Restarting XFCE desktop after a Gnome app changes it
erik.exists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 19:18:33 CEST 2005
This seems to be a very commmon question. (One that I have myself
asked a while ago) Is there some place (in the wiki, manual etc) that
a the solution to this problem can be posted or is there already and I
am am simply not aware of it? Searching google or the list archive
does turn up the solution but only after a bit of hunting around. Can
we make this easier? I would be happy to provide the write up, open
of course to criticism, (in a FAQ like format) but am not sure where
to put it. Would a larger list of common questions/answers like this
be useful to post somewhere?
On 6/17/05, John Shane <jslists at mtwafrica.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 13:48:27 +0200
> Stefan Stuhr <xfceuserslist at sstuhr.dk> wrote:
> > fre, 17 06 2005 kl. 12:49 +0200, skrev John Shane:
> > > How do I restart the xfce desktop after a Gnome application has taken
> > > over?
> > >
> > > I've been poking around looking at some Gnome apps and discover
> > > that sometimes they reset the desktop. The only way I've been able to get
> > > the xfce desktop back is to quit xfce and log back in. I tried to run
> > > xfdesktop (with and without &) from a terminal but it doesn't persist. As
> > > soon as I close the terminal the Gnome desktop comes back. I also tried
> > > "xfdesktop -reload" but again, as soon as I close the terminal the Gnome
> > > desktop reaserts itself.
> > >
> > > My apologies if the answer is in the manual. I read the section on the
> > > desktop manager again and that's where I got the -reload idea. Thanks for
> > > your help. John
> > Run
> > xfdesktop & disown
> > in the terminal.
> > And run Nautilus with --no-desktop as parameter, then it doesn't take
> > over the desktop.
> > Stefan
> Ahhhh, that does the trick! Many thanks.
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