Not so long ago I gave a talk at a place where the projector needed 800x600 resolution. Sometimes I like to mirror my desktop so I don't get confused between my own laptop screen vs the projector. So I mirrored my display this time and started to scale down the resolution until the projector was OK, and that concluded to 800x600, at which point a lot of dialogs cannot fit into the screen these days, but that's another story.
My native resolution is 1920x1080, and at home my secondary monitor has the same resolution as well.
Since that talk the whisker menu shrank to a miniature size () and somehow also all of my desktop shortcuts disappeared or maybe they are just somewhere really off-screen? How can I reset back anything to normal? Obviously I'm back at 1920x1080 resolution for a while now, and I'd like the menu and the desktop items back.
I have the
*.desktop files in my
~/.local/share/applications and besides those I should see some Xfce provided ones like thrash can and stuff. The desktop is solid color and I don't see the regular background photos. It's like Xfce persisted some magic value somewhere since that talk with the morbidly tiny 800x600 resolution, that messed things up and it stuck like that even tho the resolution is back.
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