I am currently using GNOME Shell, Unity and GNOME Classic on Ubuntu 11.10. I would like to know if I download LXDE, would the GTK applications that I have on GNOME 3.2 (which is being used by Unity and GNOME Shell) be able to be used in LXDE, or do I have to install separate software that can only be used by LXDE?
Because the apps I install on Unity Shell can also be accessed and used on GNOME Shell (I suppose this is because they are both running on GNOME 3.2 which uses GTK+3 libraries) can I find the same apps I install on GNOME Shell and Unity on LXDE?
Here's what I mean: I install GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10. I am able to access the apps I installed on Unity on GNOME Shell from the search bar. Even the bookmarks I save on Firefox in Unity will also be saved in Firefox in GNOME Shell. What I am asking is will it be the same situation where I do not have to install apps specifically for LXDE?