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{{Article summary start}}
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{{Article summary text|The Enlightenment project provides useful libraries, a graphical environment and other applications as well as development tools for creating such applications. This article covers its installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.}}
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{{Related articles start}}
{{Article summary heading|Overview}}
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{{Related|Desktop environment}}
{{Article summary text|{{Graphical user interface overview}}}}
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{{Related|Display manager}}
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{{Related|Window manager}}
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{{Related articles end}}
  
From the [http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/wiki/Enlightenment Enlightenment wiki]:
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== Enlightenment ==
  
:''The Enlightenment desktop shell provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. It boasts an unprecedented level of theme-ability while still being capable of performing on older hardware or embedded devices.''
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This comprises both the [https://www.enlightenment.org/ Enlightenment] [[window manager]] and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects. It has been under development since 2005, but in February 2011 the core EFLs saw their first stable 1.0 release.
  
== Enlightenment Desktop Shell (formerly E17) ==
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=== Installation ===
  
This is comprised of both the Enlightenment [[window manager]] and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects. It has been under development since 2005, but in February 2011 the core EFLs saw their first stable 1.0 release. Enlightenment the window manager was released as version 0.17.0 on December 21st 2012, along with the 1.7.4 release of the EFL libraries. Many people currently use Enlightenment as a day-to-day desktop environment without problems.
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Enlightenment can be [[installed]] with the package {{Pkg|enlightenment}}.
  
{{Warning|This page refers to both stable and development packages. Any PKGBUILD which ends with -svn or -git will use unstable development code. Use them at your own risk. Since the release of the EFL libraries and Enlightenment itself, it's no longer necessary and even discouraged to build the core programs from SVN or Git. "Unless you're developing E or willing to live bleeding edge, stay away from trunk."([http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=30310890 source]) Unfortunately, many of the additional software packages have not been released and building from SVN or Git is the only way to use them.}}
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You might also want to install {{Pkg|terminology}}, which is an EFL-based terminal emulator that integrates well with Enlightenment.
  
=== Installing ===
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==== From the AUR ====
  
==== From the official repositories ====
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{{Warning|Some of these PKGBUILDs use unstable development code. Use them at your own risk.}}
  
Install the {{Pkg|enlightenment17}} from the [[official repositories]].
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Development PKGBUILDs which download and install the very latest development code are available as {{AUR|enlightenment-git}} and its dependencies.
  
You might also want to install additional [[fonts]]. You need at least 1 True Type Font.
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The following are EFL-based applications, most in an early stage of development and not yet released:
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* {{AUR|ecrire-git}} – Ecrire text editor
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* {{AUR|elbow-git}} – Elbow web browser
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* {{AUR|eluminance-git}} – Eluminance photo browser
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* {{AUR|enjoy-git}} – [https://trac.enlightenment.org/e/wiki/Enjoy Enjoy] music player
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* {{AUR|eperiodique}} – [http://eperiodique.sourceforge.net/ Eperiodique] periodic table viewer
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* {{AUR|ephoto-git}} – [https://trac.enlightenment.org/e/wiki/Ephoto Ephoto] picture viewer
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* {{AUR|epymc-git}} – E Python Media Center
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* {{AUR|equate-git}} – Equate calculator
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* {{AUR|eruler-git}} – Eruler on-screen ruler and measurement tools
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* {{AUR|efbb-git}} – Escape from Booty Bay angry birds style game
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* {{AUR|elemines-git}} – [http://elemines.sourceforge.net/ Elemines] minesweeper style game
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* {{AUR|espionage-git}} – Espionage D-Bus inspector
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* {{AUR|ev-git}} – ev simple picture viewer
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* {{AUR|rage}} and {{AUR|rage-git}} – Rage video player
  
If you need/want an Enlightenment package which is not (yet) available in official repositories, see if it is available in the [[AUR]].
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=== Starting Enlightenment ===
  
==== From the AUR ====
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Simply choose ''Enlightenment'' session from your favourite [[display manager]] or configure [[xinitrc]] to start it from the console.
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==== Entrance ====
  
Development PKGBUILDs which download and install the very latest development code are available in the [[AUR]] as {{AUR|enlightenment17-git}} and it's dependencies.
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{{Warning|Entrance is highly experimental, and does not have proper systemd support. Use it at your own risk.}}
  
=== Starting ===
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Enlightenment has a new display manager called Entrance, which is provided by the {{AUR|entrance-git}} package. Entrance is quite sophisticated and its configuration is controlled by {{ic|/etc/entrance/entrance.conf}}. It can be used by enabling {{ic|entrance.service}} [[systemd#Using units|using systemd]].
  
==== startx ====
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==== Starting Enlightenment manually ====
  
If you use {{ic|startx}} or a simple [[display manager]] like XDM or [[SLiM]], add or uncomment the following command in [[xinitrc]]:
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If you prefer to start Enlightenment manually from the console, add the following line to your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} file:
 
{{hc|~/.xinitrc|
 
{{hc|~/.xinitrc|
 
exec enlightenment_start
 
exec enlightenment_start
 
}}
 
}}
  
==== Entrance ====
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After that Enlightenment can be launched by typing {{ic|startx}}. See [[xinitrc]] for details.
Enlightenment has a new display manager called Entrance, and is available in the AUR under the {{AUR|entrance-git}} package.
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Entrance is quite sophisticated and its configuration is controlled by {{ic|/etc/entrance.conf}}.
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To use Entrance :
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# systemctl enable entrance
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=== Configuration ===
  
==== Other ====
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Enlightenment has a sophisticated configuration system that can be accessed from the Main menu's Settings submenu.
  
More advanced display managers like [[GDM]] and [[KDM]] will automatically detect Enlightenment thanks to the {{ic|/usr/share/xsessions/enlightenment.desktop}} file provided by the {{Pkg|enlightenment17}} package.
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==== Network ====
  
=== Configuring the network ===
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'''ConnMan'''
  
==== ConnMan ====
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Enlightenment's preferred network manager is [[Connman|ConnMan]] which can be installed from the {{Pkg|connman}} package. Follow the instructions on [[Connman]] to do the configuration.
  
Enlightenment's preferred network manager is [[Connman|ConnMan]] available in the [[official repositories]] as {{Pkg|connman}} package. For extended configuration, you may also install EConnman (available in AUR as {{AUR|econnman}} or {{AUR|econnman-git}}) and its associated dependencies.
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For extended configuration, you may also install Econnman (available in AUR as {{AUR|econnman}} or {{AUR|econnman-git}}) and its associated dependencies.
  
Finally, configure systemd to start the ConnMan daemon at startup:
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'''Adding the ConnMan Gadget to the Shelf'''
  
systemctl enable connman
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# Settings -> Extensions -> Modules
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# under System
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# Connection Manager
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# Load that (select then hit ''Load'').
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# Right-click on the shelf at the bottom of the screen.
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# Go to Shelf -> Contents
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# Then, just scroll around and find ''ConnMan''.
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# and hit ''Add''.
  
ConnMan loads very quickly and appears to handle DHCP quite nicely. If you have installed [[Wpa_supplicant]], ConnMan latches onto that shows all available wireless connections.
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'''NetworkManager'''
  
==== NetworkManager ====
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You can also use {{Pkg|networkmanager}} to manage your network connections. Follow the instructions on [[NetworkManager]] to do the configuration.
  
You can also use {{Pkg|networkmanager}} to manage your network connections.
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You probably also need {{Pkg|network-manager-applet}} to help with your settings. You may want to add it to the start up programs so every time Enlightenment starts it appears on systray. For that you should go to ''Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System'' and activate ''Network''.
  
Follow the instructions on [[NetworkManager]] to do the configuration. You may also need {{Pkg|network-manager-applet}} to help with your settings.
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Whilst network connectivity will work, the applet itself will not be visible without a [[#System tray]].
  
You may want to add it to the start up programs so every time your E17 starts it appears on systray.
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==== Polkit agent ====
  
Settings > Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System > Network
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Enlightenment does not ship with a [[Polkit#Authentication agents|graphical polkit authentication agent]]. If you want to access some privileged actions (e.g. mount a filesystem on a system device), you have to install one and autostart it. For that you should go to ''Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System'' and activate it. There is an EFL based authentication agent available in the AUR, {{AUR|polkit-efl-git}}.
  
=== Installing themes ===
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==== GNOME Keyring integration ====
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It is possible to use gnome-keyring in Enlightenment. However, at the time of writing, you need a small hack to make it work in full.
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First, you must tell Enlightenment to autostart gnome-keyring. For that you should go to ''Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System'' and activate ''Certificate and Key Storage'', ''GPG Password Agent'', ''SSH Key Agent'' and "Secret Storage Service".
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After this, you should edit your {{ic|~/.pam_environment}} and add the following:
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        #Set gnome-keyring as the ssh authentication agent
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        SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/run/user/${UID}/keyring/ssh
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This "hack" is used to override the automatic setting of the variable by "enlightenment-start" from "ssh-agent" to gnome-keyring.
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More information on this topic in the [[GNOME Keyring]] article.
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==== System tray ====
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{{Note|Since Enlightenment 20, Xembed support has been removed [https://twitter.com/_enlightenment_/status/538000507315314688] meaning that many 'legacy' applets can no longer be displayed in the Systray. To use these applets, you will need to use a standalone system tray application such as {{Pkg|stalonetray}} instead.}}
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Enlightenment has support for a system tray but it is disabled by default. To enable the system tray, open the Enlightenment main menu, navigate to the ''Settings'' submenu and click on the ''Modules'' option. Scroll down until you see the ''Systray'' option. Highlight that option and click the ''Load'' button. Now that the module has been loaded, it can be added to the shelf. Right click on the shelf you wish to add the Systray to, hightlight the ''Shelf'' submenu and click on the ''Contents'' option. Scroll down until you see ''Systray''. Highlight that option and click the ''Add'' button.
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==== Notifications ====
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Enlightenment provides a notification server through its Notification extension.
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* Notifications may be displayed in any corner of the "screen" as defined below
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* Available screen policies are Primary Screen, Current Screen, All Screens, and Xinerama
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* Notifications may be filtered based on urgency (Low, Normal, or Critical in any combination)
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* A default notification timeout may be set and optionally enforced for all notifications
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* The notification server may also optionally ignore replace ID requests
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=== Themes ===
  
 
More themes to customize the look of Enlightenment are available from:
 
More themes to customize the look of Enlightenment are available from:
* [http://exchange.enlightenment.org/ exchange.enlightenment.org]
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* [http://exchange.enlightenment.org/theme exchange.enlightenment.org]
* [http://www.e17-stuff.org e17-stuff.org]
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* [http://e17-stuff.org/index.php?xcontentmode=7000 e17-stuff.org]
 
* [http://relighted.c0n.de/#100 relighted.c0n.de] for the default theme in 200 different colors
 
* [http://relighted.c0n.de/#100 relighted.c0n.de] for the default theme in 200 different colors
* [http://git.enlightenment.org/themes git repo] (git clone the theme you like, run 'make' and you end up with a .edj theme file)
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* [http://git.enlightenment.org/themes git.enlightenment.org] (git clone the theme you like, run 'make' and you end up with a .edj theme file)
* [http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi/pool/stable/b/ packages.bodhilinux.com] has a good collection (you will need to extract the .edj file from the .deb; bsdtar will do this and is part of the base ArchLinux install). A nice catalog can be seen at [http://art.bodhilinux.com/doku.php their wiki].
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* [http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi/pool/stable/b/ packages.bodhilinux.com] has a good collection (you will need to extract the .edj file from the .deb; bsdtar will do this and is part of the base ArchLinux install). A nice catalog can be seen at [https://web.archive.org/web/20140120083020/http://art.bodhilinux.com/doku.php?id=bodhi_e17_themes_v3 their wiki].
  
 
You can install the themes (coming in .edj format) using the theme configuration dialog or by moving them to {{ic|~/.e/e/themes}}.  
 
You can install the themes (coming in .edj format) using the theme configuration dialog or by moving them to {{ic|~/.e/e/themes}}.  
  
{{Note|There have been numerous theme API changes over the years. Themes made before E17 was released (2012-12) and not updated are unlikely to work.}}
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{{Note|Enlightenment does not provide a stable theme API, and there have been numerous theme API changes over the years, even after E17 was released. Themes that have not been updated regularly are unlikely to work.}}
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{{Tip|1=To make GTK and Qt applications match the default theme of Enlightenment you can download a theme like the [http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=163472 E17 GTK theme], place it in {{ic|~/.themes/}} and select application themes from Enlightenments settings, and set it to that, this will make all GTK2 and GTK3 applications match the default Enlightenment theme, you can then configure Qt applications (or configure Qt's default settings) to use the Gtk+ theme so it will mimic the theme your GTK applications are using, this way you can make sure most applications will blend in perfectly with your default enlightenment theme. See also [[Uniform look for Qt and GTK applications]].}}
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==== GTK+ ====
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To alter the GTK+ theme, go to ''Settings > All > Look > Application Theme''.
  
 
=== Modules and Gadgets ===
 
=== Modules and Gadgets ===
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Many Modules provide Gadgets that can be added to your desktop or on a shelf. Some Modules (such as CPUFreq) only provide a single Gadget while others (such as Composite) provide additional features without any gadgets.  Note that certain gadgets such as Systray can only be added to a shelf while others such as Moon can only be loaded on the desktop.  
 
Many Modules provide Gadgets that can be added to your desktop or on a shelf. Some Modules (such as CPUFreq) only provide a single Gadget while others (such as Composite) provide additional features without any gadgets.  Note that certain gadgets such as Systray can only be added to a shelf while others such as Moon can only be loaded on the desktop.  
  
=== "Extra" modules ===
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==== "Extra" modules ====
  
{{Warning|These are 3rd party modules and not officially supported by the Enlightenment developers. They are also pulled directly from SVN, so they are development code that may or may not work at any time. Use at your own risk.}}
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{{Warning|These are 3rd party modules and not officially supported by the Enlightenment developers. They are also pulled directly from git, so they are development code that may or may not work at any time. Use at your own risk.}}
These modules are available from the AUR, either as part of {{AUR|e-modules-extra-svn}} or as individual packages.
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Beyond the modules described here, more "extra" modules are available from {{AUR|e-modules-extra-git}}.
  
===== Places =====
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'''Places'''
  
 
Places is a gadget that will help you browse files on various devices you might plug into your computer, like phones, cameras, or other various storage devices you might plug into the usb port.
 
Places is a gadget that will help you browse files on various devices you might plug into your computer, like phones, cameras, or other various storage devices you might plug into the usb port.
  
Available from {{AUR|places}} for E17 compatible version or {{AUR|places-git}} for E18 compatible version.
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Available from {{AUR|places-git}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|places-git}}}}.
{{Note|This module is no longer required for auto-mounting  external devices in e17}}
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{{Note|This module is no longer required for auto-mounting  external devices in Enlightenment}}
  
===== Scale Windows =====
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'''Scale Windows'''
  
The ''Scale Windows'' module, which requires compositing to be enabled, adds several features. The scale windows effect shrinks all open windows and brings them all into view. This is known in Mac OS X as "Exposé". The scale pager effect zooms out and shows all desktops as a wall, like the compiz expo plugin. Both can be added to the desktop as a gadget or bound to a key binding, mouse binding or screen edge binding.   
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The ''Scale Windows'' module, which requires compositing to be enabled, adds several features. The scale windows effect shrinks all open windows and brings them all into view. This is known in "Mission Control" in macOS. The scale pager effect zooms out and shows all desktops as a wall, like the compiz expo plugin. Both can be added to the desktop as a gadget or bound to a key binding, mouse binding or screen edge binding.   
  
 
Some people like to change the standard window selection key binding {{ic|ALT + Tab}} to use Scale Windows to select windows.  To change this setting, you navigate to ''Menu > Settings > Settings Panel > Input > Keys''.  From here, you can set any key binding you would like.   
 
Some people like to change the standard window selection key binding {{ic|ALT + Tab}} to use Scale Windows to select windows.  To change this setting, you navigate to ''Menu > Settings > Settings Panel > Input > Keys''.  From here, you can set any key binding you would like.   
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To replace the window selection key binding functionality with Scale Windows, scroll through the left panel until you find the ''ALT'' section and then find and select {{ic|ALT + Tab}}.  Then, scroll through the right panel looking for the "Scale Windows" section and choose either ''Select Next'' or ''Select Next (All)'' depending on whether you would like to see windows from only the current desktop or from all desktops and click ''Apply'' to save the binding.
 
To replace the window selection key binding functionality with Scale Windows, scroll through the left panel until you find the ''ALT'' section and then find and select {{ic|ALT + Tab}}.  Then, scroll through the right panel looking for the "Scale Windows" section and choose either ''Select Next'' or ''Select Next (All)'' depending on whether you would like to see windows from only the current desktop or from all desktops and click ''Apply'' to save the binding.
  
Available from {{AUR|comp-scale}} for the Enlightenment release, {{AUR|comp-scale-git}} for the Enlightenment development version.
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Available from {{AUR|comp-scale-git}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|comp-scale-git}}}}.
  
===== Engage =====
 
  
Engage is CairoDock/GLX-Dock style docking bar for both application launchers and open applications. It requires compositing to be enabled and has full controls for transparency, size, zoom levels, and more. It is available as {{AUR|engage-git}}.
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=== Default Keybindings ===
  
=== Gnome Keyring integration ===
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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It is possible to use gnome-keyring in Enlightenment. However at the time of writing you need a small hack to make it work in full.
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| Shift + F10       
First you must tell Enlightenment to autostart gnome-kering. For that you should go to ''Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications'' and activate ''Certificate and Key Storage'', ''GPG Password Agent'', ''SSH Key Agent'' and "Secret Storage Service".
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| Maximize Vertically                           
After this you should edit your {{ic|~/.profile}} and add the following:
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| Ctrl + Menu       
  if [ -n "$GNOME_KEYRING_PID" ]; then
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| Show "Clients" (windows) Menu                 
     eval $(gnome-keyring-daemon --start)
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     export SSH_AUTH_SOCK
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| Alt + Escape       
     export GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL
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| Show "Everything Launcher" (apps, windows, etc)
     export GPG_AGENT_INFO
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fi
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| Win + Left         
 
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| Maximize Left                                 
This should export the variables you need for your key management at your next login.
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| Win + Right       
{{Note|You may additionally want to add an auto-unlock of the keyring to your login manager. [[LXDM#Unlocking_keyrings_upon_login|Here]] is an example for LXDM. More information on this topic in the [[GNOME_Keyring#Unlock_at_Startup|Gnome Keyring article]].}}
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| Maximize Right                                 
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| Maximize Horizontally                         
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| Alt + Shift + Left  
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| Flip to the Desktop on the Left               
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| Alt + Shift + Right
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| Flip to the Desktop on the Right               
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| Ctrl + Alt + D      
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| Show the desktop                               
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| Ctrl + Alt + F     
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| Toggle Fullscreen                             
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| Ctrl + Alt + I     
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| Toggle iconic mode                             
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| Ctrl + Alt + K     
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| Kill window
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| Ctrl + Alt + L      
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| Lock the desktop                               
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| Ctrl + Alt + N      
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| Maximize Window                               
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| Ctrl + Alt + R      
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| Toggle Shade up                               
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| Ctrl + Alt + W     
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| Window menu                                   
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| Ctrl + Alt + X     
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| Close a window                                 
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| Ctrl + Alt + Down 
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| Lower                                         
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| Ctrl + Alt + Up   
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| Raise                                         
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| Ctrl + Alt + Left 
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| Ctrl + Alt + Right 
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| Flip to desktop on right                       
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| Ctrl + Alt + Delete
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| End session dialog
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| Ctrl + Alt + Insert
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| Launch the default terminal                               
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=== Troubleshooting ===
 
=== Troubleshooting ===
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# backup {{ic|~/.e}} and remove it (e.g. {{ic|mv ~/.e ~/.e.back}})
 
# backup {{ic|~/.e}} and remove it (e.g. {{ic|mv ~/.e ~/.e.back}})
  
If you are sure you found a bug please report it [http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/report directly upstream].  
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If you are sure you found a bug please report it [https://phab.enlightenment.org/maniphest/task/create/ directly upstream].  
  
 
==== Compositing ====
 
==== Compositing ====
  
When the configuration is messed up and the settings windows can no longer be approached, configuration for the comp module can be reset by the hardcoded keybinding {{Keypress|Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Home}}.
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When the configuration needs to be reset and the settings windows can no longer be approached, configuration for the compositor can be reset using the hardcoded keybinding {{ic|Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Home}}.
 
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==== Screen unlocking does not work ====
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If screenlock does not accept your password add the following to {{ic|/etc/pam.d/enlightenment}}:
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auth required pam_unix_auth.so
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==== Unreadable fonts ====
 
==== Unreadable fonts ====
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If fonts are too small and your screen is unreadable, be sure the right font packages are installed. {{Pkg|ttf-dejavu}} and {{Pkg|ttf-bitstream-vera}} are valid candidates.
 
If fonts are too small and your screen is unreadable, be sure the right font packages are installed. {{Pkg|ttf-dejavu}} and {{Pkg|ttf-bitstream-vera}} are valid candidates.
  
==== Failure in mounting internal partitions ====
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You can set scaling under ''Settings > Settings Panel > Look > Scaling''.
  
Check if user is in storage group:
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==== Backlight always dimmed ====
# groups <user>
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If user is not in storage group:
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You may find that Enlightenment routinely dims the backlight to 30% on logout and will only restore it to 100% when you log into another Enlightenment session. This is especially problematic when using another desktop environment alongside Enlightenment as the backlight will not automatically be restored to its normal level when using that desktop environment. To fix this issue, open the Enlightenment ''Settings Panel'' and, under the ''Look'' tab, click on the ''Composite'' option. Tick the ''Don't fade backlight'' box and click ''OK''.
{{bc|# groupadd storage
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# gpasswd -a <user> storage}}
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Then create this file as root:
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==== Inconsistent cursor theme ====
{{hc|/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-storage-group-mount-override.pkla|<nowiki>
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[storage group mount override]
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Identity=unix-group:storage
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Action=org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount-system
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ResultAny=yes
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ResultInactive=yes
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ResultActive=yes
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</nowiki>}}
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For more information, see
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You may find that the cursor theme for the desktop is different to the one used in applications such as [[Firefox]]. This is because desktop applications are using X cursor themes whilst Enlightenment has its own set of cursor themes. For consistency, you can set Enlightenment to always use the X cursor theme. To do this, open the Enlightenment ''Settings Panel'' and click on the ''Input'' tab. Click on the ''Mouse'' option. Change the theme from ''Enlightenment'' to ''X'' and click ''OK''. You should now find that the same cursor theme is used everywhere. If the X cursor theme itself is not always consistent, see [[Cursor themes#XDG specification]].
http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=2720.
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== Enlightenment DR16 ==
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==== Background images ====
  
Enlightenment, Development Release 16 was first released in 2000, and went 1.0 in 2009. Originally, the DR16 stood for the 0.16 version of the Enlightenment project. As simply "Enlightenment" now in the Arch repositories, it is still under development today, regularly updated by its maintainer Kim 'kwo' Woelders. With compositing, shadows and transparencies, E DR16 kept all of the speed that presided over it's foundation by original author Carsten "Rasterman" Haitzler but with up to date refinement.
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You have to copy the desired wallpapers into {{ic|~/.e/e/backgrounds/}}
  
=== To install E16 ===
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MMB or RMB anywhere on the desktop will give access to the settings, select {{ic|/Desktop/Backgrounds/}}
  
Install {{Pkg|enlightenment}}.
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Any new image copied in the {{ic|~/.e/e/backgrounds/}} folder will get the list of available backgrounds auto-updated. Select desired wallpaper from drop-down menu. Inside the appropriate tabs in the global settings, you can adjust things like tiling of the background image, filling screen and such.
  
E16 can be quite different from the other WM's out there, read {{ic|/usr/share/doc/e16/e16.html}} after installation to learn more
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== Enlightenment DR16 ==
The man page is at {{ic|man e16}}, not {{ic|man enlightenment}}, and only gives startup options.
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=== Basic Configuration ===
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Enlightenment, Development Release 16 was first released in 2000, and reached version 1.0 in 2009. Originally, the DR16 stood for the 0.16 version of the Enlightenment project. You'll find it as "Enlightenment16" now in the Arch repositories, it is still under development today, regularly updated by its maintainer Kim 'kwo' Woelders. With compositing, shadows and transparencies, E16 kept all of the speed that presided over its foundation by original author Carsten "Rasterman" Haitzler but with up to date refinement.
  
Most everything in E DR16 resides in {{ic|~/.e16}} and is text-based, editable at will. That includes the Menus too.
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=== To install E16 ===
  
Shortcut keys can be either modified by hand, or with the e16keyedit software provided as source on the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/enlightenment/ sourceforge] page of the e16 project, or from the {{AUR|e16keyedit}} AUR package.
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Install {{Pkg|enlightenment16}}.
  
==== Background images ====
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See {{ic|/usr/share/doc/e16/e16.html}} for in depth documentation. The man page is at {{ic|man e16}}, not {{ic|man enlightenment}}, and only gives startup options.
  
You have to copy the desired wallpapers into {{ic|~/.e16/backgrounds/}}
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=== Basic Configuration ===
  
MMB or RMB anywhere on the desktop will give access to the settings, select {{ic|/Desktop/Backgrounds/}}
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Most configuration files for E16 reside in {{ic|~/.e16}} and are text-based, editable at will. That includes the Menus too.
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Shortcut keys can be either modified by hand, or with the e16keyedit software provided as source on the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/enlightenment/ sourceforge] page of the e16 project, or from the {{AUR|e16keyedit}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|e16keyedit}}}} package. Note that the keyboard shortcuts file is not created in {{ic|~/.e16}} by default. You can copy the packaged version to your home directory if you wish to make changes:
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$ cp /usr/share/e16/config/bindings.cfg ~/.e16
  
Any new image copied in the {{ic|~/.e16/backgrounds/}} foldere will get the list of available backgrounds auto-updated. Select desired wallpaper from drop-down menu. Inside the appropriate tabs in the global e16 settings, you can adjust things like tiling of the background image, filling screen and such.
 
  
 
==== Start/Restart/Stop Scripts ====
 
==== Start/Restart/Stop Scripts ====
  
Create an Init, a Start and a Stop folder in your {{ic|~/.e16}} folder: any .sh script found there will either be executed at Startup (from Init folder), at each Restart (from Start folder), or at Shutdown (from Stop folder); provided you allowed it trough the MMB / settings / session / <enable scripts> button and made them executable with {{ic|chmod +x '''yourscript.sh'''}}. Typical examples involves starting the blueman or your favourite network manager applet.
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Create an Init, a Start and a Stop folder in your {{ic|~/.e16}} folder: any .sh script found there will either be executed at Startup (from Init folder), at each Restart (from Start folder), or at Shutdown (from Stop folder); provided you allowed it trough the MMB / settings / session / <enable scripts> button and made them executable with {{ic|chmod +x '''yourscript.sh'''}}. Typical examples involves starting pulseaudio or your favorite network manager applet.
  
 
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Shadows, Transparent effects ''et all'' can be found in MMB or RMB /Settings, under Composite .
 
Shadows, Transparent effects ''et all'' can be found in MMB or RMB /Settings, under Composite .
  
== External Links ==
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== See also ==
 
* [http://www.enlightenment.org/ Enlightenment Homepage]
 
* [http://www.enlightenment.org/ Enlightenment Homepage]
 
* [http://exchange.enlightenment.org/ Enlightenment Exchange]
 
* [http://exchange.enlightenment.org/ Enlightenment Exchange]
* [http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/wiki/EFL EFL User Guide]
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* [http://docs.enlightenment.org/ Enlightenment Developer Documentation]
 
* [http://www.bodhilinux.com/e17guide/e17guideEN/ Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment]
 
* [http://www.bodhilinux.com/e17guide/e17guideEN/ Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment]
 
* [http://www.e17-stuff.org/ E17-Stuff]
 
* [http://www.e17-stuff.org/ E17-Stuff]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/enlightenment/ DR16 download resource]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/enlightenment/ DR16 download resource]
* [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/enlightenment-users E-Users mail list]
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* [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/enlightenment-users Enlightenment users mail list]
* [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/enlightenment-devel E-Devs mail list]
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* [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/enlightenment-devel Enlightenment developer mail list]
 
* irc://irc.freenode.net#e
 
* irc://irc.freenode.net#e

Latest revision as of 15:56, 3 November 2016

Enlightenment

This comprises both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects. It has been under development since 2005, but in February 2011 the core EFLs saw their first stable 1.0 release.

Installation

Enlightenment can be installed with the package enlightenment.

You might also want to install terminology, which is an EFL-based terminal emulator that integrates well with Enlightenment.

From the AUR

Warning: Some of these PKGBUILDs use unstable development code. Use them at your own risk.

Development PKGBUILDs which download and install the very latest development code are available as enlightenment-gitAUR and its dependencies.

The following are EFL-based applications, most in an early stage of development and not yet released:

Starting Enlightenment

Simply choose Enlightenment session from your favourite display manager or configure xinitrc to start it from the console.

Entrance

Warning: Entrance is highly experimental, and does not have proper systemd support. Use it at your own risk.

Enlightenment has a new display manager called Entrance, which is provided by the entrance-gitAUR package. Entrance is quite sophisticated and its configuration is controlled by /etc/entrance/entrance.conf. It can be used by enabling entrance.service using systemd.

Starting Enlightenment manually

If you prefer to start Enlightenment manually from the console, add the following line to your ~/.xinitrc file:

~/.xinitrc
exec enlightenment_start

After that Enlightenment can be launched by typing startx. See xinitrc for details.

Configuration

Enlightenment has a sophisticated configuration system that can be accessed from the Main menu's Settings submenu.

Network

ConnMan

Enlightenment's preferred network manager is ConnMan which can be installed from the connman package. Follow the instructions on Connman to do the configuration.

For extended configuration, you may also install Econnman (available in AUR as econnmanAUR or econnman-gitAUR) and its associated dependencies.

Adding the ConnMan Gadget to the Shelf

  1. Settings -> Extensions -> Modules
  2. under System
  3. Connection Manager
  4. Load that (select then hit Load).
  5. Right-click on the shelf at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Go to Shelf -> Contents
  7. Then, just scroll around and find ConnMan.
  8. and hit Add.

NetworkManager

You can also use networkmanager to manage your network connections. Follow the instructions on NetworkManager to do the configuration.

You probably also need network-manager-applet to help with your settings. You may want to add it to the start up programs so every time Enlightenment starts it appears on systray. For that you should go to Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System and activate Network.

Whilst network connectivity will work, the applet itself will not be visible without a #System tray.

Polkit agent

Enlightenment does not ship with a graphical polkit authentication agent. If you want to access some privileged actions (e.g. mount a filesystem on a system device), you have to install one and autostart it. For that you should go to Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System and activate it. There is an EFL based authentication agent available in the AUR, polkit-efl-gitAUR.

GNOME Keyring integration

It is possible to use gnome-keyring in Enlightenment. However, at the time of writing, you need a small hack to make it work in full. First, you must tell Enlightenment to autostart gnome-keyring. For that you should go to Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications > System and activate Certificate and Key Storage, GPG Password Agent, SSH Key Agent and "Secret Storage Service". After this, you should edit your ~/.pam_environment and add the following:

       #Set gnome-keyring as the ssh authentication agent
       SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/run/user/${UID}/keyring/ssh

This "hack" is used to override the automatic setting of the variable by "enlightenment-start" from "ssh-agent" to gnome-keyring.

More information on this topic in the GNOME Keyring article.

System tray

Note: Since Enlightenment 20, Xembed support has been removed [1] meaning that many 'legacy' applets can no longer be displayed in the Systray. To use these applets, you will need to use a standalone system tray application such as stalonetray instead.

Enlightenment has support for a system tray but it is disabled by default. To enable the system tray, open the Enlightenment main menu, navigate to the Settings submenu and click on the Modules option. Scroll down until you see the Systray option. Highlight that option and click the Load button. Now that the module has been loaded, it can be added to the shelf. Right click on the shelf you wish to add the Systray to, hightlight the Shelf submenu and click on the Contents option. Scroll down until you see Systray. Highlight that option and click the Add button.

Notifications

Enlightenment provides a notification server through its Notification extension.

  • Notifications may be displayed in any corner of the "screen" as defined below
  • Available screen policies are Primary Screen, Current Screen, All Screens, and Xinerama
  • Notifications may be filtered based on urgency (Low, Normal, or Critical in any combination)
  • A default notification timeout may be set and optionally enforced for all notifications
  • The notification server may also optionally ignore replace ID requests

Themes

More themes to customize the look of Enlightenment are available from:

You can install the themes (coming in .edj format) using the theme configuration dialog or by moving them to ~/.e/e/themes.

Note: Enlightenment does not provide a stable theme API, and there have been numerous theme API changes over the years, even after E17 was released. Themes that have not been updated regularly are unlikely to work.
Tip: To make GTK and Qt applications match the default theme of Enlightenment you can download a theme like the E17 GTK theme, place it in ~/.themes/ and select application themes from Enlightenments settings, and set it to that, this will make all GTK2 and GTK3 applications match the default Enlightenment theme, you can then configure Qt applications (or configure Qt's default settings) to use the Gtk+ theme so it will mimic the theme your GTK applications are using, this way you can make sure most applications will blend in perfectly with your default enlightenment theme. See also Uniform look for Qt and GTK applications.

GTK+

To alter the GTK+ theme, go to Settings > All > Look > Application Theme.

Modules and Gadgets

Module
Name used in enlightenment to refer to the "backing" code for a gadget.
Gadget
Front-end or user interface that should help the end users of Enlightenment do something.

Many Modules provide Gadgets that can be added to your desktop or on a shelf. Some Modules (such as CPUFreq) only provide a single Gadget while others (such as Composite) provide additional features without any gadgets. Note that certain gadgets such as Systray can only be added to a shelf while others such as Moon can only be loaded on the desktop.

"Extra" modules

Warning: These are 3rd party modules and not officially supported by the Enlightenment developers. They are also pulled directly from git, so they are development code that may or may not work at any time. Use at your own risk.

Beyond the modules described here, more "extra" modules are available from e-modules-extra-gitAUR.

Places

Places is a gadget that will help you browse files on various devices you might plug into your computer, like phones, cameras, or other various storage devices you might plug into the usb port.

Available from places-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror].

Note: This module is no longer required for auto-mounting external devices in Enlightenment

Scale Windows

The Scale Windows module, which requires compositing to be enabled, adds several features. The scale windows effect shrinks all open windows and brings them all into view. This is known in "Mission Control" in macOS. The scale pager effect zooms out and shows all desktops as a wall, like the compiz expo plugin. Both can be added to the desktop as a gadget or bound to a key binding, mouse binding or screen edge binding.

Some people like to change the standard window selection key binding ALT + Tab to use Scale Windows to select windows. To change this setting, you navigate to Menu > Settings > Settings Panel > Input > Keys. From here, you can set any key binding you would like.

To replace the window selection key binding functionality with Scale Windows, scroll through the left panel until you find the ALT section and then find and select ALT + Tab. Then, scroll through the right panel looking for the "Scale Windows" section and choose either Select Next or Select Next (All) depending on whether you would like to see windows from only the current desktop or from all desktops and click Apply to save the binding.

Available from comp-scale-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror].


Default Keybindings

Some default Enlightenment keybindings
Shift + F10 Maximize Vertically
Ctrl + Menu Show "Clients" (windows) Menu
Alt + Escape Show "Everything Launcher" (apps, windows, etc)
Win + Left Maximize Left
Win + Right Maximize Right
Alt + Shift + F10 Maximize Horizontally
Alt + Shift + Left Flip to the Desktop on the Left
Alt + Shift + Right Flip to the Desktop on the Right
Ctrl + Alt + D Show the desktop
Ctrl + Alt + F Toggle Fullscreen
Ctrl + Alt + I Toggle iconic mode
Ctrl + Alt + K Kill window
Ctrl + Alt + L Lock the desktop
Ctrl + Alt + N Maximize Window
Ctrl + Alt + R Toggle Shade up
Ctrl + Alt + W Window menu
Ctrl + Alt + X Close a window
Ctrl + Alt + Down Lower
Ctrl + Alt + Up Raise
Ctrl + Alt + Left Flip to desktop on left
Ctrl + Alt + Right Flip to desktop on right
Ctrl + Alt + Delete End session dialog
Ctrl + Alt + Insert Launch the default terminal

Troubleshooting

If you find some unexpected behavior, there are a few things you can do:

  1. try to see if the same behavior exists with the default theme
  2. disable any 3rd party modules you may have installed
  3. backup ~/.e and remove it (e.g. mv ~/.e ~/.e.back)

If you are sure you found a bug please report it directly upstream.

Compositing

When the configuration needs to be reset and the settings windows can no longer be approached, configuration for the compositor can be reset using the hardcoded keybinding Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Home.

Unreadable fonts

If fonts are too small and your screen is unreadable, be sure the right font packages are installed. ttf-dejavu and ttf-bitstream-vera are valid candidates.

You can set scaling under Settings > Settings Panel > Look > Scaling.

Backlight always dimmed

You may find that Enlightenment routinely dims the backlight to 30% on logout and will only restore it to 100% when you log into another Enlightenment session. This is especially problematic when using another desktop environment alongside Enlightenment as the backlight will not automatically be restored to its normal level when using that desktop environment. To fix this issue, open the Enlightenment Settings Panel and, under the Look tab, click on the Composite option. Tick the Don't fade backlight box and click OK.

Inconsistent cursor theme

You may find that the cursor theme for the desktop is different to the one used in applications such as Firefox. This is because desktop applications are using X cursor themes whilst Enlightenment has its own set of cursor themes. For consistency, you can set Enlightenment to always use the X cursor theme. To do this, open the Enlightenment Settings Panel and click on the Input tab. Click on the Mouse option. Change the theme from Enlightenment to X and click OK. You should now find that the same cursor theme is used everywhere. If the X cursor theme itself is not always consistent, see Cursor themes#XDG specification.

Background images

You have to copy the desired wallpapers into ~/.e/e/backgrounds/

MMB or RMB anywhere on the desktop will give access to the settings, select /Desktop/Backgrounds/

Any new image copied in the ~/.e/e/backgrounds/ folder will get the list of available backgrounds auto-updated. Select desired wallpaper from drop-down menu. Inside the appropriate tabs in the global settings, you can adjust things like tiling of the background image, filling screen and such.

Enlightenment DR16

Enlightenment, Development Release 16 was first released in 2000, and reached version 1.0 in 2009. Originally, the DR16 stood for the 0.16 version of the Enlightenment project. You'll find it as "Enlightenment16" now in the Arch repositories, it is still under development today, regularly updated by its maintainer Kim 'kwo' Woelders. With compositing, shadows and transparencies, E16 kept all of the speed that presided over its foundation by original author Carsten "Rasterman" Haitzler but with up to date refinement.

To install E16

Install enlightenment16.

See /usr/share/doc/e16/e16.html for in depth documentation. The man page is at man e16, not man enlightenment, and only gives startup options.

Basic Configuration

Most configuration files for E16 reside in ~/.e16 and are text-based, editable at will. That includes the Menus too.

Shortcut keys can be either modified by hand, or with the e16keyedit software provided as source on the sourceforge page of the e16 project, or from the e16keyeditAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] package. Note that the keyboard shortcuts file is not created in ~/.e16 by default. You can copy the packaged version to your home directory if you wish to make changes:

$ cp /usr/share/e16/config/bindings.cfg ~/.e16


Start/Restart/Stop Scripts

Create an Init, a Start and a Stop folder in your ~/.e16 folder: any .sh script found there will either be executed at Startup (from Init folder), at each Restart (from Start folder), or at Shutdown (from Stop folder); provided you allowed it trough the MMB / settings / session / <enable scripts> button and made them executable with chmod +x yourscript.sh. Typical examples involves starting pulseaudio or your favorite network manager applet.

Compositor

Shadows, Transparent effects et all can be found in MMB or RMB /Settings, under Composite .

See also