ANNOUNCE: xfce4-screensaver 0.1.3 released

xfce4-screensaver 0.1.3 is now available for download from

What is xfce4-screensaver?

xfce4-screensaver is a screen saver and locker that aims to have simple,
sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the desktop.
xfce4-screensaver is a port of MATE Screensaver, itself a port of GNOME
Screensaver. It has been tightly integrated with the Xfce desktop,
utilizing Xfce libraries and the Xfconf configuration backend.


Release notes for 0.1.3
[Please note that this is a development release.]

I’m excited to announce the first beta release of xfce4-screensaver!
With a lot of feedback and testing, I feel confident to consider this
release beta quality.

– All available settings are now availble in the Preferences dialog
– Locking on user inactivity is now based on X11 Screensaver signals
– Xfce Screensaver now respects the xdg-screensaver state
– Screensaver and lock screen functionality can now be toggled

– Removed deprecated DBUS methods and signals from documentation
– New documentation pages at

– Dropped unused preferences
– Renamed all Xfconf properties for improved clarity
– Embedded keyboard options have been disabled since they are currently

Bug Fixes:
– Replaced Help link with a link to the Xfce Documentation (Xfce
– Added /usr/lib and /usr/libexec as trusted engine paths, enabling
local installs with access to existing screensavers (Xfce #14883)
– Fixed screen blanking and locking on BSD (Xfce #14846)
– Fixed lock screen crash on laptop lid-close events (GTK #1466)
– Fixed daemon crash when scrolling through available themes
– Fixed minimum window size to allow resizing much smaller
– Renamed screensavers to prevent conflicts with MATE Screensaver
– Reduced flicker rate when multiple keyboard layouts are available

Build Improvements:
– Silence warning: “ar: ‘u’ modifier ignored since ‘D’ is the default”
– Fix warning: “Target given more than once in the same rule”

Code Quality:
– Applied cpplint fixes and added cpplint configuration file
– Cleaned up unused variables, trailing spaces, and deprecated code
– Glade templates were cleaned up and organized for easier maintenance

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