panel plugins in user home directory

Gian Paolo Mureddu thetargos at
Thu Mar 3 08:37:23 CET 2005

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> Jason Keltz wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Is it possible for a user to compile panel plugins, and place them in 
>> a directory in their home directory that Xfce will pick up when you 
>> go to "Add new item" on the panel?  The compiling part is easy.  When 
>> I do an strace on the panel plugin, and choose "Add new item", I 
>> don't see it look anywhere else but sysdir.  It would be convenient 
>> if it looked in the users home directory so that users can customize 
>> their environment in whatever way they so desire.
> Oh, dear. I actually removed that for 4.2, because I didn't think 
> anyone needed that. I was being lazy because I didn't want to think 
> about where to put the files according to the basedir spec. It doesn't 
> really allow for anything else then config files and data files. I 
> guess something like ~/.local/lib/xfce4/panel-plugins might be 
> appropriate.
> You can add an enhancement request to if you like.
>     Jasper
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I don't know... maybe it would be also a good idea to have an ~/.xfce4 
where plugins and other stuff could go to? (just an idea)

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