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Command-line Options

The general usage of the command line options is:

xfdesktop [OPTION...]
Only one instance of xfdesktop can be running at a time, and should be started by running xfdesktop without any arguments.

Here is a summary of all the options, grouped by type. Explanations are in the following sections.

Help Options
-h, --help; --help-all; --help-gtk; --help-sm-client
Application Options
-V; --version; --reload; --menu; --windowlist; --arrange; --quit; --display=DISPLAY

Help Options

-h, --help
Show help options and exit
--help-all
Show all help options and exit
--help-gtk
Show GTK+ Options and exit
--help-sm-client
Show session management options and exit

Application Options

-V, --version
Display version information and exit
--reload
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to reload all its settings, including loading a new random backdrop if using a backdrop list
--menu
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the applications menu at the current position of the mouse cursor
--windowlist
Causes an already-running instance of xfdesktop to pop up the window list menu at the current position of the mouse cursor
--arrange
Automatically arrange all the icons on the desktop
--quit
Cause xfdesktop to quit
--display=DISPLAY
X display to use

GTK+ Options

--class=CLASS
Program class as used by the window manager
--name=NAME
Program name as used by the window manager
--screen=SCREEN
X screen to use
--sync
Make X calls synchronous
--gtk-module=MODULES
Load additional GTK+ modules
--g-fatal-warnings
Make all warnings fatal

Session management options

--sm-client-id=ID
Session management client ID
--sm-client-disable
Disable session management
xfce/xfdesktop/command-line.txt · Last modified: 2015/03/11 14:47 by ochosi