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Old 09-24-2003, 07:37 AM   #16
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I like xfce, but my vote is for fluxbox only...
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:31 AM   #17
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the mouse is in the house!

well xfce is not the sexiest thing around, but it has some nice features. that xml tip is great, thx.

anybody try idesk or anything like that with it to get some icons on the desktop? and what is that "iconbox" feature, anyway? i don't see any icons anywhere. minimizing sends things to the upper taskbar. is there doc on that? i didn't see any. thx.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:58 AM   #18
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thanks for the info BigNate...

It didn't dawn on me to actually add more....duh.

I went in and changed the terminal to gnome-terminal and the browser to galeon but I will definetly use this as a primary menu vs. gKrellmlaunch.

I really like XFCE. I got the samba stuff squared away too.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:01 PM   #19
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Been using xfce for a long time. It's great!
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:45 PM   #20
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and what is that "iconbox" feature, anyway? i don't see any icons anywhere. minimizing sends things to the upper taskbar. is there doc on that? i didn't see any. thx.
The manual has something on it. The settings dialog has a button to config the "li'l star icon box". I don't use ot though. I am currently hiding it behind my panel but I plan to get rid of it...I'll post back when I get around to trying...unless one of you do it first.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 02:50 PM   #21
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I guess I got lucky and forgot to install the iconbox *whoops*.

from reading this though it doesn't seem as though I would want another one anyway.

I am pretty sure I am going to try and remove the taskbar too, although the autohide works well enough. I just like a super clean desktop.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:13 PM   #22
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The manual has something on it. The settings dialog has a button to config the "li'l star icon box".
yeah, that's where i saw it, but it doesn't seem to work no matter what i set it to. i'm pretty sure it's installed -- maybe i have to start a daemon for it or something (or just uninstall it )

screenie
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:28 PM   #23
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Xfce Rocks!!!

The first desktop environment I used was kde but I thought that linux was too slow, but when I tried Xfce it really rocks it looks good and its pretty fast too, The only thing I'm missing are desktop icons
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:10 PM   #24
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screenie
Nice!
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:12 PM   #25
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Re: Xfce Rocks!!!

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The only thing I'm missing are desktop icons
Yeah...Just put your most often used programsin the panel and then config your right click menu for other not oft used programs...you'll get used to it fast.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:54 AM   #26
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hey,

I tried to install XFCE4 and I installed all the RPMS. I swear I installed all the packages, but the startxfce program wasn't installed. what package is it a part of? I can start the desktop and panel and other components manually from the cLI but that's not practical, any suggestions?

RH9 on a P3
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:19 AM   #27
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Hmm if you installed it through the RPMs it should create a GDM entry for you automatically.

As for XFCE, it is the best thing I've seen so far, and I tried quite a lot of window managers. It's even better when you use emelFM and a file manager, so lite and fast.

Here's my screenshot of Xfce with elemFM, also it leaves you so much RAM to work for... great environment

http://members.lycos.co.uk/sweiss/Screenshot-1.png

Last edited by Panzerfrost; 09-25-2003 at 03:21 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:25 AM   #28
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For those who want to get rid of the taskbar...this email came thru on the xfe mailing list last night:

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 20:32, Marcin wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I've been using XFce 3 for a long time and I absolutely love it. Recently I
> installed XFce 4 using the update-xfce script. Looks pretty good so far, but I
> have some questions:

> How can I disable the taskbar? Do I need to re-compile something, or can it be
> done from a config file?



this has been asked many times on the list

#xftaskbar4& from /usr/local/etc/xfce4/

apparently you just comment it out with a hash. Good luck.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:30 AM   #29
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I wrote a very nice e-mail to the Xfce crew with some suggestions and questions... Unfortunately, I wasn't able to send it to the address given :\

By the way, is there a way to edit the right-click menu? Also, I'd like to launch gkrellm as soon as Xfce starts, is it possible to do so? If so, how?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:02 AM   #30
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Panzer,

I believe you have to subscribe to the list for mailman to accept your email.

and as for editing the right click...look at all the posts in this thread...we already went over it
 
  


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