1. application menu display

Application menu (right click) -> Uncheck “Show Button title”

2. Terminal Color not visible

Application menu -> Terminal Emulation

Edit-> Profile preferences -> Colors

uncheck : “Use colors from system theme”

Build in Schemes like “White on black”

Or select custom Text color and background

3. remove silly scrollbars

4. Menu not visble

KDE apps running on XFCE have no icons in menus. Can’t figure this one out.

Applications Menu -> Settings -> Appearance > Settings
[x] show image on buttons
[x] show image on menus

Restart the file manager session

Source: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=940213

6. File manager

– View -> Location Selector -> Toolbar Style
– View -> Statusbar
– View -> Side Pane -> Tree

Start -> File Manager -> Thurna

7. Start -> Settings -> Appearance

-> Style -> Xfce
-> icons -> Select “Ubuntu icon theme”
-> Font -> Default Font Size

8. Right mouse click -> Panel -> Panel Properties

Orientation: vertical
Lockpanel: uncheck


Delete Panel 2

9. Remove recently used files

References: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=93354

10. Enable hibernation

Application >> settings >> xfce4-settings-manager -> power manager
-> general settings ->[x]”always show system tray icon selected”.


Save by pressing Ctrl-O and exit nano by pressing Ctrl-X

# http://askubuntu.com/questions/94754/how-to-enable-hibernation-in-12-04

11. No Window borders in XFCE

How to fix missing window bar in Xfce
Right Mouse click -> Application Menu -> Panel -> Panel Preferences -> Automatically show and hide the panel

Originally Posted by Toz View Post
No need to re-install. Simply restart the Window manager by Alt-F2 then run:

Add this as the first line of ~/.bashrc

12. Add volume control – pavucontrol – in xfce for bluetooth headsets and devices

13. Calendar – Orage

14. scrollbar width


15. Mount points with the correct user


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