Xfce In Fedora
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment available in Fedora. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while remaining visually appealing and easy to use.
There is an official Fedora-Spin dedicated to the Xfce desktop. It is available for both 32bit and 64bit architectures. This live cd comes pre-configured to make “your desktop...speedier!”
Fedora installation DVD
If you have downloaded the Fedora DVD, you can install Xfce by selecting "XFCE" group in "Desktop Environments"
Installation using yum
If you have an existing system and would like to install xfce you can use yum to install the desktop.
To install Xfce using yum, execute the following as root:
yum groupinstall XFCE
After installing Xfce you can use the "Session" menu to choose an Xfce login instead of a GNOME or KDE login.
Tips and Tricks
Disable always-on-top behaviour of XFCE panel
The alway-on-top property is call struts in XFCE and there is a hidden property name
disable-struts to disable this property. Hence, you just need to use
xfconf-query as below:
xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /panels/panel-<number>/disable-struts -t bool -n -s true
Make sure to replace
<number> with the zero-based number of your panel.
- The Xfce SIG (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that help improve the Xfce experience in Fedora
- http://www.xfce.org/ - Home of the Xfce Desktop Environment