Xfce 4.10 Released

April 29, 2012
Xfce team has released version 4.10 of the Xfce desktop. There are few visually appealing changes in Xfce 4.10. Rather, the developers have concentrated on fine-tuning and polishing existing features.

Notable changes in 4.10 are -

A new application finder xfce4-appfinder re-written from scratch that combines the functionality of the old appfinder and xfrun4. It also allows creating custom actions matching a prefix or a regex pattern.

The Xfce panel xfce4-panel has acquired a new viewing mode called Deskbar mode that allows you to create wide vertical panels suitable for a wide screen setup. You can now place icons and application shortcuts in multiple rows in the panel.

The sessions manager xfce4-session has been simplified. The compatibility check boxes (for GNOME and KDE compatibility) only enable services which have to be started before other applications. More over, the compatibility services can be started independently from each other.

On the settings side, the two processes used for applying settings have been merged into one - xfsettingsd, which now handles all system settings.

The desktop xfdesktop, has gained support for single-click operation, automated background image cycling and thumbnail rendering.

Improvements have also been made to the way Xfce handles mouse and touchpad.

For the screen shots and more details, do take the tour of Xfce 4.10.

[Source : Xfce.org]