Prevent Xfce from darwing desktop background

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Thu May 14 21:02:23 CEST 2009

andreas at wrote:

> You probably mean links like this[1].  But this PNG-creation + cron
> job solution is not really what I'd call a workaround for the problem
> that xfwm4 leaves gray desktop background behind, right?
> Or do I miss any other configuration option?

No, I mean things that talk about using xplanet's -id parameter and 
sniffing the XFCE_DESKTOP_WINDOW property from the X root window.

> I think we are now approaching some light in the sequence of
> missunderstandings: It is not xfdesktop's problem (well it is now
> switched of as I did it before in version 4.4) but xfwm4 behaves
> differently - and if you ask me I'm insisting that it is a bug if
> a window manager does not restore the background he put a window
> on.

Sorry, but you just don't understand anything about how X works.  Please 
stop insisting that you do.


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