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xfce:getting-started [2012/01/04 12:56]
nick [Introduction]
xfce:getting-started [2013/03/13 11:39] (current)
kevinbowen [Introduction] spelling correction
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 Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment. Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment.
  
-Another priority of Xfce is adhereance ​to standards, specifically those defined at [[http://​freedesktop.org|freedesktop.org]].+Another priority of Xfce is an adherence ​to standards, specifically those defined at [[http://​freedesktop.org|freedesktop.org]].
  
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
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 ==== Getting Started ==== ==== Getting Started ====
  
-Use ''​startxfce4''​ to start an Xfce session or choose //Xfce Session// from the login manager, which includes the session manager, the panel, the window manager and the desktop manager.+=== Login Manager === 
 + 
 +Xfce4-session installs a file that should add an option for login managers to run and Xfce session. The Xfce Desktop Environment does not have its own DM, but various options are available like gdm, slim, lxdm and lightdm. 
 + 
 +=== Command line === 
 + 
 +Use ''​startxfce4''​ to start an Xfce session or choose //Xfce Session// from the login manager, which includes the session manager, the panel, the window manager and the desktop manager. See [[.:​xfce4-session:​advanced|auto login from console]] for more information.
  
 By default the //Xfce session manager// manages the startup of applications. It allows you to save your session when you quit Xfce, so that the next time you log in, the same applications will be started for you automatically. By default the //Xfce session manager// manages the startup of applications. It allows you to save your session when you quit Xfce, so that the next time you log in, the same applications will be started for you automatically.
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 The Xfce Desktop Environment is not a single entity that provides all functionality,​ but rather it tries to adhere to the old UNIX tradition of small tools that do one job and do it well. The Xfce Desktop Environment is not a single entity that provides all functionality,​ but rather it tries to adhere to the old UNIX tradition of small tools that do one job and do it well.
  
-Default Xfce session, with desktop manager and panel. ^ +<figure "Default Xfce session, with desktop manager and panel"> 
-||+{{http://​cdn.xfce.org/​frontpage/​src/​slider-desktop.png?​nolink|}} 
 +</​figure>​
  
 When you start the Xfce session for the first time, several applications are started by the Xfce session manager: When you start the Xfce session for the first time, several applications are started by the Xfce session manager:
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 ! Another method for starting applications is from the desktop mouse menu. Read the [[.:​xfdesktop:​|Desktop Manager manual]] for information on how to change the menu contents. ! Another method for starting applications is from the desktop mouse menu. Read the [[.:​xfdesktop:​|Desktop Manager manual]] for information on how to change the menu contents.
 ? Application Finder ? Application Finder
-! If you know the name of a program and it is not on the panel or in the desktop menu you can use the run dialog. To open the dialog type {key>Alt>F2} or choose the {gui>Run Program...} option from the desktop menu.+! If you know the name of a program and it is not on the panel or in the desktop menu you can use the run dialog. To open the dialog type {key>Alt+F2} or choose the {gui>Run Program...} option from the desktop menu.
  
 === Managing windows and workspaces === === Managing windows and workspaces ===