Lost desktop & right mouse

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Wed Dec 15 08:00:37 CET 2004

What you're seeing happens when xfdesktop is not running.

Try running xfdesktop from a terminal and see if there are error messages.

If somehow the session got saved without xfdesktop, you need to save 
onlogout while xfdesktop is running.


Ken McLennan wrote:
> G'day there One & All,
>    I'm using xfce
>    Somehow today I've managed to kill my desktop & the use of the right 
> & middle mouse buttons. I still have the panel and taskbar. They both 
> work as expected, with the right mouse button bringing up the change 
> dialogue from the panel. The right button works in both Firefox & 
> Thunderbird so the problem doesn't seem to be the mouse.
>    Everything was fine when I started to try to get my USB memory stick 
> working. I had the entire screen covered with terminals showing man 
> pages and other stuff, plus the Links browser in graphic mode showing 
> the HowTo. I couldn't see the background at all, so I don't really know 
> what I was doing when it disappeared nor even roughly when it happened. 
> All I know is that I got my memory stick working, shut down the 
> windows/terminals and had no picture for the background. I tried to 
> right click to get the menu and nothing happened.
>    I've since used xsetroot to get a background colour, but can't get 
> xfce background things working again. I've not been able to find a 
> resource file with a background setting, but I'm sure there's one in 
> here somewhere - I'm still looking, but I don't really think it will be 
> much use to me.
>    I've tried searching in the user-list archive on the xfce site, but 
> didn't come up with anything that gave pointers.
>    Oh, btw, Torsmo is working OK, so there's still a desktop there =).
>    Does any one have any ideas of where I should look? or heard of 
> anything similar?
> Thanks in advance (gee... that was original)
> Ken McLennan
> Qld, Australia
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