Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:17 UTC, submitted by Benedikt Meurer
Xfce The Xfce project has released the first beta in the 4.4 release cycle. "Xfce 4.4 beta1 (4.3.90.1) is now available for download. Xfce 4.4 features new tools such as the much anticipated 'Thunar' file manager as well as several huge improvements of its core components."
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Thunar
by Tom K on Mon 17th Apr 2006 23:14 UTC
Tom K
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2005-07-06

Thunar looks like a tabbed Finder with hierarchical directory expansion. I kind of like it.

But why are the fonts so OMG-huge? This is typical of a lot of GTK apps I've noticed.

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RE: Thunar
by JMcCarthy on Tue 18th Apr 2006 01:08 in reply to "Thunar"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12

At least they've managed to dump XFFM.

It's beyond me why everyone who seems to use GTK+ has adopted a 'big is beautiful' policy, at least by default.

You can easily have a GTK+ application without 400lb layouts/fonts.

Edited 2006-04-18 01:09

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RE[2]: Thunar
by Alex Forster on Tue 18th Apr 2006 05:08 in reply to "RE: Thunar"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

You know, that's the first thing I noticed about the KDE live CD. The fonts are huge. And I bet some anonymous GNU UI expert reasons this as 'enhanced readability.' But the words are SO big that, at 1024x768, part of most words scale my eye-perception span, and they end up actually being harder to read as my eye has to move several times over each word instead of over groups of words.

I should post that to some mailing list somewhere...

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RE: Thunar
by bogomipz on Tue 18th Apr 2006 07:53 in reply to "Thunar"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Those are not tabs, but the path to your current directory.

I'm very much looking forward to the final 4.4 release, thunar needs to be unleashed to the world ;o)

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