ANNOUNCE: catfish 1.4.10 released

Sean Davis smd.seandavis at
Fri Sep 13 11:21:37 CEST 2019

catfish 1.4.10 is now available for download from

What is catfish?

Catfish is a handy file searching tool for linux and unix. The interface
is intentionally lightweight and simple, using only GTK+3. You can
configure it to your needs by using several command line options.


Release notes for 1.4.10
New Features:
- Preferences Dialog:
  - Window layout (titlebar vs. headerbar)
  - Display options (hidden files and sidebar)
  - Custom exclude directories
- Option to close Catfish after opening a file (Xfce #14888)

Bug Fixes:
- (Really) fix path exclusions (Debian #926850)

Improved Application Menu:
- Better use of space, padding, and margins
- Clearer purpose labels
- Keyboard accelerator for the sidebar (F9) is now displayed

- Better use of alt-accelerators
- Improved installation instructions (Xfce #15105)
- Reduced warnings displayed in the terminal
- Simplified Python 2/3 compatibility code
- Standardized icon sizes, no more wrongly-sized icons in the results
- Various code quality fixes (pylint, flake)

Search (Walk Method):
- Enable traversing symbolic links, processing real paths only once
- Add search priority, with each level processed alphabetically:
  1. XDG paths (Desktop, Documents, etc)
  2. Visible paths
  3. Hidden paths

Translation Updates:
- Combine 3 strings into 1 to help translators (Xfce #15596)
Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan),
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian,
Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese
(Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish

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