xfwm4, idesk and xloadimage

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Mon May 2 20:40:55 CEST 2005


xfwm4 doesn't lay any window over the root window. However, when using
the compositor, the root window is not rendered (just like with


On Sun, 2005-05-01 at 14:32 -0400, reg wrote:
> Will try to make this quick....
> Am running XFCE and want desktop icons so I am also running idesk. 
> Now no matter what I do, other than killing xfwm4, I cannot set the backgorund to be used on the root window. 
> I'm confused....since the idesk icons are visible it does not appear that xfwm4 lays down a window on top of the root window like xfdesktop did (I am not running xfdesktop)...but xloadimage has no effect...actually it does but I must kill xfwm4 in order to see the effect. 
> I've seen screenshots of xfce4 using idesk and having both icons and a custom background but just can't quite get it together. 
> Anyone?
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