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Goatdemon 08-27-2002 04:08 PM

xfce customization
hi, I'm using xfce and i would like to change some of the buttons on the xfce panel thing. there are some buttons near the center a settings button and an "i" button, this button tells who made the panel or xfce or something. id like to change the way these look, too colorful and just foul looking. finally, there a trash button, a green recycling symbol that i'd like to change to a waste basket, i do know how to change this button but cannot find a waste basket icon.... where does gnome keep it's waste basket icon and what is it called ie gnome-trash?


MasterC 08-28-2002 05:51 AM

I would look around /usr/share or /usr/local/share or something like that for some icons.

mrGee 08-28-2002 05:24 PM

This stuff is all in the xfce3rc file that lives in your .xfce
directory in your home.
Before you edit it, make a backup copy, cause some prog
generated it (dunno which). And make sure you are out of
xfce because it overwrites this file and some others with
the current desktop.
From the syntax in this file i think it's easy enough to play
Good luck

Goatdemon 08-30-2002 03:13 AM

mrgee, i couldn't find anything in the file that would allow me to change the settings or about icons on the xfce panel. it does seem to allow me to change the other icons like abiword and the trash icon.

MasterC 08-30-2002 05:11 AM

You know, if I right click the icons, it pops up a configure box to allow me to choose icons, what program to run, and placement in the space.

I don't know if this helps, or if you knew that and was looking for more, but...


Goatdemon 08-30-2002 02:26 PM

i want to edit to center butons, the painting pallate that controls settings and the i that stays who made the program, when i click on these buttons nothing happens.

mrGee 08-31-2002 05:07 PM


Yes Goatdemon, you are right, only parts of that file can be
edited. I did not know that, so i've been tinkering with all
the rc files i thought were related to xfce and the xfwm manager.
Well i didn't succeed :(
But to give you or someone else something to play around with;
First fire up xfhelp and look into the advanced xfwm
configuration, i might have missed something.
The xfce3rc file in the .xfce in your home gets overwritten
partially. Things you can alter, while using some mouse actions on the desktop can be edited and they stay untouched, after you logout.
But if you for inst. remove the [lock] xflock entry,
it will return in your next login.
The other global xfce files can be found in /etc/X11/xfce.
I have backed them up and did some serious trimming/
editing/removing. (together with the xfce3rc in .xfce) but nope.
a ps aux or pstree -al with a running xfce showed nothing
else i could try.
And some googling gave me no answers either.
There is another program called CDE2xfcepal but according
to some suse users it messed things up a little
Good luck

Goatdemon 08-31-2002 05:29 PM

thanks for the help reguardless:)

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