What does xfsettingsd do?

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Sat Apr 19 04:00:27 CEST 2014


When playing around with some alternative window managers, I noticed
that running or not running xfsettingsd has quite some effects on
non-XFCE applications as well.

For example, the fonts and menu bar in my X11 Emacs look considerably
nicer if I have xfsettingsd running.

Can someone explain to me how this interaction comes about? I assume
that emacs does not come with support for XFCE's xfsettingsd, so how do
they communicate with each other?


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