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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">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xfce-config.xml,v 1.31 2010/07/26 01:48:40 nightmorph Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xfce-config.xml,v 1.32 2010/08/24 07:24:38 nightmorph Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
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>1.26</version> 21<version>1.27</version>
22<date>2010-07-25</date> 22<date>2010-08-23</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>
68probably at least want <c>USE="-gnome -kde -minimal -qt4 branding dbus 68probably at least want <c>USE="-gnome -kde -minimal -qt4 branding dbus
69hal jpeg lock session startup-notification thunar X"</c>. 69hal jpeg lock session startup-notification thunar X"</c>.
70</p> 70</p>
71 71
72<p> 72<p>
73Now, let's install Xfce. 73There's also another variable you can set in <path>/etc/make.conf</path> called
74XFCE_PLUGINS. This variable controls additional Xfce plugins; some for the
75panel, and some for other applications. You can enable all of the plugins by
76adding <c>XFCE_PLUGINS="brightness menu trash</c> to
77<path>/etc/make.conf</path>. Here's a brief summary of the plugins:
78</p>
79
80<dl>
81 <dt>brightness</dt>
82 <dd>
83 Lets you add a screen brightness applet to your panel, once you have
84 installed <c>xfce4-power-manager</c>
85 </dd>
86 <dt>menu</dt>
87 <dd>Lets you add a program menu to your panel</dd>
88 <dt>trash</dt>
89 <dd>
90 Adds Trash functionality to <c>thunar</c>, the file manager. The Trash
91 allows you to recover deleted files.
92 </dd>
93</dl>
94
95<p>
96Now that you've set your <c>USE</c> and <c>XFCE_PLUGINS</c> variables in
97<path>/etc/make.conf</path>, it's time to install Xfce.
74</p> 98</p>
75 99
76<pre caption="Installing Xfce"> 100<pre caption="Installing Xfce">
77# <i>emerge -avt xfce4-meta</i> 101# <i>emerge -avt xfce4-meta</i>
78</pre> 102</pre>
220use within Xfce. 244use within Xfce.
221</p> 245</p>
222 246
223<p> 247<p>
224There are many plugins for the panel available in Portage; see for yourself with 248There are many plugins for the panel available in Portage; see for yourself with
225<c>emerge --search xfce</c>. Though for the most part their names are self 249<c>emerge --search xfce</c>. Though for the most part their names are
226explanatory, a few deserve some attention, as they are quite helpful. To use 250self-explanatory, a few deserve extra attention, as they are quite helpful. To
227them, simply <c>emerge</c> them. They'll be added to the list of available items 251use them, simply <c>emerge</c> them. They'll be added to the list of available
228in the "Add New Item" menu shown when you right-click on the panel. 252items in the "Add New Items" menu shown when you right-click on the panel.
229</p> 253</p>
230 254
231<ul> 255<ul>
232 <li> 256 <li>
233 <c>xfce4-battery-plugin</c> is perfect for laptop users. It displays battery 257 <c>xfce4-battery-plugin</c> is perfect for laptop users. It displays battery
265<body> 289<body>
266 290
267<p> 291<p>
268We should now <c>emerge</c> some useful applications and utilities: 292We should now <c>emerge</c> some useful applications and utilities:
269<c>xfce4-mixer</c>, <c>xfprint</c>, <c>xfce4-taskmanager</c>, 293<c>xfce4-mixer</c>, <c>xfprint</c>, <c>xfce4-taskmanager</c>,
270<c>xfwm4-themes</c>, <c>orage</c>, <c>mousepad</c>, <c>x11-terms/terminal</c>, 294<c>xfwm4-themes</c>, <c>orage</c>, <c>mousepad</c>, <c>xfce4-power-manager</c>,
271and <c>thunar</c>. 295<c>x11-terms/terminal</c>, and <c>thunar</c>.
272</p> 296</p>
273 297
274<p> 298<p>
275<c>xfce4-mixer</c> is a volume control for your sound card. It can also be run 299<c>xfce4-mixer</c> is a volume control for your sound card. It can also be run
276as a panel applet, giving you fast access to playback volume. <c>xfprint</c> 300as a panel applet, giving you fast access to playback volume. <c>xfprint</c>
288your desktop. 312your desktop.
289</p> 313</p>
290 314
291<p> 315<p>
292<c>orage</c> is a simple, handy calendar. <c>mousepad</c> is a barebones text 316<c>orage</c> is a simple, handy calendar. <c>mousepad</c> is a barebones text
293editor that starts up extremely quickly. <c>x11-terms/terminal</c> is an X11 317editor that starts up extremely quickly.
294terminal emulator, far more configurable and useful than the barebones 318</p>
295<c>xterm</c>. <c>terminal</c> supports Unicode text, color schemes, 319
320<p>
321<c>xfce4-power-manager</c> is an application to monitor and manage power usage.
322This is especially important for laptops! The power manager allows you to adjust
323screen brightness, choose maximum performance or battery-saving modes, and setup
324hibernate, suspend, and shutdown actions when the lid is shut or buttons are
325pressed. You can set <uri
326link="http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-power-manager">xfce4-power-manager</uri>
327to warn you when your battery reaches certain levels, or even turn off your
328machine. The application comes with a couple of helpful panel plugins to display
329battery/charging status, and a brightness control.
330</p>
331
332<p>
333<c>x11-terms/terminal</c> is an X11 terminal emulator, far more configurable and
334useful than the barebones <c>xterm</c>. <c>terminal</c> supports Unicode text,
296pseudo-transparency and hardware-accelerated transparency via Xfce's built-in 335color schemes, pseudo-transparency and hardware-accelerated transparency via
297compositor, all out-of-the-box. Just make sure that the default action on the 336Xfce's built-in compositor, all out-of-the-box. Just make sure that the default
298terminal launcher of your panel runs <path>/usr/bin/Terminal</path> instead of 337action on the terminal launcher of your panel runs
299<path>xterm</path>. Right-click the launcher and choose "Properties" to change 338<path>/usr/bin/Terminal</path> instead of <path>xterm</path>. Right-click the
300the command. 339launcher and choose "Properties" to change the command.
301</p> 340</p>
302 341
303<p> 342<p>
304<c>thunar</c> is Xfce's default graphical file manager. It's fast yet quite 343<c>thunar</c> is Xfce's default graphical file manager. It's fast yet quite
305powerful, can support several plugins for even more functionality; just install 344powerful, can support several plugins for even more functionality; just install

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