How do I add arbitrary stuff to XFCE tool bar ?

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Thu Jun 25 19:47:20 UTC 2015

On 06/25/15 13:37, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:58:45 -0453
> William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 06/24/15 19:59, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>>> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at> writes:
>>>> xfce-4.12_1, FreeBSD 9.3R-p13 ? WHen I right click on the tool
>>>> bar, I get only a (very) limited list of things to activate. TIA &
>>>> have a good one.
>>> One of that "limited" list is "launcher", which lets you add
>>> anything that can be invoked from a command line.
>> True, but it requires typing, i.e. leaving the mouse to type, a no-no
>> for smooth GUI performance .... No biggie, I'm surviving now,
> It must be hell.

1 day at a time ;-) ....

>> but
>> having to resort to the kbd in a gfx environment is just ....
>> *wrong* .... That's why I ask .... TIA (again) & have a good one ....
> You can select the application from a menu after you've added
> the launcher. IIRC you can also create a launcher automatically on a
> panel by dragging a menu item from the main menu, or an icon from the
> desktop.

Problem is, the app I want (xcalc) isn't on the main menu 
('Applications' button on my bottom tool bar/panel/whatever they call 
it) .... I'll try the 'add an empty launcher & then pick the app' & see 
how that goes. Thanks.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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