[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#540437: Bug#540437: Bug#540437: Bug#540437: xfdesktop4: keeps regenerating 'Desktop' folder in user's home dir

Michael S. Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 17:59:50 UTC 2009

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:58:33 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim, 2009-08-09 at 23:22 -0400, Michael S Gilbert wrote:
> > yes, it is xfdesktop.  removed 'Desktop', ran 'xfdesktop' and it was
> > back.  i straced xfdesktop, but there was no reference to 'Desktop'.
> > would it be useful to attach that output?
> By the way, Desktop/ is required if xfdesktop is set to display
> Files/Launchers, so it creates (or maybe xfconf) it. But here it
> *doesn't* happens when the icon type is set to “None” or “Minimized
> applications”

ok, so sorry to waste your time, but this looks like a non-issue.  i
switched from 'None' to 'Minimized' and ran xfdesktop; no 'Desktop' was
created.  then i switched back to 'None' again, and still no 'Desktop'
was created.  i'm betting that there was some kind of difference
between settings on one of the xfce upgrades (maybe when i upgraded from

maybe this is something that will need to be handled for lenny->squeeze
upgrades?  or maybe documenting the workaround in the release notes
would be sufficient?

i have two other virtual machines that are still demonstrating this
behavior if you want me to look at anything else.  i did try 'strace
-f' before and did not see any reference to 'Desktop'.


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