ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal 0.8.0 released

Igor f2404 at
Mon Oct 17 14:18:23 CEST 2016

xfce4-terminal 0.8.0 is now available for download from

What is xfce4-terminal?

Terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop -
primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. It is a lightweight emulator
based on the VTE widget, easy to use and provides an optional drop-down
window (game-console style).


Release notes for 0.8.0
This is a major release indicating that the gtk3 version of
xfce4-terminal has become stable enough to be officially released and
taken by all distributions.

- Move context menu zoom actions to a sub-menu
- Fix some build-time deprecation warnings
- Fix hiding of dropdown terminal
- Fix setting focus to dropdown window (bug #12878)
- Fix "Always keep window on top" setting that was ignored
- Show missing action icons in dropdown mode
- Add rewrap on resize control option to Preferences
- Add --show/hide-scrollbar command line options (bug #1779)
- Implement background image support (bug #12845);
  add BackgroundImageShading setting for background image mode
- Remove "Scrolling single line" option as the functionality is
  by vte (bug #12816)
- Add mouse-wheel binding for zoom: Shift + Ctrl + wheel up/down
controlled by
  a hidden option MiscMouseWheelZoom - ON by default (bug #12869)
- Do not set DISPLAY variable in non-X11 environments (e.g. Wayland)
  (bug #12867)
- Fix memory leak when showing preferences dialog
- Fix menubar text not visible with some themes
- Fix vte "resize-window" signal handler (bug #12859)
- Fix notebook widget transparency seen under Unity
- Make vte transparency work in Gnome under both X11 and Wayland
- Show warning and disable Opacity control in Preferences if window
  does not support compositing
- Fix tab activity indication
- Fix geometry positioning when a negative offset is used (bug #12833)
- Quote all file names/URIs drag-and-dropped to the terminal (bug
- Fix cursor focus (bug #12807)
- Translation updates: Bulgarian, Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech,
  English (Australia), French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean,
  Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak,
  Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian

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