How To Run Gnome Panel Applets in Xfce

November 17, 2008 by
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

XfApplet is a small program that allows you to run Gnome panel applets from the XFCE panel. It's available in the Ubuntu universe repositories. You can install it from the command line using aptitude. (You can also use apt-get.)

sudo aptitude install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin

If you're not using Ubuntu you can download the XfApplet source package and compile it for your system.

Once the installation is complete, right click in the XFCE panel and select Add New Item. Scroll through the list and select XfApplet and click Add. A pop-up will then come up where you can select which Gnome applet to add. I chose Time Tracker so I could use the Hamster Applet from XFCE. You can only run one Gnome applet in an instance of XfApplet, but you can run multiple instances of XfApplet to run all the Gnome applets you want.


6 Responses to “How To Run Gnome Panel Applets in Xfce”

  1. greg says:

    I moved to Xfce because of Gnome shell, but I need at least my time tracking app. Any idea how I can use this with gnome3 libs?

    • Linerd says:

      Sorry, I haven't made the leap to GNOME 3 yet. I'm thinking you could probably install the proper GNOME 2 libraries to run Hamster though.

  2. horace ohare says:

    my problem is i lost my panel,could you help me .? how do you reinstall the panel? i am using linuxmint 7

  3. Coyopa says:

    Handy for monitoring my CPU temp (which is always too high :/ ) - many thanks.

  4. sasha says:

    cool, thanks.

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