Xfce 4.18 Documentation
This website provides user documentation for the latest stable version of the Xfce desktop environment. Go to Xfce 4.16 for the previous version.
- Getting Started with Xfce – Starting point for anyone who wants to use Xfce
- Frequently Asked Questions – General questions relating to Xfce and their answers
- Building Xfce – Instructions on how to compile Xfce from source
- How to Contribute – Detailed information for new contributors
Documentation for Xfce Applications
- Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder) – Application to quickly run applications and commands
- Configuration Storage System (xfconf) – D-Bus-based configuration storage system
- Desktop Manager (xfdesktop) – Configure the desktop background image, icons, launchers and folders
- Development Tools (xfce4-dev-tools) – A set of scripts and m4/autoconf macros that ease build system maintenance.
- Helper Applications (exo) – Manage preferred applications and edit .desktop files
- File Manager (thunar) – The fast and easy to use file manager for the Xfce Desktop
- Menu Library (garcon) – Library used for menu implementation
- Panel (xfce4-panel) – Application launchers, window buttons, applications menu, workspace switcher and more
- Power Manager (xfce4-power-manager) – Manage power sources and power consumption of devices
- Session Manager (xfce4-session) – Save the state of your desktop and restore it on the next startup
- Settings Manager (xfce4-settings) – The Settings daemon which persists many Xfce settings
- Thumbnail Service (tumbler) – A D-Bus service for applications to request thumbnails for various URI schemes and MIME types
- Utility Sharing Library (libxfce4util) – Library used to share commonly used non-GTK+ utilities among the Xfce applications
- Widget Sharing Library (libxfce4ui) – Used to share commonly used Xfce widgets among the Xfce applications
- Widget Abstraction Library for X11 & Wayland (libxfce4windowing) – Used to present windowing concepts (screens, toplevel windows, workspaces, etc.) in a windowing-system-independent manner.
- Volume Manager (thunar-volman) – Automatic management of removable devices in Thunar
- Window Manager (xfwm4) – Handles the placement of windows on the screen
- Calendar application (orage) – A fast and easy to use graphical time-managing application
- CD Burning application (Xfburn) – A simple CD/DVD burning tool.
- Dictionary (xfce4-dict) – allows you to search different kinds of dictionary services for words or phrases and shows you the results
- File Search Utility (catfish) – a versatile file search utility for the Xfce desktop
- Image Viewer (ristretto) – Image viewer for the Xfce desktop
- Media player (parole) – Media player for the Xfce desktop
- Music Player Daemon (xfmpc) – A graphical GTK+ Music Player Daemon (MPD) client focusing on low footprint
- Notification service (xfce4-notifyd) – Notification service for the Xfce desktop
- Remote filesystem Utility (gigolo) – A frontend to easily manage connections to remote filesystems.
- Panel Profiles (xfce4-panel-profiles) – A simple application to manage Xfce panel layouts
- Screensaver Utility (xfce4-screensaver) – A simple, secure screen saver and locker.
- Screenshot application (xfce4-screenshooter) – Take screenshots of your Xfce desktop
- Taskmanager(xfce4-taskmanager) – Easy to use task manager
- Terminal Emulator (xfce4-terminal) – Terminal emulator for the Xfce desktop
- Text Editor (mousepad) – A simple text editor for Xfce
- Volume Control & Mixer (xfce4-mixer) – A volume control application based on GStreamer & panel-plugin
- Xfdashboard – Provides a Gnome shell-like dashboard for Xfce
- Battery – A battery monitor panel plugin for Xfce4 compatible with APM and ACPI, for Linux and *BSD.
- Calculator – a calculator plugin for the Xfce4 panel.
- Clipman – A clipboard manager for Xfce
- Cpufreq – shows information about the CPU governor and frequencies supported and used by your system.
- Cpugraph – offers multiple display modes (LED, gradient, fire, etc…) to show the current CPU load of the system.
- Datetime – shows the date and time in the panel, and a calendar appears when you left-click on it.
- Diskperf – displays instant disk/partition performance (bytes transferred per second).
- Docklike – A modern, minimalist taskbar for Xfce.
- Embed – Embed arbitrary application windows into the panel.
- Eyes – Eyes that spy on you.
- Fsguard – checks the chosen mountpoint for free disk space.
- Genmon – spawns the indicated script/program, captures its output (stdout) and displays the resulting string into the panel.
- Indicator – small plugin written by Mark Trompell to display information from various applications consistently.
- Mailwatch – multi-threaded, multi-mailbox, multi-protocol plugin for checking mails periodically.
- Mount – a mount/umount utility for the panel.
- Mpc – client plugin for MPD, the Music Player Daemon
- Netload – displays the current load of the network interfaces, currently works on Linux, *BSD, Sun Solaris, HP_UX and MacOS X.
- Notes – provides sticky notes for your desktop.
- Places – a menu with quick access to folders, documents, and removable media.
- PulseAudio Plugin – Adjust audio volume and control media players on the Xfce desktop
- Sample – Sample plugin developers can use as a base for new panel-plugins
- Sensors – a hardware sensors plugin for the panel.
- Smartbookmark – allows you to do a search directly on Internet on sites like google or debian bugzilla.
- Statusnotifier – provides a panel area for status notifier items (application indicators).
- Stopwatch – Keep track of elapsed time.
- Systemload – Displays the current CPU load, the memory in use, the swap space and the system uptime.
- Timer – Lets the user run an alarm at a specified time or at the end of a specified countdown period.
- Time-out – for taking breaks from the computer every X minutes.
- Verve – A comfortable command line plugin for the Xfce panel.
- Wavelan – Display stats from a wireless lan interface (signal state, signal quality, network name (SSID)). It supports NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Linux.
- Weather – Shows the current temperature and weather condition, using weather data provided by xoap.weather.com.
- Whiskermenu – A menu that provides access to favorites, recently used, and searching installed applications.
- Windowck – Place the maximized window title and windows buttons on the panel.
- Xkb – Setup and use multiple (currently up to 4 due to X11 protocol limitation) keyboard layouts.
Take a look at the list of recommended applications for more light-weight applications, recommended by Xfce users.
Check the sitemap of this wiki to see all available wiki pages.