xfce settings manager problem

Philip Newborough corenominal at corenominal.org
Sat Apr 17 21:33:17 CEST 2010

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 8:19 PM, Derick Centeno <aguilarojo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I'm not quite sure what I did, but for some reason I cannot access the xfce
> managers.  I mean that I can no longer change themes, mouse themes, window
> settings choose different icon themes, etc.  I can work within xfce and
> applications like open office, claws mail and others are functional.
> I can still invoke the entire application menu, however only those apps which
> affect and change xfce are unavailable.
> Perhaps I changed a directory location which xfce needs??
> Clues on how to correct this or where xfce expects things to be would be
> helpful.  I hope that maybe I can put things back and avoid reinstalling  Linux
> from scratch.
> Thanks for any ideas...

Hmm, maybe some of your settings files are somehow corrupt? AFAIK,
settings are stored in the '~/.config/xfce4' directory. If this
directory exists, try renaming it to something like
'~/.config/xfce4-bak', then logout, login and try changing your
settings. If all is well, the setting directory will be recreated.

 -- Philip

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