ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal 0.8.7 released

Igor f2404 at
Sun Feb 25 19:19:54 CET 2018

xfce4-terminal 0.8.7 is now available for download from

What is xfce4-terminal?

Xfce4-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 0.8.7
- Update man page: add a note about config file changes being picked up
- Update 'Read-Only' checkbox state when switching between tabs
- Use Ctrl+click to directly open color editor in Preferences (#13715)
- Add a setting to control drop-down window vertical position (#13722)
- Allow per-terminal configuration of 'scroll on output' mode
- Add "Copy as HTML" to Edit and context menus (VTE 0.50 required)
- Add support for utmp file updates (build using --with-utempter
- Fix negative geometry offsets handling (#13753)
- Focus the terminal after closing Set Title popover (#13754)
- Request confirmation when closing window or tab which has a running
- Add an option to open new tab to the right of the current tab
- Fix VTE critical message when a terminal has no pty
- Allow to restart a process after it exited or was killed (for
- Expose default terminal directory setting to Preferences: if set, will
  used by new terminals; current directory will be used otherwise.
  MiscDefaultWorkingDir renamed to DefaultWorkingDir.
- Make use of VTE 0.52 new vte_terminal_get_scroll_on_output() API
- Add new tab to the currently active window, not to the last open
- Move slim tabs setting to the Appearance tab
- Add Audible and Visual bells configuration to Preferences (#13874)
- Disable move tab actions when MiscCycleTabs is false and the tab is in
  leftmost or rightmost position (#13892)
- Try to retrieve current working directory from VTE (#13902)
- Fix BSD build by adding missing include
- Bump required GTK+ version to 3.20.8 to resolve the problem with Set
  dialog that is using GtkPopover (#13996)
- Do not escape URL as libxfce4ui now does it (#12715)
- Expose "middle mouse click to open URLs" setting to Preferences
- Fix handling empty $DISPLAY env var which may happen under Wayland
- Update regex definitions from gnome-terminal: Disallow terminating
  in URLs, Allow balanced pairs of square brackets in URLs
- Remove man page translation files as Transifex doesn't take care of
- Add option to control text blinking (VTE 0.51.3) (#14127)
- Add "Bold is bright" option; remove "Allow bold text" option (VTE
- Add cell spacing options (VTE 0.51.3) (#14127)
- Allow underscores that are part of tab titles to be shown in the tabs
- Don't copy working directory to $PWD for vte >= 0.51.90
- Resolve deprecations of GDK functions
- Translation updates: Arabic, Asturian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan,
  (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English
  (Australia), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian,
  Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh,   Korean, Lithuanian, Malay,
  Bokmal, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian,
  Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Uighur,

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