ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.19.0 released

Brian Tarricone brian at
Tue Jan 10 09:26:22 CET 2023

xfdesktop 4.19.0 is now available for download from

What is xfdesktop?

Xfce's desktop manager.


Release notes for 4.19.0
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- xfdesktop: dither backdrop gradients to reduce color banding
- Add preliminary Wayland support using libxfce4windowing
- Fix minor coding style issues
- Avoid drawing gradient to temporary surface
- backdrop: render gamma-correct gradients
- Fix a couple dangling mnemonic-widget properties
- Set all icon appearance settings insensitive when disabled
- Modernize GObject usage in XfdesktopThumbnailer
- Fix crash when request timer active after finalize
- Update my email address everywhere
- Move file icons settings to its own section
- Remove deprecated widgets from settings UI
- Update glade files to latest version
- Free cached GarconMenu in menu_cleanup()
- Remove unused show_delete_option var in menu.c
- Disconnect xfconf signal in menu_cleanup()
- Free cached GarconMenu when apps menu is disabled
- Load removable volume information asynchronously
- Fix apps menu not popping up when menu icons disabled
- Translation Updates:
  Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Azerbaijani,
  Basque, Belarusian, Belarusian (Tarask), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese
  (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech,
  Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English
  (Canada), English (United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French,
  Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic,
  Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean,
  Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan
  (post 1500), Persian (Iran), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil),
  Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish,
  Thai, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Uzbek

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