Some days ago, I installed Linux Mint 15 "olivia" Xfce in my pc. but, today when I started it everything was working fine but, the desktop color is grey and nothing but a blank screen. when I click on it nothing happens. I can use the taskbar start any application and yes i am writing this from Linux Mint. I am also giving a screenshot

this is how desktop looks like

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That looks like your window manager is not running. This should solve it:

xfwm4 --replace &

If that does solve it, just save your session and exit so that next time it will be loaded automatically.

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