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I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can Unity be set such that the X root window becomes visible instead of the desktop wallpaper?

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This is probably related: askubuntu.com/questions/380498/xsnow-does-not-work --- similar olde code. I tried to get xroach working but with no success... –  Rmano Mar 27 at 15:23

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