Using A Global Menu with XFCE Desktop


By default, TopMenu fully supports GTK2 applications and, according to its wiki, GTK3 is partially supported, though I'm not sure what "partially" means because I didn't encounter any issues. Furthermore, there are additional plugins for Qt4 and Mozilla (Firefox, Thunderbird and Zotero) applications.

Unfortunately TopMenu doesn't come with multi-monitor support (only one applet can be used, so if you have two monitors with two panels at the top, you can only place TopMenu on one of them), doesn't support transparency and most importantly, it doesn't play very nicely with many Xfce themes - in my test, the Xfce Panel applet uses the wrong background color with almost all the themes I've tried so keep this in mind if you want to give it a try.
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