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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RE: Search?
by Ethyriel on Mon 4th Sep 2006 10:26 UTC in reply to "Search?"
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Is it possible to search from the GUI now?
There's a web search panel applet, but no sort of desktop search.

Is it possible to right click on the desktop to create a new folder now?
No, that really doesn't fit into the Xfce dynamic. Desktops aren't file managers, I don't understand why anyone wants icons there at all.

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RE[2]: Search?
by siimo on Mon 4th Sep 2006 11:45 in reply to "RE: Search?"
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Did you actually use 4.4RC1? or even beta2?

It IS possible to create new folders on desktop but you have to right click on an existing icon there, clicking anywhere on desktop doesn't work.

heres a screenshot:

Edited 2006-09-04 11:55

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RE[3]: Search?
by Ethyriel on Mon 4th Sep 2006 19:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Search?"
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I haven't used the packaged releases, but I've been using svn builds for, oh, maybe the last 18 months.

Sorry I missed that, I usually run a clean desktop and just turned on file/launcher icons and disabled the program menu on right click to test. I didn't try clicking an existing icon, though I guess that's consistent with the panel behavior.

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RE[2]: Search?
by buff on Mon 4th Sep 2006 13:10 in reply to "RE: Search?"
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I like to use the search GUI that comes with XFCE4. In a shell type xfglob4. Keep in mind you could also use Beagle on XFCE4 if you installed it. On Fedora you just type "yum install beagle". I rarely use it since I have most of my files categorized into directories.

I think it is kind of funny reading some of these comments. XFCE4 doesn't have this and that feature... If you are using linux you can combine desktop features. This is not Windows. So, if you want to use gnome's panel then open a shell and type "gnome-panel". Kill the XFCE4 panel. Run Konqueror if you must have a file manager with Tabs. I tend not to use the Gnome or KDE applications since they consume a lot of memory. That is the beauty with Linux - mix and match until your OS fits your hand like a glove. You just need to know how to use the shell and be familiar with the linux applications available.

Edited 2006-09-04 13:12

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RE[3]: Search?
by spectator on Mon 4th Sep 2006 19:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Search?"
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Yeah, but... I didn't write that I "must have a file manager with Tabs". I only wrote, that this is one feature I'd like to see in Thunar. This is freedom. Free to use Thunar, free to say I'd like Thunar with tabs. ;)

As for pcman, been there, for me it's UI is far too messy.

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RE[3]: Search?
by Ethyriel on Mon 4th Sep 2006 20:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Search?"
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Something I completely forgot about in my first post, but you reminded me of, is that Xfce actually has a panel applet (not in the default distro I don't think) that acts as a container for gnome panel applets. I'm not sure if it works perfectly with everything, but I'd guess at least one of the Gnome search applets will work.

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