Desktop Refresh

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Sat Dec 30 18:25:34 UTC 2006

The problem here is that the desktop is not being synchronized correctly
when using a symbolic link as desktop reference.


You have to remove your desktop first to be able to create the symlink,
you can do this by: mv ~/Desktop ~/Desktop.bak

#make a dir to redirect your desktop to
mkdir ~/test

#make the symbolic link
ln -s ~/test ~/Desktop

#create a file in your desktop
touch ~/Desktop/test.txt

#check if your desktop screen is synchronized.
File test.txt not shown at the desktop and had to manually synchronize
the desktop (Ctrl+R)

pkill xfdesktop
mv ~/Desktop ~/Desktop.bak
mkdir ~/test
ln -s ~/test ~/Desktop
xfdesktop &
# (wait for xfdesktop to start)
touch ~/Desktop/test.txt

Can someone please test this on a xubuntu machine?

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