The Xfce 4 desktop offers a vast array of customization options that will leave your desktop looking nothing like the default. Take advantage of all the excellent graphical user interfaces offered for all of your options, settings, and preferences. Users can try using different themes for the Xfwm4 window manager, or try alternative backgrounds for your desktop. There are icon packs, panel plugins, system sounds, even mouse pointers that you can use to spice up the Xfce 4 desktop.
Xfce 4 System Settings Manager
Use the system settings manager to find helpful graphical user interfaces that will help customize many aspects of the Xfce 4 desktop. The Xfce 4 settings manager keeps all the available settings neatly arranged into easily understandable categories. Just select the options category that you want and a preferences dialog will open with many useful option.
Xfce 4 System Settings Editor
With the settings editor you can take manual control over many of the hidden Xfce 4 settings. But use this tool with caution of course. The Xfce 4 settings editor also has several categories for different desktop components like the window manager, or the desktop manager. Select the category you want to see all the available properties. You can then change the value of individual properties giving you more control over your desktop.
Xfce 4 Desktop Artwork
Also try installing the Xfce desktop artwork package for a bundle of attractive desktop wallpapers created by the great artists at the Xfce Goodies Project.
Get More Wallpapers
The artwork package is easy to install, and it will leave you with a wide selection of stylish wallpapers to spice up the Xfce 4 desktop.