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A system load plugin for the Xfce4 desktop environment. It displays the current CPU load, the memory in use, the swap space and the system uptime in the Xfce4 panel.


Just place it into your panel. It will show you how little RAM and CPU Xfce can take ;-)



Recent Releases

1.1.2 (2014/11/21)

  • Support upower 0.99
  • Add a way to run a command when clicking on systemload plugin (bug #3887)
  • Pick up translation fixes (bug #11316)
  • Merge some OpenBSD compatibility patches

1.1.1 (2012/06/30)

  • Simplify tooltip handling code
  • Better compliance with panel plugin HIG
  • Only set label angle with panel > 4.9
  • Set plugin to small in all modes except deskbar modes (bug #8944)
  • Facilitate bringing up the configuration dialog (bug #8900)
  • Fix background transparency by setting the main evbox hidden (bug #8891)
  • Changing uptime label orientation in the vertical mode
  • Compatibility with panel 4.9+

1.1.0 (2012/04/18)

  • Fix progressbar width in vertical mode
  • Added about dialog
  • Use a single label to show uptime, either 'X days' (if > 0) or 'hh:mm' (bug #8348)
  • Add support for Solaris (bug #5743)
  • Fix memory size overflow with > 3.5GB on FreeBSD
  • Build the plugin as a module
  • Added a power-saving interval option using upower (if present at build time)
  • Added an update interval option (bug #7507)
  • Rewritten configuration dialog
  • Conditional retrieval of system stats (should use less resources!)
  • Port to libxfce4ui (bug #7077)
  • Fix transparency issues (bug #7345)


  • Translated into 34 languages, including 13 with a complete translation
  • Fix some issues with the build system
  • Fix a small memory leak
  • Adjust the way free memory is calculated, fixing bug #4215
  • Fix bar colors for some theme engines, fixing bug #3588
  • Fix display tooltip problems, fixing bug #5175
  • Improve the accuracy of CPU activity measurements, fixing bug #1076
  • Add support for GNU/kFreeBSD, fixing bug #2996
  • Make the plugin more compact visually, fixing bug #3587

Recent Changes

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported to the Xfce bug tracking system.

Open Bugs

Getting it

The normal (and best) way to get this plugin is to use the package manager or port system of your operating system.

If it isn't available there, or if you want a different version, you can download it in source form from http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugins/xfce4-systemload-plugin/.

Source code repository