tint2 Panel/Taskbar/Task Manager on Fedora 16/15 (Gnome 3)

This is simple guide, howto install tint2 version 0.11 and tint2 and tintwizard on Fedora 16/15/14 using YUM. tint2 is very good option if you want add panel / task bar / task manager on Gnome 3.0 and Gnome 3.2

tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar and tint2 development follows freedesktop specifications. tint2 is unintrusive, light and very usefull panel/taskbar program.

tint2 version 0.11 features

  • panel with taskbar, systray, clock and battery status
  • easy to customize : color/transparency on font, icon, border and background
  • pager like capability : send task from one workspace to another, switch workspace
  • multi-monitor capability : one panel per monitor, show task from current monitor
  • customize mouse event
  • window manager’s menu
  • tooltip
  • autohide
  • clock timezones
  • fake & real transparency

Install tint2 and tintwizard

1. Change to root User


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

2. Install tint2 and tintwizard


yum install tint2 tintwizard

3. Start tint2 Panel/Taskbar/Task Manager with following command


tint2 &

Configure tint2 with tintwizard

Open tintwizard GUI with following command:


tintwizard.py

Autorun/Autostart tint2 Panel/Taskbar

Autostart tint2 on Openbox

Add following row to Openbox autostart.sh config file (~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh)


(sleep 2s && tint2) &

Autostart tint2 on Fluxbox

Add/Change following row on ~/.fluxbox/init file


session.screen0.toolbar.visible: false

Add following row to ~/.fluxbox/startup file


(sleep 2s && tint2) &

Autostart tint2 on Gnome

Run following command (as normal user):


gnome-session-properties

Click Add
and add following:

Autostart tint2 on KDE

Add following tint2 file to ~/.kde/Autostart directory with following content


#!/bin/bash
(sleep 2s && tint2) &

Make tint2 file executable with following command


chmod +x ~/.kde/Autostart/tint2

Autostart tint2 on XFCE

Add following tint2 file to ~/.config/autostart or ~/Desktop/Autostart directory with following content


#!/bin/bash
(sleep 2s && tint2) &

Make tint2 file executable with following command


chmod +x ~/.config/autostart/tint2
## OR ##
chmod +x ~/Desktop/Autostart/tint2

Autostart tint2 on LXDE

Add following command to ~/.config/lxsession//autostart file


(sleep 2s && tint2) &

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