Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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CDE
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 15:20 UTC

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I miss the days when XFCE worked as a CDE clone. Icons minimized to the desktop, and the maximize/minimize buttons were on the opposite side of the titlebar than the close button. Is there any way to mimick this behaviour?

I like XFCE for what it is, a lightweight alternative to GNOME, but I'd like to see the file manager take after the file manager in e17.

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RE: CDE
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 16:06 in reply to "CDE"
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For some themes you can change the order of the buttons on the titlebar. To change it look at the window manager control preferences.

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RE: CDE
by zizban on Mon 5th Sep 2005 16:32 in reply to "CDE"
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2005-07-06

I agree; I hate that taskbar! I'd rather get rid of it and go back to old style pining to the desktop.

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RE[2]: CDE
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 22:23 in reply to "RE: CDE"
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No problem.

Type "killall xfce4-taskbar" (approximately) in a x-term and then close xfce and ask it to save the session.

Start xfce4 next time and enjoy!

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RE[2]: CDE
by kaiwai on Tue 6th Sep 2005 01:56 in reply to "RE: CDE"
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2005-07-06

I agree to :-D

There is nothing wrong with CDE; all that is required is anti-aliased fonts; everything else is great - stick to the CDE HIG guidelines, re-create it, and simply work on fixing bugs and updating as the CDE specification is updated.

Some of us love the old school GUI's, they weren't necessarily sexy, but they got the job done with minimum fuss and bother.

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