ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal 0.8.8 released

Igor f2404 at
Wed Jul 3 02:45:53 CEST 2019

xfce4-terminal 0.8.8 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 0.8.8
- Do not show "Rewrap on resize" option for vte>=0.58: it's been
deprecated, rewrapping on resize will always be enabled. (bug #15562)
- Drop support of Unicode encodings other than UTF-8 (bug #15377)
- Fix the size of drop-down window after it's been in fullscreen mode
(bug #15240)
- Convert LF to CR when feeding text - this fixes pasting text to some
apps (see
- Save accelerators map on exit (bug #15201)
- Add support for the Tab key in shortcuts (by default, GTK doesn't
allow that)
- Do not resize the window when it's vertically maximized (bug #10551)
- Add action to switch to last active tab (bug #15201)
- Respect Xfce monospace font setting (bug #15202)
- Dropdown window was session saved and restored as a normal window if
it was the only one (bug #11362)
- Preferences: Align controls on the General tab
- Implement "Unsafe Paste" dialog (bug #13252)
- Enable Ctrl+(Shift)+Tab as Next/Prev Tab shortcuts (bug #15092)
- Add an option to use system theme colors for text and background (bug
- Search dialog improvements: Enable "Wrap around" by default; Make
  "Find Next"/"Find Previous" menu items respect search settings; Make
buttons use menu item accelerators; Allow to set opacity (min 10%) (bug
- Fix handling of OSC-10 escape sequence (bold text color) (bug #15019)
- Refine the wording for "opacity not available" (bug #14904)
- Add a space character after a dragged filename or URL (bug #14849)
- Support monitoring of the terminalrc file even it's a symlink (bug
- Fix the "Close tab" button: When the "Close tab" button got clicked in
the "Confirm close" dialog, the entire window (instead of just the
current tab) got closed (bug #14645)
- Preferences: remove dependency on libxfce4ui
- Fix typo in the .desktop file (bug #14594)
- Improve .desktop files for GNOME (bug #14575)
- Fix a small typo in the manpage
- JIT compile regexes (taken from gnome-terminal). This allows to
recognize longer and more complex URLs.
- Update terminal regexes from gnome-terminal (regex: Allow apostrophes
in URLs, except when enclosed between them)
- Allow to move tabs between windows by dragging them onto the terminal
- When detaching a tab from a drop-down window, resize the new window to
the default geometry
- Reset activity indicator for the active tab when focusing window
- Distinguish terminal settings from the actual terminal entry in the
menu (bug #14456)
- When closing an active tab, switch to the previously active one
- Tab title color feature improvements: add action, restore the color
when unclosing a tab, fix the color picker dialog's name, add Reset
- Some parts of the --help output were not translated
- Restore terminal colors when unclosing a tab
- New translations: Armenian (Armenia), Interlingue
- Translation updates: Albanian, Arabic, Asturian, Basque, Belarusian,
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech,
Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Finnish,
French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay,
Norwegian Bokmal, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil),
Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai,
Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian

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