Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1, the second release, is now available! This release features several bug fixes, translations, and general improvements, which is a big step forward for the newest Xfce application.

What’s New?


  • Added support for color settings from Xfdesktop 4.12 and 4.13
  • The black fallback color has been replaced with the Xfdesktop default
  • The interface files for the preferences dialog and lock screen are now compiled and included in the binaries
  • The warning displayed as the root user is now an InfoBar to make it more visible
  • Screensaver Preferences can now be embedded in the Xfce Settings Manager

Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash when no background placement is configured (Xfce #14769)
  • Redraw the screensaver on monitor configuration events (Xfce #14796)
  • Automate detection of PAM configuration, adding a new flag to override (Xfce #14779)
  • Notify the user when Xfce Power Manager has an incompatible configuration and include a button to resolve it (Xfce #14782)
  • The unlock dialog is now correctly drawn with the Adwaita GTK theme
  • Fix builds on OpenBSD; build status can now be tracked on the Xfce Build Bot

Translations (All NEW!)

Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish


With just a single release, packaging for the new screensaver is starting to appear everywhere! Drop me a line if you know of any other places it’s been packaged. 🙂


Xfce Screensaver now properly supports colors and gradients from Xfdesktop.
The first release handled Adwaita poorly… now the widgets are drawn normally.
Now that the screensaver settings can be embedded, it feels like an Xfce app.
Previously, this notice was a label displayed at the bottom of the dialog.
Improved laptop support by validating Xfce Power Manager settings.


Please be aware that this is alpha-quality software. It is not currently recommended for use in production machines. Please continue to test it, report bugs, provide feedback, and submit patches so we can make the best screensaver and locker possible for Xfce.

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)