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Here you can post your feature requests. There is no guarantee that any of them will actually be implemented. Please keep the Xfce philosophy in mind and add a small explanation why this feature would be useful or a description of the problem it solves.
There is a separate page for panel plugin wishes. This page also includes the internal panel plugins.
CUSTOM_COMMAND=$(zenity --entry --title "Custom Command" --text "Enter command you would like to execute:") ; xfce4-terminal --working-directory=%f -x $CUSTOM_COMMAND
gtk-menu-images = falsesetting.
xfdesktopto a cron job (using
crontab -e). *
gksu -u <username> <command>
xfstart– Utility to start applications with certain WM_HINTS set. * Similar applications are ksstart, bblaunch and bbapconf. * Benny has some unfinished code for this. *
xfwmdock– somewhere for windowmaker dockapps to live (run) in their normal style. *
xfdock– Minimize applications to the system tray. * Danny has started working on this. * Andre has started too. *
xfdm– A graphical login for the Xfce desktop environment. * Custom animated login from .gif or .mng similar to enlightenment`s login manager. * You can use LightDM, which is a lightweight GTK login manager * You can use the SLiM login manager. * Create a simple theme changer for slim. * Create GUI for setting up SLiM that will be integrated in Xfce * Themer for XDM *
xfview– A simple image viewer, with possible database backend. * psyBSD started working on this. * ristretto? * I think ristretto needs function “save”. For example not possible save image after rotation. * Try Mirage. It's as good as any Xfce viewer could ever be. It allows basic edits and save functionality. *
xfbrowse– A WebKitGTK+ (formerly gtk-webcore), dillo or gecko based internet browser. * This is way too much work for our relative small development team. * And a waste of effort. Seing that there's a current for cross desktop development, what would be the advantage? Better HIG compliance? Better XDG compliance?
xfmail– A small and easy to use mail reader.
xfsudo– Application like gksu for running programs that need root access.
xfsu– su(no sudo) frontend without gnome-deps(can this included in xfrun?/checkbox run as root?). *
xflog– Simple log viewer. *
xfchat– Another IRC client.
xfxmpp– A Xfce Jabber Client, small, simple and fast * You have Pidgin and Jitsi, both lightweight and feature-complete. *
xfscribes– Xfce(or generic GTK2) Clone of the Gnome scribes Code editor, it is just genius, but written in python with pyGnome(requires complete gnome) *
xfradmin– Integrated remote desktop administration like a VNC or KDE`s radmin *
xfdesklets– Xfce frontend for adesklets *
xftruecrypt– Xfce frontend for truecrypt with /home and /root partitions *
xffind/xfsearch– File search utility. It could simply be a front-end for the unix find utility which is available in virtually every *nix system. Searching for a specific pattern inside a file could also be done, through grep, using find's -exec parameter. To make it even more useful, it could be integrated to Thunar's context menus. * Try catfish (by the developer of Postler and Midori) ===== Bindings ===== * Ruby Bindings for the Xfce desktop environment. * PHP Bindings for the Xfce desktop environment. ===== Session Manager ==== * Be able to switch user, ie. the programs one is running will still run in the background. * How about a way to open a new login window inside a desktop? Gnome development reference here * Xfce is a popular desktop choice on the PS3, it would be cool if the session manager had an option to run in “PS3 mode” where one of the exit choices would be “boot to game OS”, running the ps3-boot-game-os command, saving a(nother) run through the boot loader after reboot, and putting the ps3-boot-game-os operation into a more logical place, instead of just being another app. * Show a message what-to-do when xfwm4 or xfdesktop is not running or crashed. Because when it happen the first time, you have no idea what happening to xfce and what to do as reboot won't fix it. –mhtrinh ===== Orage ==== * Have an option to send a wall message on alarms. (Yes, there are (still) ppl who like to work in the real terminal mode. And no, sound is not an option.) * This is already possible in Orage 4.5. It has alarm-type “Procedure” where you can run any os command. * make it skinnable(non-static icon) * Sync calendar over CalDAV. This would make Orage really useful in combination with various online calendars and would allow to sync the calendar across various applications and devices. ===== Music and Video ==== *