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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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{{citelink|url=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.  
  
 
Figure 5.3a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.
 
Figure 5.3a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.
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In addition to PC-BSD's utilities, LXDE provides the following utilities:  
 
In addition to PC-BSD's 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 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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* {{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXPanel|'''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.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM 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.
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* {{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM|'''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.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/GPicView GPicView]:''' fast image viewer found in Accessories ➜ Image Viewer.
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* {{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/GPicView|'''GPicView'''}}: fast image viewer found in Accessories ➜ Image Viewer.
 
   
 
   
* '''[http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ Leafpad]:''' a light-weight graphical text editor found in Accessories ➜ Leafpad.
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* {{citelink|url=http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/|'''Leafpad'''}}: a light-weight graphical text editor found in Accessories ➜ Leafpad.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal LXTerminal]:''' terminal emulator found in Accessories ➜ LXTerminal
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* {{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal|'''LXTerminal'''}}: terminal emulator found in Accessories ➜ LXTerminal
  
* '''[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 Accessories ➜ Xarchiver.
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* {{citelink|url=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 Accessories ➜ Xarchiver.
  
* '''[http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/ epdfview]:''' a PDF viewer found in Office ➜ ePDFViewer.
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* {{citelink|url=http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/|'''epdfview'''}}: a PDF viewer found in Office ➜ ePDFViewer.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance 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.
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* {{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance|'''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.
  
 
* '''LXInput:''' a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in Preferences ➜ Keyboard and Mouse.
 
* '''LXInput:''' a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in Preferences ➜ Keyboard and Mouse.
  
* '''[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 Preferences ➜ Openbox Configuration Manager.
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* {{citelink|url=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 Preferences ➜ Openbox Configuration Manager.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask LXTask]:''' task manager and system monitor found in System Tools ➜ Task Manager.
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* {{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask|'''LXTask'''}}: task manager and system monitor found in System Tools ➜ Task 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.
 
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 19:30, 15 July 2012

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[1][1] 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.

Figure 5.3a shows a screenshot of the default LXDE installation with the LXPanel open.

Figure 5.3a: LXDE Desktop on a PC-BSD System

LXDE.png

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

  • [2][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.
  • [3][3]: 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.
  • [4][4]: fast image viewer found in Accessories ➜ Image Viewer.
  • [5][5]: a light-weight graphical text editor found in Accessories ➜ Leafpad.
  • [6][6]: terminal emulator found in Accessories ➜ LXTerminal
  • [7][7]: archiver utility that supports the 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, lzma, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP file formats. Found in Accessories ➜ Xarchiver.
  • [8][8]: a PDF viewer found in Office ➜ ePDFViewer.
  • [9][9]: a theme switcher for customizing the widgets, colors, icons, mouse cursors, and sound effects used by applications. Found in Preferences ➜ Customize Look and Feel.
  • LXInput: a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in Preferences ➜ Keyboard and Mouse.
  • [10][10]: the window manager used by LXDE. You can configure settings such as themes, appearance, mouse, and margins by going to Preferences ➜ Openbox Configuration Manager.
  • [11][11]: task manager and system monitor found in System Tools ➜ Task 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.

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://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/
  9. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance
  10. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Openbox
  11. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask
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