Just shy of two years since Xfce 4.16 the latest release has landed with Xfce 4.18 that comes with tons of new features and a "gazillion" bug fixes. It's still one of the most popular desktop environments for Linux, that offers up a lightweight experience without a lot of the fancy shiny stuff found in GNOME and KDE.
A lot of this release went into the Thunar file manager, some of the improvements noted include:
- Image preview in the file manager, with two different modes available. You can have the preview pop over the left panel, or have it so its own panel appears on the right.
- Undo and Redo support for various file operations like moving, renaming, sending to trash.
- File highlighting accent colour support. You can adjust the background and filename to different colours.
- A customizable toolbar.
- A new split view.
- Recursive searching.
- A new Recent file view.
- Bookmarks moved to their own menu.
- + more
There's plenty of improvement elsewhere like the Application Finder having support for systems with hybrid graphics, the compositor now supports adaptive vsync with GLX, better support for UI scaling, you can now decide what to do when a new display is connected and much much more.