xfce4-panel-profiles - Man Page

A simple application to manage Xfce panel layouts


xfce4-panel-profiles [ COMMAND ] filename


xfce4-panel-profiles is a simple application to manage Xfce panel layouts. It allows you to apply, save, remove, export, import a panel layout as a profile. You can, as example, backup the current panel layout, or import a previously exported panel profile.

xfce4-panel-profiles is a GUI application, but it can be also used via command line with limited features.


load filename

Load and apply a previously exported filename panel profile.

save filename

Save the current panel layout as filename. The profile's name should end with tar.bz2 for clarity.



User's custom panel profiles storage directory.


System provided panel profiles storage directory.


xfce4-panel-profiles save backup.tar.bz2

Make a backup of current panel layout.

xfce4-panel-profiles load backup.tar.bz2

Load and apply the previously exported panel layout.



Sean Davis


Alistair Buxton

Reporting Bugs

If you encounter a bug in xfce4-panel-profiles, please submit a bug report to the Xfce Bugzilla. Please note that to do this you will need to have or create an account on Bugzilla.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see GNU website.


June 2023 xfce4-panel-profiles 1.0.14