ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.11.0 released

Eric eric.koegel at
Sun Sep 29 08:29:44 CEST 2013

xfdesktop 4.11.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 16be1379fe52d21bf7a8cb0e4db1efd8e4ab07cd
   MD5 checksum: e960ec784091d97c9113b1277a15955e

What is xfdesktop?

Xfce's desktop manager.


Release notes for 4.11.0
[Please note that this is a development release.]

First development release of xfdesktop targeting for Xfce 4.12.

Please report all problems at

    * No need to remove the thumbnail if we're removing the icon
    * Fix for renames removing icons
    * Use GdkPixbufLoader for backdrops
    * Change how icon positions are saved (Bug 9192)
    * Avoid calling g_object_ref on NULL
    * Fix for trash always showing empty on system startup (Bug 9006)
    * Fix warnings and obsolete macros
    * Fix a critical error message on exit
    * Fix compiling with --disable-desktop-icons
    * Custom folder icons (Bug 8326)
    * Hold the cursor grab when presenting the menu (Bug 9323)
    * Use async functions when working with the dbus filemanager (9105)
    * Lower update delay of icon size spinbutton (Bug 9882)
      Fixed by Jérôme Guelfucci
    * Unselect the desktop icon after activating it. (Bug #8640)
    * Icon stays in place when renamed (Bug 1678)
    * Better icon pixbuf caching
    * Make inactive workspace headers insensitive in color
    * Clean up middle-click menu appearance
    * Fill in the icon area better
    * Use GIcons and add support for emblems on icons
    * Align icon labels and allow them to be multi-line (Bug 8646)
    * Fix a crash when changing icon types
    * Fix for CTRL + drag selections (Bug 10275)
    * More consistent icon placement (Bug #8814)
    * Remove old migration code.
      Committed by Nick Schermer
    * Fix HTTP URL performance issue / wrong action proposed
      Reported and fixed by Dennis Tomas
    * Decide on move/copy action before items have been dropped
      Reported and fixed by Dennis Tomas
    * Clip overlapping backdrops (Bug #9052)
    * Fix memory leaks
    * Apply wallpaper to all workspaces option
    * Port fix for bug #9892 from the xfce-4.10 branch
      Fixed by Evangelos Foutras
    * Thumbnail service support to xfdesktop-settings (Bug #6536)
    * Improve the eject/unmount notifications (Bug #9845)
    * xfdesktop supports per-workspace wallpapers (Bug #369)
    * Add a tabs width of padding for tooltip text (Bug #9162)
    * Add a signal handler for removable devices to update the icon when
      the theme is changed (Bug #8977)
      Fixed by Brad Hermanson
    * Add an unmount option and notifications when a device is removed (Bug
    * Made changes so that DISABLE_DEPRECATED and GSEAL flags can be
    * Autotools updates.
      Committed by Nick Schermer
    * Remove unmaintained translations.
      Committed by Nick Schermer
- Translation updates: Arabic (ar), Basque (eu), Bulgarian (bg),
  Chinese (China) (zh_CN), Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW), Croatian (hr), Czech
  Dutch (Flemish) (nl), English (Australia) (en_AU),
  English (United Kingdom) (en_GB), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Greek (el),
  Hebrew (he), Hungarian (hu), Icelandic (is), Indonesian (id), Italian
  Kazakh (kk), Korean (ko), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt),
  Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt_BR), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr),
  Spanish (Castilian) (es), Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk),
  Uyghur (ug), and Uzbek (uz)
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