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What is xfdashboard?

Short: Maybe a Gnome shell and macOS Expose like dashboard for Xfce

Longer: xfdashboard provides a GNOME shell dashboard and macOS Mission Control (Exposé and Spaces) like interface for use with the Xfce desktop. It can be configured to run with any keyboard shortcut and when executed provides an overview of applications currently open enabling the user to switch between different applications. The search feature works like Xfce's app finder which makes it convenient to search for and start applications.



You can find a quick'n'dirty guide to xfdashboard at this link.
Documentation for theming is here.
All settings stored in Xfconf by xfdashboard are documented here.



The latest stable version is version 0.6.1 released at 2016-12-22.

You can download the source tarball using the following links:

For older releases including development versions look at the release archive at the following link.


The latest development version is version 0.7.7 released at 2019-12-03.

You can download the source tarball using the following links:

Source code repository

The latest development version is hosted on Xfce Git. You can browse it using the web interface at the following URL:https://gitlab.xfce.org/apps/xfdashboard

Here you find the documentation for theming and settings of the latest development version.

For older development releases or stable releases look at the release archive.

Reporting Bugs

If you are experiencing a bug in xfdashboard, your way of helping things getting fixed is to report a bug about it in Xfce GitLab. Please note that to do this you will need to have / create an account.

Before reporting a new bug, please try your best to check if it has already been reported (see the latest reports below). Click here for a full list of bug reports.

Report a new bug

If your bug has not been reported before, please submit a new bug report.

When writing your bug report, try to be as descriptive as possible, but avoid verbosity; Mozilla has a nice guide on how to write a bug report.

For more information, see Bug Reporting and Fixing.

File a new bug or enhancement request

Open Bugs

Here's a list (updated daily) of open bug reports with the date that bug was reported in parenthesis.

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