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    Users are now able to save and (automatically) restore complete multi-display configurations, which is especially helpful for those who frequently connect their laptop to varying docking stations or setups.

    YES, FINALLY!

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      Nice. I’ve been using Xubuntu as my daily driver for years now and my major gripe with it is the incredibly bad multi-head support. Which is a problem for me because I dock and undock my laptop many times a day. I have to be careful to undock the laptop before putting it to sleep because the session will freeze if it wakes up with fewer displays than it had while awake. To say nothing of the total lack of sanity in the window manager when displays are added and removed. I’ve tried a bunch of other desktop environments but XFCE gets everything else so right that it’s hard to switch away.

      Sounds like they’re making headway on that front finally. Can’t wait to try it out.

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        I honestly don’t mind having to pull up ARandr and select “Work”, “Living Room”, etc manually when I plug into an external display. I also have been using the Xfce4 Panel Switch to go from work (panel on my second screen) and just the natural single panel.

        I’m fine with doing this but I can see it deterring a lot of other users. So I welcome this change!

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          Also, if you do mind, look into autorandr. It’s a minimalist, window-manager-agnostic tool to automatically set screen layouts when you connect or disconnect displays.

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            Will it set the display to my left when I’m at work and then to the right when I’m in the living room? I haven’t actually ever looked into doing anything like this automatically.

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              I believe it recognizes the specific monitors you have it hooked up to, so yes. I’ve actually only used it at work where the possible settings are “laptop” and “docked”, though, so I can’t say for sure from experience.

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        Looking forward to this in 5 years on Debian stable!

        But seriously, Xfce and MATE are the two main DE’s I ever consider using, and with Xfce improving a bit again, it might be worth considering to try it out again, after a period of MATE.

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          This is huge, because it is only professional desktop environment available.

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            I use Window Maker and I am a professional, so I doubt your statement.

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              That’s an awfully loaded claim…

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                I’m going to say it’s a joke, if only because it’s too funny not to be, regardless of intent.

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              Some bugs I encountered with 4.14.0-1 on Arch Linux so far:

              • panel icons disappear after suspend (they come back when I change something in the properties of xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin or the notification area plugin)
              • window borders are not scaled when using 2x display scaling (set via appearances dialog)
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                window borders are not scaled when using 2x display scaling (set via appearances dialog)

                Ah interesting, I tried it and assumed that it just wasn’t implemented, and the existing hacks (like using some pre-scaled theme) would still be necessary.

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                I notice this is tagged with +linux, but this is just a reminder that XFCE runs on more than Linux, like the BSDs. :)

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                  Xfce-screensaver! Yes! I’m very hopeful this will make laptop lid/session manager issues a thing of the past. Anyone know how I can upgrade xfce on xubuntu 18.04 with minimal issues?

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                    I can’t speak for Ubuntu but I’m running xfce4-screensaver since quite some time on Arch and it works perfectly.