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What takes so long when toggling off the desktop?

(gconf-editor , then apps > nautilus > preference > show desktop toggle)

It's not that I can't do anything else in the meantime, but the pointer is in 'spin' mode.

Toggling back on does not do this.

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I think this is simply a bug, as nautilus isn't doing anything.

If you restart nautilus (killall nautilus) the pointer will come out of 'spin' mode.

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