is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. It is an excellent choice for older hardware or for users who want a complete desktop environment without all of the overhead required by KDE or GNOME. Since it is XDG-compliant, the PC-BSD® Control Panel, AppCafe®, and Life Preserver are available on the desktop and integrated into LXDE's menus. Figure 6.10a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.
In addition to the PC-BSD® utilities, LXDE provides the following utilities:
- : desktop panel which is launched by clicking on the PC-BSD® icon in the lower right corner of the desktop. To configure the panel, right-click the PC-BSD® icon and select "Panel Settings" or "Add/Remove Panel Items" from the right-click menu.
- Accessories → File Manager PCManFM. A file manager with features like drag and drop, tabbed browsing, built-in file search, file association with default application, thumbnails for images, bookmarks, and support for non-UTF-8 encoded filenames. : found in
- Accessories → Image Viewer. : fast image viewer found in
- Accessories → Leafpad. : a light-weight graphical text editor found in
- Accessories → LXTerminal. : terminal emulator found in
- Accessories → Xarchiver. : archiver utility that supports the 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, lzma, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP file formats. Found in
- epdfview: a PDF viewer with printing support found in Office → Document Viewer.
- System Tools → Task Manager. : task manager and system monitor found in
- Preferences → Customize Look and Feel. : a theme switcher for customizing the widgets, colors, icons, mouse cursors, and sound effects used by applications, found in
- LXInput: a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in Preferences → Keyboard and Mouse.
- Preferences → Openbox Configuration Manager. : the window manager used by LXDE. You can configure settings such as themes, appearance, mouse, and margins by going to
Thisdescribes how to configure an application to autostart when you login to LXDE.