Fix: Xfce 4.10 panel no longer expands

After upgrading to Xfce 4.10 from 4.8, I noticed that the clock/notification area no longer pushed to the right edge of the panel.

This is due to a change in the Window Buttons panel plugin which no longer expands to fill the available space[1].

To emulate the old behavior, add a transparent separator between the window buttons and the clock/notification area, setting its expand property.




Change cursor theme in Xfce on Freebsd

1. Install the preferred cursor theme. I personally like dmz-cursor-theme.

# pkg_add -r cursor-dmz-theme

2. Then, Applications Menu -> Settings -> Mouse. Click on Theme tab, select the preferred theme and click Close.

3. Log out of the current Xfce session, then log back in.