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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:Lxde1a.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/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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* '''[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 <span class=traverse>''Accessories''{{rarr}}''File Manager PCManFM''</span>. 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 <span class=traverse>''Accessories''{{rarr}}''Image Viewer''</span>.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/|txt=Leafpad}}:''' a light-weight graphical text editor found in <span class=traverse>''Accessories''{{rarr}}''Leafpad''</span>.
  
* '''[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 <span class=traverse>''Accessories{{rarr}}LXTerminal''</span>.
  
* '''[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 <span class=traverse>''Accessories''{{rarr}}''Xarchiver''</span>.
* '''[http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ Leafpad]:''' a light-weight graphical text editor found in Utilities -> Leafpad.
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* '''epdfview:''' a PDF viewer with printing support found in <span class=traverse>''Office''{{rarr}}''ePDFViewer''</span>.
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* '''{{citelink|url=http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask|txt=LXTask}}:''' task manager and system monitor found in <span class=traverse>''System Tools''{{rarr}}''Task Manager''</span>.
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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 <span class=traverse>''Preferences''{{rarr}}''Customize Look and Feel''</span>.
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* '''LXInput:''' a tool to configure your keyboard and mouse found in <span class=traverse>''Preferences''{{rarr}}''Keyboard and Mouse''</span>.
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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 <span class=traverse>''Preferences''{{rarr}}''Openbox Configuration Manager''</span>.
  
* '''[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal LXTerminal]:''' terminal emulator found in Utilities ->LXTerminal
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* '''{{citelink|url=https://code.google.com/p/obkey/|txt=obkey}}:''' a key editor found in <span class=traverse>''Preferences''{{rarr}}''Openbox Key bindings''</span>.
  
* '''[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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This {{citelink|url=http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=19394|txt=PC-BSD® forum post}} describes how to configure an application to autostart when you login to LXDE.
  
LXDE does not ship with a web browser. However, you can use AppCafe™ to install your web browser of choice.
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Latest revision as of 20:26, 15 December 2013



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 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.
  • GPicView[4]: fast image viewer found in Accessories → Image Viewer.
  • Leafpad[5]: a light-weight graphical text editor found in Accessories → Leafpad.
  • 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 Accessories → Xarchiver.
  • epdfview: a PDF viewer with printing support found in Office → ePDFViewer.
  • LXTask[8]: task manager and system monitor found in System Tools → Task Manager.
  • LXAppearance[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.
  • Openbox[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.
  • obkey[11]: a key editor found in Preferences → Openbox Key bindings.

This PC-BSD® forum post[12] describes how to configure an application to autostart when you login to LXDE.


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://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask
  9. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXAppearance
  10. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Openbox
  11. https://code.google.com/p/obkey/
  12. http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=19394
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