Easy Linux Tips Project: 10 Things to Do First in Linux Mint Xfce

 

application places system xfce

application places system, Windows 8 Superbar , Microsoft Office Professional Plus , WinFastPowerOff 1 (latest version). This page describes how to customize the menu, using Xfdesktop or shopsecrves.gq earlier versions you can use the libxfce4menu GUI.. A GNU-licensed graphical menu editor for LXDE, LXMenuEditor, also works for Xfce, as of Xfce and LXMenuEditor MenuLibre is another shopsecrves.gq standard-compliant editor that works well with Xfce. Aug 31,  · Thunar is the default file manager in Xfce. It comes with a simple interface (just like any other Xfce application), side panel, configurable location selector (if you want the typical location bar to appear in the toolbar), possibility to sort items, zoom in/out, three view modes (icons, detailed list, compact list), and image previews.


Choosing Desktops: Mate vs Xfce


I will start this post with a disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on Linux desktops in any way, or by any stretch of the imagination. I am an ordinary Linux user, no more. I have quite a few laptops, notebooks and netbooks and I have a number of different Linux distributions loaded on each of those.

That, in turn, means that I have had to actually work on each of those different desktops, and in most cases I have learned enough about configuration and customization to create a comfortable environment for myself. What I am going to present in this series are my own experiences, application places system xfce, and my own preferences and procedures. One other thing: I'm going to application places system xfce lots and lots of pretty pictures and screenshots this time, so I will make up for the lack of those, and the excess of CLI examples, in my previous blog post.

This is turning out to be a very long post, so once again you might want to find a comfy chair and a cup of whatever before you start, application places system xfce. This first post of the series will discuss the Xfce desktop, not because application places system xfce any preference or priority on my part, but because I happen to have my Samsung N Plus netbook with me today.

I will be using Manjaro That is a very typical-looking desktop, and in this first glance it doesn't look significantly different to many others including LXDE, KDE and even Windows.

Well, not Windows 8, of course, but that is a different rant. I'm going to divide it into three major parts, application places system xfce, and consider what might be interesting to change or customize in each one:. First up, then, is the desktop wallpaper. On Xfce this is managed through the Desktop Managerwhich can be found either in the Xfce Whisker menus in the 'Settings' group, or by simply right-clicking on the desktop background and choosing 'Desktop Settings Here you can see the Backgroundtab, where application places system xfce can configure the wallpaper.

There is a list of default images, application places system xfce, and you can select any one by simply clicking on it. The actual desktop display will be changed as soon as you click, so you can see if you really like whatever you select.

If you want variety you can enable ' Change the background' and then set an interval in minutes, and even tell it that you want the images in 'Random Order' rather than sequentially. If, like me, you want to use your own images for wallpaper you can choose the 'Folder' to be displayed. The second tab in this window is Menus. When you right-click on the Xfce desktop you get the menu shown here, and if you have the 'Desktop Menu' option selected here, the last item in that menu will be a cascading Applications menu.

This means you don't have to go to the bottom or top panel and click something, you don't have to slam the mouse cursor into the top left corner of the screen, you can start an application from anywhere on the screen that you can see a bit of desktop wallpaper. If for some reason that I can't think of right now you don't want this kind of direct access to the application menu, you can disable it.

Also in the Menus tab is an item which I personally think shows Xfce's long heritage, because it is an action triggered by a middle mouse button click. Yeah, I know, all the Windows users are saying "what? I've only got left and right mouse buttons", and all the Mac users are saying "an N- button mouse has N-1 too many buttons" In fact, I have a colleague who still uses one and it has a little ball sticking out the bottom, really. This window also lets you add or delete workspaces.

There are a number of options in the Menus tab that let you select what will be displayed and how it is displayed, and even if it is displayed at all. The other item that is of interest right now is the 'Icons' tab.

The part which interests me here is the 'Default Icons' list at the bottom of the window. By default Xfce displays the three icons shown in the screen shot above, application places system xfce. It's never been clear to me why you would want file manager icons for both File System and Home on the desktop I mean, even one of those is too much for me, but both of them, when they differ by only one click when either one is opened?

Must be some kind of historical thing that a lot of users expect. Xfce also dynamically displays icons for any 'Removable Devices' which may be connected. Unfortunately for me, disk partitions count as removable devices, so when you have a lot of partitions for a lot of different Linux distributions the desktop can get rather cluttered with them.

So if you are old and cranky like me, and you don't want all of that cruft on your desktop, you can remove any or all of it by de-selecting the items in the 'Default Icons' list. One word of warning about removable devices, application places system xfce, if you remove the icons for them then you will have to go through the file manager to unmount them, and if you have already removed both file manager icons you will have to go through the application menus to get to the file manager to get to the removable application places system xfce. Maybe I am starting to see a little bit of light here.

That was a long haul, just to get through the basic desktop configuration possibilities! The next section covers Panel configuration, and if anything it is a bit more involved than the desktop. Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.

As shown in the screen shot above, the Manjaro Xfce desktop has one panel which spans the bottom of the screen. Panels are controlled and configured using a different utility, 'Panel Preferences', which is also located in the 'Settings' menu, or can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere on the panel and choosing 'Panel' and then 'Panel Preferences'.

The first thing to know about this control is that it gives you access to all of the panels, no matter how many there are and no matter which one you right-clicked to get to it. Here it shows 'Panel 0', and you can simply click on that name in the drop-down list to get any others.

Perhaps the most interesting of the options here is 'Automatically hide the panel' which defaults to 'Never', so all panels are visible at all times by default. That might be a good choice if you have a nice big monitor with tons of screen resolution to play with although I don't even like it then. In addition to the familiar 'Always' option, which means you have to move the mouse cursor to the edge of the screen to display the panel, Xfce also has an 'Intelligent' option, which means that the panel will only be hidden when something else wants to use its screen space.

I find this to be very useful, and it application places system xfce become my panel mode. For a bit of fun, open any non-maximized window and then drag it around the screen. Any panel with this option set will be visible until you drag the window onto the border of the panel and then the panel will jump out of the way - and then jump back into view again as soon as you clear its space. Oh, and of course even when a panel is automatically hidden, application places system xfce, if you need it all you have to do is move the mouse cursor to that edge of the screen and the panel will come back out.

Other options in this tab include 'Mode' and 'Lock' I'll come back to those in a minuteand the general size of the panel. If you are very fond of Panel icons and want to have a lot of them, you can even configure a multi-row panel here, up to a maximum of six rows. Geez, who could ever use a six-row panel? I guess if you had some kind of gigantic, super-high resolution display. All I can say is - ugh. The Items tab shows you what the panel actually contains.

The default initial panel contents are shown here, which you can compare to the screen shot above. At the left end there is a Whisker menu, then an area for Window Buttons which will be filled dynamically as windows are createdthen a Spacer and the Show Desktop button.

This one is particularly clever, in that it remembers the state of the windows when you application places system xfce it to minimize all open windows; when you click it again to restore the minimized windows, it only restores those which were open originally, any which were already minimized stay that way. Next on the Panel is the Workspace Switcher, then a Notification Area where you will get things such as Network and Bluetooth status, volume control and Update Manager status.

As I mentioned above, I often install Xfce on netbook systems. One of the characteristics of netbooks is small screens - generally up to about 11", with resolution something like x What you might notice from that resolution and would certainly notice from using a netbook is that they have considerably more horizontal screen space than vertical screen space.

It makes sense to me to use the horizontal space for Panels when possible. It will snap-to the edge when you get close, so it isn't hard to position; don't worry about the vertical placement at this time.

That will give you an empty panel at the edge of application places system xfce screen, like this:. Now I need to add some content to the panel, application places system xfce. My objective here is to divide the content of the panels so that those which are simple symbols or controls, generally fixed-width and do not include text, should be in the vertical panel at the side of the screen, and those which are larger, wider and include text in the body should be in the bottom panel.

For the first few items I can simply move drag them from one application places system xfce to the other, that's a lot easier than adding to one and deleting from the other. All I have to do is right-click on an item in the original Panel, choose Move and then drag-and-drop it in the new Panel. Once those items have been moved over, application places system xfce, click Lock on both panels, and make sure that both have Intelligent Hide selected, and the first stage is done!

The application places system xfce now looks like this:. That clock isn't what I want - it looks kind of spiffy with that vertical text display, application places system xfce, but I would like to change it to a simple analog display. So I right-click on the clock icon, and choose Propertiesand then click on Appearance to see what other options are available. I had a binary clock on the wall once, a very long time ago, but I would struggle to read it now.

LCD is kind of boring Nixie tubes might be fun, thoughand Fuzzy That's much better. Of course, most people application places system xfce to have application launchers on the Panel so they can conveniently start their most commonly used programs.

I'm going to show two ways of adding these; the first is a quick-and-dirty way which turns out to be the one I most commonly use. Going back to the bottom panel, I mentioned at the beginning application places system xfce there is a Whisker Menu button at the left end of the bottom panel. Click on that and you will get a menu with Favorites on the left side, and menu categories on the right, application places system xfce.

I think it application places system xfce safe to assume that one of the most commonly used applications is a web browser, so we will add that to the right Panel that I just created.

Simply right-click on the Web Browser in the Favorites list and you will get a list which includes Add to Panel. When you click that option, if you have application places system xfce one panel the launcher will be added to it; but in our case, because we now have two panels it is clever enough to pop up a window and ask which panel we want to add it to. Very nice! This brings up the 'Add New Item' dialog. Here you can see a number of predefined controls and monitors that you could add.

It has a boxy-looking question mark symbol in it, and it doesn't actually do anything yet. Right-click on the new launcher icon and choose 'Properties'. This is a very long list - you chances of finding the application you want to add are very good. Applications like the browser, mail reader, LibreOffice, terminal emulator; Xfce utilities such as settings manager, file manager, software manager; pretty much anything you might need, application places system xfce, just dig around in the list until you find what you need.

When you choose an item from this list, it will fill in all of the necessary properties for the launcher, including the icon, command name and description.

If you can't find what you want to add, you have the option of clicking "Add an Empty Item", and then filling in the properties yourself. There is one other possible Mode for Panels which was introduced with Xfce 4. It is called a 'Deskbar', and it is a sort of hybrid between horizontal and vertical panels.

 

How to customise your Linux desktop: Xfce | ZDNet

 

application places system xfce

 

Dec 30,  · The "Applications, Places, System " menu in vnc viewer is missing. My linux is RHEL I start a vnc session and view it in the vnc viewer. But I can not see the menu of "Applications, Places, System " on the top of the vnc window. There should be three menus for me in the vnc before. If I use Alt + F1, I can pop up the application menu. Nov 27,  · One thing left to make XFCE exactly identical to Gnome 2 is the Applications-Places-System menu:D After tried and explored, I've found an idea to bring Gnome 2 Applications-Places-System menu to XFCE application places system, Windows 8 Superbar , Microsoft Office Professional Plus , WinFastPowerOff 1 (latest version).