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What’s happening at Thunar?

| 15. December 2017 | Comments Off on What’s happening at Thunar?

In the last few weeks there have been a number of updates and releases of development versions at Xfce. Some of them are core components, others are programmes from the immediate vicinity. Below is a small overview with the highlights around the file manager Thunar: Thunar The default file manager Thunar got two updates from […]

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The whiskermenu is great in itself, but unfortunately only accessible by mouse click or with Alt+F1. With a small program from Hans Chen a common behavior can be easily recreated: ksuperkey redirects the signal triggered by the superkey in such a way that the whiskermenu opens. In principle, the Xfce can also be from house, […]

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MX Linux 17: the third beta version clicked through

| 29. November 2017 | Comments Off on MX Linux 17: the third beta version clicked through

MX, AntiX, Mepis, Debian – the source of MX Linux goes back to 2007, the distribution is a cooperation of Mepis and AntiX developers and uses Xfce as the default desktop. Thanks to the 32bit version and a PAE kernel, it is suitable for use on older hardware. For more details about MX and its […]

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Multimedia keys and MPRIS2

| 28. November 2017 | Comments Off on Multimedia keys and MPRIS2

I had already reported about the new multimedia control in the Pulseaudio plugin. In the meantime, there was a small bugfix release (0.3.2) which does not require a major mention. But with the release of version 0.3.3, the range of functions has been extended by something important – or at least something very popular: music […]

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Interview with Xfce developer Sean Davis

| 13. November 2017 | Comments Off on Interview with Xfce developer Sean Davis

In episode 45 of Destination Linux Xubuntu Technical Lead and Xfce Core Developer Sean Davis is a guest and talks about his work on the two projects plus what else he does. These include various core applications, but also the Catfish search, Parole Media Player or LightDM. Just under an hour worthwhile!

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Xfce at Mr. Robot – twice!

| 9. November 2017 | Comments Off on Xfce at Mr. Robot – twice!

[:en]Whoever watched the episodes 2 and 3 of the current third season of “Mr. Robot” carefully could see that both Tyrell and Darlene use Xfce. Wiht Tyrell you can also see Firefox and the Torrent client Deluge. Whereas Darlene obviously uses Slackware – and fundamentally wrong: as root in graphical mode!

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Victory Theme: 5 variants and icons in a creamy look

| 15. October 2017 | Comments Off on Victory Theme: 5 variants and icons in a creamy look

For a soft, almost creamy look on the Xfce desktop, the Theme “Victory” by newhoa is the ideal choice. It consists of 5 variants in different brightness levels for windows and window frames, as well as an extensive icon set. Installation is very simple: As a regular user, you clone the corresponding git repository and […]

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Work in progress: openSUSE Xfce live ISOs

| 9. October 2017 | Comments Off on Work in progress: openSUSE Xfce live ISOs

On the openSUSE rolling branch Tumbleweed mailing list there is a pleasing sign of life regarding Xfce. Up to now, only Gnome and KDE were available as a live image, which meant for Xfce users the detour via network or DVD installation. Now Stefan Seyfried has announced to create live images from the OBS repository […]

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Pulseaudio plugin with music control

| 2. October 2017 | Comments Off on Pulseaudio plugin with music control

Most people probably know the Pulseaudio plugin in the Xfce panel. Previously, its functionality was limited to volume control and mute, both of which could be done using keyboard shortcuts or the mouse. Now Xubuntu Technical Lead and Xfce developer Sean Davis has added a lot of new features to the plugin with version 0.3.0 […]

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Three Ways to Xfce with openSUSE Leap 42.3

| 5. August 2017 | Comments Off on Three Ways to Xfce with openSUSE Leap 42.3

Recently the new stable openSUSE version “Leap 42.3” was released with a lot of improvements and improvements. More information can be found in Article about the release. Further news from the development area can be found in the corresponding category. At this point you will learn how to use openSUSE Leap 42.3 with Xfce. There […]

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