Introduction to Xfdesktop

Xfdesktop is a desktop manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Xfdesktop sets the background image / color, creates the right click menu and window list and displays the file icons on the desktop using Thunar libraries.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

Xfdesktop Dependencies


Exo-0.10.6, libwnck-2.30.7 and libxfce4ui-4.12.1


User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xfdesktop

Installation of Xfdesktop

Install Xfdesktop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: xfdesktop and xfdesktop-settings
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce and /usr/share/pixmaps/xfdesktop

Short Descriptions


is the Xfce Desktop Environment's desktop manager.


is a GTK+ 2 application that allows you to change your desktop background, some preferences for the righ click menu and what icons are displayed on the desktop.

Last updated on 2015-09-20 17:38:20 -0500