Friday, May 18, 2012

Install Xfce 4.10 in Xubuntu 12.04 Precise (ppa)

Xfce 4.10 has been released. Just below this paragraph are some highlights (more information is available at Xfce 4.10 tour). In the "Install" section are instructions for installing Xfce in Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

  • The application finder has been completely rewritten and combines the functionality of the old appfinder and xfrun4 (press Alt+F2 and start typing the name of the application you want to open).
  • The new settings manager groups configuration dialogs in categories and allows you to search for their names or descriptions.
  • The new MIME type editor does just that. It allows you to easily assign a default application to a file type, see your changes and reset them to default settings when necessary.
  • In 4.10 you can drag and drop a tarball with a downloaded theme onto the style or icon list. Xfce will attempt to extract and install the files into the ~/.themes or ~/.icons directory.
  • Xfdesktop has gained support for single-click operation, automated background image cycling and thumbnail rendering.

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10 -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

References

Xfce 4.10 tour
INSTALL XFCE 4.10 IN XUBUNTU 12.04 PRECISE PANGOLIN VIA PPA

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information.

    For someone new to Xubuntu, do you recommend upgrading to XFCE 4.10?

    Is there an issue using this PPA on Xubuntu 12.04? Could there be any issues using PPA's in Xubuntu?

    Thank you.

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    1. Yes, I recommend upgrading and there's no problem related with the PPA. However if you decide to upgrade, I advise you to see the related post which shows how to fix a minor issue related with the Xfce panel.

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  2. I lost my wallpaper... Can anyone give it back to me please? xD it's the one with the Xmouse in black and blue background.

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    1. Perhaps you can find it here: http://goo.gl/b71aP

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