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#1 2019-08-01 18:15:36

himanshu.parmar13
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XFCE configuration by commands

I want to set up pretty desktop experience using commands on terminal, not by UI.

I don't users to go through any pain for setting up desktop for their need.

I am looking for commands help for:

1) adding some shortcuts on desktop to launch necessary apps

2) launch some apps when user is connected (new session is initiated)

3) improve resolution of desktop

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#2 2019-08-01 18:42:37

ctac
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

Hi and wellcome.
Perhaps, you can tell what you try ?

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#3 2019-08-02 08:06:26

alcornoqui
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

I don't do any of this from the CLI, but my understanding is that these are the usual ways:

himanshu.parmar13 wrote:

1) adding some shortcuts on desktop to launch necessary apps

You have to make a link to the desktop from the existing desktop file [existing ones are in /usr/share/applications (global), and ~/.local/share/applications (local)] --or create a new desktop file (and make it executable), if it doesn't exist.

More info in this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/1014261

himanshu.parmar13 wrote:

2) launch some apps when user is connected (new session is initiated)

Similar to the previous, you have to link or place the desired desktop files in /etc/xdg/autostart (global) or ~/.config/autostart (local).

Example: http://tillamookrage.blogspot.com/2007/ … e-way.html

himanshu.parmar13 wrote:

3) improve resolution of desktop

Using xrandr: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8595940

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#4 2019-08-02 08:07:30

alcornoqui
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

Yeah, and welcome to the forum!

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#5 2019-08-09 18:52:04

himanshu.parmar13
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

Thanks guys for your response and I apologize for not able to respond earlier.

Originally I am trying to setup a nice desktop experience to all my users and I want to build an image with all these XFCE4 configurations running as shell script at the time of building of this Ubuntu image.

I will try as per above response.

Currently, I am facing slowness issue. As soon as user connects to my Ubunut using VNC client, they can see only partial desktop. After 40-50 seconds entire desktop comes up with background image and few shortcuts on desktop.

So what could be the reason to take 40-50 seconds before complete desktop brings up?

I want to upload some image here for better clarification but I couldn't see any option.

Last edited by himanshu.parmar13 (2019-08-09 18:53:26)

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#6 2019-08-10 10:16:03

alcornoqui
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

To embed images, see https://forum.xfce.org/help.php#img and you'll get something like this:

FluxBB bbcode test

The VNC problem should be in its own thread, please start a new one!

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#7 2019-08-10 17:02:56

MountainDewManiac
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

alcornoqui wrote:

To embed images, see https://forum.xfce.org/help.php#img and you'll get something like this:

https://forum.xfce.org/img/test.png

Might be helpful to add that images are to be hosted on a third-party image hosting website and the IMG tags used to link to it. The forum help FAQ shows an onsite image link. I assume this was done either because the author wasn't thinking or because he/she didn't want to depend on an example image from such a website being accessible in perpetuity... In which case he/she probably wasn't thinking, lol (or this clarification would have been occurred in the FAQ instead of this post wink ).

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#8 2019-08-10 23:59:21

alcornoqui
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Re: XFCE configuration by commands

Thanks for the info, MDM!

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