I have just installed Xfce in preference to LXDE on my Raspbian RPi 3 and it works as expected. The desktop panel doesn't show anything related to Wifi or Bluetooth (as LXDE does). How do I go about adding these launchers to my panel?

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    I think those are part of PIXEL (or were part done by the same people for the Pi before the LXDE->PIXEL fork), and DE widgets are not inter-operable.
    – goldilocks
    May 28, 2017 at 13:43
  • I just entered sudo apt-get install wicd-gtk for the wireless indicator, and sudo apt-get install blueman for the Bluetooth indicator.
    – user67804
    May 28, 2017 at 15:12
  • Sounds like I was wrong :) If this worked for you please leave an answer of your own (unfortunately you may be required to wait 24 hours).
    – goldilocks
    May 28, 2017 at 15:30

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The simple solution was to apt-get install the necessary software and restart my system. In this case wicd and blueman did the trick.

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  • While this may have "solved" your particular problem, you have NOT restored the launchers. wicd is a different network manager from the default dhcpcd and AFAIK incompatible (although they share some config files).
    – Milliways
    May 29, 2017 at 0:21

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