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XFCE

XFCE is a lightweight and modular desktop environment currently based on GTK 3.

In Athena OS, XFCE has been deployed in different environments.

XFCE Picom

The environment is pretty simple and characterized by a lateral vertical bar that provides access to all applications and settings.

XFCE Picom

The XFCE lateral bar is composed of a menu on top of it that allows you to access to several applications.

XFCE Picom Bar

Here, you can find Blue and Red Team categories that provide access to Cyber Security tools.

XFCE Picom Sec Tools

Following the menu button, you can find circle icons that represent workspaces where to organize your work.

On the bottom side of the bar, several elements are shown as network connection, system metrics, audio settings, battery and power menu.

XFCE Well

Unlike the previous environment, it is composed of a top bar that provides access to all applications and settings, and a menu dock at bottom side.

XFCE Well

The XFCE top bar is composed of a menu button on left side that allows you to access to several applications.

XFCE Well Bar

Here, you can find Blue and Red Team categories that provide access to Cyber Security tools.

XFCE Well Sec Tools

Following the menu button, you can find some shortcuts and, on the right side, system metrics diagrams, emoji icons that represent workspaces where to organize your work and, finally, several elements as network connection, system metrics, audio settings, battery and power menu.

On the bottom side of the environment, a menu dock is implemented in order to access quickly to the cyber resources you need for your hacking activity.

XFCE Well Menu Dock

Desktop

The desktop in both of the XFCE environemnts is pretty simple in terms of elements. You have mainly a bar, a wallpaper and a sidebar on picom environment.

By right-click on the desktop, you can access to menu applications.

XFCE Desktop Menu

You can access applications also by calling the App Finder in two ways:

Collapsed by ALT + F2

XFCE Collapsed AppFinder

Extended by ALT + F3

XFCE Extended AppFinder

In XFCE Picom, by pressing Super + S, you can access to the desktop sidebar showing several information about the system.

XFCE Sidebar

Keybindings

Here are reported some useful keybindings set by default in Athena OS XFCE.

KeybindDescription
Super + EnterOpen the Terminal
Super + EOpen the File Manager
Super + LLock the screen
Super + QPower Menu
Super + AOpen ArmCord
Super + BOpen browser
Super + SOpen sidebar
ALT + Super + SOpen Orca
ALT + F2Open collapsed App Finder
ALT + F3Open expanded App Finder
Super + POpen Display settings
ALT + F1Popup Desktop application menu
PrintOpen screenshot menu
Shift + PrintSelect region to take screenshot
ALT + PrintTake screenshot of active window
CTRL + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager
CTRL + ALT + DeleteLogout