Zaphod mode (dual head) with Xfce 4.16?

Ulli Horlacher framstag at
Sat Mar 11 21:39:57 CET 2023

On Mon 2023-03-06 (14:23), Ulli Horlacher wrote:

> I found a solution (for xorg Zaphod mode): lxpanel
> It looks similar to the Xfce panel, but is completly independent.
> It has its wown workspace switcher and it works!
> I am still looking for way to add a generic application starter applet
> like the Xfce Launcher.

It looks this is not possible with just lxpanel without the complete LXDE
desktop environment.

But I found a workaround:
I reduce the width of lxpanel to 95% and place in the most right lower
corner a xbutton with:

framstag at wux:~: ./ -0-0 xxterm

framstag at wux:~: cat 
#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use Tk;

$prg = $0;
$prg =~ s:.*/::;

$usage = 
  "usage: $prg X11-GEOMETRY COMMAND [ARGS]\n".
  "example: $prg -0+0 xterm\n";

$xg = shift @ARGV or die $usage;
$cmd = $ARGV[0] or die $usage;
@cmd = grep { shellquote($_) } @ARGV;

$mw = Tk::MainWindow->new();
  -text => $cmd, 
  -command => sub { system "@cmd &" },

sub shellquote {
  local $_ = shift;
  return $_;

Ullrich Horlacher              Server und Virtualisierung
Rechenzentrum TIK
Universitaet Stuttgart         E-Mail: horlacher at
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