MX-14.4

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

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

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:

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."

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