Changing border size with Xfce4 Window Manager


In Xfce, the overall look of windows and applications is controlled not just by the GTK theme applied, but also by the Window Manager (WM) theme which “is responsible for the placement of windows on the screen, provides the window decorations and allows you for instance to move, resize or close them“ (Link 1)

Even though most GTK themes will include a subfolder with the accompanying WM theme, you can choose to mix and match your GTK theme with the window decorations and borders from any other WM theme. 

How to completely remove Xfce

It's not totally obvious how to get rid of Xfce, so user kmathern came up with this single command:

dpkg -l | grep .*xfce.* | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo apt-get purge -V --auto-remove --force-yes -y

When that has finished, then reinstall one package:

sudo apt install desktop-defaults-mx-common



V. 20190105

HELP: MX Cleanup

This application offers several easy actions to check and increase hard drive space.

  • Folders
  • Apt (Installation)
    • Old files are ones that can no longer be downloaded
  • Logs
    • Old logs end in .gz, .old, and .1
  • Trash

Baobab (Disk Usage Analyzer) gives a very nice graphical display of your used space


Xfce menus

<Menus are complicated in Xfce, so this slightly edited post by ToZ on the Xfce Forum is very helpful>


There are 3 places where the could reside:

HELP: Synaptic (it)

5.3 Synaptic Synaptic è un interfaccia grafica (GUI), amichevole e facile da usare, di APT: il sistema di gestione dei pacchetti. Si tratta di uno strumento grafico che consente di installare, rimuovere, aggiornare o ottenere informazioni su tutti i pacchetti software archiviati nei repository. Si fa presente che verrà richiesta la password di root e, ovviamente, è necessario essere connessi a Internet.

5.3.1 Installazione e rimozione di pacchetti Installazione

HELP: Synaptic

5.3 Synaptic

Synaptic is a friendly, easy-to-use frontend (GUI) to the APT packaging system. It is a graphical tool that allows you to install, remove, upgrade, downgrade, or get information on all the software packages available in the online repositories on your repository list. Note that your root password is required and, naturally, you will need to be connected to the Internet.

5.3.1 Installing and removing packages



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