Customizing Debian 12 and MX 23: My own experience

Customizing Debian 12 and MX 23: My own experience

Customizing Debian 12 and MX 23: My own experience

As in past years, and after a reasonable amount of time has passed since the launch of the new stable version of GNU / Linux distribution, which this year has been Debian 12, and several of the respective GNU/Linux Distros based on it, such as MX 23, antiX 23 among many others; We have already made our respective tutorials on which packages to install on Debian, MX, antiX and other similar.

So now, and continuing with our traditional sequence of publications, today we will address a tutorial on the topic of personalization, with a creative and practical example based on my own experience, now that I have just uninstalled MX 21 based on Debian 11, to enjoy the MX 23 based on Debian 12 that I am customizing. Version of MX Linux, which I found very stable, versatile and with excellent performance. And that as usual, I am using to create my new (future) Respin personal and educational for learning purposes about GNU/Linux called MilagrOS. Of which, you will be able to see the customization carried out to learn a little more about Linux customization of the XFCE desktop environment.

XFCE: How to customize Linux Mouse Desktop Environment?

XFCE: How to customize Linux Mouse Desktop Environment?

But, before you start reading this post on how to customize the Linux Mouse Desktop Environment (XFCE) «customizing Debian 12 and MX 23», we recommend the previous related post for later reading:

XFCE: How to customize Linux Mouse Desktop Environment?
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Customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 using XFCE

Customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 using XFCE

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23

Personalization results

Before starting to detail how the customization settings and settings applied to my new GNU/Linux MX 23 operating system which is based on Debian 12, I will show you the result of said customization in the first 8 images. And these are the following:

  • The newly started Desktop operating system

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 1

  • Visualization of the Neofetch without any type of modification next to the running htop.

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 2

  • Applications menu.

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 3

  • Technical data on the SW/HW used.

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 4

  • Ulauncher application launcher running.

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 5

  • Display of all installed MX tools, including MX Services and Packages installed by the User.

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 6

  • XFCE floating menu

My personal experience customizing Debian 12 and MX 23 - 7

Adjustments and configurations applied

Now having a clear idea of ​​the result, let's delve into it. what changes have we made to obtain this interesting and striking customization. And these are the following:

Appearance menu

Here we have installed and selected the Sweet-Amber-Blue-Dark-v40 visual theme, BeautyFolders icon pack, and selected some Ubuntu sources.

Appearance: Screenshot 8

Appearance: Screenshot 9

Appearance: Screenshot 10

Appearance: Screenshot 11

Desktop Panel Preferences

Here we have placed our desktop panel horizontally and locked, with a row size of 32 pixels.

Desktop Panel Preferences - Screenshot 12

Activating the dark mode, and giving it as a background a total transparency (transparent solid color) with a dual opacity (input and output) of 80%.

Desktop Panel Preferences - Screenshot 13

We have added to our desktop panel removed, added and customized the following items:

Desktop Panel Preferences - Screenshot 14

For our desktop background we have created a nice allusive linux image ours fabulous blog Desde Linux.

Desktop Wallpaper - Screenshot 15

And then, we have applied the following settings in the Menus and Icons section from the desk.

Desktop Menus - Screenshot 16

Desktop icons - Screenshot 17

Window manager settings

In the Window manager settings menu We have made the following adjustments:

Window manager settings - Screenshot 18

Window manager settings - Screenshot 19

Window manager settings - Screenshot 20

Window manager settings - Screenshot 21

Window manager settings - Screenshot 22

Window manager settings - Screenshot 23

Note: If you have a computer with plenty of hardware resources (CPU/RAM/HHDD) in this section shown in the image above, you can play with the transparency of the windows for a beautiful transparency effect, by focusing one and not others, or by move them. I recommend trying with 80% transparency.

Whisker Menu

Finally, we have applied the following configuration to the Whisker Menu used:

Whisker Menu - Screenshot 24

Whisker Menu - Screenshot 25

Whisker Menu - Screenshot 26

Whisker Menu - Screenshot 27

Whisker Menu - Screenshot 28

Coming this far, and done your own settings and configurations on Debian 12 or MX 23, or another similar one with XFCE, we are sure that you will have created something very original and creative, both for you and for others.

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Summary

In short, we hope that this new tutorial on how to customize the Linux Mouse Desktop Environment (XFCE) «customizing Debian 12 and MX 23» Taking as an example my own experience applied to building my personal Respin MX may be useful to many. Above all, to those beginners and novice users in GNU/Linux who seek to learn more about The art of Debian-based Linux customization. Both to create your own Respines and to show off your creativity to others, on any given day or a day of celebration like Linux Desktop Fridays.

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