Notes about Xfce Desktop Environment 4.

Default applications

There are two places that you can set default applications.

  1. Settings -> Preferred Applications

    To blank out e.g. the Web Browser dropdown, edit ~/.config/xfce4/helpers.rc and remove the ‘WebBrowser=’ line.

  2. Settings -> MIME Type Editor

    Double click the MIME Type and choose an app.

Location of backgrounds


You can create this as a link to whichever directory you keep your backgrounds in.

Location of trash directory


Users unable to shutdown

Use sudo to grant them the rights to do so:

theuser ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/lib64/xfce4/session/xfsm-shutdown-helper

The menu entries seem to be generated from the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/.

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