The only thing preventing me from rating XFCE a 10 is the file manager. It has some quirks. Still, this is an extremely impressive project.
Excepting the file manager everything about this project is perfect!
If the fm "go to" would act more like bash that would be a start. It only seems to remember directories it has been to. Also, sometimes when you look at a directory with images it makes a huge space between the thumbnail and the name requiring you to scroll left and right to see everything. Moving or copying multiple files doesn't seem possible.
Also, more keyboard shortcuts would be nice and a way to configure them (gimp style would be amazing). In fact if it were done as a library it would be possible for many programs to have such a handy feature.
The fm isn't that big of an issue for me as I just use the terminal. But if it were improved in such ways I might be inticed into using it.
xfce4, a complete redesign
If you have tested Xfce before and didn't like it, it's time to give it another try.
Version 4 is a complete redesign. It's as fast and stable (none of its components has ever crashed on me or posed even a minor problem) as the previous versions but this time, it looks gorgeous (gtk2 + better artwork). It stays out of the way and in the same time is very easily configurable. Everything, from icons to menus to workspace names, can be quickly modified by a couple of mouse clicks. You'll also discover great features along the way, such as a clever use of the scroll wheel to shade/unshade, change workspace, modify the volume.
Xfce4 is a lesson in smart design and a dream come true: a stable, well supported, featureful, nice-looking, radically unbloated desktop environment. Long live the Xfce team!
Re: Beautiful !!!
> Very very easy ...
> Very very light ...
> It's my favourite window manager.
You can say that again:
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
155 tgz 9 0 904 904 756 S 0.0 0.2 0:00 startxfce
156 tgz 9 0 1492 1492 1164 S 0.0 0.3 0:02 xfwm
164 tgz 9 0 4092 4092 2896 S 0.0 1.0 0:00 xfce
That's 6 megs of RAM, folks. And it's got window-snapping and runs using GTK. Think about that for about 4 seconds, and download this now.
The best desktop environment I've seen so far!
Nothing more to say!
Only the RISC OS desktop on Acorn machines
can beat this.
Definitely this desktop has everything you.
It is lightning fast, small, easy to use and easy to configure. And: it even does really look good!
The file manager could be better though.
Re: the very best Desktop i've found
> % the old filemanager was replaced by
> % Filer ) !
> That's why I'm writing... just
> downloaded 3.8.12 and it seems the old
> filemanager is still there.
> Perhaps you got some "developer"
> version from CVS or something like
that's possible, i run the CVS and/or/plus the modifications
suggested from the mailing list... ( the ROX filer subject emerged there, Olivier was talking to the ROX guy about this replacement, but i guess the talks didn't progress =o/ ).
Re: the very best Desktop i've found
> lightning fast, not hungry for sys
> resources, and also an eye candy
> the old filemanager was replaced by ROX
> Filer ) !
That's why I'm writing... just downloaded 3.8.12 and it seems the old filemanager is still there.
Perhaps you got some "developer" version from CVS or something like that?
> And since kernel guru A.Cox endorses
> it, who am i to disagree... =oP
I wonder what will happen if he gets elected for Gnome...
the very best Desktop i've found
lightning fast, not hungry for sys resources, and also an eye candy ( BTW, the old filemanager was replaced by ROX Filer ) !
That's the only Desktop i run either at office or home, for over a year now.
And since kernel guru A.Cox endorses it, who am i to disagree... =oP
Anyone in two minds downloading & installing XFce should definately try it.
Alot less heavy than other Window managers
XFCE is quite good.
Its probably the only "Desktop" that doesn't kill system resources (like GNOME and KDE do, they really do simulate a windows experience). I'm not fond of its filemanager, but the rest is great.
I'd use it, but ... I'm addicted to dockapps.
What a lovely CDE successor
with the themeable look of the "glorious" 80s
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.