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xfce:getting-started [2019/04/08 22:49]
blueberrybrownie [Further Reading]
xfce:getting-started [2019/08/05 08:02] (current)
kevinbowen
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 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
  
-The Xfce project officially only releases [[http://​archive.xfce.org|source code]] for the desktop environment. However, binary packages may have been contributed by other people for your OS or distribution. Here some links to distribution specific installation instructions:​+The Xfce project officially only releases [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​xfce/?​C=M;​O=D|source code]] for the desktop environment. However, binary packages may have been contributed by other people for your OS or distribution. Here some links to distribution specific installation instructions:​
     * [[http://​wiki.archlinux.org/​index.php/​Xfce|Arch]]     * [[http://​wiki.archlinux.org/​index.php/​Xfce|Arch]]
     * [[http://​wiki.debian.org/​Xfce|Debian]]     * [[http://​wiki.debian.org/​Xfce|Debian]]
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 === Command line === === 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.+Use ''​startxfce4''​ to start an Xfce session or choose //Xfce Session// from the login manager, which includes the [[:​xfce:​xfce4-session:​start|session manager]], the [[:​xfce:​xfce4-panel:​start|panel]], the [[:​xfce:​xfwm4:​start|window manager]] and the [[:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​start|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 defaultthe //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.
  
 ===== The Desktop Environment ===== ===== The Desktop Environment =====
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 ! The middle mouse button (or Shift + left click) opens a list of all applications that are currently running. You can activate an application by clicking on its menu entry. ! The middle mouse button (or Shift + left click) opens a list of all applications that are currently running. You can activate an application by clicking on its menu entry.
 ? Window Manager ? Window Manager
-! The window manager ​is responsible for placing the windows on the screen and provides the window borders and decorations. It allows you to move windows around by dragging the title bar, and provides title bar buttons: for example to close, minimize or maximize a window. Look at the [[.:​xfwm4:​|manual]] for a detailed explanation of the window manager settings.+! The Window Manager ​is responsible for placing the windows on the screen and provides the window borders and decorations. It allows you to move windows around by dragging the title bar, and provides title bar buttons: for example to close, minimize or maximize a window. Look at the [[.:​xfwm4:​|manual]] for a detailed explanation of the window manager settings.
 ? Settings Manager ? Settings Manager
 ! The settings manager runs in the background and ensures that all Xfce applications update their settings when the user changes something within the application. It is also responsible for reading the configuration files on disk at startup. Look at the [[.:​xfce4-settings:​|manual]] for a detailed explanation of the settings manager. ! The settings manager runs in the background and ensures that all Xfce applications update their settings when the user changes something within the application. It is also responsible for reading the configuration files on disk at startup. Look at the [[.:​xfce4-settings:​|manual]] for a detailed explanation of the settings manager.
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 ===== Common Tasks ===== ===== Common Tasks =====
  
-This section will explain how to perform several common tasks to quickly get you started working with Xfce and familiar with it'​s ​applications. ​+This section will explain how to perform several common tasks to quickly get you started working with Xfce and familiar with its applications. ​
  
 === Running Programs === === Running Programs ===
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 ? Basic window operations ? Basic window operations
-! You can move a window around the screen by dragging on it'​s ​title bar. A window can be closed, minimized, maximized, shaded and made sticky (make it show up on all workspaces) by using the title bar buttons.+! You can move a window around the screen by dragging on its title bar. A window can be closed, minimized, maximized, shaded and made sticky (make it show up on all workspaces) by using the title bar buttons.
 ! Right-clicking on the title bar will open a menu that gives access to all window operations. ! Right-clicking on the title bar will open a menu that gives access to all window operations.
-! Shading a window, or rolling it up to hide it'​s ​contents and only show the title bar, can also be accomplished by scrolling the mouse wheel while hovering over the title bar. Mouse wheel up is shade, mouse wheel down is unshade.+! Shading a window, or rolling it up to hide its contents and only show the title bar, can also be accomplished by scrolling the mouse wheel while hovering over the title bar. Mouse wheel up is shade, mouse wheel down is unshade.
 ! If you don't want maximized windows to cover up the entire screen, you can set workspace margins in the Settings Manager. ! If you don't want maximized windows to cover up the entire screen, you can set workspace margins in the Settings Manager.