I have a small python program that prints the temperature every second.

How can I add this program as a Plugin to my Panel?

I can see that in the file ~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panels/panel there are entries for Plugins looking like

Plugin {
  Config {

So, where are these plugins, and how can I add my own program?

  • Why not add the existing temperature applet? Right click on task bar,'Panel Settings','Panel Applets' tab,'Add',select 'Temperature Monitor',click 'Add'
    – CoderMike
    Mar 16, 2018 at 20:44
  • Because that was just an example I chose. It's the process of adding own programs to the panel what I'm interested in.
    – Fl.pf.
    Mar 16, 2018 at 22:04

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It's not 100% clear to me precisely which of several closely related options you're trying to achieve but the answer here from Unix & Linux SE seems like it would be one way to use your program from a panel: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/318610/146316

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