ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.9.0 released

Nick Schermer nick at
Tue Mar 6 23:55:15 CET 2012

xfdesktop 4.9.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 8ea0a45d6a38aab1fd73a7b60ea8872a89037bd4
   MD5 checksum: 18ba5fa6acac0d4ea27beb408b4f32e8

What is xfdesktop?

Xfce's desktop manager.


Release notes for 4.9.0
[Please note that this is a development release.]

First development release of xfdesktop targeting for Xfce 4.10. All
awesomeness in this release is coded by Eric Koegel.

Please report all problems at

  * Remove docs and link to wiki.
  * Thumbnail desktop icon previews using tumblerd.
  * Added a check for GDK_GRAB_INVALID_TIME in
    xfdesktop_popup_grab_available to mitigate slow menu popups on
    a right mouse click (bug #7172).
  * Add the code required to perform a paste on the on the desktop
    (bug #3804).
  * Display correct trash icon on menu & desktop.
  * Fix for shift + drag selections/
  * Icon positions are saved/restored per resolution.
  * Backdrop image cycling on a timer.
  * Modified xfdesktop_icon_view_drag_drop to allow all
    selected files to drag and drop (bug #5025).
  * Fix for moving files instead of copy when src isn't writable.
  * Fix typos in the README file.
  * Unmounted volumes are semi-transparent.
  * Stretch background across all monitors setting (bug #5690).
  * Arrange icons on the desktop menu item (bug #2833).
  * Single click option to open items on desktop (bug #1797).
  * Require libexo & update min requirements in readme.
  * Comments in .desktop files are displayed in the tooltip (bug #8509).

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