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Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment, it’s default for Xubuntu

xfce logo

Want the Linux Mint 15 Whisker Menu on your Xfce Desktop? Well, here’s how to do it via PPA in (X)Ubuntu 13.10, (X)Ubuntu 13.04, (X)Ubuntu 12.04 and (X)Ubuntu 12.10.

Whisker Menu is an alternate application launcher for Xfce, which is used as default in Linux Mint 15 Xfce. By default, it displays list of your favorite apps. You can browse through all of your installed applications by clicking on the category buttons on the side. Or you can quickly access your app by the search box.

Note that the developer has removed the package for Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 13.04. So far, only Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 are supported.

whisker menu xfce4

whisker menu search app

Install Whisker Menu via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa

Update package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Install the app launcher:

sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin

Once installed, right-click on your panel and go to Panel -> Add New Items…. Find out Whisker Menu and click to add it to launcher.

add whisker menu to launcher

By default, it’s in the right corner. Right-click on the icon and move it to the left. Modify the icon and title in its properties window. Also you can remove the previous ‘application menu’ from its right-click menu.

For Debian, Feroda, openSUSE, see the installation guide Whisker Menu homepage

This simple tutorial shows you how to integrate Dropbox into Thunar file manager by installing a plugin if you’re using XFCE Desktop in Ubuntu.

There’s a PPA repository for (X)Ubuntu 13.04, (X)Ubuntu 12.04, (X)Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint Xfce. So it easy to get the dropbox work with the Thunar.

Thunar Dropbox plugin


  • Install Dropbox integration with Thunar via PPA
  • Enjoy!

UPDATE 2024: For all current Ubuntu releases, run the dropbox plugin is available in system repository. Just launch “terminal” and run command sudo apt install thunar-dropbox-plugin to install, or see this tutorial instead for step by step guide.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/other-stuff

After that, you can install the Dropbox plugin for Thunar:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install thunar-dropbox-plugin

Once installed, restart the file manager to get it work. Enjoy!