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: Conky Manager (fr.)

Ce fichier d’aide pour Conky Manager est simplement conçu pour guider les nouveaux utilisateurs. Un manuel complet est disponible auprès du développeur moyennant une donation via PayPal: "Le manuel comprend une description détaillée des fonctionnalités ainsi que les étapes requises pour créer des paquets de thème et pour résoudre les problèmes courants."

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


HELP: Synaptic (ru)

5.3 Synaptic


Synaptic является дружественной, с простым в использовании интерфейсом (GUI), программой для системы пакетов APT. Это графический инструмент, который позволяет установить, удалить, обновить, понизить версию, или получить информацию о всех программных пакетах, доступных в онлайн-хранилищах в Вашем списке репозиториев. Обратите внимание, что требуется Ваш пароль суперпользователя, и, естественно, Вы должны быть подключены к Интернету.


5.3.1 Installing and removing packages



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