wiki:Xfce

Xfce

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.

http://www.xfce.org/

Xfce 4.4 (released 2007)

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Xfce 4.4.3

Xfce 4.6 (released 2009)

xfce46-desktop.png

Xfce 4.6.2

Xfce 4.12 (released 2015)

Xfce 4.12

Xfce 4.12

Installation

To install Xfce including its dependencies (like GTK+), use:

sudo port install xfce

To make Xfce start when X11 is started, add it to your config (make sure you don't have a ~/.xinitrc file):

echo "exec startxfce4" > ~/.xinitrc.d/99-xfce.sh
chmod 755 ~/.xinitrc.d/99-xfce.sh

Users of the old X11.app from Tiger will need to do this instead:

echo "exec startxfce4" > ~/.xinitrc

Appearance

This works and looks best when running XQuartz in full screen mode.

Even better if you install the "Clearlooks" engine and switch themes:

sudo port install gtk-engines2

Put this into your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file:

gtk-theme-name = "Clearlooks"
gtk-icon-theme-name = "Tango"
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