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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 />
 
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 />
 
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 />  
 
With manjaro you can use many desktop environments. Both Official and Community ISO's of various DE's are available.<br />  
 
You can download them here:
 
You can download them here:
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* [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro/storage/ Official Editions]
 
* [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro/storage/ Official Editions]
 
:''Including: Architect, Gnome, KDE, and XFCE.''
 
:''Including: Architect, Gnome, KDE, and XFCE.''
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* [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-community/storage/ Community Editions]
 
* [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-community/storage/ Community Editions]
 
:''Including: Awesome, bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, i3, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, and Openbox.''
 
:''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!''
 
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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.
 
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]]
 
* [[Budgie]]
 
: ''The main Budgie article''
 
: ''The main Budgie article''
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For people who look for a traditional desktop with modern technology.
 
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This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with Cinnamon, a desktop based on modern technology that keeps known and proven concepts.
 
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]]
 
* [[Deepin]]
 
: ''The main Deepin article''
 
: ''The main Deepin article''
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* [[GNOME]]
 
* [[GNOME]]
 
: ''The main GNOME article''
 
: ''The main GNOME article''
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Lightweight tiling window manager, famous for its efficiency with screen space and keyboard controlled workflow. The ideal environment for text and terminal focused usage.
 
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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This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with i3, a tiling window manager.
 
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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.
 
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]]
 
* [[KDE]]
 
: ''The main KDE article''
 
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* [[Dolphin|Dolphin File Manager]]
 
* [[Dolphin|Dolphin File Manager]]
 
: ''All about the Dolphin file manager''
 
: ''All about the Dolphin file manager''
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Lightweight desktop build using the GTK toolkit
 
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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.
 
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.
  
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This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and uses Openbox Window Manager.
 
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* [[LXQt]]
 
* [[LXQt]]
 
: ''The main LXQt article''
 
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* [[List of Qt Applications]]  
 
* [[List of Qt Applications]]  
 
: ''Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.''
 
: ''Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.''
  
  
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* [[PCmanFM-Qt]]  
 
* [[PCmanFM-Qt]]  
 
: ''PCManFM-Qt, the LXQt file browser''
 
: ''PCManFM-Qt, the LXQt file browser''
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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]]
 
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: ''Openbox, the customizable standards-based Window Manager''
 
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* [[Keyboard_Shortcuts#Keyboard_Shortcuts_in_XFCE|Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications]]
 
* [[Keyboard_Shortcuts#Keyboard_Shortcuts_in_XFCE|Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications]]
 
: ''Become a keyboard ninja to speed things up!''
 
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* [[Using Compton for a tear-free experience in Xfce]]
 
* [[Using Compton for a tear-free experience in Xfce]]
 
: ''For those who are facing screen tearing issues.''
 
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* [[Volume Stuck on Mute (XFCE Desktop)]]
 
* [[Volume Stuck on Mute (XFCE Desktop)]]
 
: ''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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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!






Awesome-logo.png

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.






Budgie-logo.png

Budgie


The main Budgie article






Cinnamon-logo.png

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.






Deepin-logo.png

Deepin


The main Deepin article






Desktop-environment-gnome.png

Gnome


The main GNOME article






I3-logo.png

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






Lxde-logo.png

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.





Lxqt-logo.png

LXQt


The main LXQt article


Extensive list of Qt4 and Qt5 applications.


PCManFM-Qt, the LXQt file browser






Mate-logo.png

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.





Openbox-logo.png

Openbox


Openbox, the customizable standards-based Window Manager






Start-here-xfce.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.