I just changed from Ubuntu 13.04 to Xubuntu 13.04 in an attempt to improve the performance of my slightly outdated notebook. Everything apparently went fine except that my desktop is now cluttered with temporary backup files. I can easily remove them in the file manager by unclicking "Show hidden files", but this does not have any effect on the desktop itself.
In want of a better solution, I have considered redirecting my temporary backup files to a folder other than the Desktop folder, but I am not sure how to do that either.
If anybody knows how to either hide the backup files from my desktop, redirect them to another folder, or work some other kind of magic, I would be most grateful.