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VMware Player / Workstation corrupting the “a” key in host X

I'm running Windows 7 and Debian guests in VMWare Workstation on an updated stable Arch Linux (wm: XFCE) host. When VMware releases the keyboard from the guest OS to the host the "a" key stops ...
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Xfce panel buttons don't minimize windows when focus follows mouse is set

I like to have the focus follow my mouse, but I also like to be able to both minimize and restore windows by clicking the window button in the panel. If "click to focus" is set, then I get that ...
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Windowless xterm? (Faking a terminal for a process)

I'm fighting with a rather odd problem with Matlab. The startup script is located in /opt/matlab_2013b/bin and is called matlab. When I run it in terminal, it works fine. But I want to make a ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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How can I get the root terminal to add myself into sudoers file so that I can act as root? [closed]

Once again, I'm trapped in a Linux security circle. When I start terminal, this is what I get: So I looked up the internet how to solve it. All solutions unsurprisingly require root permissions. ...
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gentoo xfce auth problem

When i launch xfce on normla user: with consolekit and dbus i have all shutdown,reboo,suspend etc buttons but the are grey inactive. Without consolekit and dbus I can shutdown but ther are no susupend ...
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What could be the reason for a delayed display of the prompt ?

When I click on the Xfce-Terminal Logo, the terminal window opens, but for about 30 seconds there is no prompt and no reaction to a command. On the picture below, the lower window already attained ...
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how to undecorate all windows xfce

How can I undecorate all windows in xfce? I know devilspie2 can do this, but I only know how to do this for specific windows? How should .ds script look like to undecorate all? Or do you know any ...
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How to minimize the use of anti-aliased fonts across all my desktop environment and applications?

I have configured some applications (Emacs, xfce4-term) to use bitmapped fonts, and disabled hinting/anti-aliasing. But there are still a lot of anti-aliased fonts in my GUI desktop (xfce4). If I ...
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Where is the .xsession file in linux mint?

I would like to know how I can use start up scripts in .xsession in order to change the look of my Desktop, I assumed .xsession was in my home directory so I performed at my home directory: ls -a to ...
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what do i need to do additionally to start X in order to not end in a black screen?

From the xfce desktop environment in Linux Mint, I pressed Ctrl + Alt + Fn in order to get into a virtual terminal, then I stopped the mdm display manager with killall mdm. So far it worked, but once ...
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What do I need to know, to search for a desktop wallpaper?

I am using Linux Mint together with the xfce desktop environment, I honestly do not know what I have to consider in order to search for a desktop wallpaper. I am assuming that maybe which desktop ...
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name of binary vs. name in GUI

I wish I could title this better. An example seems the best way of making the point: In icedove>preferences>attachments, for 'JEPG image' one can select 'Image Viewer' or 'Use other ...'. It turns ...
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Network manager disappeared

My NetworkManager icon has disappeared and there is no network management tools in the menu. How do I get the icon back and an entry in the menu for configuring different wireless networks? I use ...
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Slingscold launcher finds nothing

Trying to use Slingscold launcher in Linux Mint Xfce Qiana - it should look something like the search in Gnome Shell but it finds nothing and is just empty: Does it need some other dependency ...
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Remap or unmap F10 from triggering window file menu in Xfce

By default F10 on Xfce activates the menu File menu and so cannot be used as a shortcut in any program. I already looked in the Window Manager and Keyboard settings pages and no F10 key binding is ...
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Suspend button does not work when xscreensaver is active on xfce Debian

I've Debian jessie and xfce. When I push the power button, my system is suspended. When I press any key on my keyboard the system wake up and I get the login prompt of Xscreensaver (screen lock is ...
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Why PhpStorm hotkeys (Ctr+Alt+Left, Shift+F6) not works with xfce4 desktop environment?

I use PhpStorm. I use x2go and xpra for connect to remote machine with launched phpstorm. If on terminal-system installed any desktop environment, exclude xfce4 - PhpStorm hotkeys work perfectly. If ...
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Dual Monitor mode in XFCE not working with xrandr

I am using Manjaro with XFCE on a laptop (Thinkpad x240). I have a docking station (Thinkpad Ultra Dock) with a monitor connected and that works like a charm. Today, I received my second monitor and ...
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How to restore default XFCE theme (“Adwaita-Manjaro-Dark”) in Manjaro?

I recently installed Manjaro Linux, and today I started trying out new themes. I read that the default theme for Manjaro XFCE is called "Adwaita-Manjaro-Dark". But for some weird reason this theme ...
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Where are the default font preferences in a modern Unix desktop stored (those which affect the choice of the font by an uncustomized Emacs 24)?

My situation and my question are like the ones in http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2012-06/msg00183.html: after the recent upgrade to emacs 24.x (...) my font size is too large ...
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'Present' terminal window on shell/executable command?

Currently using Xfce and xfce4-terminal, but suggestions involving other Linux-based systems may still be helpful. I start a longish-running program in a terminal window, then alt-tab away and do ...
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XFCE: how to remove “Always on top” option

When I click the program link in the bottom panel among the other options I have "Always on top". Once I accidentally clicked it for audacios, and now it's always active by default. So, every time I ...
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Can't boot Voyager Linux based on Xubuntu

I recently installed Voyager Linux, an linux distribution based on Xubuntu. The problem is that I cant boot it anymore. I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1, but that's not the problem. I ...
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Extract audio from video in Thunar custom actions

Thunar custom actions can be used to convert media files by adding a simple command like avconv -i %f %f.mp3 I would like a command to extract aac sound from mp4 and flv files with a Thunar custom ...
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Interference between XF86Display (F4) button and Super button in Xfce keyboard settings

I like the Super button for the Whisker Menu search (xfce4-popup-whiskermenu), which is the default in Linux Mint Xfce (but can be set like that in Xubuntu or other systems with the Xfce desktop) and ...
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Add new category in Menu (Xfce)

I tried doing the following to add a new category named "Electronics" in Whisker Menu on Linux Mint 17.1 with Xfce 4.10.1: I added this text to ~/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu just after rest ...
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How to make all windows except dialogs full screen in XFce?

Is there any way to setup XFce to set all windows to full screen by default, except for dialog windows and other windows that can only be small, in XFce? Preferably this: Does not cover XFce's ...
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Change XFCE default wallpaper for all users

I am trying to work out how to change XFCE default background wallpaper system wide for all users. However I can not find how to do this for the system wide settings, either from the command line or ...
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How to avoid session login failure with ecryptfs

After encrypting my /home directory with the migrate-home ecryptfs-utils script I can't log in to an XFCE session on my Manjaro system from the normal login screen. If I try to, the session is ...
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No sound in arch linux with xfce4

I have installed Arch Linux with Xfce4, I installed alsa-firmware, utils and plugins. I haven't installed PulseAudio. I have no sounds in my laptop at all :/ I have unmuted in alsamixer my speakers. ...
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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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Possible conflicts beteeen Xfce/Thunar and Cinnamon/Nemo

On Ubuntu and Linux Mint websites and forums people usually say that these two desktops can be used as parallel sessions, in Ubuntu or Mint without any problem. I have used a lot Xfce and Xubuntu and ...
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Kwin with xfce one of two monitors is black

I've installed kwin on my version of Xubuntu by replacing xfwm4 in xfce4-session.xml with kwin, and it's giving me the problem that my primary monitor (as far as I know or have configured) is entirely ...
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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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Xfce: How to specify row size in Alt+Tab window?

Alt+Tab window shows a list of open applications. Problem is it can put even 24 icons in a single row which makes navigation hard. Is there a setting to specify e.g. 5 icons per row?
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After switching to the nvidia video card driver, the whole xfce setup messed up

I recently installed Linux lite. I went to change from the nouveau driver to the Nvidia legacy updates driver, restarted my pc. I remember being prompted to have default Xfce or something else and I ...
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Bind right click contect menu to key

I'm using a Latitude DELL notebook with XUbuntu which is working really well. But there's this one issue. The missing "context menu" key which is usually between CTRL and AltGR. I already found a way ...
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Removing XFCE on fedora20

I'm trying to remove XFCE from my fedora installation in favor of kde. I tried #yum remove @xfce but I got this... Running transaction check ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve: ...
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xfce4 no wallpaper and unresponsive with virtualbox

I recently installed arch with virtual box (Win7 host) with xfce4. I installed i3 to try it out, when I started up it loaded with no wallpaper and didn't respond to mouse input. I then set .xinitrc ...
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mx-14 installed display issue

I used the MX14 live cd with vga=773 added to the boot line to get the display correct. Installed os to my hard drive but the display settings did not transfer, on reboot the display was visible (no ...
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Task view and Main Apps Panel missing

I have a few problems that I believe stems from a single issue. I have 2 panels on my desktop. 1 on the bottom center with the typical icons - Add Terminal / new note / file manager / time / etc.. ...
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How to change language interface in Xfce?

I installed Debian sid with Xfce and I would like to change the language used in the interface. I would like to set the language to English (US) remplacing French. The change must be on whole system ...
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XFWM set chrome app launcher placement?

I'm running XFCE4 in arch linux and using google-chrome-stable. I added the Chrome app launcher (google-chrome-stable --show-app-list) to the panel, but when I click on it, it places the launcher ...
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How to add an applet to XFCE systray?

I had Gmixer applet in systray but I was told to remove it and use pavucontrol (also an applet). Ok, I did, now I don't have any volume control in systray. When I go to systray preferences I can see a ...
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XFCE how to show pop up when using sound function keys

On Unity and Ubuntu, I noticed that if I change the volume via function keys, it shows a pop up. Can I have the same ability with Arch and Xfce? It already does it with brightness (if I press the ...
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Gnome: forcing an application to start on top

I am having issues with starting Thunar (a file manager for Xfce) via a keyboard shortcut and having it start on top of other windows. The Thunar window always appears below the current active ...
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Remote Xfce session in a separate console?

I have the following setups: A netbook with Xubuntu 14.04 and desktop PC with Debian 7. I can connect from netbook to desktop through SSH. I want to start a separate X server on netbook and host on ...
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Change key mappings for xfce4-terminal

Hi I'd like to change the key mappings slightly in xfce4-terminal, maybe similar to adding Xterm.VT100.translations to .Xresources. In particular, I want to make ctrl-backspace delete the last word, ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...