Comment 17 for bug 1270261

I'd rather not revert back if we can help it.

Since xfdesktop responds to xfsettingsd being
launched and exiting I'm going to assume the
style set messages do work and it might be a
simple race condition between the two at start.
Especially since both are waiting for the window
manager. Can you try killing xfdesktop, clearing
any saved sessions, starting xfdesktop with the
-D option, and restarting to see if that fixes
the issue. Thanks!