MX-15

Changing border size with Xfce4 Window Manager

Introduction

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

Create a Live usb w/Persist from a Windows Desktop

This process will allow you to create either 32 or 64 bit live USB thumbdrives with persistence.

* Meaning: It'll behave just like a real system and remember what changes you make and programs you install, etc.

Prerequisites:

Desktop PC with unetbootin and both 32 & 64 bit MX .iso files on it.

* For MX Linux that would mean MX-17.n_x64.iso MX-17.n_386.iso

* 2ea blank USB thumbdrives >= 8G (recommend 8G for source drive and 32G for target/final product drive)

Watch these videos:

wifi suspend issues

Wifi works great, except resuming from Suspend

Troubleshooting: Does it work if you click on the network widget in the taskbar, then disconnect and reconnect to the access point? Some laptops would exhibit this symptom--it would say it was connected after the resume, but no bits would come over the connection until the above was executed. steveo's fix was to add the wi-fi driver module to a file that unloads it before suspend and reloads it after resume.

From a command line use

Remote access

A remote desktop is "a software or operating system feature that allows a personal computer's desktop environment to be run remotely on one system (usually a PC, but the concept applies equally to a server), while being displayed on a separate client device."

1-to-1 Assistance. The port forwarding is different for each router/modem and it is often difficult to get it to work with any of my hardware.

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

baob_0.png

Xfce menus

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

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There are 3 places where the xfce-applications.menu could reside:

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