Newbie config questions

Joseph Hickey joseph at
Tue Jun 17 18:34:54 CEST 2008

Cole Tuininga wrote:
> Hey folks - I'm a fresh convert from gnome/sawfish (on Ubuntu) and am
> very glad to be here.  What a performance improvement!  :)
> In any case, I've gotten Xfce configured almost entire the way I want
> it, with a few very minor things.  The things I haven't been able to
> figure out yet (perhaps they aren't possible?):
> o) In the pager, I'd like to make it so that sticky windows only show
> up in my current desktop.  The problem is that with them sticky, it's
> hard to see what's in the other desktops.
> o) I'd like to switch the mouse buttons 2 and 3 (leaving 1 alone)
> o) At the moment, if I have the pointer over the desktop, the scroll
> wheel will cycle through desktops.  Can I turn that off somehow?

Right-click on the desktop pager > Properties > Untick "switch
workspaces..." box. You may need to log out and back in for it to take

> o) Icons - is there a way to get them to autoarrange?
> o) Window resizing - one feature I do miss is that when I resized a
> window under sawfish, it showed me the dimensions of the window.  Is
> there a way to do that in Xfce?
> Many thanks in advance for any hints/ideas.

Joe Hickey

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