On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:49:14 +0000
Ron Leach <ronleach(a)tesco.net> wrote:
Adam Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:59:57AM -0500, Brock Hudson wrote:
>> I was wondering if we should have
>> kind of a "basics of Xfce page" since the front page of
has that for gnome. It explains what
>> applications do what etc. This is just an idea for now. I don't
>> have anything specific in mind but if you guys do please lets
>> collaborate on something.
> That would be awesome if you were willing to spend the time writing
> it up!
As a newcomer to XFCE, the topic I found most difficult was trying to
add anything to the 'applications menu' that pops up in the bottom
Another issue that I've never really grasped is the '4 desktops' that
you see on the bottom panel. I wasn't sure whether or how these
differed, and what use (in the sense of example use cases) these
multiple windows were.
The third item I did straightaway, which other newcomers might want
to, is choose a window/application 'style' that consumed least 'real
estate' on the screen, because I run F13 and F14 on netbooks with
1024x600. So I chose a style that had the smallest 'top bar' for
each application window.
I'm by no means a skilled user of Fedora or XFCE, but I am very happy
using it and achieving just about everything I seek to do. I just
offer these ideas for intro text because I found them either
difficult (one and two, above) or useful (three).
Hope this helps
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That kind of info is what I am looking for when making an introduction
guide. Those four windows on your panel are your virtual desktops, if
you haven't already researched that : ) I use Xfce on my netbook as
well, however my netbook is just for surfing and basic word processing.
I configured my xfce install for my netbook, meaning it doesn't look
like a traditional desktop, it's geared towards the fact that a netbook
is a low power machine intended for internet and basic word processing