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#1 2020-12-24 17:45:07

janp
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Registered: 2016-02-05
Posts: 22

Going back to 4.14

Just downloaded from Arch and I can say that, bug fixes apart, that I haven't had the possibility to appreciate till now, this release is definitely a step back from the visual point of view. The CSD dialogs, as expected, do not match the window manager decorations and the windows of the display appear foreign each other, and I must add that they are absolutely ugly. I'm going back to 4.14.

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#2 2020-12-25 14:42:04

denyer
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Registered: 2018-10-20
Posts: 60
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Re: Going back to 4.14

Yeah, I'd be keeping 4.14 for as long as possible if I hadn't already switched on my main machine (Plasma makes it straightforward to get a consistent theme across Qt and normal GTK apps, devs listen to user feedback even if the decision making process isn't perfect, etc -- I'm seeing it as a fairly safe bet for the next few years at least).

There are some alternatives such as replacing Xfwm4 or https://github.com/Xfce-Classic/libxfce4ui-nocsd but I think Xfce is just going to lose the people who don't like Gnome or Gnome copycats, and it's split an already small number of developers to some extent.

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#3 2020-12-27 22:02:34

geekland
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Registered: 2020-01-17
Posts: 12

Re: Going back to 4.14

janp wrote:

Just downloaded from Arch and I can say that, bug fixes apart, that I haven't had the possibility to appreciate till now, this release is definitely a step back from the visual point of view. The CSD dialogs, as expected, do not match the window manager decorations and the windows of the display appear foreign each other, and I must add that they are absolutely ugly. I'm going back to 4.14.

Sure. It's a XFCE 4.16 "frankenstein edition". If you use Xubuntu 20.04 can use XFCE 4.14 for around 2 years. After that maybe Debian Stable...

Last edited by geekland (2020-12-27 22:03:30)

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#4 2020-12-30 18:41:50

Chevalier
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Registered: 2020-12-30
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Re: Going back to 4.14

GTK3 was very bad, maybe we need another five years to migrate to GTK4 using Vulkan API. This is so sad.

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