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Combining Cinnamon and XFCE

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:20 am
by dcihon
Sorry for jumping in here.
I may have missed it but isn't the problem with doing this you might have duplicate packages that do the same thing in your menu choices.
Like a file manager for cinnamon and xfce?
Won't your menus show duplicate packages no matter what DE you pick at login?

Re: Changing from Cinnamon to XFCE

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:31 am
by acerimusdux
dcihon wrote:Like a file manager for cinnamon and xfce?
Won't your menus show duplicate packages no matter what DE you pick at login?
The menu definitions are supposed to exclude items from showing up in incompatible desktops. But often they are compatible. There might be nothing wrong with running nemo on XFCE, for example.

Re: Changing from Cinnamon to XFCE

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:37 am
by dcihon
You are correct they will run no matter what DE you choose.
I was mostly coming from the fact the you might see or have multiple entries in your menu just a visual point of view.
You could always modify the menu so you know which one you are clicking on like:
File Manager - XFCE
File Manager - Cinnamon

Re: Combining Cinnamon and XFCE

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:53 am
by Moem
Mod note: Split off from a different topic.
dcihon, if you feel the need to apologise for what you're about to do, that's a pretty good sign that you just shouldn't do it. Please start your own topics even if the subject is related; your questions deserve their own topics too, and there is no extra charge. :wink:

Re: Combining Cinnamon and XFCE

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:26 am
by dcihon
Thanks Moem
I was just trying to address an issue of using multiple DE.
That is where i say the topic changing to at some point in the discussion.
I have done that with KDE and XFCE and it got a little confusing with all the duplicate packages that each DE comes with.
Just was going to be a word of warning.
The best way I found to handle it was have a different user for each DE.
That sets up a different home folder for each user then they can separate the DE config files from each other.