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==Xfce==
  
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Fedora 15 sees the introduction of Xfce 4.8. This new release remains true to Xfce's goal of providing a fast, lightweight yet user-friendly desktop environment, while adding a range of new features and incremental improvements:
  
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* '''Remote share browsing''': Thunar, Xfce's file manager, now has support for GVFS, allowing easy remote access to files and folders on Windows shares and FTP, Webdav and SSH servers;
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* '''New Xfce Panel''' with improved positioning and size handling, alpha transparency, a new item editor and drag'n'drop launcher creation;
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* '''New Panel plugins''' such as '''window buttons''', which merges the features of the icon box and the tasklist into a single configurable plugin, and '''directory menu''', allowing quick browsing of a folder's tree structure;
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* '''Easy application menu editing''' with any Freedesktop-compliant menu editor, such as Alacarte;
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* '''Improved multihead display configuration''' including a quick setup dialog;
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* '''Improved keyboard layout selection''' - wave goodbye to cryptic langauge/variant codes, and select the keyboard layout for your language in your language!
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* And, in the venerable tradition of Xfce releases, a new clock mode - '''fuzzy clock mode!'''
  
 
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Xfce

Fedora 15 sees the introduction of Xfce 4.8. This new release remains true to Xfce's goal of providing a fast, lightweight yet user-friendly desktop environment, while adding a range of new features and incremental improvements:

  • Remote share browsing: Thunar, Xfce's file manager, now has support for GVFS, allowing easy remote access to files and folders on Windows shares and FTP, Webdav and SSH servers;
  • New Xfce Panel with improved positioning and size handling, alpha transparency, a new item editor and drag'n'drop launcher creation;
  • New Panel plugins such as window buttons, which merges the features of the icon box and the tasklist into a single configurable plugin, and directory menu, allowing quick browsing of a folder's tree structure;
  • Easy application menu editing with any Freedesktop-compliant menu editor, such as Alacarte;
  • Improved multihead display configuration including a quick setup dialog;
  • Improved keyboard layout selection - wave goodbye to cryptic langauge/variant codes, and select the keyboard layout for your language in your language!
  • And, in the venerable tradition of Xfce releases, a new clock mode - fuzzy clock mode!