XFCE desktop icons refresh question

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Fri Jun 16 14:59:18 CEST 2006

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Hi Jose,

Jose J. Rodriguez wrote :
> Hi, I am the developer of vl-hot, the external block device
> auto-mounting system (as in pendrives, USB cameras, etc) used by Vector
> Linux. VL uses XFCE on all its versions (Standard, SOHO and the Deluxe
> versions of both of those). Although vl-hot was originally designed to
> show desktop icons of the drives only in KDE (never found a way to
> show/remove icons on the other WMs + Rox), we are currently testing the
> beta of XFCE 4.4 for the upcoming VL6. This version has native support
> for desktop icons, so I started adapting vl-hot for this, which was
> initially easy, as it uses the same $HOME/Desktop directory as KDE.
> However, we still have not found a way to refresh the desktop to show
> the icons once created (it is of course, a normal .desktop file created
> "on the fly"). We found a reference to "xfdesktop -reload", but this
> seems to refresh everything but the desktop icons. Any help on this
> matter would be greatly appreciated.

As far as I know, xfdesktop doesn't refresh itself and the user needs to
press F5 to manually cause a refresh.

But I'm not the most knowledgeable person in this area, so I'm
forwarding your question to the Xfce devel mailing list, so that Brain
and Benny can answer your question.

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