launch a specific panel

Simon Steinbeiss simon at
Fri Aug 21 00:48:48 CEST 2020

Hi Jerry,

I'm in the same boat as André, but if you really want to look into
something like this then I guess using something like xfce4-panel-profiles
to re/store panel settings/profiles from the commandline (implies you have
to also restart the panel in such a script) would be one way to go...

But yeah, what André said :)


On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:36 PM André Miranda <andre42m at> wrote:

> 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?
> Cheers,
> 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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