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I may have accidentally screwed something up. I was looking through the tools menu and clicked on Xkill, not knowing exactly how it worked. I then clicked on my desktop, ...
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    Probles with xfce4


    I may have accidentally screwed something up. I was looking through the tools menu and clicked on Xkill, not knowing exactly how it worked. I then clicked on my desktop, and now I cannot right click. Also the left and right mouse buttons seem to have reversed, and I cannot fix it. Should I re-install xfce or is there something else I can do?

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    The mouse problem can be fixed in the XFCE-Settings, which is easiest accessed from the bar at the bottom of your screen by default.

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    Right, I didn't think of that. I still can't right click the desktop though, to get the menu to come up for programs and what not..

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    Xkill will kill any program, and cos you clicked on the desktop, you killed xfdesktop - which is why you cant get the desktop menu!

    so to start it again, just alt+f2 and type in xfdesktop and press run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_lord_kodd
    Xkill will kill any program, and cos you clicked on the desktop, you killed xfdesktop - which is why you cant get the desktop menu!

    so to start it again, just alt+f2 and type in xfdesktop and press run.

    Haha nice didnt think of that!

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    Ok, I did that and it worked, for a little bit. After about a minute it went back to the way it was.

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    Does this situation persist even after you log-out and in again? If you're worried about xfce saving your settings with this program not running, you can always kill the X server session which will leave everything unsaved - use CTRL-ALT-Backspace to do that.
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    What I've done in the past with XFCE is just go to a terminal and start, or kill, any programs that way. Going into an xterm and typing xfdesktop should work (if you can get access to it). I've killed and restarted the toolbar and panel many times this way, of course I had access to the a terminal.

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    Ok, it worked twice, now when I type it in it says
    Code:
    kbk@2[~]$ xfdesktop
    Segmentation fault
    .

    So what can I do now?

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