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Thread: How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

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    How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

    Hello,

    I had to kill all instances of PCManFM because it was hanging .. after doing that my desktop disappeared, meaning that there's no more any document or folder on my desktop and right-clicking on it will show a different context menu from the default one.

    As I'm doing a batch job now which will last some hour, I was wondering if there's any command to restart my desktop without logging out.

    I googled without luck

    Thanks for any suggestion

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    Re: How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

    U can try Alt+F2 and run pcfanman again

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    Re: How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

    For How-To's, Information and Screen-Casts on Lubuntu go to the
    Lubuntu One Stop Thread -

    Lubuntu One Stop Thread

    Rodney

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    Re: How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

    Thank you ranger1021994,
    this almost does the trick.
    I found you have to press alt+f2 and type
    Code:
    pcmanfm --desktop
    The result it's not perfect, but at least it works.

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    Re: How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

    It might be a good idea to kill the hung PCManFM before you start a new one-

    Code:
    killall pcmanfm

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    Re: How to restart desktop without logging out on LXDE

    @MG&TL
    Thanks for your headup

    To complete things, a final note:
    add --profile to show the default lubuntu wallpaper

    so the final command is:
    Code:
    pcmanfm --desktop --profile lubuntu

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