Share Your Desktop

Still around, 2.5 years later, with the “let’s test it for a week in the small partition” distro.
It works, it’s minimal but “bloated” just the right amount for me and with standalone openbox.

Well… openbox :stuck_out_tongue: and polybar (with all the bells and whistles, like polywins etc.)
That’s all.


The same transparent and blurring behavior as with my dark theme.
Classic breeze icons and the breeze color scheme slightly adjusted.


So, this is XFCE with just a teensy little gtk.css file in ~/.congfig/gtk-3.0 to round out the panels.
(…just because I wanted to see if I could make it look “modern”)


purple heart for the most creative use of their taskbar: the two-inch strips as they should be. Your teensy gtk config looks great, You are making XFCE sexy again.
edit: had to add the word ‘gtk’ for clarity


Truly top notch!

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Trying to live in Void :yum:

I took a disc image of my beloved arch installation in case of regrets :roll_eyes:

Void documentation was very poor so I had to relay a lot on Arch and Gentoo wiki. Installer itself was great and fast as f-word.


For those interested, the vertical panels are 32 pixels wide and this is my ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css file.

.xfce4-panel {
   border-bottom-left-radius: 16px;
   border-bottom-right-radius: 16px;
   border-top-left-radius: 16px;
   border-top-right-radius: 16px;

Thank you - definitely gonna try this kinda look!

A couple things I learned along the way…

  1. After creating gtk.css, the Whisker menu no longer respects the opacity setting. Correlation only at this time so I don’t really know if that’s the cause.

UPDATE: I’ve now discovered that is NOT the cause, it is related to specific GTK themes and has nothing to do with my gtk.css file.
2) xfce-terminal can not only be launched in drop-down mode, but that mode can be configured independently of normal mode.


This one also works for the four corners :

.xfce4-panel#XfcePanelWindow {
  border-radius: 13px;

Whenever I come across this thread it gives me pause…

I don’t have any visible wallpaper or standard widgets floating around on my monitor.

With i3, I have a footer (1 ASCII character tall) with some info - importantly the #s of the open windows available (4-5 startups + whatever other apps I’m currently using).

But whatever application is being used then completely covers the “desktop.” So my desktop is fully consumed by whatever I’m working on.

I appreciate the attractive graphic design of many of the images shared here. But when sitting in front of my monitor it’s to use the computer; taking up precious screen space for things that are not essential to the moment seems distracting and counterproductive. :person_shrugging:

With his in mind, here’s my desktop:


All depends on what I am doing at the time as to whether or not my desktop is visible or not

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I’ll give it a look, thanks :slight_smile:

UPDATE: A slightly different behavior with that approach, but good to have both methods available with an comment explaining that in my CSS file. Thanks again…

Having said this, my real world physical desktop is a cluttered mess - so not highly visible. :wink:


Mine too but I know exactly where everything is I need on it too


An update to my gtk.css showing an alternate way to radius the corners with explanation of the differences. [Hat Tip: vazicebon for the alternate approach.]

/* Two different approaches given below
   both valid but with slightly different

/* This first approach aggressively radiuses
   everything, even items within the panels

/*.xfce4-panel {
   border-bottom-left-radius: 16px;
   border-bottom-right-radius: 16px;
   border-top-left-radius: 16px;
   border-top-right-radius: 16px;
} */

/* This approach is not as aggresive as above.
   Will need to add some transparent seperators
   on either end for the radius to show.

.xfce4-panel#XfcePanelWindow {
   border-radius: 16px;

standard sfwbar is fine to start it seems :slight_smile:


nice bar → btw is there any usable good looking bar that works with hyprland and has no GTK dependency ? I can find non (yambar already has hevy GTK dependency , or somthing was not usable for me im not sure right now) , but something else there ?

hyprpanel or nwg-panel or nwg-dock also :stuck_out_tongue: most of those bar are gtk3 or gtk4

I used your lines when I needed bottom round corners only, but now it looks like this :

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