Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 18:54 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the first release candiate of Xfce 4.4 is now available for download. A lot of bugs were fixed during the last two months and several new features were added. For example the brand new Xarchiver 0.4.0 is included, trash support was added to Thunar and xfdesktop, and the overall memory usage was reduced. See the ChangeLog for a complete list.
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Panel questions
by Temcat on Mon 4th Sep 2006 08:30 UTC
Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

Is adding a launcher to the panel as inconvenient and clickety-clicky as it was in the early alphas and betas? How many clicks does it take? Can you drag-n-drop launchers on(to) the panel now?

I'm unlikely to switch from Gnome, but I'm curious anyway, since there were times I was very fond of Xfce...

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RE: Panel questions
by Ethyriel on Mon 4th Sep 2006 10:20 in reply to "Panel questions "
Ethyriel Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah, it is still a lot of clicks to add a launcher, but I think it's improved some since early betas. At least since pre-beta svn builds.

right click > add new item
double click launcher, it automatically opens a properties window and leaves the applet menu open for more additions
enter your properties, alt-c to accept and close

It's really not too bad for an advanced user, but it's the kind of thing that will confuse Windows converts.

You can and can't drag and drop icons. You can not drag files to the panel to create a launcher, and I wouldn't really see the point of that. /usr/bin would be hell to navigate in a file manager. You can't just click, drag, and drop a launcher within the panel, which is good since that leads to accidental movement of launchers in other panels out there. Instead you right click, choose move, drag, and drop. It's nearly as easy and less accident prone.

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RE[2]: Panel questions
by Temcat on Mon 4th Sep 2006 12:33 in reply to "RE: Panel questions "
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Well, I certainly didn't mean navigating /usr/bin :-) I just remember there was something like application chooser in XFCE, so I was wondering if you can drag-n-drop an app from it directly to the panel, without opening add launcher dialog. This is IMO a very logical thing to do - though even more logical would be drag-n-dropping from the menu to the panel.

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