Status of Xfce 4.8

Hungerburg pch13 at
Wed Jun 16 10:19:23 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 11:39:04AM -0700, Joshua Saddler wrote:
> 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:

I did a "locate xfce4-settings-manager" before writing, which would not 
bring me the right results, now I know. Thank you for pointing that out. 
otherwise, I run xfce(4?) session and xfwm and thunar manages my 
desktop. dont I use xfce?

> . . . 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.

well, should I bug the awn devs then? I rather not, I think, before 
there is no mechanism to answer above question.

kind regards


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