XFCE desktop icons refresh question

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 16 19:08:55 CEST 2006

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Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> 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.

If thunar-vfs was compiled with gamin or fam support (if the latter,
famd must be running), it should auto-update.  Otherwise you can hit F5
to refresh.


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