Status of Xfce 4.8

Joshua Saddler nightmorph at
Tue Jun 15 20:39:04 CEST 2010

On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:56:13 +0200
Hungerburg <pch13 at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using xubuntu, the current realease, and swapped the xfce-panel for 
> awn-dock. its "cairo-menu" does not show the xfce4-settings-manager 
> application: maybe it does not provide a .desktop file? you might want 
> to take care of that in a future release.
> Thank you for the fine DE.

It's not Xfce's problem; it's Xubuntu's/AWN's failure. There is in fact a .desktop file shipped with it, which you should have checked for before sending your email. Look in /usr/share/applications/xfce-settings-manager.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xfce 4 Settings Manager
Comment=Graphical Settings Manager for Xfce 4
GenericName=Settings Manager

. . . the "OnlyShowIn=XFCE" may be why it isn't showing up in a third-party application. Maybe it's not recognized as being a true Xfce environment. Either way, it's the fault of your distribution or AWN, not Xfce's fault.
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