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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The developers of the Xfce desktop environment have released the newest version of their suite of applications. Xfce 4.10, which was released roughly fifteen months after its stable predecessor Xfce 4.8, comes with new orientation modes for the panel, a rewritten application finder and more fine tuning to its overall look and feel.
The Xfce panel has gained a new "Deskbar Mode" that aligns the open applications vertically (comparable to the panel's vertical mode) but displays panel plugins horizontally. This configuration was designed to use the ample horizontal space on widescreen monitors as efficiently as possible. In horizontal mode, the panel now supports multiple rows for launchers and other plugins, while window list items still expand to the full width of the panel.