On 24 January 2017 at 11:02, Philippe Lemaire
I'm a relatively new Fedora user, but I've been using Xfce on and off on
several distros such as Xubuntu, Mint, Debian, and Arch.
From my understanding, Fedora spins tend to provide desktop experiences that
are close to the default setting for Gnome, Plasma, Xfce, and others.
That's usually a reasonable approach, but in the case of Xfce, I think the
defaults are horrible and give a wrong impression of a lackluster and ugly
Defaults are usually used in release screenshots and in reviews, and if you
compare Xubuntu and Fedora Xfce, you might get the impression that the
latter is far less polished.
The differences are technically minimal, but can make a bit difference for
newcomers and reviewers.
This morning I installed xfce on my fedora 25 base and I spent about 30
minutes configuring it to a state where it looks good (subjective), works
like I want (highly subjective) and it now is a very pleasant experience.
Here are some things in the settings I did that I feel should be default
behavior, but are not :
- Tile a window to the left / right with Super + Left / Right
- Maximize a window with Super + Up
- Don't drag a window across virtual desktops (since it clashes with snap to
- Whisker menu
- Don't change focus when you simply scroll over a window
-Orage Time date plugin
Can this kind of straight improvements be implemented in the spin, or has
this already been discussed to death and rejected?
The discussion usually goes like this:
Person A: I think this is all ugly and needs fixing.
Person putting Spin together: OK, can you send me what needs to be done?
Person A: .....
Patches are welcome. They may or may not be agreed on later but having
actual patches for what needs to be done in what files is what is
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Stephen J Smoogen.