How to install Xfce on Ubuntu


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easily install xfce desktop by this command

And then logout and login

Also, note this will not remove the ubunu-desktop(unity), then all of what you want is just swapping between the different desktop managers

From your login page click on the Ubuntu icon near the place you entering your password, this would show you all Desktop managers in your system, like the pic below, so choose which one to use.


How to revert the changes

xfce4 itself is a meta-package that will install a default configured xfce desktop environment.

In most cases the base files that comes with xfce4 are: xfconf, xfce4-utils, xfwm4, xfce4-session, thunar, xfdesktop4, exo-utils

So you can do

sudo apt-get purge xfconf xfce4-utils xfwm4 xfce4-session thunar xfdesktop4 exo-utils xfce4-panel xfce4-terminal

Then most of the package that were associated with these package become autoremovable so you can run

sudo apt-get autoremove

How to install Xfce on Ubuntu
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