How do you remove items from the indicator plugin?

Chris Green cl at
Thu Aug 21 10:12:38 CEST 2014

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 01:37:50AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-08-20 at 23:57 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
> > As per the subject, how do you remove items from the indicator plugin?
> > 
> > I want to use the xfce battery monitor in the panel instead of the
> > default one in the indicator plugin.
> So you're auto-starting an app that shows a system try icon, assumed it
> should be xfce4-power-manager, then
> $ xfce4-power-manager-settings
> > General > System tray icon: Never show icon
> Assumed you don't need xfce4-power-manager or what ever you are
> auto-starting, then simply don't launch it, when you start a Xfce
> session.
Ah, OK, thanks.

It's just rather far removed from where one sees it!  :-)

In general if you want to remove something from the panel, change it,
or add something one right clicks on the relevant bit and then one can
go from there.

It would appear that (yet another) oddity of the indicator plugin is
that it doesn't have any way to link to the underlying processes that
use it.  Even a way of identifying the process/app would be useful, at
present there is no way (apart from intelligent guessing) that I can
see to work out that the 'Power Management' indicator is actually

Chris Green

More information about the Xfce mailing list