HELP: MX Panel Orientation

This time-saving application works by starting with two panel arrangements:

  • Vertical (default)
  • Horizontal

The default vertical panel is configured in two locations in ~/.config/xfce4/: the panel/ folder and in the xfce4-panel.xml file inside the folder xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/. The default horizontal panel is stored in /usr/local/share/appdata/panels/horizontal/ using the same two locations.

HELP: MX Switch User

Once Switchuser has been enabled, Sessions can be switched back and forth between users without closing. Keystrokes for navigation:
  • Ctrl-Alt-F7 for the original user
  • Ctrl-Alt-F8 for the second user
The tool can be run conveniently by clicking on the users icon at the top of the Start menu; if not present, right-click the Menu icon ≻ Properties ≻ Behavior tab, check the Switch Users box and enter the command mx-switchuser.

HELP: MX Sound Card

To select the sound card you want to use in MX Linux, whether permanently or merely for a particular purpose, follow this sequence:

  • Use the pull-down menu to select the sound card you want to use.
  • On the next screen, you may run the test to make sure you have selected the correct card.


Development history: BitJam (antiX), Adrian GUI

License: here.

v. 20150603

HELP: MX Package Installer

MX Package Installer

This help is for the MX15/16/17 version of MX Package Installer.  The MX14 version maintains a version of "Popular Applications" tab as a standalone app.

It is listed in the Favorites of Whisker menu by default; but if that has been removed, click Start menu ≻ System ≻ MX Package installer and provide the root password.


Popular Applications

HELP: MX Check Apt GPG

When you see a public key error message, follow this procedure:
  • Click Start menu ≻ System ≻MX Check Apt GPG
  • A terminal screen will open: enter root’s password and click Return
  • If the program finds a key missing, it will ask you whether you want to install it.
  • Enter Y and it will search online sources and install the key.
  • Click any key to exit

Development history: Kmathern (Mepis), James Carr


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