[SOLVED] XFCE: can i have separate settings on each desktop?
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XFCE: can i have separate settings on each desktop?
I'm trying (not for the first time) to switch from KDE Trinity to XFCE. Are there separate settings for each desktop (I use three), as there can be in KDE? I like my desktops to have different wallpapers, but in the desktop settings, it doesn't appear possible.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 02-25-2013 at 05:45 PM.
If you are using a distro with repos, it's might be in the repos. I know it's in Mint and Ubuntu. I couldn't find it in the Fedora repos for F18 last I looked. There's also a Slackbuild. It's the default in Bodhi Linux.
I'm using it on Mint right now. It's quite nice, though I've encountered a couple of glitches, but nothing to irritate me enough to stop using it.
It's been around a long long time; this is the first major release in over a decade. It is visually appealing and highly configurable. It uses its own libraries and its own terminology (for example, it has "shelves," not "panels").
Well i found it inferior e.g. to the Gnome3 "gnome-settings audio" (or what was it called?). The xfce4 mixer on a Xubuntu box had me in trouble with my 2 sound devices (1 on-board and 1 PCI) which got confused, and xfce4-mixer also didn't offer the whole range of controls for both of them. Very long story, also affecting the media keys on the keyboard (volume +/- and mute/unmute) which refused to work as they should, including the correct visual feedback (the volume bar in the popup notification).
Tried to script some stuff but never got it 100% right. I ended up with everything working correctly except for the volume bar in the feedback notification which was always too short or too long. Also had something to do with the ALSA+Pulseaudio combo. With Gnome3, everything worked just smooth right out-of-the-box, and that thing also allowed me to conveniently disable/enable any of the devices completely with the click of a button.
But as long as you only got 1 audio device, the xfce4-mixer isnt really so bad. It's just not very capable if the scenario gets complicated.