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 →

Application Finder

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

Xfce Libraries

They provide additional functions and widgets which ease the development of applications. Learn More →


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

Thunar File Manager

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


Web Browser

Midori is a lightweight Web browser. 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.


A simple calendar application with reminders.


Allows you to change the volume of the different audio tracks.

Image Viewer

Ristretto is a lightweight image viewer. Learn More →