Panel plugin/Indicator plugin/Notification area/Notification plugin/Status Notifier Plugin on Xubuntu 18.04

Mariusz Kubański mkubanski at
Thu May 17 11:42:30 UTC 2018

Hello. I got to agree with Kolmar on that subject. I know that someone 
can view this issue as small and unimportant, but I also think that 
panel icons (plugins and applets) should be somehow more unified. They 
really don't look good on bigger panels, like Kolmar said. And it seems 
like there are three different plugins to handle very similar things.

I know that there are many more important things to do before 18.10 
release (porting to GTK3, bug fixes etc.), but I hope that the 
Xubuntu/Xfce devs will look at this issue in the future.

Thanks and keep up the good work,
Mariusz (Spass)

W dniu 15.05.2018 o 22:03, Kolmar Kafran pisze:
> Howdy dear fellows,
> With the new Xubuntu 18.04 it's a little confusing how these items works 
> together: panel plugins, indicator plugin, notification area and status 
> notifier plugin. What's the best way to go? Within Xubuntu 16.04 I use 
> notification area and indicator plugin and everything just works. Now I 
> feel like there are a lot of these items to do the same thing. For 
> example, now we have a new Power manager panel plugin. But on the power 
> manager settings there is an option to show the power manager icon on 
> notification area which works with notification area but doesn't with 
> "status notifier plugin". Despite this, the notification area icon 
> behaves differently from the power manager plugin.
> One thing I love about XFCE is the panel because I like to use the panel 
> on the vertical. With these new panel plugins (notification, power, 
> sound etc), the icons size on a vertical panel 35px wide are huge. With 
> notification area plugin its possible to set the maximum pixel size to 
> 22px and everything sits nicely inside notification area. What should I 
> do now? It seems like XFCE has implemented a lot of new features which 
> just overlap other features that do the same thing. When you put 
> everything together it looks like out of place or even a little buggy as 
> things doesn't works as expected.
> Thank you.
> Kolmar Kafran
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