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XDG config dir not properly managed


Description djc 2005-02-15 19:49:34 CET
I run Xfce on my desktop machine with two screens (:0.0, :0.1) using
the default XDG dirs ($HOME/.config and $HOME/.cache.  I also like
to run a VNC server on this machine with Xfce as the desktop environment.
I start Xfce within the VNC server as follows:

    export XDG_CONFIG_HOME=/users/djc/.config2
    export XDG_CACHE_HOME=/users/djc/.cache2
    startxfce4 &

However, if I alter the "Window shortcuts" in the "Window Manager
Preferences" settings panel in the VNC server session, the keyboard
shortcuts are modified for the instance running on :0.0 and :0.1 as
well.  It appears that the same custom shortcuts file is being used
between the two instances of Xfce.
Comment 1 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2005-03-14 21:21:10 CET
I think one instance of xfwm4 can manage more than one screen.
Comment 2 djc 2005-03-14 22:21:16 CET
(In reply to comment #1)

Yes, it can and does manage multiple screens.  That is how my primary desktop
is configured.

While composing a longer reply explaining what I need, I did some checking
and found that the problem is that the key theme is not stored under an
XDG directory, it is stored in $HOME/.themes/..., so the same theme was
being modified by both displays.  Now that I know this, I can just create
a different named theme and point the VNC instance at it.

I'm going to close the bug as INVALID.

Bug #772

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Reported on: 2005-02-15
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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