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 ====== Xfce ====== ====== Xfce ======
  
-Xfce is a GTK+2 lightweight [[slackware:desktop_environment|desktop environment]].Quoting the [[http://www.xfce.org|official site]], Xfce "aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly". While coming with a little less features than either [[slackware:kde|KDE]] or Gnome, it contains a full range of lightweight applications for most of your needs. Having a smaller memory print and cpu usage makes it a good candidate for low-end workstations or for laptops, improving your battery life.+Xfce is a GTK+2 lightweight [[slackware:desktop_environment|desktop environment]]. Quoting the [[http://www.xfce.org|official site]], Xfce "aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly". While coming with a little less features than either [[slackware:kde|KDE]] or Gnome, it contains a full range of lightweight applications for most of your needs. Having a smaller memory print and cpu usage makes it a good candidate for low-end workstations or for laptops, improving your battery life.
  
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
  
-Xfce is part of Slackware installation media. The soon-to-be-released Slackware 14 will come with the latest version, 4.10. During the installation process, please make sure that you select the Xfce package. It gets a new package folder under /slackware/xfce. +Xfce is part of Slackware installation media. The latest stable release, Slackware 14, comes with the latest version of Xfce, 4.10. During the installation process, please make sure that you select the //Xfce// package group. It gets a new package folder under "''/slackware/xfce''"
  
 Adding Xfce to an existing installation is straightforward: Adding Xfce to an existing installation is straightforward:
   darkstar~# slackpkg install xfce   darkstar~# slackpkg install xfce
  
 +<note>To use full features (power management, managing external devices such as USB key, ...) you have to be in the //plugdev// and the //power// groups. See [[slackbook:users#managing_users_and_groups|managing users page]].</note>
 ===== Configuration ===== ===== Configuration =====
  
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 Changing the current theme is as easy as going to Settings -> Appearance and selecting one of the preinstalled themes.\\ Changing the current theme is as easy as going to Settings -> Appearance and selecting one of the preinstalled themes.\\
 More themes, backgrounds, mouse cursors and other goodies are available at http://xfce-look.org/ More themes, backgrounds, mouse cursors and other goodies are available at http://xfce-look.org/
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 +==== Keyboard setup ====
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 +If you wish to configure your keyboard setup under Xfce, please visit the [[howtos:window_managers:keyboard_layout_in_xfce|Xfce keyboard layout]] page.
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 +==== Additional Plugins ====
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 +[[http://www.slackbuilds.org|SlackBuilds.org]] contains a wide range of Xfce plugins that aim at extending Xfce's functionality.
  
  
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   * Xfce FAQ: [[http://wiki.xfce.org/faq]]   * Xfce FAQ: [[http://wiki.xfce.org/faq]]
   * Xfce Looks: [[http://xfce-look.org/]]   * Xfce Looks: [[http://xfce-look.org/]]
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 +===== Sources =====
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 +  * Originally written by [[wiki:user:kookiemonster|KookieMonster]]
  
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