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#1 2013-03-10 23:34:58

kindlychung
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How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

As in the title.

Thanks~

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#2 2013-03-11 00:44:15

ozjd
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

One thing someone mentioned on here a while ago is to go the Appearance setting and change it to anything else, exit and go back and set it to what you want. It reloads things like ~/.gtkrc-2.0

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#3 2013-03-11 11:46:53

kindlychung
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

Thanks. I hope we can just reload all configurations (all config files in ~/.config/xfce) without logging out and logging back in. This can be done in fluxbox.
Is it possible to implement this feature in XFCE?

Last edited by kindlychung (2013-03-11 11:47:30)

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#4 2013-03-11 17:15:48

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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

try xfdesktop -reload


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#5 2013-03-11 20:31:45

kindlychung
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

p0ng, it does not seem to work. I have tried that with keyboard shortcuts and themes, neither worked.

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#6 2013-03-12 02:29:26

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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

pkill -HUP xfdesktop should work big_smile


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#7 2013-03-12 18:01:01

kindlychung
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

p0ng, sorry, it doesn't work either.

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#8 2013-03-12 18:09:39

p0ng
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

xfdesktop --reload doesn't work for me too. but pkill yes.

 Example 2: Make syslog reread its configuration file:

              $ pkill -HUP syslogd

From http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-me … ng_changes

killall -HUP xfdesktop

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#9 2013-03-12 19:06:14

computeruser
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

Xfdesktop is a subset of Xfce, so I would expect it to only reload the Xfdesktop part of xfce-config, and not more.

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#10 2013-03-12 19:58:06

kindlychung
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Re: How can reload xfce4 config without restarting X?

Yeah, I would expect the same thing.

p0ng, could you please post what config file you have changed? Thanks~

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