Change tab size in xfce 4

8 07 2017

If you use Debian 9 in a small screen with xfce 4, maybe you suffer the big tab size of some desktop elements.

For fix that, create a file under ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css with the following content:

/* reduce padding of tabs */
notebook tab {
min-height: 0;
padding-top: 1px;
padding-bottom: 2px;
/* reduce padding of buttons */
notebook tab button {
min-height: 0;
min-width: 0;
padding: 1px;
margin-top: 1px;
margin-bottom: 2px;


Keep ssh keys in xfce session

8 05 2015

For have the same behaviour with the ssh keys than in Gnome, write it the first time and keep cached until the end of the session, follow this steps:

Under “Sessions and Startup” menu, add a new “Application Autostart” with:
Name: Keyring
Command: gnome-keyring-daemon --start

Under tab “Advanced” allow:
Launch GNOME services on startup

Finally, restart session.

Xfce es lento cuando abre un directorio por primera vez

26 12 2013

El entorno de escritorio Xfce 4 tiene problemas al abrir un directorio la primera vez, lo hace de manera muy letna desde que pinchas hasta que lo abre realmente, para solucionar el problema, cambiar el valor de la siguiente variable en “/usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount”: