icons on desktop with xfce

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sat May 1 16:51:04 CEST 2004

Michal M. Lechanski wrote:

>On 2004-04-30 22:29 Joanna Bialek wrote:
>>Icons in XFCE??
>>What for????????????????
>I hate that idea too, but I'd like have tool like a root-tail displaying
>logs on my desktop(*). And that's my question came from...
this is really an unrelated problem.  root-tail draws directly to the 
root window.  xfdesktop creates a 'virtual root window' on top of the 
root window.  right now, all that virtual window does is serve as a 
canvas for the backdrop and catch mouse clicks for the menu.  
eventually, it'll also be what the desktop icons are drawn/positioned 
on.  this won't change the fact that root-tail is drawing on something 
that's covered up.

i believe there was a patched version of root-tail floating around that 
could be given a window id to draw on (instead of the root window).  or 
something.  not sure where it might be though.

>(*)It's worked in 4.0.3, but not in newer versions...
that's strange.  it was my understanding that none of that stuff had 
been touched since 4.0.0.  i know jasper had at one time been playing 
around with how xfdesktop draws the desktop, but i thought that was 
confined to CVS head.


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