Suggestion regarding desktop icon selection via keyboard input
I'm not sure how long this has been a feature, but I noticed that on the current release of XFCE, if you type a letter on your keyboard while on the desktop, it will search and select a matching icon/file that begins with that letter. This has been something I've always done regularly on Windows and it is very helpful when there are a lot of files on the Desktop and you know roughly what you are looking for.
I am suggesting that there be an ability to type not just the first letter of what you are looking for, but several letters or more, instead of the current method where every key press is a separate search (or in the case of the same letter being pressed, the next possible match being selected), even if it's an option that has to be enabled somewhere.
In Windows, the way it works is that there is a short timeframe where if you continue to type letters, it will continue to use your keystrokes as a search phrase (eg, if you have a folder called "Myfolder" on your dekstop, and quickly type "Myf" it will likely select what you are looking for, as opposed to what happens with XFCE where it will find the first available match beginning with M, then one beginning with y, and finally anything starting with f). I believe on Windows the way to incrementally go down the list of matches is to wait a bit longer between keystrokes, so if you know something starts with A, you press A, wait a bit, press A again and it will go down icons matching A.
This could be unwanted in some scenarios such as if you only want to search via the first letter of something and quickly go down the matches, but I think it would be more intuitive in most cases to be able to search via multiple letters or entire words.