xfce-panel does not come up

houghi houghi at houghi.org
Sun Jul 24 19:22:56 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 03:04:37PM +0200, Guido Berhoerster wrote:
> Only the panel plugin configuration is stored in
> ~/.config/xfce4/panel, 

OK. I noticed that. Would also be way too obvious, wouldn't it. ;-)

> panel settings are stored in xfconf. 

That was the one I was looking for. Thanks.

For future reference, I found them in

There I removed all from <property name="panel-2" type="empty">
right to the corresponding </property>
Luckily that was enough, because otherwise I would have needed to remove
the whole thing and start from new. Not much fun if you have made plenty
of "menu's" per categroy you use.

> You
> can use xfce4-settings-editor or xfconf-query to edit them.

I could not see what I had to do with either of those. I also di not try
for too long as the above worked.

It also makes clear that having everything in XML is not always an
improvement. From a developers point of view, it will most likely be. Me
as a user, prefer a human readable and editable file.

Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. It's the thing that makes
America great. If America weren't incomparably ignorant, how could we 
have tolerated the last eight years? 	-- Frank Zappa, in 1988

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