I decided to give Xfce a try and downloaded it. Now something weird is happening. I am an amateur linux user and so I apologize for the lack of clarity:
When I login as usual but selecting an Xfce session, the desktop seems xfce, but it has kept features from Gnome, for example, if I right click on the desktop, instead of getting the main menu, as is normal I think under xfce, I get the Gnome menu (Change desktop background, etc).
Another thing that doesn’t seem normal is that if I use the xfce file manager and navigate to, say, my desktop, I see different files with different (gnome) layouts than if I navigate to the desktop by double-clicking on my home folder.
The ‘My Computer’ icon in the desktop displays “The URL “sysinfo:/” is not supported.” when I double click on it.
As soon as I installed xfce the desktop seemed xfce, but I noticed two trash cans. I double-clicked one of them, and then suddenly the desktop reverted to the gnome desktop, with a mix between xfce and gnome features and layouts.
So, it seems to me that there was clearly an error during the installation, but wanted to know if someone has any suggestions on what might be wrong.
Can it be that I am installing desktops using root powers but then log in as normal user and so desktops get mixed somehow?
I installed from 'Patterns" in Yast, using Gnome under OS 11.0, on a 64bit Gateway laptop. My default installation was gnome. Something similar happened with kde some months ago, but I didn’t care because kde is not for me. Xfce seems alright and I’d like to try it properly. But now I have a mixture of all 3 desktops in one session.