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Xfce 4.10 Documentation

Getting Started

  • Starting with Xfce – This document gives an overview of the Xfce Desktop Environment and explains how to perform several common tasks. It is meant to be a starting point for anyone who wants to use Xfce and it includes pointers to other sources of information.
  • Building Xfce – It is always recommended to use the packages provided by your distribution, however if you have special needs or you want a detailed description on compiling Xfce yourself, you can find it in this article.
  • Sitemap – The sitemap of this wiki gives a good overview of the pages available.
  • How to contribute – Detailed information for new contributors can be found in this section. A more general introduction can be found at the Get Involved page on the main website. This section is also the starting point for developers on how to use Git and where to find API documentation.

Core Modules

  • Desktop Manager (xfdesktop) (4.11) – Sets the background color or image with optional application menu or icons for minimized applications or launchers, devices and folders.
  • Panel (xfce4-panel) – Program launchers, window buttons, applications menu, workspace switcher and more.
  • Settings Manager (xfce4-settings) – The settings daemon and the settings dialogs. This includes the accessibility, appearance, display, keyboard and mouse settings.