Linked by Rahul Gaitonde on Mon 10th May 2004 18:41 UTC
Xfce Before we begin, here's what XFce's website has to say about itself: XFce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use. It's based on the GTK+ toolkit version 2.
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Too annoying
by Marcus Sundman on Mon 10th May 2004 21:56 UTC

There are lots of small details highlighting the fact that the developers of XFce4 haven't even read a single book on UI design. (E.g. the 1 pixel "dead zone" between the panel buttons and the edge of the screen, which causes it to take 2-5 times longer to select an item.)

Then there are things that can only be attributed to sheer stupidity, such as Xffm thinking the file type is determined by the text after the first dot in the file name. Really, I kid you not! (It took me quite a while to realize why it couldn't remember what application to use although I told it again and again. I first ran "My video 1.1.mpg" and when asked I told it to always use xine for this type of files, and then when I ran "My video 1.2.mpg" it aksed me again what application to use, apparently thinking that "2.mpg" is a new file type and completely different than the previous "1.mpg" file type. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!)