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GNOME Shell has been around for a while, being both critisized and applauded. Some consider it too heavyweight, others dislike the abolishment of the classic desktop.
Xfce has been a refuge for quondam GNOME users, given it's flexibility allowing it to look like GNOME2. Now, time has passed and GNOME3 is catching up.
Well, kind of. xfdashboard is described as a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce. Just like the example set by GNOME shell, xfdashboard allows you to get an overview of running applications, search for installed applications and organize your favorite programs in a dock-like bar on the left.
Seems like a search for files is not yet possible, but from what it looks like now it is already a great piece of software.

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LovelyBacon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
quondam, learn new words all the time. Looks like a great project, thanks for the tip :)
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cool4y Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
You can combine this app with brightside and you will get the same functionality that Gnome 3 provides.
Click for Brightside article in Web UPD8

Thanks for sharing this app!
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sixsixfive Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2014
maybe a waste of time... xfce is already build on so many gnome services & technologies and it will be even more if they switch to gtk3 - at the same time it's missing important things for a complete desktop environment(eg: a file archiver, desktop manager or a polkit client) so that all xfce-centric distibutions have to fix those missing applications with gnome or mate applications which require even more of their services - in the end a lightweight but fully operational desktop is not possible with xfce since you always have a half gnome/mate-desktop installed besides :/

but yeah maybe it's useful for someone
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Ayior Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
These journal entries are so useful! :D
Thank you for sharing!
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
My pleasure. :)
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