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.

Xfce 4 embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. All of Xfce 4's core components have been written from scratch in order to fit into the new architecture. Another priority of Xfce 4 is adhereance to standards, specifically those defined at freedesktop.org.

Xfce consists of a number of components that together provide the full functionality of the desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick and choose from the available packages to create the best personal working environment.

Xfce 4 features :

  • Freedesktop standards compliance for native interoperability with Gnome and KDE
  • Unlike Xfce 3, Xfce 4 provides a development framework for applications
  • Xfce4 provides MCS, the Multi-Channel Settings, a modular, host independent, network transparent and centralized configuration system. MCS is compatible with xsettings standards.
  • Drag and drop support
  • Xft fonts anti-aliasing support
  • You can install/launch each Xfce 4 modules separately if you do not need them all, or if you have very limited system resources.
  • File management with samba browsing and mount/umount capabilities using fstab data
  • A main panel, vertical or horizontal, with variable size, auto-hide feature and with easy-to-setup detachable menus and application launchers
  • A window manager with more than 60 window decorations available, Xinerama support, window shading and desktop switching from the mouse roller, window resizing and moving from keyboard shortcuts, etc…
  • A background image manager, a root window menu, and a desktop margins setup utility
  • A graphical centralized settings manager
  • A graphical frontend for printing
  • A graphical pager
  • A theme engine for Gtk2
  • A taskbar
  • More than 18 languages translations…
software/xfce4.txt · Dernière modification: 2013/06/12 16:44 (modification externe)
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