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Old 03-07-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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Where can I find a newbies guide to XFCE or is XFCE not for newbies?


Hello:

I have been trying to add an icon to launch Chromium from a new panel that I added - I can't. (I can't even add the icon to the desktop!)

Is there such a thing as a newbie guide for XFCE so that I don't have to ask real basic questions about it in this forum?

Thanks,
 
Old 03-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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If you right-click on the desktop while running XFce you will see an option that says create launcher. Click on that and you will be able to create an icon for Chromium on the desktop. Often the dialogue box will find the command pathway to the application for you. You can also manually enter the command pathway for your application in that dialogue window. I hope that helps.
 
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:52 AM   #3
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If you right-click on the desktop while running XFce you will see an option that says create launcher. Click on that and you will be able to create an icon for Chromium on the desktop. Often the dialogue box will find the command pathway to the application for you. You can also manually enter the command pathway for your application in that dialogue window. I hope that helps.
Thanks hitest!
 
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Thanks hitest!
You are welcome.
 
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #5
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I used this when introducing XFCE on Slackware and Zenwalk at work:

http://manual.zenwalk.org/startup_gu...p_guide_en.pdf

If you log in the Zenwalk homepage, you might find other useful staff.

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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The XFCE wiki has a FAQ, "Tips and Tricks" and other useful stuff:
http://wiki.xfce.org/
XFCE is most definitely suitable for beginners. I learned much of what I know about XFCE just from playing around in the XFCE 4 Settings Manager. XFCE strikes a good balance between the more full featured desktop environments like Gnome and KDE, and the more frugal austerity of window managers like Fluxbox and Open Box.
Robby Workman has lots of XFCE plugins and packages (32 bit and 64 bit versions) on his site: http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/ Most, if not all of these are available at http://slackbuilds.org/ also. You can read up on available XFCE plugins and packages at the XFCE goodies site: http://goodies.xfce.org/

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