fbpanel(1) a NETWM compliant lightweight GTK2-based panel for UNIX desktop.


fbpanel [OPTION]


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
• show 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 OPTIONS below).

Most updated info about fbpanel can be found on its home page: http://fbpanel.sf.net/


-- 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 noone exists already. Default profile file contains comments and explanation inside, so it should be easy.

For a complete list of options and examples, please read '/usr/share/doc/fbpanel/README'.


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 protected]>. This manual page was originally written for the Debian GNU/Linux system by Shyamal Prasad <[email protected]> and updated by Ulises Vitulli <[email protected]>.