ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.13.0 released

Eric Koegel eric.koegel at
Thu May 4 14:29:00 CEST 2017

xfdesktop 4.13.0 is now available for download from

What is xfdesktop?

Xfce's desktop manager.


Release notes for 4.13.0
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Development release of xfdesktop targeting for Xfce 4.14.
Please report all problems at

* Major changes:
 - Port to Gtk3.
  - The iconview has a CSS name of "XfdesktopIconView" and
    adds the GTK_STYLE_CLASS_VIEW to it's base. It then adds
    GTK_STYLE_CLASS_LABEL when rendering the icon text with
    the states: selected, active, or normal. Additionally it
    uses the GTK_STYLE_CLASS_RUBBERBAND when for the rubberband
 - Port to GDBus.

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
 - Don't redraw the icons on focus change events (Bug #12071)
 - Don't try to divide by 0 (Bug #12115)
 - Settings: Fix loading of wallpaper previews (Bug #11892)
 - Settings: Allow directories to be selected (Bug #12832)
 - Fix Open dialog's title (Bug #12560)
 - Prevent a crash in the backdrop loader (Bug #12339)
 - Use gdk's get static image for animation files
 - Add translation string for Trash desktop icon
 - Retain icon relative position when moving a group

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