Catfish 1.4.7 Released

With tighter desktop integration, improved performance, and fixes for both old and new bugs, Catfish 1.4.7 makes desktop search faster and easier than ever.

Catfish 1.4.7 Released

What’s New?


  • Cleaner, easier to read manpage contents
  • Information about the --path command-line flag was added to help and the manpage
  • Updated AppStream components to align with the latest specification
  • Replaced project URLs with HTTPS where possible

Desktop Integration

  • The window layout now respects the current desktop (Xfce #14486)
  • A headerbar layout is used for Budgie, GNOME, and Pantheon
  • All other desktops use the traditional titlebar layout
  • This option can be overridden using the use-headerbar option
    in the Catfish configuration file (~/.config/catfish/catfish.rc)
  • Files can now be dragged into other applications (Xfce #14492)
  • For file managers, the files will usually be copied to that location
  • For other applications, the files will be opened by the application


  • Thumbnails will now only be generated when the thumbnail view is active (Xfce #14689)
  • Added /dev to list of standard excluded directories
  • Files within /dev can still be searched if explicitly selected by the user

Bug Fixes

  • Quoted search strings now allow for searching for specific phrases, instead of searching for actual quote characters (Xfce #14501)
  • The file context menu can now be opened multiple times (Xfce #14621)
  • Fix crash as startup when Catfish enables multi-file selection (LP #1753163)

Translation Updates

Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)