launch a specific panel

André Miranda andre42m at
Thu Aug 20 23:36:13 CEST 2020

Hi Jerry,
I don't understand what you want to accomplish. You said users could have
two different panels, one is xfce4-panel and the other is from fluxbox. You
also said that you want to use weather-plugin, presumably in xfce4-panel,
now I can't follow what's the problem here, do you what a panel just for
weather-plugin, or do you want it to be hidden and just show up when a
command is executed?

Andre Miranda

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 5:40 PM Jerry Bond <stormyjerry at> wrote:

> Hi Devs --
> I am the Lead for MX Fluxbox, which ships now with MX Linux as a "fully
> integrated overlay" that makes use of underlying Xfce for the desktop
> environment. It would provide exciting possibilities for a user to be able
> to set up two different panels, one for Xfce and the other for Fluxbox--or
> for that matter, one for Business and the other for Personal use.
> The specific scenario that leads to this email: weather. Your brilliant
> xfce4-weather-plugin is by far the easiest, fastest, most robust and most
> versatile way to have access to weather conditions and forecast. I would
> like to be able to use it, but at the moment all I can see is to create a
> second panel and use it with the first one autohidden. Neither elegant nor
> finally very practical. In my scenario would like to be able to launch the
> weather panel, say:
> *xfce4-panel --panel-2*
> or if aliases were possible:
> *xfce4-panel --weather*
> So my question: is there an existing mechanism that I could make use of?
> Thanks for reading.
> Jerry Bond
> MX Linux Project Manager
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