With Xubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa" less than a week away (April 23, 2020), it's time to take a look at what's new. In this post, I walk through the post-installation desktop from the process of the
20200416 daily image. Below, you'll find screenshots from some of our core applications with the default Greybird and brand-new Greybird-dark themes.
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With our latest wallpaper, the Xubuntu desktop is a calm and relaxing place to come back to. The Whisker Menu helps you quickly find and pin your favorite applications. Firefox looks great with both the light and dark Greybird variants. Likewise, Thunderbird looks great regardless of your preference. LibreOffice doesn't wear Greybird-dark quite as nicely. It's not unusable, but it is a little unsightly. With the standard Greybird, LibreOffice shines. GNOME Software is included to make it easy to install Debian packages from the repos as well as snaps. Flatpak is also supported once the necessary plugins are installed. A major improvement since Xubuntu 18.04, all included Xfce applications are now using the latest GTK+3 toolkit. Hundreds of bugs that have been fixed in the last two years. Our included MATE applications, Atril, Engrampa, and MATE Calculator fill some missing functionality for the Xubuntu desktop. Catfish (front) is a lightweight and speedy search tool. Ristretto makes viewing any image fast and efficient. The Xfce Settings Manager collects all of your preferences in one place. The Settings Editor enables advanced editing. Parole Media Player will play nearly any content you send it's way. The PulseAudio Plugin provides easy access to audio inputs and outputs and includes media controls for active media players. Support for the Plasma Browser Integration plugin is included once the plugin is installed. Xubuntu includes a variety of high-quality wallpapers from previous releases, as well as the winners of the 20.04 Xubuntu Community Wallpaper Contest. Xfce Screensaver provides a secure and configurable lockscreen with support for Xscreensaver's screensavers.
Each of the six winners from the Xubuntu Community Wallpaper Contest look great with Xubuntu's default layout. Pick your favorite!