I'm setting Arch Linux and I'd like to modify the standard dock bar, which is the file that I should edit?

EDIT: like this enter image description here

I don't want to use docky

  • 4
    First try using the GUI itself to make changes, such as right-click on it and select Panel -> Panel Preferences....
    – Keith
    Jan 1, 2013 at 3:03
  • What exactly do you want to achieve?
    – peterph
    Jan 1, 2013 at 19:04
  • What login manager are you using? And try editing your $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/xfce4/<somefile>
    – mmtauqir
    Mar 11, 2013 at 16:41
  • Without login-manager startxfce4
    – Mitro
    Mar 11, 2013 at 16:46
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    The people at bbs.archlinux.org will be glad to help you.
    – Markus
    Mar 11, 2013 at 21:03

1 Answer 1


Panel settings are saved here ~/.config/xfce4/panel but you could also try the xfce4-settings-manager.

And to learn how it works you can just download many nice looking examples from here http://xfce-look.org/ and look into the config files that come with these themes.

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