ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal released

xfce4-terminal is now available for download from

What is xfce4-terminal?

Xfce4-terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop
– primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. It is a lightweight
emulator based on the VTE widget, easy to use and provides an optional
drop-down window (game-console style).


Release notes for
– Tab became active if unclosed to the left of the current tab
– Fix new tab being one pixel short under some GTK themes (e.g.,
Greybird) which led to changing the window geometry and losing a row
(bug #13263)
– Resolve deprecation of vte_terminal_match_set_cursor_type()
– Add –preferences command line option and corresponding .desktop file:
this allows to open a standalone Preferences dialog from Xfce Settings
(bug #13249)
– Add command line options for setting text (foreground) and backround
colors: –color-text and –color-bg, respectively (bug #4887)
– Add “Copy Input” action: it shows a popover and allows to copy the
input to all tabs within the current window (bug #10047)
– Update URLs to use https protocol
– Add info on accels.scm to the man page
– Reduce the Preferences dialog height
– First show the terminal and then update its settings (bug #14322)
– Add command line option –active-tab which allows to specify active
tab within a window. It also allows to keep the active tab when
restoring a saved Xfce session.
– Convert “Relaunch” dialog to GtkInfoBar to make it less intrusive
– Add tooltips for “Set Title” popover elements
– Resolve the warnings gcc8 has introduced
– Translation updates: Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese
(Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), French,
German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish,
Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian
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