Xfce is a desktop environment for X11 and Unix-like systems. It's comparatively lightweight and low on system resources, yet provides a modern and customizable interface. It includes a window manager, a panel and taskbar, file management, system and desktop setting tools, power management, intuitive virtual desktop switching, and a media player amongst other features.
4.12.001 Mar 2015 02:21
The window manager gained a new themable Alt+Tab dialog with optional
windows preview and a list mode.
The panel can now intelligently hide itself, supports Gtk3 plugins.
The desktop has a new wallpaper settings dialog, per workspace
wallpaper support, and better multi-monitor handling.
Our session manager was updated to also use logind and/or upower if
available for hibernate/suspend support.
Support for multi-monitor use was improved in a new display settings
dialog and a quick setup popup on monitor plugging
The appearance dialog now showcases previews for icons and themes.
Xfsettingsd now supports libinput.
Our file manager, the beloved Thunar, saw an insane amount of
improvements: tab support, tons of bug fixes, speed-ups..
To prepare the future of Xfce with Gtk3, which no longer requires
theme engines, we are stopping the development of our Gtk theme
engine,and dropping our Gtk3 engine.
Due to gstreamer1.0 ther mixer application and volume daemon are not maintained anymore.
Xfburn gained BluRay Disc burning support
Task manager UI was totally revamped, and got ported to Gtk3
Parole's UI was totally redone, parts of it rewritten with many
features added. Furthermore it was ported to Gtk3 and gstreamer1.0
Mousepad was totally rewritten and got an initial port to Gtk3
Imgur.com support was added to the screenshooter
A new GNOME-Shell-like dashboard named xfdashboard is now available
A new alternative menu for the panel named whiskermenu was added
The GNOME2 hardware monitor plugin was ported to our panel
Weather plugin got a totally new user interface with powerful
customization options and provides tons of detailed information
Eyes plugin uses 3D coordinates to calculate its eye position, so
even more sometimes scary, sometimes funny eyes will spy on you!
Netload plugin works with the new udev net interface names and can
be configured to show transfer rates in the panel
Clipboard manager plugin optionally d