Changing the panel position from a script

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Sun May 6 23:29:39 CEST 2007

On 5/6/07, Henk Boom <lunarc.lists at> wrote:
> Hi, is there a way to change the position of the panel from the
> command line? I have a script which handles the screen rotation on my
> tablet, and I would like the panel to follow the short edge of my
> screen.


What you COULD do (though I don't recommend it) is to have your script
edit ~/.conf/xfce/panel/panels.xml, then kill and restart the panel.

But that's a hack, a HACK I say.
> Have a nice day,
>     Henk Boom
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