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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 -yy 

When that has finished, then reinstall one package:

sudo apt install desktop-defaults-mx-common

7 thoughts on “How to completely remove Xfce”

  1. Thank you. This works safely on Mint XFCE 19.1 “Tessa”. No further problem appears after rebooting.


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