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Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed

August 23rd, 2019 by

Ahoy! openSUSE Xfce team is pleased to announce that the long awaited Xfce 4.14 has been released for Tumbleweed.

After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications have been ported to GTK 3.

Among the main new features and improvements, the xfwm4 window manager has finally gained support for VSync, HiDPI, hardware GLX and various compositor improvements.

You can check out the neat new features in the official Xfce 4.14 tour and the official release announcement.

openSUSE Changes

For openSUSE, we continued to polish the default experience by adding new packages that complete the desktop and make it more approachable to new users.


Switched to xfce4-screensaver, the new Xfce screenlocker, from xscreensaver

– Added xfce4-panel-profiles, a tool to back up and restore your panel layout configuration as well as layout presets

– Added mugshot, a tool to easily input personal information and a user avatar. It is integrated into the Whisker Menu

– Added lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, a tool to easily configure LightDM

– Added gnome-disk-utility, a disk management tool that allows you to partition disks and mount ISO files

New GTK Theme

In the process of updating to Xfce 4.14, we decided that we wanted to have our very own GTK theme. Thus, Greybird Geeko was born.

Based on the popular Greybird Xfce theme, Greybird Geeko is an official spin with an openSUSE look & feel and other improvements, such as a dark variant of the theme. 

A special shout out to Carson Black who carried out the work and maintains this theme! For a quick overview, please check out the screenshots.

A big “thank you” to everyone who got involved in this release! 

More information about Xfce on openSUSE is available at https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Xfce.

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4 Responses to “Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed”

  1. Great work done by the Xfce community!!

    Spreading the word for spanish speakers community:


    Have a lot of fun!!

  2. ravas

    > “the xfwm4 window manager has finally gained support for VSync”

    This eliminated screen tearing for me with a GTX 750 and the modesetting/nouveau driver (xf86-video-nouveau is uninstalled).

    Thank you! :D

  3. Stefan Albrecht

    Hi there, I’ve seen it on Unixadminschool. I will need to install XFCE and let’s take it for a spin. Most testing modes in my projects begin with antivirus issues, but now I fixed everything.

  4. I really like xfce now..and want to try xfce in openSUSE … may cool distro i ever use.