Warning: having Xfce and Gnome together means you'll have cluttered application menus full of Xfce applications Gnome applications.Even though these instructions are for Xfce, the same principle applies for adding Xfce to Kubuntu or adding KDE to Ubuntu or Xubuntu.
3b. ...or choose an eye-pleasing wallpaper image. Check out the wallpaper choices on the Desktop Settings... Background tab. Xfce stores these choices in , and you can copy any image to that folder (as root) to have it show up on the Desktop Settings... Background tab. A much easier way is to right-click the image file name in the Xfce file manager, Thunar. One of the options is Set as Wallpaper. Choose this and the image file also appears on the Background tab, where you can adjust its brightness and saturation.
You're almost finished. You have a perfectly blank desktop. You can launch frequently used applications with keyboard shortcuts, and other applications by right-clicking on the desktop. You can navigate between workspaces by middle-clicking on the desktop. If you really need to see the Xfce panel, you can move the cursor to the screen edge where the panel is hidden in order to 'unhide' it.
Fedora Workstation is built on GNOME (now ). If you’re interested in other popular desktop environments like KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, and more, check out . Or, for versions of Fedora tailored to special use cases like Astronomy, Design, Security, or Robotics, see . STEM teachers, take advantage of the new , which makes it a breeze to set up an instructional environment with Vagrant, Docker containers, a Live USB image, or traditional installation.
instead of at the login screen.If you decide you want to remove Xfce, it's not enough to go to Ubuntu Software Center and remove the package, as that is just an empty package that points to all the software packages that make up a default Xubuntu installation.
As you see in the above commands, I have only included the commands for GNOME desktop environment. To install other desktop’s default and supplemental wallpapers, just replace the word “gnome” with your DE name. Say for example, to install the default wallpaper of Fedora 20 XFCE workstation, run:
The desktop environment comes with Xubuntu and is also available in the Xfce versions of Linux Mint, Fedora and other Linux distributions. Using Xfce, you can easily set up a highly functional but completely blank desktop - no icons, no menus, nothing. Just a blank screen or a favourite wallpaper, ideal for the user who hates distractions or loves simplicity. Here's how to do it.