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-===== Customize the font in clock panel plugin ===== 
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-You can use [[http://​library.gnome.org/​devel/​pango/​unstable/​PangoMarkupFormat.html|Pango markup format]] to customize the font in clock panel plugin. Switch to custom format (only available with digital layout) and use tags inside the format string. 
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-For example: 
-  * ''<​nowiki><​span font_desc="​URW Gothic L Book 18">​%R</​span></​nowiki>''​ 
-  * ''<​nowiki><​span font_desc="​bold 12">​%R</​span></​nowiki>''​ 
  
 ===== Performance Tips ===== ===== Performance Tips =====
  
-Lets face it: one of the reasons for using Xfce is performance. It is lighter and more responsive than Gnome on almost all hardware, especially on machines with less memory and processor ​power.+One of the benefits of Xfce is performance. It is lighter and more responsive than other desktop environments such as GNOME on almost all hardware, especially on machines with less memory and processing ​power.
 ==== Fonts ==== ==== Fonts ====
  
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 Another option, that may work for some, is to check the options of the program that you are using to connect remotely, and if it has a "​Remove Wallpaper"​ option or a "Do Not Display Wallpaper"​ option, then enable that option. I use TightVNCviewer and it does not have a Remove Wallpaper option, therefore changing the background color to white is the only solution for me. Another option, that may work for some, is to check the options of the program that you are using to connect remotely, and if it has a "​Remove Wallpaper"​ option or a "Do Not Display Wallpaper"​ option, then enable that option. I use TightVNCviewer and it does not have a Remove Wallpaper option, therefore changing the background color to white is the only solution for me.
  
-===== How to use the alternative GNOME-menu ===== 
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-If you want to use the new menu from GNOME, with quick starters for favorites applications and such, you can use the [[http://​goodies.xfce.org/​projects/​panel-plugins/​xfce4-xfapplet-plugin|xfapplet panel plugin]] with the GNOME main menu applet. ​ The menu should be installed with your package system, look for **gnome-main-menu**. ​ [[http://​wirelessimage4.pbwiki.com/​f/​Screenshot.png|Xfce screenshot]],​ [[http://​www.novell.com/​video/​desktop/​|video]]. 
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-Add a new xfapplet item inside your panel, and open its properties dialog to add the GNOME menu applet. 
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-If you don't like GNOME main menu, try Ubuntu System Panel, available in several distributions. 
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-See also: [[/​howto/​customize-menu|How to customize the Xfce 4.5+ menu]] 
  
 ===== Gtkrc files ===== ===== Gtkrc files =====
   * A tutorial about the Gtkrc format can be found [[http://​live.gnome.org/​Attic/​GnomeArt/​Tutorials/​GtkThemes|here]]. ​   * A tutorial about the Gtkrc format can be found [[http://​live.gnome.org/​Attic/​GnomeArt/​Tutorials/​GtkThemes|here]]. ​
  
-  * Xfce has also a couple of custom gtkrc settings for some of the applications:​ [[http://svn.xfce.org/svn/​xfce/​xfdesktop/​branches/​xfce_4_4/​README|xfdesktop]] and [[http://thunar.xfce.org/pwiki/documentation/advanced_settings|Thunar]] (see also [[http://thunar.xfce.org/pwiki/documentation/faq#​how_do_i_assign_different_keyboard_shortcuts|editable shortcuts]]).+  * Xfce has also a couple of custom gtkrc settings for some of the applications:​ [[https://git.xfce.org/​xfce/​xfdesktop/​tree/README?​h=xfce-4.12|xfdesktop]] and [[https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/hidden-settings]] (see also [[https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/keyboard|editable shortcuts]]).
  
   * You can not define a custom background for Thunar icon/ list views due to a [[http://​bugzilla.gnome.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=71926|bug in Gtk+]] itself.   * You can not define a custom background for Thunar icon/ list views due to a [[http://​bugzilla.gnome.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=71926|bug in Gtk+]] itself.
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 You can read more about .desktop files [[http://​standards.freedesktop.org/​desktop-entry-spec/​latest/​|here]]. You can read more about .desktop files [[http://​standards.freedesktop.org/​desktop-entry-spec/​latest/​|here]].
  
-The libexo provides several utils amongst one to handle desktop entry files in a GUI fashion: **exo-desktop-item-edit**. ​ With it you can create a new .desktop file, by running the command ''<​nowiki>​exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new</​nowiki>'' ​;-)+The libexo provides several utils amongst one to handle desktop entry files in a GUI fashion: **exo-desktop-item-edit**. ​ With it you can create a new .desktop file, by running the command ''<​nowiki>​exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new</​nowiki>''​
  
 === Remove an application from the menu === === Remove an application from the menu ===
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-===== Use mnemonics to create Thunar Custom Actions ===== 
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-When you create a [[http://​thunar.xfce.org/​pwiki/​documentation/​custom_actions|Thunar Custom Action]] you can set the name with an underscore "​_"​ before a letter to use it as mnemonic. ​ When you right click in a Thunar view, you can type the letter to access your custom action. 
  
 ===== Accessing man pages through xfrun4 ===== ===== Accessing man pages through xfrun4 =====