Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Wed Dec 21 22:05:10 CET 2005

Aaron schreef:
> does anyone know why xfdesktop chooses to draw to a window infront of
> the root window, and not directly onto the root window? this makes
> conky and other programs that want to draw to the root window really
> unhappy, and seems kinda odd in general. just like to hear the reason
> why not using the root window was chosen.

Much easier to program. Allows easy event handling through gtk for the 
menus. It was also done with the idea to make it easy to add desktop 
icons at a later time. It's not as uncommon as you may think, both GNOME 
and KDE use this approach for their desktop handling.


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