I am running xfce 4.14 in debian 10.

The default size of xfdesktop -W, Panel window grouping, and Panel window menu plugin are too small. I can not see the entire path.

I checked the official doc https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/windowmenu and https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/tasklist

I did add their code to ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and even ~/.gtk-2.0/gtkrc and modifies to

XfceWindowMenuPlugin::max-width-chars = 1000
XfceTasklist::menu-max-width-chars = 1000

And then run xfce4-panel -r or even logout and relogin, and even reboot. It just doesn't work at all.

I don't know if I am wrong or the official doc is wrong.


I found a good alternative tool which is rofi. (https://github.com/davatorium/rofi).

Just introduce it to anyone who failed to increase the width.


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