all...even unofficially.

    Network Manager is an exception. I hate that they call it an "Applet". The icon you see in the taskbar in LXDE is actually a program running in the system tray. Applets are attached to the panel for your desktop environment, where the system tray is a separate entity entirely. Hence, nm-applet (Network Manager applet) will run in most Desktop Environments like LXDE, XFCE, among others. (I think KDE has bugs with nm-applet)

    xfce4-panel supports Gnome Applets officially.

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    Re: Xfce Panel in LXDE?

    necro?
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