Here are some of the extra goodies that are included with the Unity desktop shell. Be sure to take a closer look so you can get the most out of this great desktop.
Come and see all of the extra packages that can be installed to add extra functionality to the Unity desktop. You will also find more information about many of the less important components of the Unity desktop
For Xfce 4 users that want some real control over their desktop they should turn to the Xfce 4 settings editor tool. All of the underlying options that may otherwise be hidden can all be found from here.
Settings Editor Details
The settings editor uses a simple and convenient interface that is similar to the GConf-Editor. All of your available settings are divided into easily understandable categories.
Configuring the Xfce 4 desktop is extremely simple, and all of your important configurations settings can be found in one easy to remember place. Xfce 4 uses the Xfce4-settings tool to handle all of these settings.
You can customize many aspects of your desktop, you can configure your hardware, you can even change your preferred applications when dealing with certain file types.
If you are looking for a fast and lightweight desktop environment try Xfce 4 today. Even the list of applications has been hand-picked for resource efficiency. The Xfce 4 desktop is designed to maximize the speed of your desktop in many ways.
About Xfce 4
This desktop environment is user-friendly and will work very well on older machines. Like other modern desktop environments Xfce 4 is highly expandable, and it comes with everything you need for day-to-day tasks.
This is for all the users that want a closer look at all the extra little goodies and tools that are offered with the Xfce 4 desktop.
Xfce 4 has several extra tools that most users may be unaware of. You can install panel plugins, or any of the extra fun components that are provided. So for anyone that is interested, here are all the not-so core components of the Xfce 4 desktop environment.
XScreensaver for X11 has been the primary screensaver service used on Linux systems for a long time. Many different distributions take advantage of this great package which has many cool features.
The Xscreensaver package provides a huge collection of fun screensavers and the underlying service used to lock the screen and display the screensaver.
With Xfce 4 users have many high quality screensavers to choose from. You can even customize many of your screensavers to your liking. The default screensaver service used by Xfce 4 is Xscreensaver.
All of your settings can be reached using the Xfce4-settings manager. From there just select the screensaver button to open the screensaver preferences dialog. Here you can learn how to change your screensaver if you are using Xfce 4.
Here is another very useful tool for the Xfce 4 desktop that I was actually unfamiliar with. Users can use the Xfce 4 task manager to kill applications that are misbehaving.
Task Manager Options
This task manager also has lots of convenient options. You can choose which information you want to display.
For everyone that wants to know more about the application finder for the Xfce 4 desktop here it is. The coming 4.10 release is expected to bring some big changes to the application finder. They are planning to merge the xfce4-appfinder with xfrun4.
You can use the Xfce 4 application finder to find and launch installed applications on your system. This is a very convenient little tool for finding lost applications.