Be sure to check out all of the Xfce 4 desktop goodies as well, these are offered by the Xfce Goodies Project. Have a look at all the fun tools you might be missing out on.
The goodies package includes several useful panel plugins, many tools, and lots of cool desktop backgrounds also. So find out how to install this excellent package today.
This time we will take a look at the power manager for the Xfce 4 desktop. This tool can be used to reduce the power output of your system, and control a few useful options.
The Xfce 4 power management tool is especially useful for users with laptops and any device using battery power. Use the Xfce 4 power manager to limit your power output and maximize your battery time.
The Xfce 4 desktop a simple and lightweight notification system as well. This tool is called the Xfce notification daemon and provides cool popup notification bubbles.
Customize your notifications with different themes, or change the location and opacity of your popup bubbles.
Xfce 4 also comes with a convenient utilities package that provides many useful scripts and helpful dialogs for random activities. These scripts are used by the Xfce 4 panel and the desktop menus mostly, but here is a closer look.
About The Utilities
When installing the Xfce 4 desktop the utilities package is often included. It provides the run dialog, the information dialog, and several command line scripts that help applications function properly.
There are several solutions for desktop customization when using Xfce 4. Many users may be unaware of the artwork package that can be downloaded to populate the list of available desktop wallpapers and backgrounds.
Install the Xfce 4 artwork package to quickly get many beautiful scenery photographs and artistic wallpapers. There are also a few unique Xfce creations included.
Here is another fun tool that comes with Xfce 4, it’s called the Xfce4-screenshooter. This is another addition to the Xfce-goodies project. Users can use this tool for all of their screen capture needs.
This is a very simple screenshot tool that does have a few helpful options. The Xfce 4 Screenshooter is not as full featured as others such as Shutter, but it is fast and highly efficient.
The Xfce 4 desktop uses a series of modules and packages that work together to provide a single working environment. Some of these packages are required by default, some are not, others can be added to offer additional functionality for your desktop.
About Xfce 4
The Xfce 4 desktop provides a highly customizable interface and anything that you don’t like can be changed. Simple graphical user interfaces are also available for configuring many of these components.
The panel used in Xfce 4 is the xfce4-panel which is quite powerful and offers some great options. You can run multiple panels at the same time, each with a unique look and configuration.
A variety of items can be added to your panels at any time including application launchers, plugins, workspace switchers, menus, and much more. You can change the panel position, you can add a background image, or toggle transparency.