I have two Ubuntu systems and in the course of changing configurations something has become muddled.
I have disabled Unity in favor of gnome shell, the older style display of the desktop. Then I installed xfce 4. Seemed everything would be working okay, and for the most part it does.
Except I noticed that on one system there's something else controlling settings.
On one, if I right click the desktop, I get the menu with the options:
open in new window create launcher... create url link... create folder... create from template -> open terminal here paste desktop settings... properties... applications ->
On system two, right clicking brings up the menu:
Create new folder Create new document -> organize desktop by name keep aligned paste Change Desktop Background
Additionally, even though I set the background with the xfce settings manager, on system two that background will appear for a few seconds before it's replaced by something that looks like a background from Ubuntu's original desktop. And it's being controlled by what comes up with the "change desktop background" when right clicking, which isn't the xfce settings manager.
On the first system, that right click does bring up the xfce settings tool.
In short, something is controlling/overriding the xfce settings on machine two, but I can't find what file or configuration tool is doing it. How can I get system two to behave as system one, giving control of settings and configuration of X to XFCE's tools?