I use xfce i find it better then gnome .
The Problem is i Have the same problems with the xfce desktop.
if i can not go out i use an one botton for shutdown now and reboot for restart the session or systemctl power off.
It is not so good that all desktops in the Bundle . Gnome is not for me and also for other user.
I love a smal desktop and KDE will not good work i Have problems that KDE stop the PC and i can not work i must new start the PC.
and gnome is not my . i user gnome for the settings . in xfce you can not install in settings printers and no new user can you add in the xfce desktop settings.
and the gnome desktop is the foundation of xfce4 .
sorry for my english i am a german user
I will work with Clear linux im not a developer for Linux
have fun Juergen
Clear linux is good for me.
maybe intel can do something for Xfce after all
ps: i have installed Budgie i can see it in GDK it works not( im working on it) .
and i work with menulibre-2.2.1(XFCE4);Wiskermenu ( Opera / Yandex / Freecad /VARICAD.cz (it works good)/3Dconnexion/Volkswagentransfersoftware (it works) / Kate / Krusader / Vlc ( it makes no stream)