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[http://lxde.org/ LXDE] is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. It is an excellent choice for older hardware or for users who wish for a complete window manager without all of the overhead required by KDE or GNOME. Since it is XDG-compliant, the PC-BSD Control Panel, AppCafe™, and Life Preserver will be available on the desktop and will integrate into LXDE's menus.
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Figure 5.3a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.
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'''Figure 5.3a: LXDE Desktop on a PC-BSD System'''
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{{citelink|url=http://lxde.org/|txt=LXDE}} 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 6.3a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.
  
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[[File:LXDE.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 6.3a: LXDE Desktop on a PC-BSD® System''']]
  
In addition to PC-BSD's utilities, LXDE provides the following utilities:  
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In addition to the PC-BSD® utilities, LXDE provides the following utilities:  
 
      
 
      
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXPanel LXPanel]:''' desktop panel which is launched by clicking on the PC-BSD icon in lower right corner of 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.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXPanel|txt=LXPanel}}:''' 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.
   
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* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/GPicView GPicView]:''' fast image viewer found in Graphics -> Image Viewer.
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* '''[http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/ epdfview]:''' a PDF viewer found in Office -> ePDFViewer.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM|txt=PCManFM}}:''' found in ''Accessories'' ➜ ''File Manager''. 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.
  
* '''LXInput:''' a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in Settings -> Keyboard and Mouse.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/GPicView|txt=GPicView}}:''' fast image viewer found in ''Accessories'' ➜ ''Image Viewer''.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/|txt=Leafpad}}:''' a light-weight graphical text editor found in ''Accessories'' ➜ ''Leafpad''.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Openbox Openbox]:''' the window manager used by LXDE. You can configure settings such as themes, appearance, mouse, and margins by going to Settings -> Openbox Configuration Manager.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal|txt=LXTerminal}}:''' terminal emulator found in ''Accessories ➜ LXTerminal''.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask LXTask]:''' task manager and system monitor found in System -> Task Manager.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/|txt=Xarchiver}}:''' archiver utility that supports the 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, lzma, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP file formats. Found in ''Accessories'' ➜ ''Xarchiver''.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM PCManFM]:''' found in Utilities -> File Manager. 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.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://twotoasts.de/index.php/midori/|txt=Midori}}:''' a lightweight web browser found in ''Internet'' ➜ ''Midori''.
* '''[http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ Leafpad]:''' a light-weight graphical text editor found in Utilities -> Leafpad.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/|txt=epdfview}}:''' a PDF viewer found in ''Office'' ➜ ''ePDFViewer''.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask|txt=LXTask}}:''' task manager and system monitor found in ''System Tools'' ➜ ''Task Manager''.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal LXTerminal]:''' terminal emulator found in Utilities ->LXTerminal
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance|txt=LXAppearance}}:''' a theme switcher for customizing the widgets, colors, icons, mouse cursors, and sound effects used by applications, found in ''Preferences'' ➜ ''Customize Look and Feel''.
  
* '''[http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/ Xarchiver]:''' archiver utility that supports the 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, lzma, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP file formats. Found in Utilities -> Xarchiver.
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* '''LXInput:''' a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in ''Preferences'' ➜ ''Keyboard and Mouse''.
  
* '''[[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance LXAppearance]:'''
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Openbox|txt=Openbox}}:''' the window manager used by LXDE. You can configure settings such as themes, appearance, mouse, and margins by going to ''Preferences'' ➜ ''Openbox Configuration Manager''.
  
LXDE does not ship with a web browser. However, you can use AppCafe™ to install your web browser of choice. Once you install a browser, an Internet category will be added to the LXPanel menu.
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Revision as of 07:19, 16 April 2013

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LXDE[1] 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 6.3a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.

Figure 6.3a: LXDE Desktop on a PC-BSD® System

In addition to the PC-BSD® utilities, LXDE provides the following utilities:

  • LXPanel[2]: 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.
  • PCManFM[3]: found in AccessoriesFile Manager. 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.
  • GPicView[4]: fast image viewer found in AccessoriesImage Viewer.
  • Leafpad[5]: a light-weight graphical text editor found in AccessoriesLeafpad.
  • LXTerminal[6]: terminal emulator found in Accessories ➜ LXTerminal.
  • Xarchiver[7]: archiver utility that supports the 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, lzma, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP file formats. Found in AccessoriesXarchiver.
  • Midori[8]: a lightweight web browser found in InternetMidori.
  • epdfview[9]: a PDF viewer found in OfficeePDFViewer.
  • LXTask[10]: task manager and system monitor found in System ToolsTask Manager.
  • LXAppearance[11]: a theme switcher for customizing the widgets, colors, icons, mouse cursors, and sound effects used by applications, found in PreferencesCustomize Look and Feel.
  • LXInput: a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in PreferencesKeyboard and Mouse.
  • Openbox[12]: the window manager used by LXDE. You can configure settings such as themes, appearance, mouse, and margins by going to PreferencesOpenbox Configuration Manager.


References


  1. http://lxde.org/
  2. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXPanel
  3. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM
  4. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/GPicView
  5. http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/
  6. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal
  7. http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/
  8. http://twotoasts.de/index.php/midori/
  9. http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/
  10. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask
  11. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance
  12. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Openbox
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