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Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby Andremillspaugh on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:03 pm

Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager, and i dont know how to install it, what are the commands to do this? I heard some one tell me that xfce can change the way everything look, like change the look and theme and be able to add new graphics to, like when it starts and login and change the menu to top or Bottom, Basicly I want to change everything to customize it for my own needs. Thanks
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Re: Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:29 pm

If done thru 'software Manager' or synaptic or apt for that matter... already installed :shock:

to activate
logout and at login (probably MDM) chose it from session menu. Say only for this session if prompted with a dialog (if like can use session as default for logins later) :wink:

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Re: Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby xenopeek on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:33 pm

On the login screen, at the bottom, choose to run Xfce as a session. If you installed it with Software Manager (it also downloads it, but the purpose of Software Manager is to install programs for you) it is just sitting there waiting for you to use it. Xfce is a desktop environment, just as MATE, Cinnamon and KDE are (amongst many others). To learn more about what that is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment
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Re: Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:45 pm

Not sure what 'Edition' on
But remember
if on 'Mint 13Maya the Xfce in repo will be Xfce4.8. The Mint13-Xfce ISO actually was built using a PPA to get the Xfce 4.10 core!

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Re: Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby BBistheKing on Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:56 pm

Agree with jjay, the mint13 xfce edition is best to go with if you intend to stick with xfce. I use it and find it very flexible. I have 2 panels one at the bottom with launchers and sys monitors etc and an invisible panel on the left where minimized-only windows appear. don't forget to switch on compiz if you want to adjust transparency and have shadows etc.

I installed cairo-dock for the kids' user accounts too. XFCE makes me :D
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Re: Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:11 pm

Just remember

If use Mint13-Xfce Iso on Xfce 4.10 core, if use any panel plugins or other Xfce add-ons from repos (software-manager, synaptic or apt) they may still be 4.8 and not compatible on 4.10.

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P.S. Mint 14 should be in sync (cause (X)ubuntu 12.10 is)

EDIT
don't forget to switch on compiz if you want to adjust transparency and have shadows etc.

Think mean compositor in setting>window manager teaks :P . Compiz is a full blown WM (easy in Xfce thou)
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Re: Hi I just downloaded xfce from software manager

Postby BBistheKing on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:49 am

compiz???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: yeah, compositor was what I meant...

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