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Make XFCE4 look like Windows

Yet another panel configuration, but this time it looks like Windows.

Windows 7 (screenshot: http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5062/windoze7screenshot.png):

  1. Type in a Terminal window:
    xfce4-panel -q
    killall -KILL xfconfd
    killall -KILL xfsettingsd
    cd ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml
    mv xfce4-panel.xml xfce4-panel.xml.bak
    wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21016209/Windoze-XFCE4/Windoze-7/xfce4-panel.xml
  2. Log out and log back in (killall -KILL xfce4-session)

Windows Vista and below (screenshot: http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/398/windozevistascreenshot.png):

  1. Type in a Terminal window:
    xfce4-panel -q
    killall -KILL xfconfd
    killall -KILL xfsettingsd
    cd ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml
    mv xfce4-panel.xml xfce4-panel.xml.bak
    wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21016209/Windoze-XFCE4/Windoze-Vista/xfce4-panel.xml
  2. Log out and log back in to see the new panel configuration!

If you have any problems, feel free leave a comment!

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8 responses to “Make XFCE4 look like Windows

  1. zon September 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I can’t see the screenshots!


    why don’t put them on wp.com?

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  3. Robin Lyndsay Taylor September 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I made my Xfce desktop look like unity a little differently:

    http://robinsrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/an-unity-inspired-xfce-dock-in-xubuntu-10-04/

    Kinda pretty – and “docky” looking, like Unity.

  4. Marco September 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Is that a globalmenu on the top? I would like to know how to make that work in Xfce.

    • Anonymous Meerkat September 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      No, it’s just nautilus 3’s menus :/

  5. puzzled September 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Have you ever actually used Windows before? : /

    • Anonymous Meerkat September 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      I have. If you want to make it look better, you can add a theme, and a themed version of gnomenu.

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