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#1 2021-07-03 20:29:52

Arns
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Registered: 2021-07-03
Posts: 2

Loading panel plugins which are outside the standard location

Hello,

In the "Panel => Add New Items menu", I can see plugins located in /usr :
- .desktop file in /usr/share/xfce4/panel/plugins
- .so in /usr/lib64/xfce4/panel/plugins
- icons in /usr/share/icons/hicolor

I need to place my panel plugins in another place.
I have read that XDG_DATA_DIRS or XDG_DATA_HOME could be used but it never worked for me (even with xfce4-panel -r).

Does the panel really look into the XDG paths? Is there any other variable usable? Is it a least possible?

Thanks for your help.

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#2 2021-07-04 09:23:43

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 7,860

Re: Loading panel plugins which are outside the standard location

Hello and welcome. It doesn't look like xfce4-panel does.

The official documentation around testing suggests using links. You can also configure your library path (/etc/ld.conf.so) and add your "other" library path first in the list so that it is searched first. The .desktop file will still need to exist in the same place.

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#3 2021-07-04 22:02:12

Arns
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Registered: 2021-07-03
Posts: 2

Re: Loading panel plugins which are outside the standard location

It's clearer with this explanation.

Thanks for your answer ToZ.

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