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pxumsgdxpcvjm 02-22-2007 12:13 AM

Redraw the Root Window
I have a quick quest. Is there a command included with X11 that'll redraw the screen (or at least just root window)?

Thanks to any replies.

Hitboxx 02-22-2007 12:55 AM

You mean refresh? Hitting F5 will refresh the desktop in any DE if that's what you're looking for.

macemoneta 02-22-2007 01:02 AM

The xrefresh command will do that.


$ man xrefresh

      xrefresh - refresh all or part of an X screen

      xrefresh [-option ...]

      Xrefresh  is  a simple X program that causes all or part of your screen
      to be repainted.  This is useful when system messages  have  messed  up
      your  screen.  Xrefresh maps a window on top of the desired area of the
      screen and then immediately unmaps it, causing  refresh  events  to  be
      sent  to  all applications.  By default, a window with no background is
      used, causing all applications to repaint ‘‘smoothly.’’  However,  the
      various options can be used to indicate that a solid background (of any
      color) or the root window background should be used instead.

pxumsgdxpcvjm 02-22-2007 02:26 AM

Thanks for the reply. That was just what I was looking for.

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