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xfce4-settings - Settings Manager

The xfce4-settings component provides a daemon, manager, and editor to centralize the configuration management of the Xfce system.


  • Settings Daemon – A daemon that runs in the background to apply all the settings
  • Settings Manager – Dialog that lists all the settings dialogs provided by this package (listed below) or other core modules of Xfce


  • Accessibility – Improve keyboard and mouse accessibility
  • Appearance – Customize the look of your desktop
  • Color – Manage the color profiles of your devices
  • Display – Configure screen settings and layout
  • Keyboard – Edit keyboard settings and application shortcuts
  • Mouse and Touchpad – Configure pointer device behavior and appearance
  • Settings Editor – Editor that allows to modify all the various setting channels
  • MIME Type Editor – Editor to modify application associations with MIME types

Other Dialogs

The following items are often visible in the settings manager, but not part of the xfce4-settings package. You can click the links below to redirect to the correct place on this website.

Latest Release

  • xfce4-settings 4.18.3 released (2023/07/04 10:09)
    xfce4-settings 4.18.3 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-settings?
    Settings manager of the Xfce desktop.
    Release notes for 4.18.3
    - Displays: Fix finding a valid mode by refresh rate
    - dialogs: Secure use of GSettings
    - xfsettingsd: Fix wrong test for property removal
    - xfsettingsd: Update also the type when updating a value
    - keyboard-settings: Fix critical when opening layout selection dialog
    - appearance-install-theme: Fix error message
    - appearance-install-theme: Do not mention file size in error message
    - appearance-install-theme: Check for theme package validity
    - appearance-install-theme: Update GTK icon cache after installing
    - appearance-install-theme: detect icon themes first (#271)
    - appearance-install-theme: make cleanup safer
    - appearance-install-theme: Use recommended way of command
    - appearance-install-theme: Convert to POSIX
    - Update bug report address
    - display: Check for XError on transform apply
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Basque, Belarusian,
      Belarusian (Tarask), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese
      (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
      Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (Canada), English
      (United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek,
      Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian,
      Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål,
      Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan (post 1500), Polish, Portuguese,
      Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian,
      Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur

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