fbpanel - a NETWM compliant lightweight GTK2-based panel for UNIX desktop.
fbpanel is desktop panel which provides graphical information and feedback about
desktop activity and allows interaction with the window manager. It features:
taskbar - shows a list of the managed windows (tasks)
pager - thumbnailed view of the desktop.
launchbar - buttons to quickly launch applications
desktop - button to iconify or shade all windows
image - display an image
clock - show the current time and/or date
system tray - tray for XEMBED icons (aka docklets)
fbpanel requires NETWM (www.freedesktop.org) compliant window manager. You can
run many instances of fbpanel each with its own configuration (see
Most updated info about fbpanel can be found on its home page:
- -- print help message and exit.
- -- print version and exit.
- --log <number>
- -- set log level 0-5. 0 - none 5 - chatty
- -- open configuration dialog
- --profile <name>
- -- use specified profile. The profile is loaded from the
file ~/.config/fbpanel/<name>. If that fails, fbpanel will load
/usr/share/fbpanel/default. No -p option is equivalent to -p default
- -- same as --help
- -- same as --profile
- -- same as --version
- -- same as --configure
fbpanel will create a default profile file in case there no one exists already.
Default profile file contains comments and explanation inside, so it should be
For a complete list of options and examples, please read
- Directory with the user's private profiles
- The user's default profile.
- The fbpanel documentation. Contain a list of features and
pretty useful examples of their funcionality.
fbpanel was written by Anatoly Asviyan <email@example.com>. This
manual page was originally written for the Debian GNU/Linux system by Shyamal
Prasad <firstname.lastname@example.org> and updated by Ulises Vitulli