The Unity desktop now offers another customization tool for users to test out. This exciting new tool is known as MyUnity. This tool provides many convenient options for your Unity launcher, dash, panel, and desktop….
The Gnome tweak tool can be used to configure additional desktop settings when using the Gnome shell desktop environment. The Gnome tweak tool allows you to control which icons are displayed on the desktop, and you can manage all of your Gnome Shell extensions as well.
Tweak Your Desktop
Fonts and theme settings can also be adjusted using the Gnome tweak tool. Be sure to use the Gnome tweak tool to get your desktop working the way you want.
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.
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.
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.
Here you can find some of the settings for the Xfdesktop, this is the desktop manager for Xfce 4. The Xfdesktop tool also offers a variety of customization options that users will enjoy.
Users are able to customize many aspects of their desktop, including the desktop background, icons, and menus. When you are finished with Xfdesktop be sure to customize Xfwm4 as well.
Xfce 4 also provides the ability to use virtual workspaces, or virtual desktops. Windows can be moved between workspaces to reduce clutter and to keep similar items grouped together.
You can use as many virtual workspaces as you prefer to keep your windows organized. Convenient keyboard shortcuts are also provided to switch between your workspaces, or you can use the mouse wheel on the desktop background.