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hey /g/, how do I get as close to xfce without using xfce?

It randomly stops running at login or the plugins keep "leaving" the panel. I just want a simple, single panel with everything on it..
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LXDE
Mate
Gnome Classic
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>>51597185
>Mate
Has it matured now and is it customisable like xfce?
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>>51597248
Works ok for me, you can choose how sidebars look and where applets and such are located. I use it with Ubuntu, everything justwerks.
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>>51597248

Not nearly as customizable, but it's way better than it was even last year. I actually just took mate off in favor of xfce.
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>>51597368
I'll give it a try, thanks
>>51597370
Why the switch?
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>>51597141
LXDE is probably the closest but Mate is much nicer

why not just try fixing xfce? It's one of the more customizable of the three. Look into openbox as well, with some work you can make openbox looks pretty much the same as xfce
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>>51597141
The more important thing here is that what is happening to you is not xfce's fault.
I never experienced that.
Try reinstaling /fixing packages etc.
What distro do you use and what version of xfce?
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>>51597141
Try Fluxbox or PekWM, and then build your own DE on top of it. You'll quickly realize that XFCE is bloated as fuck, and slow.

And actually you can speed it up by using Fluxbox for it's WM too.
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>>51597584
>why not just try fixing xfce?
I ended up rm'ing cached sessions, rm'ing some settings and reinstalling xfce packages. It's working, for now

>>51597849
I don't have the energy for separate wm/panel unfortunately.
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>>51598168

I can understand that, and it's why I mentioned using Fluxbox as XFCE's WM. It really will greatly improve it's performance.

XFCE was the first DE I stuck with when I moved to *Nix permanently. I tried most of the others, and while I found stuff to like about most of them, XFCE was what I always ended up returning to. I'm not trying to bash on it here, because if I were using a full DE it would still be my choice, no contest. But it's WM does cause some unnecessary slowdown, and other hiccups, so replacing it with a better one is a good idea.
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I really like XFCE but I can't get rid of REEEE FUCKING NORMIE title bars.
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