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#1 2019-12-01 06:49:08

Aravisian
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Registered: 2019-08-17
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XFCE4 Desktop not showing Drag/drop

Core I7 2670QM Quad core CPU with a Nvidia Gforce 640M GPU, with 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD drive
Zorin 12.4 Core (Gnome build) with  XFCE 4.12 desktop installed.

In XFCE Desktop,
Items on the desktop vanish during drag and drop placement. Sometimes the icon will appear after drop.

Icons on the desktop also vanish. If click Organize Desktop, the files appear. All items appear normally and properly in Nautilus file manager.
Any ideas?

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#2 2019-12-01 20:10:38

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 6,046

Re: XFCE4 Desktop not showing Drag/drop

Aravisian wrote:

If click Organize Desktop, the files appear.

"Organize desktop" isn't an xfdesktop option. Is something else managing your desktop? Maybe nautilus?

As a test, make sure nautilus isn't running (check your processes). Make sure xfdesktop is running. Try drag and dropping the icons again. Another way to test this is to create a new user, log in with Xfce and do the test.

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#3 2019-12-02 01:27:50

Aravisian
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Re: XFCE4 Desktop not showing Drag/drop

ToZ wrote:
Aravisian wrote:

If click Organize Desktop, the files appear.

"Organize desktop" isn't an xfdesktop option. Is something else managing your desktop? Maybe nautilus?

Glad to see you are on the case, Toz:D
I am actually asking on behalf of someone else, so My own replies may be skewed.
I had suggested
xfdesktop --replace
already and they said that had no effect.

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#4 2019-12-02 02:07:30

ToZ
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Re: XFCE4 Desktop not showing Drag/drop

Unfortunately, "--replace" is not a valid option for xfdesktop. Try instead:

xfdesktop -Q && xfdesktop -e

...post back the debug output.

Have them create another user, log in and test before running nautilus.

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#5 2019-12-02 02:31:08

Aravisian
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Posts: 135

Re: XFCE4 Desktop not showing Drag/drop

$ xfdesktop -Q && xfdesktop -e
DBG[xfdesktop-common.c:258] xfdesktop_debug_set(): debugging enabled
DBG[xfdesktop-application.c:625] cb_wait_for_window_manager_destroyed(): found window manager after 1 tries
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1757] xfce_desktop_set_single_workspace_mode(): single_workspace_mode now TRUE
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:209] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): dividing by PANGO_SCALE
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:212] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): system font size is 16.00000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1932] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): label alpha is 0

DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1933] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): shadow x offset is 0

DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1934] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): shadow y offset is 0

DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1959] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): selected label alpha is 100

DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1961] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): selected shadow x offset is 0

DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1963] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): selected shadow y offset is 0

DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1981] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): cell spacing is 2
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1982] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): cell padding is 6
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1983] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): cell text width proportion is 1.900000
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1984] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): ellipsize icon label is true
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1985] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): tooltip size is -1
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:1986] xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(): label radius is 4.000000
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2272] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'Trash' to position (1,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:318] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_queue_thumbnail(): file: / not supported
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2272] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'File System' to position (2,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:318] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_queue_thumbnail(): file: /home/ashley not supported
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2272] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'Home' to position (3,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2733] xfdesktop_setup_grids(): CELL_SIZE=126.000, TEXT_WIDTH=114.000, ICON_SIZE=60
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2734] xfdesktop_setup_grids(): grid size is 8x14
DBG[xfdesktop-icon-view.c:2747] xfdesktop_setup_grids(): created grid_layout with 112 positions
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2957] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_files_ready(): got a GFileInfo: IP Camera.desktop
DBG[xfdesktop-thumbnailer.c:318] xfdesktop_thumbnailer_queue_thumbnail(): file: /home/ashley/Desktop/IP Camera.desktop not supported
DBG[xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c:2272] xfdesktop_file_icon_manager_add_icon(): attempting to set icon 'IP Camera' to position (4,0) [location in cache]
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:327] xfce_workspace_monitors_changed(): Adding workspace 0 backdrop 0
DBG[xfce-workspace.c:617] xfce_workspace_connect_backdrop_settings(): prefix string: /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/workspace0/
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:754] workspace_changed_cb(): current_workspace 0, new_workspace 0
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:538] backdrop_changed_cb(): monitor x 0, y 0, width 1920, height 1080
DBG[xfce-backdrop.c:1654] xfce_backdrop_generate_async(): loading image /home/ashley/Pictures/Wallpapers/wallpaper2you_184629.jpg
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:209] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): dividing by PANGO_SCALE
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:212] xfce_desktop_ensure_system_font_size(): system font size is 16.00000
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:1524] xfce_desktop_get_current_workspace(): workspace_num 0, single_workspace_num 0, current_workspace 0, max workspaces 1
DBG[xfce-desktop.c:538] backdrop_changed_cb(): monitor x 0, y 0, width 1920, height 1080

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 6:18 PM Aravisian <Aravisian@protonmail.com> wrote:

    See Toz latest post:

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#6 2019-12-02 02:51:15

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 6,046

Re: XFCE4 Desktop not showing Drag/drop

Everything looks good there. Have her create another user and try with that user.

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