xfdesktop man page

xfdesktop — The Xfce 4 Desktop Environment's desktop manager

Synopsis

xfdesktop
xfdesktop [options]

Description

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.

Options

Help Options

-h, --help
Show help options
--help-all
Show all help options
--help-gtk
Show GTK+ Options
--help-sm-client
Show session management options

Application 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
--display=[DISPLAY]
X display to use

Environment

xfdesktop's behavior is affected by the following environment variables.

XDG_CONFIG_HOME
Specifies the root for all user-specific configuration files. If this environment variable is not present, it defaults to ~/.config
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS
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

Files

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/.

Bugs

Please report any bugs to http://bugzilla.xfce.org/.
Development discussion should be conducted on the xfce4-dev@xfce.org mailing list.
Usage-related questions should be directed to the xfce@xfce.org mailing list.

Homepage

http://xfce.org/

Author

Jasper Huijsmans <huysmans@users.sourceforge.net>, Benedikt Meurer <benny@xfce.org>, Brian Tarricone <bjt23@cornell.edu>, and Eric Koegel <eric@xfce.org>.

This manual page was originally written by Brian Tarricone <bjt23@cornell.edu>.

Info

August 2014