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fbpanel - 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 ( 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:


-- print help message and exit.
-- print version and exit.
-- set log level 0-5. 0 - none 5 - chatty
-- open configuration dialog
-- 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 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 <>. This manual page was originally written for the Debian GNU/Linux system by Shyamal Prasad <> and updated by Ulises Vitulli <>.

Jul 2010 fbpanel %%version%%