programmatically adding panel plugins

Ori Bernstein ori at
Sat Aug 4 10:51:34 CEST 2007

On Thu, 2 Aug 2007 23:59:31 -0700, "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at>

> Hey Jasper & Nick,
> I'm working on something where I'm thinking about the possibility of
> wanting to be able to add a plugin to the panel from inside the app,
> without the user having to use the 'Add New Item' dialog. The app is
> running all the time, and say perhaps in its preferences there's a
> checkbox like "Show status in Xfce Panel".  If the user checks the
> checkbox, I want to go ahead and add some nifty status display plugin
> to a panel.  Let's assume for the moment that this plugin is too
> complicated to just be a simple systray icon.


> Anyway... sorry for the long email.  Thoughts?

I think it's a great idea, although if the user moves the applet around,
the panel should remember where it was placed. Hopefully this helps stop
the abuse of the system tray as an applet-holder.

> 	-brian

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