missing panel

In case the window manager's panel is missing or the panel abandoned (a missing window-frame indicates that the window-manager abandoned):

Please proceed the following steps as needed:

  1. Start application finder (press [Alt] and [F2] simultaneously)
  2. open terminal by entering xfce4-terminal into the dialog that just opened
  3. Type into the terminal that just opened any of the following described commands as needed:
    • (If panel abandoned) restart panel by typing into the terminal:
      nohup xfce4-panel > /dev/null &
    • (If window-manager abandoned) restart window-manager:
      nohup xfwm4 --replace > /dev/null &
  4. Please save the session on logout, otherwise the problem persists when you login again.

wrong display

When the panel is missing it may also just not be displays on the existing display.

You can solve this doing the following:

  1. Go with your mouse to the very bottom off the display till the dock is being displayed
  2. Alternatively do one of these two steps:
    • Either, click on the icon in the middle (“Settings Manager”) and in the settings manager on “Panel”,
    • or Right-click on the dock and navigate to “Panel” → “Panel Preferences”.
  3. Set output of panel 0 to “automatic”.