Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Version 4.1.90
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xfdesktop - The Xfce 4 Desktop Environment's desktop manager
xfdesktop manages the desktop itself in the Xfce 4 Desktop Environment.
This includes drawing the desktop backdrop and providing a right-click
applications menu and middle-click window list menu. Only one instance
of xfdesktop can be running at a time, and should be started by running
xfdesktop without any arguments.
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to reload all its
settings, including loading a new random backdrop if using a backdrop list.
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the
applications menu at the current position of the mouse cursor.
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the window
list menu at the current position of the mouse cursor.
xfdesktop's behavior is affected by the following environment variables.
Specifies the root for all user-specific configuration files. If this
environment variable is not present, it defaults to
Specifies the root for all user-specific cache data. If this environment
variable is not present, it defaults to
xfdesktop reads the contents of the applications menu from the
xfdesktop also keeps some menu cache data in
Please report any bugs to
Development discussion should be conducted on the
mailing list. Usage-related questions should be directed to the
Jasper Huijsmans <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Benedikt Meurer
<email@example.com>, and Brian Tarricone <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was originally written by Brian Tarricone
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