Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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Screensaver / Screen Lock
by sb56637 on Tue 10th Jun 2014 04:47 UTC
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The main reason I don't use XFCE is because it is designed to integrate with xscreensaver and xlock. I detest both of those programs. Xscreensaver has fade-to-black, but the fade can't be interrupted while it's in process. And the xlock screen is hideous, to put it mildly. Not only is it ugly, it also has an extremely long and non-configurable delay if the password is fat-fingered.

It is possible to replace these ancient and crufty old xscreesaver/xlock programs, but it requires manual hacking of aliases to xlock, which XFCE is hard-wired to use.

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