MINT 16 XFCE Review

First of all very very good Desktop Environment. Great performance.
I liked a lot, everything what comes directly from XCFE.
And also new menu is great to!

If you use double click title bar to maximize window.
Unless you very fast clicker :) you may want to change default Double Click Time:


There is a trick with separator to manage panels properly.
If you want to keep some item in right corner you have to create transparent separator to take empty panel space, otherwise all items wil be arranged left.

Sadly XFCE don’t have some components for Desktop Environment, so you have to borrow from gnome

Login screen

Taken from gnome, looks like it works.

Users and Groups

Not exists, can do it in terminal or you can install “gnome-system-tools”, this way you can manage users graphically. It works OK, no issues and fits pretty good.

Screensaver - Lock screen - Switch user 

It looks like some embedded device not a PC.
I guess it’s some sort of funky workaround…
This part does not fit to the rest of the  MINT XFCE content.
You can install “gnome-screensaver” and remove “xscreensaver”, bud then you lose graphical settings of your screensaver. I was unable to find handle on that so by default screensaver starts after 10min if desktop is idle.
The issue is still unresolved and I already give up trying.
Now my target is MINT MATE 16.

One more remark

I did not understand what philosophy they use for new window location.
When you open new application or file browser window, it appears for example in bottom left corner, and it's not the last position where it was before.
So new applications windows jumping around the screen...
I'm not sure why and what this feature depend on...

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