Fast Switch between GUI's?

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Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby huckstah on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Switching GUI's?

Hey guys, after playing around with Ubuntu for a few weeks, I'm really wanting to try out Linux Mint. I understand that there are few desktop environments for Mint (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc...), but I'm curious if theres a way to install all three desktops into just one edition of Linux Mint, and being able to conveniently switch between various desktops?
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Re: Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby theusername on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:55 pm

I'd be looking into this too! hope someone can help
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Re: Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:05 pm

Just installed Mint Cinnamon and running great.

Just open the software manager and search as I installed mate and gnome. Just search like Kde and their is a Kde-full that will install complete DE with appps. Same for Xfce just search mark for installation when done then log out present desktop and select which type of desktop you want to log back into.
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Re: Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby huckstah on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:07 pm

So its as easy as going to software manager and searching for "mate" or "kde" and then installing it? And it gives you an option as to which desktop u want to use when logging in? Sounds too good to be true!
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Re: Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:18 pm

Yep that simple logout and in change session will allow you to select and can even set it as default session that you may want to stick around with on reboots will go directly to KDE if that is your default session.
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Re: Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby huckstah on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:02 am

Wow, thanks! Well I guess this post is officially solved. Kudos!
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Re: Fast Switch between GUI's?

Postby theusername on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:08 pm

If you don't want it anymore can you uninstall it from the software manager?

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