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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/xfce-config.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/xfce-config.xml">
6<title>The Xfce Configuration Guide</title> 6<title>The Xfce Configuration Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
16 16
17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
19<license/> 19<license/>
20 20
21<version>1.16</version> 21<version>1.17</version>
22<date>2009-08-12</date> 22<date>2009-08-28</date>
23 23
24<chapter> 24<chapter>
25<title>Introduction</title> 25<title>Introduction</title>
26<section> 26<section>
27<title>The Xfce desktop environment</title> 27<title>The Xfce desktop environment</title>
62link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration Howto</uri>. 62link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration Howto</uri>.
63</p> 63</p>
64 64
65<p> 65<p>
66Next, double-check your USE flags in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>; you'll 66Next, double-check your USE flags in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>; you'll
67probably at least want <c>USE="-gnome -kde -qt3 -qt4 X alsa cups dbus hal startup-notification xscreensaver"</c>. 67probably at least want <c>USE="-gnome -kde -qt3 -qt4 X branding dbus hal lock
68session startup-notification thunar"</c>.
68</p> 69</p>
69 70
70<p> 71<p>
71Now, let's install Xfce. 72Now, let's install Xfce.
72</p> 73</p>
73 74
74<pre caption="Installing Xfce"> 75<pre caption="Installing Xfce">
75# <i>emerge -avt xfce4 xfce4-settings</i> 76# <i>emerge -avt xfce4-meta</i>
76</pre> 77</pre>
77 78
78<p> 79<p>
79Next, add your regular user(s) to the <c>plugdev</c>, <c>cdrom</c>, <c>cdrw</c>, 80Next, add your regular user(s) to the <c>plugdev</c>, <c>cdrom</c>, <c>cdrw</c>,
80and <c>usb</c> groups, so that they can take full advantage of <c>hal</c> and be 81and <c>usb</c> groups, so that they can take full advantage of <c>hal</c> and be
208in the "Add New Item" menu shown when you right-click on the panel. 209in the "Add New Item" menu shown when you right-click on the panel.
209</p> 210</p>
210 211
211<ul> 212<ul>
212 <li> 213 <li>
213 <c>xfce4-battery</c> is perfect for laptop users. It displays battery 214 <c>xfce4-battery-plugin</c> is perfect for laptop users. It displays battery
214 percentage, time remaining, power source (AC or battery), fan status, 215 percentage, time remaining, power source (AC or battery), fan status,
215 warnings, and can even be configured to execute commands at certain power 216 warnings, and can even be configured to execute commands at certain power
216 levels. This feature can be used to put the laptop into hibernate mode when 217 levels. This feature can be used to put the laptop into hibernate mode when
217 the battery is almost exhausted. 218 the battery is almost exhausted.
218 </li> 219 </li>
219 <li> 220 <li>
220 <c>xfce4-verve</c> is a small command line embedded into the panel. It's 221 <c>xfce4-verve-plugin</c> is a small command line embedded into the panel.
221 quicker than opening up another terminal when you want to run a command. 222 It's quicker than opening up another terminal when you want to run a
222 </li> 223 command.
223 <li> 224 </li>
225 <li>
224 <c>xfce4-mount</c> gives you a handy method of mounting devices listed in 226 <c>xfce4-mount-plugin</c> gives you a handy method of mounting devices
225 <path>/etc/fstab</path> just by clicking your mouse 227 listed in <path>/etc/fstab</path> just by clicking your mouse
228 </li>
229 <li>
230 <c>xfce4-sensors-plugin</c> lets you monitor your hardware sensors, such as
231 CPU temperature, fan RPM, hard drive temp, motherboard voltage, and more
226 </li> 232 </li>
227</ul> 233</ul>
228 234
229<p> 235<p>
230If you can't find what you're looking for in the plugins specifically made for 236If you can't find what you're looking for in the plugins specifically made for
231Xfce, try searching through the list of Gnome panel applets! That's right, by 237Xfce, try searching through the list of Gnome panel applets! That's right, by
232first emerging <c>xfce4-xfapplet</c>, you can install and run any applet made 238first emerging <c>xfce4-xfapplet-plugin</c>, you can install and run any applet
233for Gnome. 239made for Gnome.
234</p> 240</p>
235 241
236</body> 242</body>
237</section> 243</section>
238<section> 244<section>
239<title>Useful programs</title> 245<title>Useful programs</title>
240<body> 246<body>
241 247
242<p> 248<p>
243Xfce bundles a few useful applications, including <c>xfce4-appfinder</c>, the 249We should now <c>emerge</c> some useful applications and utilities:
244Xfce icon theme, xfwm4 window manager themes, <c>terminal</c>, <c>orage</c>, and 250<c>xfce4-mixer</c>, <c>xfprint</c>, <c>xfce4-taskmanager</c>,
245<c>mousepad</c>. Note that the last three will not be installed if you built 251<c>xfce4-icon-theme</c>, <c>xfwm4-themes</c>, <c>orage</c>, <c>mousepad</c>,
246<c>xfce4</c> with the <c>minimal</c> USE flag. However, these are all very 252<c>x11-terms/terminal</c>, and <c>thunar</c>.
247small, yet terrific applications, so they're well worth installing. 253</p>
254
255<p>
256<c>xfce4-mixer</c> is a volume control for your sound card. It can also be run
257as a panel applet, giving you fast access to playback volume. <c>xfprint</c>
258provides easy printer management and job control; it's a must if you intend to
259do any printing from your desktop. <c>xfce4-taskmanager</c> displays a list of
260all running programs, and the CPU and memory consumption each one takes up. By
261right-clicking an item, you can kill a misbehaving application, pause and
262restart it, or even alter its runtime priority, which lets you fine-tune how
263much of a demand it puts on your system's resources.
264</p>
265
266<p>
267<c>xfce4-icon-theme</c> and <c>xfwm4-themes</c> add a basic icon theme and
268several window manager themes, respectively. You may want to add a more
269full-coverage icon theme such as <c>tango-icon-theme</c> just to round out your
270desktop.
248</p> 271</p>
249 272
250<p> 273<p>
251<c>orage</c> is a simple, handy calendar. <c>mousepad</c> is a barebones text 274<c>orage</c> is a simple, handy calendar. <c>mousepad</c> is a barebones text
252editor that starts up extremely quickly. <c>terminal</c> is far more 275editor that starts up extremely quickly. <c>x11-terms/terminal</c> is an X11
253configurable and useful than xterm, and supports Unicode text, 276terminal emulator, far more configurable and useful than the barebones
277<c>xterm</c> supplied with <c>xorg-server</c>. <c>terminal</c> supports Unicode
254pseudo-transparency and accelerated transparency via Xfce's built-in 278text, pseudo-transparency and accelerated transparency via Xfce's built-in
255compositor, all out-of-the-box. Just make sure that the default action on the 279compositor, all out-of-the-box. Just make sure that the default action on the
256terminal launcher of your panel runs <path>/usr/bin/Terminal</path> instead of 280terminal launcher of your panel runs <path>/usr/bin/Terminal</path> instead of
257xterm. Right click the launcher and choose "Properties" to change the command. 281xterm. Right click the launcher and choose "Properties" to change the command.
258</p> 282</p>
259 283
260<p> 284<p>
261<c>thunar</c> is Xfce's built-in graphical file manager. It's fast yet quite 285<c>thunar</c> is Xfce's default graphical file manager. It's fast yet quite
262powerful, can support a few plugins for even more functionality; just install 286powerful, can support several plugins for even more functionality; just install
263them with <c>emerge</c>. Let's take a look: 287them with <c>emerge</c>. Let's take a look:
264</p> 288</p>
265 289
266<ul> 290<ul>
267 <li> 291 <li>
268 <c>thunar-archive</c> lets you create and extract archive files using the 292 <c>thunar-archive-plugin</c> lets you create and extract archive files using
269 right-click menu. It works even better when paired with the <uri 293 the right-click menu. It provides a handy <uri
270 link="http://www.foo-projects.org/~benny/projects/thunar-archive-plugin/">graphical 294 link="http://www.foo-projects.org/~benny/projects/thunar-archive-plugin">front-end</uri>
271 archiving application</uri> developed for Xfce, <c>xarchiver</c>. Run 295 for graphical archiving applications such as <c>xarchiver</c>,
272 <c>emerge xarchiver</c> to install it. 296 <c>squeeze</c>, and <c>file-roller</c>.
273 </li>
274 <li> 297 </li>
298 <li>
275 <c>thunar-media-tags</c> lets you intelligently rename multiple media files 299 <c>thunar-media-tags-plugin</c> lets you intelligently rename multiple media
276 at once, and lets you <uri 300 files at once, and lets you <uri
277 link="http://thunar.xfce.org/pwiki/projects/thunar-media-tags-plugin">edit</uri> 301 link="http://thunar.xfce.org/pwiki/projects/thunar-media-tags-plugin">edit</uri>
278 their information tags, such as id3 tags. 302 their information tags, such as id3 and ogg tags.
279 </li> 303 </li>
280 <li> 304 <li>
281 <c>thunar-thumbnailers</c> lets you <uri 305 <c>thunar-thumbnailers</c> lets you <uri
282 link="http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/thunar-plugins/thunar-thumbnailers">preview</uri> 306 link="http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/thunar-plugins/thunar-thumbnailers">preview</uri>
283 certain types of files from within Thunar, such as images and fonts. 307 certain types of files from within Thunar, such as images and fonts.
293Next, let's see about adding some useful but lightweight desktop applications, 317Next, let's see about adding some useful but lightweight desktop applications,
294in keeping with Xfce's philosophy. 318in keeping with Xfce's philosophy.
295</p> 319</p>
296 320
297<p> 321<p>
298Though <c>mousepad</c> is nice enough as a quick text editor, if you need a 322Though <c>mousepad</c> is nice enough as a basic text editor, if you need a
299full-featured word processor but don't want the bloat of OpenOffice, try 323full-featured word processor but don't want the bloat of OpenOffice, try
300emerging <c>abiword</c>. <uri link="http://www.abisource.com">AbiWord</uri> is 324emerging <c>abiword</c>. <uri link="http://www.abisource.com">AbiWord</uri> is
301lighter, faster, and is completely interoperable with industry-standard document 325lighter, faster, and is completely interoperable with industry-standard document
302types. It can also be further extended with <c>abiword-plugins</c>. 326types. It can also be further extended with <c>abiword-plugins</c>.
303</p> 327</p>
456<uri link="/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop">Desktop Documentation 480<uri link="/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop">Desktop Documentation
457Resources</uri> list to learn about configuring hardware-accelerated rendering 481Resources</uri> list to learn about configuring hardware-accelerated rendering
458for your graphics card. 482for your graphics card.
459</p> 483</p>
460 484
485<p>
486Once you've finished setting up a beautiful Xfce desktop, the next thing to do
487is take a picture of it to share with other folks! Just install
488<c>xfce4-screenshooter</c> and post your pictures somewhere for all to admire.
489</p>
490
461</body> 491</body>
462</section> 492</section>
463</chapter> 493</chapter>
464 494
465<chapter> 495<chapter>

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