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  • #31
    Originally posted by zoomblab View Post
    With X there is 1 server implementation that everyone uses. On the other hand, with Wayland each DE project has chosen to reinvent the wheel. How is that an improvement is beyond me.
    In a sense, it's an improvement for FOSS diehards, just like how we have a gazillion Linux distros lol

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    • #32
      zoomblab ..or just accept Mutter as the Mother Of All Wayland Compositor Implementations..

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      • #33
        Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post
        xfdesktop's memory consumption depends on the screen resolution. Assuming a single 4K display, this currently means at least 3840*2160*4 = 32MiB of memory.
        Given that I don't need any of xfdesktop's functionality, that's 32MiB too much.

        Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post
        xfdesktop's memory leaks related to turning the display on/off are fixed in XFCE 4.16. If you still feel that xfdesktop consumes too much memory, please file a bug report at https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfdeskt...&search=memory
        Since I can disable xfdesktop and save myself all the memory it would have used, I'm not really seeing a bug here.

        At the moment, I'm more interested in submitting a new "Borderless" xfwm4 window manager theme. Since writing my previous message, I made the theme I wanted.

        I got rid of the left and right window borders entirely and shrunk the bottom border by a few pixels. You can't resize windows on the left or right any more, now that there is no border there. And that suits me just fine!

        Most applications I use have a vertical scroll bar along the right hand side. I used to unintentionally resize my window while trying to use that scroll bar. With this Borderless theme, accidentally resizing the window is far less likely to occur, and I've regained a little screen real estate too.

        Here is a link for anyone interested in a Borderless theme. Unzip into your ~/.themes/ folder and then tell xfce to use the "Borderless" theme.
        https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/-/issues/474
        Last edited by ed31337; 23 December 2020, 03:21 PM.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by ed31337 View Post
          Given that I don't need any of xfdesktop's functionality, that's 32MiB too much.

          Since I can disable xfdesktop and save myself all the memory it would have used, I'm not really seeing a bug here.
          Just a note: Filing an xfdesktop memory consumption issue might be beneficial to Xfce users who care about memory consumption but who don't want to turn to the somewhat unusual/extreme solution that you are using on your machine.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Mez' View Post
            I don't understand the use of that cyan/turquoise theme color. I know tastes and colors, blah blah, it's subjective yet as for pink it's the furthest from one-size-fits-all you can find, and to me it feels a bit cheap and childish.
            I checked out the visual tour, and I'd have called that blue.
            Where were you seeing pink?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
              bofh80 Wayland is a protocol. No more. No less.
              Sure ... But I asked, what it DOES. And there were other question marks in the comment that you seem to have ignored too?

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              • #37
                horrible fusion of titlebar/toolbars. i hate this trend. i will not use it unless i can restore normal bars.

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                • #38
                  I am wondering if this is too late to get into Debian Bullseye.

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                  • #39
                    What are the plans for XFCE 4.18? If they decide to add Wayland support, would something like wlroots or Mir be a better way to go instead of adding support to their own X Compositor or going with Mutter?

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                    • #40
                      The "Remember settings for each folder" in thunar is really appreciated !

                      Because i always have a thunar instance with different tab / folder, in a specific order, and each tab have it's own settings, so restoring the state everytime i restart started to annoy me a bit

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