ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.3.1 released

Stephan Haller nomad at
Tue Aug 26 18:35:07 CEST 2014

xfdashboard-0.3.1 "Keys improved: faster, better, larger" was released on 2014-08-26.

This is a development release.

About xfdashboard

Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce





Release notes for 0.3.1

* Added new functions to CSS parser for looking up image to load from
  a list of files called @try_icons. (Issue #9)
* Fixed a problem when loading images and icons from SVG files. These
  were loading in smallest possible size and them upscaled to requested
  size which made them look ugly. This was fixed by loading them in
  requested size directly.
* The stage of type XfdashboardStage can now show the real desktop's
  background instead of being just transparent. The behaviour could be
  managed via property 'background-image-type' with can be 'none' (the
  default) or 'desktop' (new feature).
* Fixed a problem that a window could be closed accidently when refining
  search by pressing the key 'backspace' and pressing it more often then
  characters were entered before. The view will switch back from search
  view to windows view and the additional press on key 'backspace' will
  close the focused window. The behaviour has changed that now only the
  key combination 'shift' and 'backspace' will close the focused window.
  The key 'delete' will still work as before. (Issue #32)
* Do not use functions deprecated in Cogl 1.18 when this version is used.
* Implemented a new generic selection handling framework in focusable
  actors implementing the interface XfdashboardFocusable. It handles
  most of the common key press/release event like HOME and END keys to
  select first or last selectable item at the current focused actor.
  Currently the keys UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, HOME, END, ENTER are
  recognized by this framework. It also recognizes if the current
  selection is getting unavailable because the current selected actor is
  going to be hidden or destroyed. Then it moves the selection to next
  available and selectable actor.


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