Xfce Panel Switch: Introduction

Xubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” introduces a new application for managing panel layouts in Xfce, Xfce Panel Switch. This simple utility application fills a void for appearance tweakers and distributors alike.


  • Backup and restore panel configurations
  • Share panel layouts with simple exporting and importing
  • Choose from one of 5 included layouts, or install layouts system-wide in /usr/share/xfpanel-switch/layouts

Included Layouts

  • GNOME 2 (top and bottom panel configuration)
  • Redmond (single panel layout familiar to Windows users)
  • Xfce 4.12 (out-of-the-box default Xfce layout)
  • Xubuntu Classic (Xubuntu 12.04 era)
  • Xubuntu Modern (Xubuntu 14.04 and newer)


GNOME 2 layout in Xfce Panel Switch
Redmond layout in Xfce Panel Switch
Xfce layout in Xfce Panel Switch
Xubuntu 12.04 layout in Xfce Panel Switch
Xubuntu 14.04 layout in Xfce Panel Switch


The latest version of Xfce Panel Switch can be downloaded from Launchpad.  Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” users can install Xfce Panel Switch 1.0.3 from the repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfpanel-switch