I wanted to start off by saying that I'm fairly new to linux and especially new to Vector and Xfce so I'm sorry if there's a simple solution to this, I just can't figure it out. I restarted my computer a few days ago and when it rebooted, Xfce restarted fine with the exception of the panel at the bottom of the screen. I don't think I changed anything between when the time when the panel was working and now, but I must have.
I've rebooted a few times and that doesn't seem to make any difference. I can get the panel running using the "xfce4-panel" command in the terminal, but it disappears as soon as I close the window and I'd rather fix the problem than work around it.
I appreciate any help in solving this problem. Thanks for your time!