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 ( 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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by Tom K on Mon 17th Apr 2006 23:14 UTC
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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"
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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"
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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"
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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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