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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Just because you can click, right click, set some options and stuff... doesn't mean it's easier to change the default layout to match your needs!
I might have irrational expectations, but once you can change the layout of some desktop environment "the easy way" — i.e. by using the mouse, not by manually editing config files —, shouldn't you be able to experience some ease with that?
Here's a few distinct layouts you can have with XFCE:
The "classical" layout, commonly seen with KateOS, Zenwalk, Wolvix, etc.: