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= General =
 
= General =
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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).<br />
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It is sometimes described as a graphical shell.
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With manjaro you can use many desktop environments. Both Official and Community ISO's of various DE's are available.<br />
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You can download them here:
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* [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro/storage/ Official Editions]
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:''Including: Architect, Gnome, KDE, and XFCE.''
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* [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-community/storage/ Community Editions]
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:''Including: Awesome, bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, i3, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, and Openbox.''
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If you are feeling adventurous and want to install additional DEs or WMs you can reference these guides:
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* [[Install Desktop Environments|Install Desktop Environments and Window Managers]]
 
* [[Install Desktop Environments|Install Desktop Environments and Window Managers]]
 
:''Choose from a wide selection available in our repositories!''
 
:''Choose from a wide selection available in our repositories!''
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* [[Getting Window Managers to work properly]]
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<!--Awesome Section -->
: ''An <u>absolute must</u> if installing Window Managers such as Openbox.''
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[[File:awesome-logo.png|left|45px]]
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= Awesome =
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* [[Getting File Managers to work properly in Window Managers]]
 
: ''Details on ensuring full File Manager functionality and features.''
 
 
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* [[Change the colours of your GTK+ themes]]
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[[File: Awesome-wm-18.png|right|300px]]
: ''Why settle for the colours provided for you?''
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<!--Budgie Section -->
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[[File:budgie-logo.png|left|45px]]
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= Budgie =
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* [[Budgie]]
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: ''The main Budgie article''
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[[File: Budgie-de-18.jpg|right|300px]]
  
* [[Compiz_and_Emerald|Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald!]]
 
: ''Transform XFCE or KDE with fancy special effects!''
 
 
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<!--Cinnamon Section -->
 
<!--Cinnamon Section -->
  
[[File:Mint-debian-logo.png|left|45px]]
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[[File:cinnamon-logo.png|left|45px]]
 
= Cinnamon =
 
= Cinnamon =
 
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[[File: Cinnamon-de-18.png|right|300px]]
  
 
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<!--Deepin Section -->
 
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[[File:Deepin-logo-icon.jpg|left|45px]]
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[[File:Deepin-logo.png|left|45px]]
 
= Deepin =
 
= Deepin =
 
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* [[Deepin]]
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: ''The main Deepin article''
  
 
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[[File: Deepin-de-18.jpg|right|300px]]
  
 
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* [[Remove XFCE and install GNOME 3]]
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* [[GNOME]]
: ''For those who don't want to start from the net edition.''
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: ''The main GNOME article''
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[[File: Gnome-de-18.jpg|right|300px]]
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[[File:i3-logo.png|left|45px]]
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* [[Remove XFCE and install KDE]]
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* [[KDE]]
: ''Because building the net edition just takes up too much time!''
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: ''The main KDE article''
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* [[Dolphin|Dolphin File Manager]]
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: ''All about the Dolphin file manager''
  
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* [[Enable preview files in Dolphin|Enable preview files in the Dolphin File Manager]]
 
: ''Preview those files like nobody's business!''
 
 
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* [[Enable properly working openGL 3.1 native animations in KWIN on Intel GPU (i915)|Enable properly working openGL 3.1 native animations in KWIN on Intel GPU (i915)]]
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[[File: KDE-de-18.jpg|right|300px]]
: ''Fix issue with openGL on Intel GPU.''
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* [[Minimal LXQt installation]] '''<font color="green">(Improved!)</font>'''
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* [[LXQt]]
: ''A light-weight LXQT installation on top of Manjaro Net Edition''
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: ''The main LXQt article''
  
  
* [[How to make LXQt purer and leaner without GTK]]  
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* [[List of Qt Applications]]  
: ''How to remove all GTK2 and GTK3 dependencies from LXQt''
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: ''Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.''
  
  
* [[LXQt with kwin]]
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* [[PCmanFM-Qt]]  
: ''How to use kwin instead of openbox as window manager''
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: ''PCManFM-Qt, the LXQt file browser''
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* [[List of Qt Applications]] '''<font color="green">(Improved!)</font>'''
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[[File: lxqt-de-18.png|right|300px]]
: ''Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.''
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* [[LXQt Theming]]
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: ''How to change themes and icons in LXQt''
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* [[Custom Actions for PCmanFM-Qt]]
 
: ''Edit the right click menu in the LXQt file browser''
 
 
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* [[MATE Desktop Environment|Install MATE and the Mint Menu]]
 
: ''A desktop not officially supported or provided by the Manjaro Repositories. Install it anyway!''
 
  
 
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[[File: Mate-de-18.png|right|300px]]
  
 
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[[File:openbox-logo.png|left|55px]]
 
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= Openbox =
 
= Openbox =
 
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* [[Openbox: Control Screen Brightness Using the Keyboard]]
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* [[Openbox]]
: ''Control illumination by using the appropriate brightness keys!''
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: ''Openbox, the customizable standards-based Window Manager''
 
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* [[Openbox: Control Speaker Volume Using the Keyboard (ALSA)]]
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: ''Control or mute the volume by using the appropriate volume keys!''
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* [[Openbox: Switch languages using the keyboard and xxkb]]
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: ''Analytical instructions for changing keyboard languages and layouts (in both the console and X11), using a keyboard shortcut and XXkb with country flag images.''
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* [[Openbox: ob-autostart]]
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: ''A great little GUI that makes adding applications with .desktop file extensions really quick & easy to add to the ~/.config/ob-autostart/config directory.''
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[[File:Pekwm logo.png|left|45px]]
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[[File: Openbox-wm-18.jpg|right|300px]]
  
 
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* [[XFCE:Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications|Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications]]
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* [[Keyboard_Shortcuts#Keyboard_Shortcuts_in_XFCE|Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications]]
 
: ''Become a keyboard ninja to speed things up!''
 
: ''Become a keyboard ninja to speed things up!''
 
 
* [[Open URL's in Thunderbird in favorite browser in XFCE]]
 
: ''Because obviously you wouldn't want to do this in another environment!''
 
  
  
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* [[Volume Stuck on Mute (XFCE Desktop)]]
 
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: ''Two possible solutions for an issue that affects some users of the XFCE desktop environment.''
 
: ''Two possible solutions for an issue that affects some users of the XFCE desktop environment.''
  
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* [[Improve Font Rendering]]
 
* [[Improve Font Rendering]]
 
: ''A way to optimise font rendering.''
 
: ''A way to optimise font rendering.''
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[[Category:Desktop]]

Latest revision as of 03:35, 28 June 2019


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.
Including: Awesome, bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, i3, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, and Openbox.

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!


Awesome-logo.png

Awesome


Awesome-wm-18.png


Budgie-logo.png

Budgie


The main Budgie article
Budgie-de-18.jpg


Cinnamon-logo.png

Cinnamon


Cinnamon-de-18.png


Deepin-logo.png

Deepin


The main Deepin article
Deepin-de-18.jpg


E17-logo.png

Enlightenment


Enlightenment-de.jpg


Gnome-logo.png

Gnome


The main GNOME article
Gnome-de-18.jpg


I3-logo.png

i3


I3-wm-18.png


Kde-logo.jpg

KDE


The main KDE article


All about the Dolphin file manager
KDE-de-18.jpg


Lxde-logo.png

LXDE


Lxde-de-17.png


Lxqt-logo.png

LXQt


The main LXQt article


Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.


PCManFM-Qt, the LXQt file browser
Lxqt-de-18.png


Mate-logo.png

MATE


Mate-de-18.png


Openbox-logo.png

Openbox


Openbox, the customizable standards-based Window Manager
Openbox-wm-18.jpg


XFCE-logo.png

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.
Xfce-de-18.jpg