Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.15 Released With Cinnamon 1.8 And MATE 1.6 Support

Variety is a wallpaper changer that automatically downloads wallpapers from sources such as Wallbase, Flickr, Wallpapers.net, Desktoppr, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as well as World Sunlight Map: a live Earth wallpaper which changes throughout the day. Using it, you can get a new, beautiful wallpaper automatically at the interval you set in the […]

Xfce Theme Manager: A Single GUI To Change Any Xfce Theme (With Previews)

Xfce uses multiple settings GUIs for setting the window border, controls, icons, mouse cursor theme and so on and it doesn’t include any thumbnails. However, if you customize your Xfce desktop frequently, you can use a tool called Xfce Theme Manager which allows you to change the themes from a single GUI and it also […]

Xubuntu 13.04 Available For Download – Quick Overview [Screenshots, Video]

Xubuntu 13.04 has been released yesterday, along with the other Ubuntu flavors. Xubuntu uses Xfce as the default desktop environment and is a great alternative for those who prefer a traditional desktop layout with a panel on top, panel applets and so on.According to the Xubuntu developers, Xubuntu 13.04 is mostly a maintenance release so […]

DockBarX Available As An Xfce Panel Plugin

DockBarX, an application launcher / switcher available for the MATE panel, Avant Window Navigator or as a stand-alone dock, is now available for Xfce, as a panel plugin.Thanks to TiZ, who has been working on the DockBarX Xfce panel support for some time, the application can now be used as an Xfce panel plugin and […]

How To Use Xfce4 Terminal 0.6.x As A Drop-Down Console (Guake-style)

Xfce4 Terminal has been updated recently, two new versions being released: 0.6.0 and 0.6.1, and many new features were added, including an option to use the terminal as a drop-down console, like Guake or Yakuake. But this new feature isn’t available as an option in the Xfce4 Terminal preferences, so here’s how to use it.Among […]

Beautiful MediterraneanNight GTK 3.6 Theme Pack Updated

MediterraneanNight is a pack of 3 darkish GTK3 themes based on Gnome Cupertino available for both GTK3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04) and GTK3.6 (Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04) as well as for Xfce.The beautiful theme pack has been updated yesterday, getting some interesting changes, but only for the GTK3.6 version:new switches,more rounded buttons,improved Rhythmbox sidebar color,Nautilus 3.6 changes: […]

Parole Media Player 0.4.0 Released With New Features

Parole, the default Xfce / Xubuntu media player, has reached version 0.4.0, a development release which brings many new features and improvements.The latest Parole 0.4.0 features CD and DVD playlist support, DVD navigation support, custom subtitle management and other new features along with some important bug fixes for fullscreen controls, screensaver inhibition and others.Here’s the […]

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Gets Xfce And Mate Desktop Integration

Insync, an unofficial Google Drive Linux client that’s available for a wide range of desktop environments has been updated today, getting support for MATE Desktop (Caja) and Xfce (Thunar).Here’s the Insync or Linux Beta 11 changelog:Fixed symlink to symlink (chain of symlinks);Mate desktop support – Caja emblems and context menu;Xfce – Thunar 1.5 emblems and […]

2 Beautiful Dark Themes For GTK 3.6 Or 3.4 [Ubuntu PPA]

We’ve got quite a few requests to post some dark GTK3 themes, so here it is: DeLorean Dark and MediterraneanNight are two great dark GTK3 themes that support both GTK 3.6 (Ubuntu 12.10) and 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04).DeLorean DarkDeLorean Dark is a beautiful GTK3 theme that supports the latest GTK 3.6. There’s also a GTK2 theme […]

Variety Wallpaper Changer Sees New Release

Variety, a cool wallpaper changer that works with most desktop environments (KDE, LXDE, Xfce and Unity / GNOME Shell), has reached version 0.4.12.Changes in Variety 0.4.12:quotes support – Variety can fetch quotes from QuotesDaddy and display them on top of the desktop. The quotes are highly customizable: you can change the text color, backdrop color, […]

Install Thunar 1.5.1 With Tabs Support In Xubuntu 12.10 Or 12.04 [Xfce]

Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, has reached version 1.5.1, getting a much-requested feature: tabs.For now, using middle click to open a folder in a new tab doesn’t work so you must right click a folder and select  “Open in New Tab”. You can also open a new tab using the Ctrl + t keyboard […]

Xfce: Sync To VBlank Support For The Xfwm Compositor [PPA For Ubuntu 12.10]

If you’re experiencing screen tearing in Xfce 4.10, you’ll be glad to know there’s a patch that fixes this, which you can install right away.The patch adds Sync to VBlank support to the Xfwm compositor and while it’s not perfect, it should fix most of the tearing on computers using Intel GPUs (might work with […]

How To Install Dropbox In Xubuntu And Get Thunar Integration (Xfce)

The Ubuntu deb package available for download via the official Dropbox website requires Nautilus. But if you’re using Xubuntu (Xfce), you’ll probably want to use Dropbox with Thunar, the default file manager, instead of Nautilus.So here’s how to install Dropbox in Xubuntu/Xfce without Nautilus and get some basic Thunar integration (you won’t get file emblems, […]

Xfce 4.8 released

Today, after almost two years of work, we have the special pleasure of announcing the much awaited release of Xfce 4.8, the new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.6. We hope that everyone will enjoy this release as much as we do. Sadly, this will not be the case as the folks using any of […]