Originally Posted by nirik
Not sure. I'd advise filing a bug against xfce4-power-manager on bugzilla.xfce.org to make sure the maintainer knows about it.
I added a comment to an existing bug report since it seemed appropriate to do so instead of creating a new one.
BTW, my impressions of Windows 8 are that I much prefer Xfce. Windows 8 is downright ugly. They seem to have taken lessons from Gnome 3 and Unity, although they weren't paying attention and got it even worse. It might be nice for a touch screen, but for a desktop or laptop, it is rather pathetic. Graphically, it is like going from 3d images to a comic book. I told my wife that it was like going from Bob the Tomato (in Veggie Tales) which is drawn to have a 3d appearance to Sponge Bob. The logo is ugly, the window frames are ugly. That little rotating set of spots that appear and disappear is just plain annoying. They couldn't come up with a better animation than that?
The only redeeming feature is that Microsoft is practically (for them anyway) giving it away at $39 for the download version and the Media Center addition is also free until January. Ballmer may be bragging about the great roll-out of Windows 8, but it is being done at what is likely a loss for them. I don't know how many more such "successes" Microsoft can afford.
Xfce, even with its faults, is still much more elegant looking, especially given that one can have rotating desktop wallpapers with 4.10, compositing, and have a very configurable and elegant looking system. I pulled the trigger on the Windows 8 upgrade to get it before the price went up. With the exception of one machine which is running a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 device, it will not get much use. Even that one will likely get mainly Media Center use.
I have not yet found a Linux solution which takes full advantage of the WinTV-HVR-1950's composite and S-Video inputs. That and a few other programs I need which are Windows only with no hope of a Linux version are the reason I keep Windows around. I would gladly otherwise kick it to the curb.