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solved: Xfce and the default MX-16.1 desktop environment

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UrsulaKLeGuin
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solved: Xfce and the default MX-16.1 desktop environment

#1 Post by UrsulaKLeGuin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:29 am

Hello,

After installing MX-16.1 Metamorphosis, I deleted all my directories and files that began with the ".".

After deleting the hidden files the desktop environment "lost" its default appearance and seemed to change into Xfce.

When I first booted into MX-16.1 my desktop environment appeared similar to these screenshots, https://mxlinux.org/screenshots, except the background it had, I believe, was a bird.

Is it possible to change back to that other desktop environment to try it out?

I really like Xfce but I remember, before deleting my files, that the desktop environment looked different.

Thank you.
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Re: Xfce and the default MX-16.1 desktop environment

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:33 am

UrsulaKLeGuin wrote:Hello,

After installing MX-16.1 Metamorphosis, I deleted all my directories and files that began with the ".".

After deleting the hidden files the desktop environment "lost" its default appearance and seemed to change into Xfce.

When I first booted into MX-16.1 my desktop environment appeared similar to these screenshots, https://mxlinux.org/screenshots, except the background it had, I believe, was a bird.

Is it possible to change back to that other desktop environment to try it out?

I really like Xfce but I remember, before deleting my files, that the desktop environment looked different.

Thank you.
Its always Xfce. But you deleted all the customizations

if you deleted all the "." hidden directories and files, then you deleted most if not all the settings, which define how the environment works.

the easiest way is probably to create a new user then sync the new users's files to your user account. I believe you can do this in the mx-user manager.
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FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Xfce and the default MX-16.1 desktop environment

#3 Post by UrsulaKLeGuin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi dolphin_oracle,

Thank you for mentioning MX User Manager. I found, https://mxlinux.org/wiki/help-files/hel ... er-manager.
And, then I copied /etc/skel/.config/, to ~/.config and /etc/skel/.gtk-2.0/ to ~/.gtk-2.0/.

It's really amazing the way the desktop environment can be transformed.

Pretty cool.

Thank you very much!

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Re: solved: Xfce and the default MX-16.1 desktop environment

#4 Post by Stevo » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:17 pm

Deleting the hidden files and folders in your home folder will nuke all the settings for any desktop or application. Not really advised.

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