The Xfce project contains several separated projects for each part of the desktop. Some projects have their own project pages to provide additional information.

Core Components

Window Manager

It manages the placement of application windows on the screen, provides window decorations and manages workspaces or virtual desktops. Learn More →


The panel is a bar which allows you to have at all times program launchers, panel menus, a clock, a desktop switcher and more. Learn More →

Desktop Manager

This program sets the background image and provides a root window menu, desktop icons or minimized icons and a windows list. Learn More →

Session Manager

The session manager controls all aspects of the startup and the shutdown of the user session. Learn More →

Settings Manager

It allows you to configure every detail of your desktop environment. Learn More →

Thunar File Manager

Thunar is a modern file manager designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Learn More →

Application Finder

Allows you to search, launch and find information about applications installed on your system. Learn More →

Power Manager

Manages the power sources of the computer and connected devices. Learn More →

Xfce Libraries

Widgets library for the Xfce desktop environment. Learn More →


Simple client-server configuration storage and query system. Learn More →



Terminal is a modern terminal emulator featuring tabs and transparent backgrounds. Learn More →


Xfburn is an application to create and burn CD's and DVD's.

Image Viewer

Ristretto is a lightweight image viewer. Learn More →

Screen Saver

A simple screen saver and locker. Learn More →

Screen Shooter

An application to take screenshots. Learn More →

Text Editor

A simple text editor. Learn More →


Easily themable notification daemon with transparency effects. Learn More →