Xfce Spin

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Fedora Xfce


The Fedora Xfce Spin is focused on providing a complete, well integrated Xfce desktop.


Detailed Description

The Fedora Xfce spin showcases the Xfce desktop, which aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

Xfce is a full fledged desktop using the freedesktop.org standard.

Benefit to Fedora

The Xfce Spin is of great value to users on older/slower machines as well as a number of folks that just prefer it to alternatives. It also works well as a base for users who wish a even lighter desktop setup.

Kickstart File


ISO Name / FS Label

ISO name: Fedora-$release-$arch-Live-Xfce FS-Label: Fedora-$release-$arch-Xfce


Xfce is already in Fedora, as are all the shipped plugins and applications.

Scope / Testing

  • Spin should boot to gdm and allow Xfce4 as the session.
  • Automatic login should occur and leave a user at the base Xfce desktop
  • Basic Desktop functions should be tested: Launching applications from menu, changing background, switching desktops.
  • Basic adding plugins to the panel should be tested with the included plugins via alt right click on the panel.
  • nm-applet should be available in the default panel and function as per it's tests
  • The default Xfce launchers on the bottom panel should all work and launch their indicated applications.
  • On idle, gnome-screensaver should launch and lock the screen.
  • On logout, Xfce should ask to save your session and do so if indicated.

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