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faq [2018/11/12 22:10]
alexxcons [Desktop Manager]
faq [2018/11/14 23:03] (current)
alexxcons [Misc]
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 There is no set schedule, but there are goals the developers try to meet. That said, the creation of deadlines does not lend itself well to those working without compensation. So the overall goal is to release a new version as certain goals are reached. Unfortunately,​ that does not allow the advanced statement of any release schedule. Please check back often to read any news releases about the product. There is no set schedule, but there are goals the developers try to meet. That said, the creation of deadlines does not lend itself well to those working without compensation. So the overall goal is to release a new version as certain goals are reached. Unfortunately,​ that does not allow the advanced statement of any release schedule. Please check back often to read any news releases about the product.
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-===== Keyboard ​FAQ =====+===== Keyboard ​related ​=====
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 === How to configure Shortcuts / Hotkeys / Menu Accelerators ? === === How to configure Shortcuts / Hotkeys / Menu Accelerators ? ===
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 You can't. You can't.
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-===== Menu FAQ =====+===== Application ​Menu =====
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 === The left-click to get the menu on the title bar menu button seems a little slow. How do I change that? === === The left-click to get the menu on the title bar menu button seems a little slow. How do I change that? ===
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 Please see [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​mcs-manager_plugin_parameters|this wiki entry]]. Please see [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​mcs-manager_plugin_parameters|this wiki entry]].
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-===== FileManager ===== + 
----- +===== Using a different ​Window Manager =====
-Please refer to the [[xfce:​thunar:​faq|Thunar FAQ]] +
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-===== Window Manager ===== +
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-Please refer to the [[xfce:​xfwm4:​faq|xfwm4 FAQ]]+
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-===== Session Manager ===== +Please refer to [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​howto:other_window_manager|this manual page]]
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-Please refer to the [[xfce:xfwm4:faq|xfce4-session FAQ]]+
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 ===== Desktop Manager ===== ===== Desktop Manager =====
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 === My Xfce Desktop doesn'​t have any shortcut icons, why? === === My Xfce Desktop doesn'​t have any shortcut icons, why? ===
 You can adjust this via Settings > Desktop > Icons > Appearance. You can adjust this via Settings > Desktop > Icons > Appearance.
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 +===== Panel =====
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 +=== Is it possible to change the icon used by the icon box or task bar for a given application?​ ===
 +It's not possible. This setting has to be managed by the application itself.
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 +=== I've installed a plug-in for the panel, but the indicators don't use different colors. What can I do? ===
 +First, try another Gtk theme, since some themes override the color. If it doesn'​t solve the problem, you probably have an old ~/​.gtkrc-2.0 : remove it and try again. ​
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 +=== How do I set the panel layer in Xfce 4.2 and 4.4? ===
 +In order to improve focus management this option was removed.
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 +=== Is there a world clock applet? ===
 +You need to add the Orage Clock to the panel. Then you can middle-click the clock to open the "​Global Time" window, to which you can add any number of clocks.
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 ===== Themes ===== ===== Themes =====
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 === How can I customize my Xfce desktop environment === === How can I customize my Xfce desktop environment ===
-You can read everything about changing themes in the [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​howto/​install_new_themes:​install_new_themes|How to install new themes]] wiki page.+You can read everything about changing themes in the [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​howto:​install_new_themes|How to install new themes]] wiki page.
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 ===== Misc ===== ===== Misc =====
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-=== The file chooser is very slow, what is it? ===+=== Why the file chooser is very slow ? ===
 It is more likely that the icon theme you are using renders too many SVGs making it very hard to scroll. ​ Switch to another icon theme. It is more likely that the icon theme you are using renders too many SVGs making it very hard to scroll. ​ Switch to another icon theme.
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-=== Response ​to Terminal application is slow? ===+=== Why the response ​to Terminal application is slow? ===
 For NVidia users, add this to your settings: For NVidia users, add this to your settings:
  
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   XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 /​usr/​bin/​Terminal   XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 /​usr/​bin/​Terminal
  
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 +=== How do I enable panel transparency and window shadows? ===
 +Enable the Composite extension in the X11 config file and make sure Xfwm4 is compiled with embedded compositor (''​xfwm4 -V''​).
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 +   ​Section "​Extensions"​
 +     ​Option "​Composite"​ "​Enable"​
 +   ​EndSection
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 +Pay attention: recent versions of X.org turn composite on by default. If you experience speed problems or any other glitches you have to disable it explicitly:
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 +   ​Section "​Extensions"​
 +     ​Option "​Composite"​ "​Disable"​
 +   ​EndSection
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 +If you have a reasonably new X.org (7.1, possibly 7.0) and your graphics card is listed as "​supported"​ at [[http://​www.x.org/​wiki/​ExaStatus|X.org'​s EXA status page]], you should also enable EXA by adding this line to the card's Device section in your xorg.conf:
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 +     ​Option "​AccelMethod"​ "​exa"​
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 +Enabling EXA will normally provide a speed increase for compositing and font rendering, but may cause a small reduction in OpenGL rendering speed.
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 +Once the Composite extension is activated, go to ''​Settings -> Panel''​ and ''​Settings -> Window Manager Tweaks''​.
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 +== ATI users (X.org radeon driver) ==
 +
 +ATI R3xx/R4xx (9500 to X850, X1050) users may also need this in the ''​device''​ section for the card:
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 +   ​Option "​MigrationHeuristic"​ "​greedy"​
 +   ​Option "​AccelDFS"​ "​true"​ #​ but see radeon(4)
 +   ​Option "​EnablePageFlip"​ "​true"​
 +   ​Option "​EnableDepthMoves"​ "​true"​
 +
 +== nVidia users ==
 +
 +NVidia users may also need this in the ''​device''​ section for the card:
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 +   ​Option "​RenderAccel"​ "​true"​
 +   ​Option "​AllowGLXWithComposite"​ "​true"​
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 +Read ''/​usr/​share/​doc/​nvidia-glx/​README.txt.gz''​ (and search for "​RenderAccel"​ and "​AllowGLXWithComposite"​) to see if they are recommended at all for your system. At least for recent NVidia GLX drivers, "​AllowGLXWithComposite"​ "​true"​ is only for X servers older than X11R6.9.0, and "​RenderAccel"​ "​true"​ is the default setting, and therefore not required. If you are running a recent NVidia driver and a recent xorg-server,​ you do not need these settings (and should not use the "​AllowGLXWithComposite"​ "​true"​ setting).
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 +=== Kiosk - I want to use Xfce in a corporate environment and not let users modify their menu. ===
 +Use [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​howto/​kiosk_mode|kiosk mode]] (see [[http://​www.xfce.org/​documentation/​4.2/​manuals/​xfce4-session#​xfsm-kiosk-mode|xfce4-session]] ​ and [[http://​www.xfce.org/​documentation/​4.2/​manuals/​xfce4-panel#​panel-kiosk|panel]] docs).
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 +=== How to use a different Window Manager ===
 +Refer to [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​howto:​other_window_manager|this manual page]]
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 +=== How to use SCIM in Xfce ===
 +Refer to [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​howto:​scim|this manual]]
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