Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Version 4.5.xIndex
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xfdesktop - The Xfce 4 Desktop Environment's desktop manager
manages the desktop itself in the Xfce 4 Desktop Environment.
This includes drawing the desktop backdrop and providing a right-click
applications menu and middle-click window list menu, as well as drawing
icons on the desktop. Only one instance of xfdesktop can be running at
a time, and should be started by running xfdesktop
without any arguments.
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to reload all its
settings, including loading a new random backdrop if using a backdrop list.
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the
applications menu at the current position of the mouse cursor.
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the window
list menu at the current position of the mouse cursor.
's behavior is affected by the following environment variables.
Specifies the root for all user-specific configuration files. If this
environment variable is not present, it defaults to
Specifies a colon-separated list of system directories in which to search
for configuration data.
If this environment variable is not present, it defaults to
searches for a menu description file in
can also use a user-customized menu in
Please report any bugs to
Development discussion should be conducted on the
mailing list. Usage-related questions should be directed to the
Jasper Huijsmans <firstname.lastname@example.org
>, Benedikt Meurer
>, and Brian Tarricone <email@example.com
This manual page was originally written by Brian Tarricone