ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.11.2 released

Eric eric.koegel at
Sun Dec 22 13:33:11 CET 2013

xfdesktop 4.11.1 is now available for download from

What is xfdesktop?

Xfce's desktop manager.


Release notes for 4.11.2
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Third development release of xfdesktop targeting for Xfce 4.12.
Please report all problems at

* Xfdesktop-settings:
  - Add xfconf property to toggle the display of the add/remove
    workspace menu items in the middle click menu (Bug 4278, 7337)
  - Add an info bar to xfdesktop-settings so it is clearer on how
    to customize additional workspaces and monitors (Bug 10460)
  - Keyboard navigation has been improved in xfdesktop-settings

* Port Xfdesktop to the GApplication API:
  - Xfdesktop now uses the GApplication API to handle process
    uniqueness, message passing, and life cycle management.

* Improve how Xfdesktop transitions from the login manager to
  the initial wallpaper display; all bugs were reported and
  resolved by Alistair Buxton:
- Don't set the root pixmap until it's been drawn
- Don't show the window until the background is ready.
- Don't set ESETROOT.

* Miscellaneous fixes:
- Scale down over-sized icons in menus so they have a uniform
  appearance (Bugs 10545, 10461)
- Move max-template-files xfconf property
- Remove old GLIB/GTK macro checks
- Update man page
- Wait for the window manager to prevent issues where the
  wallpaper and icons won't show up on additional screens
  during startup (Bug 7769)
- Fix icon renames causing duplicate icons
- Fix icons for .desktop files with absolute paths
- Don't show hidden or backup files on the desktop (Bug 9001)
- Fix a couple warning messages that happen when xfdesktop is
  shutdown while it's still starting up
- Improve how backdrops are chosen

* Translation updates:
  Arabic (ar), Basque (eu), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca),
  Chinese (China) (zh_CN), Chinese (Hong Kong) (zh_HK),
  Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs),
  Danish (da), Dutch (Flemish) (nl), English (Australia) (en_AU),
  English (United Kingdom) (en_GB), Estonian (et), French (fr),
  Galician (gl), German (de), Greek (el), Hebrew (he),
  Hungarian (hu), Icelandic (is), Indonesian (id), Italian (it),
  Japanese (ja), Kazakh (kk), Korean (ko), Lithuanian (lt),
  Malay (ms), Norwegian Bokmål (nb), Norwegian Nynorsk (nn),
  Occitan (post 1500) (oc), Persian (Iran) (fa_IR), Polish (pl),
  Portuguese (pt), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt_BR), Romanian (ro),
  Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl),
  Spanish (Castilian) (es), Swedish (sv), Thai (th),
  Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Uyghur (ug), and Uzbek (uz).
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