Split View Patch Available For Thunar File Manager

Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, doesn’t support split view. In a bug report from 2013 which requested this feature, Nick Schermer, one of the Thunar developers, said that Thunar won’t support split view because “Thunar is by design meant to be simple and easy to use”.Since Thunar is open source software, Xfce user Román […]

Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Default Desktop Environment

Debian switched to Xfce as the default desktop environment back in November 2013. But that didn’t last long because a few days ago, Debian restored GNOME as the default desktop, based on preliminary results from the Debian Desktop Requalification for Jessie.According to Joey Hess, the Debian developer who performed this change, the main reasons for […]

Make Firefox Use Native Notifications In Linux With GNotifier

Quick tip for Firefox users: GNotifier is a Firefox extension that makes the browser use native notifications on the Linux desktop. The extension currently supports GNOME (Shell), Unity, KDE and Xfce.Below you can see a Firefox notification in action using GNotifier, under Unity and GNOME Shell:Besides regular notifications, like the one displayed when a file […]

Vimix Themes for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Xfce)

Install Vimix Flat Themes in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/Linux Mint 16/15/14/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Xfce)Vimix theme suite contains contrast flat themes, it is reached to version 3.0 and offers themes for for Gtk3, Gtk2, Metacity, Unity, xfwm4(Xfce) and openbox. This pack has ten theme variants which contains round corners and dark panes. You […]

Flattastic Themes Pack for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Xfce)

Install Flattastic theme pack in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/Linux Mint 16/15/14/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Xfce)This suite is contains more like Flat themes, as the name ‘Flattastic’ of the suite shows off the look of the themes, this suite has 8 variants for Gtk3, Gtk2, Metacity, Unity, xfwm4(Xfce) and openbox. These themes required gnome-themes-standard, […]

Whisker Menu with search function for Xfce, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Whisker Menu with search function for Xfce in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivativesWhisker Menu is alternative launcher designed for Xfce desktop environment. It is very light and perform fast search all installed applications. It also allows user to browse all installed applications by going to categories on the […]

Install Ubuntu On Your Chromebook Using Crouton

I recently got a Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu on it. There are two ways (that I know of) of doing this: using Crouton, which uses a chroot environment and lets you run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu in the same time and you can switch between the two using a keyboard shortcut, and […]

First Development Release Of Parole Media Player 0.6 Is Out, Install It In (X)Ubuntu

The first development release of Parole Media Player 0.6 (version 0.5.90) was released recently, bringing changes such as: improved GStreamer 1.0 support, completed the port to GTK3, a nice new overlay for the playback controls and more.Parole is the default Xfce / Xubuntu media player. It’s based on the GStreamer framework and features playback of […]

Xubuntu 13.10 Sound Indicator Fix

The Sound Indicator doesn’t work by default in Xubuntu 13.10 but there is a quick work-around you can apply to get it to work.To fix the Sound Indicator in Xubuntu 13.10, open the /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service file as root with a text editor – I’ll use nano (command line text editor) below:sudo nano /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.serviceAnd in that file, […]

Xfwm4 4.11.0 Released With Sync to VBlank Support, Install It In Xubuntu

Xfwm4 4.11.0 has been uploaded recently to the Xfce 4.12 PPA for (X)Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04, bringing Sync to VBlank support for the Xfwm4 (Xfce’s window manager) compositor, which should prevent tearing when dragging/resizing windows, media players and flash applications, etc.The latest Xfwm4 comes with an updated version of the patch we wrote […]

Numix Theme for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + XFCE + Cinnamon)

Install Numix Theme in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Cinnamon)Numix theme is designed by satya164 for GTK, It is kind of flat theme with the combination of dark and light elements. It works perfect with all current GTK versions 3.8/3.6/3.4, and it support Unity, Gnome, […]

Xubuntu 13.10 XMir ISO Available For Testing

The Xubuntu team hasn’t decided yet if the Xfce Ubuntu flavor will switch to XMir or continue with X.org for 13.10. Before making the decision, this needs to be properly tested so an Xubuntu ISO running on Mir & XMir has been made available for download.According to a message posted on the Xubuntu-devel mailing list, […]

Skippy-XD: Expose-Like Window Picker For Xfce, LXDE, Etc.

Skippy-XD is a lightweight full-screen window picker for X11, similar to the Mac OS X “Exposé” feature, useful for desktop environments like as Xfce or LXDE, which don’t have such a feature by default.There are Compiz and KWin plugins that offer similar functionality (and GNOME Shell has this built in) however, Skippy-XD should work with […]

Google Drive Client `Insync` For Linux Out Of Beta, Gets Selective Sync Support

Insync is an unofficial Google Drive client that “extends Drive’s web functionality to your desktop by integrating tightly with Windows, Mac and Linux so you can get work done”.Insync for Linux: Nautilus integration / Ubuntu appindicatorInsync for Linux is out of beta and it now offers the same features available for the Windows and Mac […]

Whisker Menu Update Brings Support For Opening The Menu Using A Keyboard Shortcut, Other Enhancements [Xfce]

Whisker Menu is an alternative to the Xfce application menu that features a search function so you can easily find the application you want to launch. The menu also supports browsing apps by category, you can add applications to favorites and more. The menu is used by default in Linux Mint 15 Xfce.The application was […]

Install XFCE 4.10 desktop in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint/ and Ubuntu derivatives

Install XFCE 4.10 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 15/14/13/ and Ubuntu derivatives Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Features: Xfce contains a number of core components for the minimum tasks you’d expect […]

Whisker Menu: Fast Application Launcher Featuring Search Function For Xfce

Whisker Menu is an alternative to the Xfce application menu that tries to make finding and launching applications easier.The tool allows you to quickly search for the application you want to launch or, if you don’t know the application name, you can browse all the applications installed on the system by browsing through categories.To make […]

Slick GTK3 Theme `Numix` Updated With Dark Theme Assets

Numix, a modern, flat GTK3 theme, has recently been updated with dark theme assets, along with other tweaks and fixes. The theme is compatible with GTK 3.6 and 3.8.Numix GTK3 theme under UnityNumix GTK3 is available for GNOME, Unity, Pantheon, Xfce and OpenBox and comes with a matching GTK 2 theme. Besides dark theme assets, […]

Xfce4 Composite Editor: Easily Change Compositor Settings Not Available Via Window Manager Tweaks [Xfce]

Xfce4 Composite Editor is a tool that lets you easily tweak various Xfce window manager compositor settings that are not available in the Window Manager Tweaks settings panel.The tool has been created by Keith Hedger, the Xfce Theme Manager developer, and it allows changing the following composite settings:shadow opacity;Shadow delta X, Y, width and height;move […]

MediterraneanNight Theme Pack Gets Full Support For GTK 3.8 [PPA]

MediterraneanNight Series, a sleek GTK theme pack that comes with 12 beautiful themes, has been updated recently, getting full support for GTK 3.8.The theme pack continues to support GTK 3.6 and thanks to the GTK 3.8 support it has received in the new version, the theme should be fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 (with […]