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Post by barnaby » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:22 am

Panel at the bottom. Plain desktops, that is just one different colour on each one. Several launcher icons on the desktop. Four desktops. Conty off. Several extra keyboard shortcuts. Don't use the Whisker menu, use the old one instead. Like most people I suppose, my layout would not look even similar to any one else's. That is the beauty of Linux and Xfce.

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:49 am

This is my layout. The errors in the conky are something I need to figure out in due time.

Panel at the bottom, small fonts, still don't need glasses at my 46 years of age today. :rock:

Some stuff adjusted for easy reboot and shutdown, some things in the panel on the right. A news ticker on top and when chats happen they get put on the left side of the browser.

No splash, detailed text.. yeah that's about it.

Oh wait no.. on the left is a pop up panel where my applications are. It drops back down when I don't hover over it. If you look real close you can see a thicker black line on the left of the screen.
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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:09 am

I use the hidden panel for my most commonly used apps. That lets me have stuff available and yet not have to look at it. I prefer to just see a beautiful wallpaper, and we include 37 of them with MX-18 by my count!.
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Post by richb » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:14 am

Wallpaper: MX Ribbon. Also on my phone home screen and Echo Show.
Panel: Main panel on bottom and an apps panel on the top.
Icons: Tweak's Amiga
Cursor: Capitaine Cursors
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Post by MAYBL8 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:06 am

Desktop environment? Xfce
Panel location? Left
Theme style? Greybird-mx17 (I would like to change this but every theme I change seems to make some dialog boxes look like old Windows 2000.)
Icon set? ePapirus

Trying to learn where all the files are stored is a challenge sometime. It is nice you can store themes in your /home folder so when you reinstall you don't lose new ones you acquire.

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Post by j2mcgreg » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:34 am

DE: xfce
Panel location: bottom
Wallpaper: picture of my cat when she was two years old showing her target weight (she's quite fat now)
Theme style: MX 18 default
Icon set: MX 18 default
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Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:43 am

Desktop environment? Xfce
Panel location? Left
Theme obsidian-2 (gtk) & Moheli (xfwm)?
Icon set? obsidian
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Post by dphn » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Xfce in it's standard setup uses the main panel on top and a second one as a dock on bottom. I like the standard and changed the normal menu with the whisker-menu and play around with various panel-applets. A nice conky, wallpaper, gtk-theme and icons. Changed this from time to time. Adapta-GTK-Themes with ePapirus looks great.
Since MX I'm creating black/white images of wallpapers for the lightdm-gtk-greeter.
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Post by Mauser » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:08 pm

Thanks to all who posted so far. This thread shows that when the comments come up on where should the panel location, what the desktop environment should be, and what theming it should have that there is no one size fits all. The MX developers did a great job by including MX Tweak and MX Package Installer. :clap:
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Post by azrielle » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:16 am

DE: Xfce. Always. Really hate KDE, Gnome3, and LXDE/LXQT. Also like Openbox and Fluxbox, on more rudimentary distros, such as AntiX, Sparky minimalGUI, or Bunsenlabs.
I usually set up the left side panel to always hide, change the background color to some shade of chartreuse or lavender, depending on what I choose for wallpaper, and make it about 70% opaque. I like the left side position (I usually set up Win7SP1 with ITS panel on the right side); it uses up the least amount of screen space on a small-ish widescreen notebook or netbook. It also ought to be pointed out, again, that MX's panel placement isn't unique--Ubuntu's Unity DE puts what I choose to refer to as its "panel equivalent" on the left as well!
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