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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RE[5]: Xfmedia
by Tom Janowitz on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Xfmedia"
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I dont know what monitor you have, but presume it's 19" - and monitor with this diagonal is ment to work with resolutions up to 1440x1080 (for a .25mm dot pitch) - that's becouse of a size of dot pitch - when setting resolution higher then 'width/hight of screen' / 'width/hight of dot pitch' quality of image generated from CRT's gradually degrades... or so theory says ;) . The point is - everyone should more or less have approximately the same dpi "resolution" - granted that people tend to use their monitors at optimal settings. And at the same dpi bmp will look the same from one monitor to another.
I suggest downgrading resolution or acquiring 21" ;)

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RE[6]: Xfmedia
by irbis on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Xfmedia"
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As to screen resolutions, and so although I use a 1600x1200 resolution with a (good) 19'' monitor, I have usually no problems whatsoever with programs following standard GNOME, KDE or XFce interface guidelines. I only tend to have problems with these many (usually skinnable) mediaplayers like BMP and XMMS...

I see absolutely no reason to downgrade my monitor resolution, not to mention buying a bigger monitor(!), just in order to better use some freaking media player that prefers to have smaller than normal buttons... I rather choose another mediaplayer that just works like I want it to work. That's why I said that I like Xfmedia, and think that it has at least potential, because of its relatively clear, no-nonsense interface.

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RE[7]: Xfmedia
by Tom Janowitz on Tue 18th Apr 2006 23:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Xfmedia"
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Yeah - it is problem with those two, but I am not aware of other examples of such 'bad design'. Morevover - they don't function properly under WM's such as ION. But I see it rather as exception rather than rule.
I am just looking at this Xfms and must admit I like it - certailny something worth considering...
And my suggestion .... shouldn't have taken it seriously ;) but who knows - maybe someone will change monitor in order to see larger buttons in BMP.

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