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Xfce Top Menu Plugin


Post by rover » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:22 am

Greetings everyone
Using global app menu in xfce may be a little esoteric , appealling to those who whish a macos/unity , look and feel , so i just want to share the way i made it work for me , hoping it may be useful to anyone who wants to try it .

Using top menu is not as simple as installing the plugin . Some extra work is needed and it took some searching to figure out.
The solution i found comes from this page https://linuxdicasesuporte.blogspot.com ... xde-e.html .

Step 1 . Install the plugin xfce4-topmenu-plugin , from synaptic with the necessary dependencies .
Step 2. Add to panel
Step 3. In the location /etc/profile.d ,create a text document named topmenu-gtk.sh ( so our full path will be /etc/profile.d/topmenu-gtk.sh) containing the following

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export GTK_MODULES=$GTK_MODULES:topmenu-gtk-module
Step 4. On /etc/environment , add this line

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echo "GTK_MODULES=topmenu-gtk-module" >> /etc/environment
Step 5. Log out -log in , and you're done .

The end result looks like this

Am I happy with it ? Well yes and no . I am happy because it works , but it does not follow panel transparency , you need to have an opaque panel . Also the plugin developer mentions , in his page two more plugins , one for qt applications and one for Firefox , but i was not able to locate them in the repos or in debian package pages .

Hope this post may help anyone who wants to use this plugin , and please add/correct , any other way you might have found on this

Best Regards

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Re: Xfce Top Menu Plugin


Post by Protokol » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:01 am

thanks, it was working great with MXlinux 17 but now I switched to MXlinux 18, it's not working any more...
Laptop ASUSTeK product: F7F 2008 Intel Core Duo T2250
Kernel: 4.15.0-1-686
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-17_386 Horizon December 15, 2017
Graphics: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML
Ram : 2GB

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