A application launcher is a little icon on Xfce's panel that launches an application when it's clicked. Lets see one way to add a launcher to the panel. Some application launchers on Xfce's Panel Add application launcher Right-click on panel then open Panel Preferences On the Items tab click the Add new item button. Select Launcher , click Add then Close . The launcher will be added to the bottom of the items list. Select it and click the Edit Item button. Click the Add item to Launcher button. Select the application and click Add . When you return to the panel's list of items you can move the launcher up and down, thus moving it left or right on the panel.