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, as well as drawing icons on the desktop. Only one instance of xfdesktop can be running at a time, and should be started by running xfdesktop without any arguments.
- -h, --help
Show help options
Show all help options
Show GTK+ Options
Show session management options
- -V, --version
Display version information
- -R, --reload
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to reload all its settings and redraws the desktop background.
- -N, --next
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to advance to the next wallpaper on the current workspace.
- -M, --menu
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the applications menu at the current position of the mouse cursor.
- -W, --windowlist
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the window list menu at the current position of the mouse cursor.
- -A, --arrange
Automatically arrange all the icons on the desktop
- -D, --disable-wm-check
Do not wait for a window manager on startup
- -e, --enable-debug
Enable debug messages
- -d, --disable-debug
Disable debug messages
- -Q, --quit
Cause xfdesktop to quit
X display to use
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 ~/.config
Specifies a colon-separated list of system directories in which to search for configuration data. If this environment variable is not present, it defaults to /etc/xdg
xfdesktop searches for a menu description file in $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/menus/xfce-applications.menu. xfdesktop can also use a user-customized menu in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/menus/.
Please report any bugs to https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfdesktop.
Development discussion should be conducted on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
Usage-related questions should be directed to the email@example.com mailing list.
Jasper Huijsmans <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Benedikt Meurer <email@example.com>, Brian Tarricone <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Eric Koegel <email@example.com>.
This manual page was originally written by Brian Tarricone <firstname.lastname@example.org>.