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Why XFCE?

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:11 pm

Funny, in five years with MX I've never seen that panel problem. You might think of starting a new thread dedicated to this, including the output of Quick System Info.
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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by rs55 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:13 pm

XFCE is great. I use the spacefm file manager ( never liked thunar - and spacefm does more without a fuss).
At the end of the day - I dont plan to spend my days admiring the OS ( I never understood all this obsesion with wobbly windows and other animations etc - why?). Its more about actually using the computer to do stuff.

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by dreamer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:07 pm

Cavsfan wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:00 pm
The ONLY downfall I see to MX is that, like all Debian based distros, while booting up sometimes the panels do not appear and you have to logoff or reboot if logging off is not an option to get the panel(s) to show but, it's not that big of a problem.
Are you booting MX Linux with systemd?

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by alexjack » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:17 am

I feel like desktop design was basically solved at around the Windows 2000 point, and most changes since have been minor, cosmetic, or regressive in some way. XFCE is fast, light on resources, customisable and has buttons to open applications. There was a lot of discussion about XFCE in the most recent Linux Unplugged podcast. Last week, they were talking up Ubuntu 19.04, saying how much it's improved in terms of speed, but that's making improvements to bloat that has been added... for some reason. This week, they are marvelling at how fast XFCE is.

What are new desktop environments trying to do?

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by azrielle » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:15 am

Eggnog wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:54 pm
I've used a few DEs in my time. I like some of them. But I always prefer Xfce if the distribution supports it. Some users have to have bells and whistles, and more bells and newer whistles. I don't need wobbly things and spinning things. My goal is not to play with the DE. I just want my DE to work and stay out of my way. Xfce does that nicely. I don't even mind Thunar. I'm kind of getting to like it. But the biggest reason I like Xfce is that it just doesn't piss me off.
My sentiments as well. And MX' implementation of Xfce--including the side panel--is NEAR PERFECT. Also concur with Dolphin Oracle's comments about Xfce's Whisker Menu (as opposed to, say, KDE's irritating hierarchical menu, for example):
but mostly for me its the whiskermenu, which is the IMO is the best menu on any DE. Brisk is close (mate and budgie) but its still a pale imitation of whisker.
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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by oops » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:10 am

rs55 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:13 pm
XFCE is great. I use the spacefm file manager ( never liked thunar - and spacefm does more without a fuss).
At the end of the day - I dont plan to spend my days admiring the OS ( I never understood all this obsesion with wobbly windows and other animations etc - why?). Its more about actually using the computer to do stuff.
+1 except:
XFCE is great (without too many untimely changes of design during about 20 years). I use the Nemo file manager ( never liked Thunar too much too - and Nemo does more without a fuss, and have Nautilus scripts functionality).
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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by denis12 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:09 pm

How you able to make file picker for Nemo or else instead of Thunar? I mean when you download or upload image from (to) browser, you will see file manager which look like stupid Thunar, but not Nemo.

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by BobbieAN » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:25 pm

Can we get this fix for Firefox fullscreen video issue?

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1796144

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by denis12 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 pm

So differents between xfce and kde is only the RAM usage? I think linux is good only for internet browsing. It not require to install antivirus. So if i will get the same faster webserfing with kde and with xfce, what a point to use only xfce? Differents between Ram usage is only 500-1000 mb. I don't think DE have big influence on browser.

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Re: Why XFCE?

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Post by beardedragon » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:34 am

denis12 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 pm
So differents between xfce and kde is only the RAM usage? I think linux is good only for internet browsing. It not require to install antivirus. So if i will get the same faster webserfing with kde and with xfce, what a point to use only xfce? Differents between Ram usage is only 500-1000 mb. I don't think DE have big influence on browser.
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