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InTheWoods

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OOPS! Desktop gone
« on: July 09, 2007, 01:05:39 pm »
I was going to kill an application with ctrl alt esc when it decided to come to life. So I clicked on an open area of the desktop to get rid of the skull and crossbones. Now I have no icons or background. How do I fix this?

tomh38

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Re: OOPS! Desktop gone
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 01:24:11 pm »
Are you using Xfce or KDE?

If Xfce, go to this thread: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3407.msg21436#msg21436 and go to the 9th post down, by M0E-lnx, and follow his instructions.

If KDE, can you get the main menu and open the KControl?  If so you should be able to fix things from there.

Um, next time, you can deactivate XKill by right-clicking the mouse.
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roseway

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Re: OOPS! Desktop gone
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 10:56:15 pm »
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Um, next time, you can deactivate XKill by right-clicking the mouse.

.. or by hitting Escape.
Eric

InTheWoods

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Re: OOPS! Desktop gone
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 05:01:13 pm »

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...you can deactivate XKill by right-clicking the mouse...or by hitting Escape.
Thanks

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xfdesktop
was the solution given.
It turned out to be even easier than that. Just go to the Vector icon on the panel select Settings >> Desktop Settings >> Allow Xfce to manage the desktop


tomh38

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Re: OOPS! Desktop gone
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 02:59:21 am »
Well, InTheWoods, I'm glad it worked out.  Sorry about directing you to a more-difficult-than-necessary solution.
"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones." - Linus Torvalds, April 1991