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Vala Panel(1) General Commands Manual Vala Panel(1)


vala-panel — Vala Panel is GTK+ 3 desktop panel. It is based on Vala and some LXPanel ideas.


vala-panel [ {-c | --command } command name ] [ {-p | --profile } profile name ]

vala-panel [ {-h | --help } | {-v | --version } ]


This manual page documents briefly the vala-panel command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

vala-panel is a program that runs a panel


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the info(1) files.

Runs specific command on already opened panel. Valid commands without arguments are: menu, preferences, run, about, logout, shutdown, restart and quit. Valid commands with one string argument are launch-id, launch-uri, launch-command and panel-preferences.
Runs panel with specified profile. This option will have an effect only if panel is not runs now. There are three pre-installed profiles: default, two_panels and appmenu.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.


The per-user configuration folder to control the behaviour of vala-panel. It contains subfolders only, and it must contain at least one subfolder after a first run of vala-panel. Each subfolder is a profile for panel, and its name used as profile name with profile options. See default profiles for further reference.