Nearly two years after the release of Xfce 4.16, here comes another major update to one of the oldest and lightest desktop environments for GNU/Linux distributions, Xfce 4.18.
Xfce 4.18 is packed with lots of new features and improvements to the file manager, panel, plugins, and other core components. For example, the Thunar file manager now features not one but two image preview side panes, a new Split View, recursive search, and finally lets you undo or redo basic file operations.
It also contains fixes for HiDPI, which was a major sticking point for my when I tried 4.16. Can’t wait to see how much it has improved.
Does this new version allow you to customize a folder icon using a custom image? Mate allows you to do that by right-clicking on the folder icon and selecting an image file to be used as the icon for the folder. For some visually-orientated users this feature is not simply a nicety, but a must. This feature made me stay with Mate so far, although I like XFCE more.