A long time ago, when at work I got a PC with 256 RAM worn out OpenBox and a very minimalist panel called tint2.
Well, I have used it again in Xfce for the simple fact that it consumes less than xfce4-panel and actually, it looks even prettier. I show you the two ways I tested it:
That's how it looked the first time after setting it up, but I didn't like the result very much. So I left it this way:
Now how to replace xfce4-panel with tint2? Very easy.
We install it first. We open a terminal and put:
$ sudo aptitude install tint2
Then in the same terminal we kill the Xfce panel:
$ killall xfce4-panel
We execute Alt + F2 and we write:
By default I see it a bit ugly, so I had to change some parameters. To edit tint2, we configure the file:
$ gedit ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc
If we want it to look like the first image, we delete all the content that appears in that file (after having previously saved it) and we paste everything that comes out in this link. If we want it as in the second image, we use this.
If we want to run tint2 together with Xfce automatically, we have to go to Menu »Settings» Session and start »Applications autostart» Add and fill the empty fields in the following way:
You can choose the color you like. Yes, for what tint2 show the transparencies we have to have activated the Windows Composer de Xfce (something that was not necessary before).