I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox crashed while I was normally browsing the web and the whole desktop froze. I logged into another shell (ctrl-alt-n) and shutdown the system. After reboot if I login with my usual account the desktop will fail to load, no icons, no menu bar, nothing. I tried deleting files in the


folders, but it still not working.

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    Are you able to start desktop manager mannually using xfdesktop or xfdesktop4.
    – g_p
    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:05

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I solved it using

xfwm4 --replace

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