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Drop down terminal when mouse hits top border of Desktop

I would like a drop down terminal which drops down when I move the mouse to the top (or bottom, left, right), similar to how the panel can be configured to auto-hide and only drop down or pop up if ...
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XDG desktop/menu files and XFCE

I've been using XFCE for about a week now; I finally gave up on KDE on my desktop because of too many problems with the set-up there (switching between multiple users with multiple X servers running ...
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No padding for menu-bar items — Manjaro - Xfce

Don't have a clue as to, what should be done to fix this.. Running a Manjaro x86 - Capella, Linux 4.4 LTS edition. Would like the menubar to be more defined, than overlapping, Like this screenshot ...
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Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that ...
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I've added a new keyboard layout but the letters are still in English [closed]

I've added Japanese keyboard layout. However, when switch to it, it still types in English. Why is that? How can I type in Japanese characters, what should I install and how exactly?
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How to assign an app to specific workspace with XFCE?

I would like to assign apps to workspaces, so every time an app is launched, it starts in specific workspace that it's assigned to. I'm using XFCE4 on Arch Linux.
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Tilde key missing on Arch Linux with XFCE4

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE4 as desktop environment on a Lenovo T400. The problem is that I am unable to type a tilde ´~´ instead it leads to a ´|´ or ´<´ when using other US layouts. The ...
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Force xfce4-power-manager to suspend

I would like my power button to suspend - no questions asked. xfce4-power-manager would like my power button to suspend - but only after I have been asked: An application is currently disabling ...
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How to change built-in xfce shortcuts

XFCE4 has some customizable keyboard shortcuts configurable under Settings > Keyboard and Settings > Window Manager. But there are other keyboard shortcuts that I cannot find in these menus. For ...
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keyboard not working when log in with usb mouse

I have a very strange issue with my Xfce4/Debian Sid. When I log in with an USB mouse attached to the laptop, the build in keyboard isn't working. When I log out, disconnect the mouse and log in ...
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xfce every window on its monitors panel

I have triple monitor setup. I run manjaro 15.20 with XFCE4. I want that if a window, for example chrome, is on the leftmost monitor, it is on the leftmost taskbar/panel. This is how Windows does ...
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Have a window showing on both screens in a dual monitor setup

While presenting using a projector, is it possible to have the laptop screen showing all the open windows (including my presentation notes) and the projector showing only those windows I want the ...
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xfce4-terminal: keyboard shortcut to set terminal title

How can one set a keyboard shortcut for an instance of xfce4-terminal? It appears that the Terminal->Set Title menu does not have a shortcut tooltip, and I would really like to keep my open terminals ...
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How can I make windows stay opaque when inactive?

I set Xfce to make all windows semi-transparent when they don’t have mouse focus. How can I set a particular window to remain opaque when inactive? Xfce doesn’t have an option to change settings for ...
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How to have full completion in a run application dialog?

I've configured XFCE to execute gmrun as run dialog (Alt-F2). It works great with completion on commands but does not propose completion on arguments. How to set up a run dialog with full bash/zsh ...
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How to set persistent resolution in xfce on Debian

I am running Debian Jessie on VMWare, and the default resolution is 800x600. I can set it to 1360x768 with xrandr, but next time I log in it's still 800x600. Some posts on the internet said to edit ...
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Get windows' titles using command line

Is it possible to get the titles of all the running GUI application windows via CLI? The titles which are also shown on the task bar buttons. For example: Firefox: cPanel X - Main Nautilus: File ...
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How to change XFCE's default monitor manager?

I switched back from Cinnamon to XFCE and some well working utilities are not working well enough in XFCE, such as monitor manager program. When I plug in an external monitor to my laptop, Cinnamon ...
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How to disable logging out after the screen going blank?

It might be a very naive question but I've not managed to solve it on my own and failed to find any solution online (I'm probably missing a keyword or two to get helpful search results) I am using ...
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XFCE session is ruined after installing LXQt

I installed LXQt from Terminal in Debian while I was in Xfce, then switched to LXQt session to see how it looks, however, after switching back to Xfce all window controls (buttons, progress bars, ...
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What is the xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts “Property” value to bind left-click?

I am using xfce4 and I would like to set a keyboard shortcut for <Primary><Shift> + left-click. I would like to set this keyboard combo to run xfce4-screenshooter -r. On compiz, I ...
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How can I exporer the files at my Android device from Arch & Xfce?

In Ubuntu my Android gets mounted automatically when I plug it in it and it's very convient to explorer its files via the Ubuntu File Manager. In Arch my Android doesn't get seen by Arch, although I ...
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Steam install via Crouton on Chromebook kills Chroot?

I can't find any answers on this elsewhere, so here goes. PS - this is, quite obviously, my first time with Linux. I have now twice installed XFCE onto my Toshiba Chromebook 2 using Crouton. After I ...
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Why backspace doesn't go to the previous page in firefox/xfce4?

I have a big problem, when I hit backspace while web browsing with firefox under xfce4 debian it doesn't go to the previous page like it's used to do under windows, any idea how to fix this annoying ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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Why isn't the tab-key autocompleting under Xfce4?

I have a big problem under Xfce4, namely when I try to start a program using alt+F2, I'll start typing xfce4-terminal and before I finish it, it suggests the end of the sentence--but usually you ...
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Does xubuntu desktop environment installed in mint give same battery performance as original xubuntu os

I have found that Xubuntu provides a better battery life than mint. I want to install xubuntu desktop environment in my mint os. The main reason is saving battery life. I want to know whether xubuntu ...
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How to move a window to another workspace in Xfce?

The shortcut for "move windows to another workspace" in Xfce should be Ctrl+Alt+Shift+← / → / ↑ / ↓. But it doesn't work, there're no such shortcuts. Why, am I missing anything?
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How to overwrite the default shortcuts of the terminal in xfce?

I have xfce installed and use xfce terminal. I can't figure out how to overwrite the default shortcuts so that I can use Ctrl+C(V) for copy/paste in the terminal. So far in other desktop environments ...
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How to install another desktop-environment in Linux (Gnome -> Xfce)?

I have to installed XFCE instead of Gnome in Arch. Apart pacman -S and pacman -R commands, what else should I do? Will I have to remove gnome from "recovery mode" or what? I guess it's not possible to ...
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I can't boot up my PC, “MDM: Xserver not found”

I use Linux mint 17.3 xfce, and about ten minutes ago my computer started freaking out, I couldn't use the panel, move windows around, etc, so I decided to reboot my computer, and when I booted it up, ...
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How to start xfce after installing it?

I've installed last version of Slackware on my Android tablet (Lenovo a5500-hv) and I've installed xfce too. But when I want to run it using the command startxfce4, it fails with this error: ...
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Console that shifts down from top

How to make a shortcut that console is shifting down from top of the screen? I am using arch linux with xfce4. I want something like on this video: https://youtu.be/J3KiwoOxfkg?t=5m4s
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Screen tearing in mate with compiz, not screen tearing with KDE or Unity

All distro I tried with KDE solved my tearing problem. I would love to use KDE up its too heavy on my pc. I usually use xfce, but mate is fine too. I would love to get either xfce or mate working ...
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XFCE - Autohide Animations

I am running Ubuntu with Unity. I also have an xfce panel installed on top of it. I have set it to autohide, but when it does it is blinks in/out of existence. I have tried setting an animation for ...
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Xfce initialization script

In an attempt to disable the bell in Xfce, I have created a ~/.config/xfce4/xinitrc with this content: #!/bin/sh # Disable bell xset b off But now, the system bounces back to the login screen at ...
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external Xscreen locker

I'm using Fedora + Xfce on this PC, and I found that Xfce screenlocker - xflock4 doesn't block pop-up windows (like Skype warnings about messages) and they appear above the "locked" screen. I tried to ...
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Xfce - adapt settings according to screen resolution

I am developing a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution for visually/hearing impaired people and for the elder. I chose Xfce as the desktop environment for its highly customizable configurations, ease ...
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Configure nautilus in xfce

While tring to use nautilus as primary file manager for xfce i notice that it seems impossible to reach the preference menu in xfce. On a normal ubuntu installation with gnome or similar it is ...
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How to disable media keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4?

I'd like to customize what the mute & volume buttons do in XFCE4. They do control media playback but they do that without having any entries in the keyboard shortcuts setting. They don't appear in ...
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Why is thunderbird leaving its workspace when I click on a notification?

On XFCE (Archlinux) I have the problem, that thunderbird leaves workspace 2 and comes to workspace 1, when I click on a "new email" desktop notification. I have tried to set thunderbird to stay ...
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How can I disable this GTK3 scrollbar behaviour?

When I click for longer than a second on a scrollbar slider in a GTK3 program, it becomes narrow and the scrolling becomes ridiculously slow. I know that this is intentional, but I find it really ...
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Remove panel from only one workspace in xfce

I have different workspaces. In one of them I run a virtual machine and I want to remove the xfce panel in that workspace. Is this possible?
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Autostart program in Xfce

After installing Skype and the Jabber client Psi, I set both programs to start within Session and Startup, Application Autostart. The first time I boot the computer, the programs launch as expected. ...
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Alternative to the Xfce panel for fullscreen applications

Xfce4 does not let you show the panel when the active application is fullscreen. What alternative do I have to access the functionality provided by the panel? System info: DESKTOP_SESSION = xfce ...
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What would be less taxing on an older system, a more old school system like debian or a lighter desktop environment like lxde? [closed]

So I have 2008 Dell latitude e5400 laptop. It can be very slow and I am looking for a balanced OS to put on it. I have been using XFCE based ubuntu. I tried installing LXDE based debian on it today ...
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How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 on top of Gentoo with a 4.2.0 kernel. My PlayPause button on my keyboard used to work as a global hotkey for VLC. Now VLC won't even recognize the key. It does see "Alt + Media ...
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How can I override xrandr selecting lower than the preferred resolution?

When I connect an external screen to my laptop using HDMI, the default resolution selected is not the maximum resolution - even though this resolution is listed under the available modes: HDMI1 ...
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Difference between stop, kill and terminate in Xfce task manager 1.0.1

The title says it all, I'm on Xfce desktop environment, using "Task manager 1.0.1". For more precision you can found it here, a link I got in the "About". When secondary clicking a process, I can ...
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Setting the LANG environment variable for xfce

I am on a multi user Debian Stretch system which has en_US.UTF-8 as default locale, but I want de_DE.UTF-8 for my user. I was able to set it for terminals, by adding export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 to ...