no more xsnow

killermoehre killermoehre at
Sun Nov 27 11:50:19 CET 2016

Am 27. November 2016 10:47:11 MEZ, schrieb Ulli Horlacher <framstag at>:
>With XFCE 4.12 (xubuntu 16.04) my most important program (for december)
>not working any more: xsnow
>The program starts, but no snowflakes are visable and Santa
>disappears after a few seconds.
>I have tested it with a solid desktop background colour and disabled
>display compositing with no change.
>With XFCE 4.8 (xubuntu 12.04) everything was fine.

Hi Ulli,

does xsnow draw directly on the X root window? If yes, than you need either to set a transparent background in xfdesktop or disable it altogether, because xfdesktop creates a window on its own directly above the root window.


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