Desktop menus not showing

Biju Chacko botsie at
Wed Jan 22 15:37:21 CET 2003

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 21:29:26 -0800, Russ Pitman wrote:

> Newly built this evening from cvs.
> How do I get a menu on the desktop, Tried every combination of single
> and/or double clicking on all three mouse keys I could figure.
> A few builds ago the menus appeared  but died as soon as a selection
> was made.
> My ~/.xinitrc is
> --
> xfce-mcs-manager
> xfwm4 --daemon
> exec xfce4-panel &
> xfbd4 -i
> xfmouse4
> exec xfdeskmenu
> -- 
> ~/.deskmenurc copied direct chown to me
> Am I missing something here?

xfdeskmenu is deprecated, and is no longer expected to be in the
production version of XFce4. It seems to be affected with a bad case of
bit rot too. For that matter xfbd4 is also deprecated. xfdesktop is the
replacement for both of these apps.

Of course, that said, I have to admit that I am not using xfdesktop. I
can't operate without minimised program icons. I dislike taskbars, so I
am stuck with ROX-Filer for now.

-- b

Biju 'botsie' Chacko                        biju_chacko at vsnl dot net          Public Key available on request

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