ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal released

Igor f2404 at
Tue May 15 16:52:14 CEST 2018

xfce4-terminal 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
- Tab became active if unclosed to the left of the current tab
- Fix new tab being one pixel short under some GTK themes (e.g.,
Greybird) which led to changing the window geometry and losing a row
(bug #13263)
- Resolve deprecation of vte_terminal_match_set_cursor_type()
- Add --preferences command line option and corresponding .desktop file:
this allows to open a standalone Preferences dialog from Xfce Settings
(bug #13249)
- Add command line options for setting text (foreground) and backround
colors: --color-text and --color-bg, respectively (bug #4887)
- Add "Copy Input" action: it shows a popover and allows to copy the
input to all tabs within the current window (bug #10047)
- Update URLs to use https protocol
- Add info on accels.scm to the man page
- Reduce the Preferences dialog height
- First show the terminal and then update its settings (bug #14322)
- Add command line option --active-tab which allows to specify active
tab within a window. It also allows to keep the active tab when
restoring a saved Xfce session.
- Convert "Relaunch" dialog to GtkInfoBar to make it less intrusive
- Add tooltips for "Set Title" popover elements
- Resolve the warnings gcc8 has introduced
- Translation updates: Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese
(Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), French,
German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish,
Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian

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