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A first look at Xfce 4.8

A first look at Xfce 4.8

Posted Jan 5, 2011 11:23 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
In reply to: A first look at Xfce 4.8 by djao
Parent article: A first look at Xfce 4.8

>Whenever I am forced to use Xfce or LXDE, I always use one of these reliable terminal programs instead of the terminal program that comes with the desktop environment, but such a solution is neither satisfying nor ideal.

Could you explain why that is? I've often wondered why desktop environments tend to add their own terminal application which I always ignore in favour of xterm due to its zero startup time and lower memory usage.

(I hope this doesn't sound like 'xterm is good enough for me; it should be good enough for you'.)

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A first look at Xfce 4.8

Posted Jan 5, 2011 11:39 UTC (Wed) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

I couldn't code without konsole because it gives me tabs, infinite scrollback and decent font support. And as for why desktop environments code their own terminal emulator: desktop integration, for instance with notifications is very useful as well.

On my laptop, konsole starts up without any waiting time as well -- probably because I've always got at least one open already.

A first look at Xfce 4.8

Posted Jan 5, 2011 14:05 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868) [Link]

Also search -- I can't live without search in my terminal program. I've been using konsole on my gnome desktop for years now. It's just a really good terminal program. I don't know why *other* desktops have written terminal apps though, everyone should just use konsole. :)

A first look at Xfce 4.8

Posted Jan 6, 2011 18:33 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

Thanks for the responses, both.

It looks like most of those things aren't relevant to me since I tend to do everything in screen anyway, which isn't to everyone's taste but does explain why I've not felt a need for extra terminal features.

A first look at Xfce 4.8

Posted Jan 6, 2011 18:59 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

You know... I use screen as well :-) I have virtual desktops, windows, tabs and screen screens. I have to admit that I get confused now and then.

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