Desktop Environments and Window Managers

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General

A desktop environment (DE) is an implementation of the desktop metaphor made of a bundle of programs which share a common graphical user interface (GUI).
It is sometimes described as a graphical shell.

With manjaro you can use many desktop environments. Both Official and Community ISO's of various DE's are available.
You can download them here:


Including: Architect, Gnome, KDE, and XFCE.


If you are feeling adventurous and want to install additional DEs or WMs you can reference these guides:


Choose from a wide selection available in our repositories!






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Awesome


Slim and snappy tiling window manager with the focus on resource efficiency suitable for power users. This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with Awesome, a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. Awesome is a slim and snappy tiling window manager with the focus on resource efficiency.






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Budgie


The main Budgie article






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Cinnamon


For people who look for a traditional desktop with modern technology.

This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with Cinnamon, a desktop based on modern technology that keeps known and proven concepts.






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Deepin


The main Deepin article






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Gnome


The main GNOME article






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i3


Lightweight tiling window manager, famous for its efficiency with screen space and keyboard controlled workflow. The ideal environment for text and terminal focused usage.

This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with i3, a tiling window manager.

I3 is an extremely lightweight tiling window manager, famous for its efficiency with screen space and keyboard controlled workflow. The ideal environment for text and terminal focused usage.






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KDE


The main KDE article


All about the Dolphin file manager






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LXDE


Lightweight desktop build using the GTK toolkit

Manjaro LXDE provides a lightweight GTK desktop environment. In addition to LXDE itself it comes with Manjaro Hello and the integrated Application utility, providing quick access to popular applications. Additionally the Kvantum theme manager is provided to provide consistent theming for both QT and GTK applications.

This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and uses Openbox Window Manager.





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LXQt


The main LXQt article


Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.


PCManFM-Qt, the LXQt file browser






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MATE


For people who look for a traditional experience

This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with Mate, a desktop environment that continues the legacy of traditional user experience while carefully improving and modernizing it when needed.





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Openbox


Openbox, the customizable standards-based Window Manager






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XFCE


Become a keyboard ninja to speed things up!


For those who are facing screen tearing issues.


Two possible solutions for an issue that affects some users of the XFCE desktop environment.


A way to optimise font rendering.