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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? [on hold]

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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Why xfce4-panel crashes when streaming music from bandcamp?

Whenever I play music from bandcamp, xfce4-panel crashes, and restarting it won't help. Only when I stop playing music, the panel loads. Confirmed with both with Firefox and Chrome. xfce4-panel: ...
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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 ...
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Suspend isn't working anymore after upgrade to xubuntu 15.10

Suspend doesn't halt my old computer (DELL Precision T7400) since I updated to xubuntu 15.10. I have a black screen after suspending but the computer is still working (fan, led, ...) I suspect ...
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Installing Xfce4.12 on CentOS

My lab computer has been upgraded to a fresh install of CentOS7 during the weekend. So far so good. I would like to use Xfce over the default Gnome shell. I have super user access on the machine but I ...
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How do I use Ctrl + Fn + Num on XFCE

On Gnome, using Tweak Tool under typing, I set the numeric keypad keys on my laptop to work as numbers only on pressing Fn + key not when I turn the numlock on. See below. I use it mainly in ...
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How to configure XFCE (or X itself or whatever) to run a custom command when the user has been idle for some time?

For as long as I can remember locking screen with screensaver had never been working good. The problem that had always been there is that when I move the mouse or press a key screensaver disappears ...
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Debian XFCE black background in eclipse variable hover

I have a problem regarding colors in eclipse. I wasnt able to set it in any way (eclipse settings and also tried gnome-color-tools). It is shown on below screen: When I hover on an item in debug ...
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How do I correct for overscan when using the nouveau display driver?

I have 2 Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 systems which have NVIDIA ION graphics hardware. Both are running Debian 8 (kernel 4.3) with lightdm and the xfce desktop, however one is using the NVIDIA display drivers ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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KDE apps look 'oldschool' since updated to XFCE 4.12

I was running ubuntu 14.04, updated to 15.10 (with a pitstop at 15.04). Since that KDE apps (especially Krusader) have the 'oldschool' unthemed look. The KDE System Settings window also looks pale: ...
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changing $HOME directory name

I'm Using Arch Linux + Xfce4 (Edit: running as VBox OS guest) and I wanted to change a username and it's home directory accordingly. I followed these steps as root: 1.Renamed the home directory # mv ...
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How do I create an Xfce application menu containing only the contents of one category?

I want to create an application menu in Xfce that contains no submenus, rather just contains application launchers for all .desktop files in the virtualization category. If you are uncertain as to ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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Install dropbox ends in error

I'm trying install dropbox on Debian with xfce and every time it ends with this error bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox bn.VERSION: 3.12.6 bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: failed bn.is_frozen: True pid: 11257 ppid: 5898 ...
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Grey screen when using tightvnc and trying to run xfce4

I have an Amazon ec2 instance. I am attempting to run a dedicated arma 3 server on it. Part of this it to set up a repository on the server. The program I want to use requires a GUI. This is the ...
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why do i see the error 'stdin: is not a tty' when using x2go to remotely connect to several linux OS distributions?

I can see that several questions have been asked and answered regarding the error message stdin: is not a TTY with regards to SSH terminal connections between machines. However, I am using X2goserver ...
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How to disable Ristretto from starting maximized whenever I double-click a picture to view?

Ristretto is the default picture viewer in XFCE. It starts the normal way when I start it manually from the menu but whenever it gets started as I double-click on a picture file to view it it starts ...
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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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How to configure the mouse wheel to scroll between windows of the same group?

I'm more used to Unity and I really like the option of placing my mouse pointer over an opened application icon and scroll the mouse wheel to move between the application's opened windows. In XFCE ...
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Linux Mint Monitor Configuration

I run dual monitors on my machine with Linux mint however one screen is shared with another computer. When I switch to that computer it disconnects from Linux and resets the monitor configuration, ...
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Thunar icon for custom folder in /home

Example: I want a "Code" folder in /home along with "Documents", "Pictures", and whatnot. I can make a folder called "Code" but how do I make a custom folder icon like the other /home subdirs have? I ...
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XFCE online help on ctrl-c

I'm running Xubuntu. The terminal has started popping up a dialog "Do you want to read the Xfce Terminal Manual Online?" every time I hit ctrl-c. This has rendered emacs (among others) basically ...
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Double sound icon in XFCE

I'm running XFCE 4.10 on the latest Debian Stable, Jessie. One single flaw bugs me ever since the installation even though it's thrillingly minor. Every time I use either the scroll-function or an ...
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How to install mac-like global menu feature in Fedora 23 XFCE spin?

Having spent quite a time using XUbuntu I have got a little bit addicted to its Mac-like global menu. How do I install it in Fedora? I have tried looking through the list of packages with names ...
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Lightdm - call script on shutdown

I configured lightdm to call the following cleanup-script. Here the corresponding line in the lightdm.conf: ... session-cleanup-script=/usr/local/bin/call.logout.sh ... Here the script, which is ...
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systemctl suspend won't resume and pm-suspend does nothing

I'm running Arch Linux 4.2.5-1 with xfce4 on an Asus x205ta and for some reason, sudo systemctl suspend seems to just freeze my system. I know it is suspending because when I check journalctl it shows ...
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Arch + XFCE + Compiz + Emerald?

This is probably going to be a quick question and it might have been asked before. When I searched for what I'm trying to find out, I didn't see any posts that fit what I'm trying to find out. If ...
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Remembering external monitor settings

I like to have an external monitor hooked up from time to time, but I keep the monitor in portrait mode. I have i3 running with xfce utilities. Every time I hook up the monitor it sets it to landscape ...
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Xfce 4: how to change keyboard shortcuts globally (for all user accounts)?

I changed some window manager shortcuts through Window Manager>>Keyboard and Keyboard>>Shortcuts. Now, as it happens these changes take effect only on the account where they were set (I'm using Xfce ...
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In Linux I have different color for the same thing than in Windows

The colors in Windows are much less saturated. Why is that? The fonts are much more crisper. I have installed msfonts in Ubuntu and it's better, but still the Windows fonts are different. Check the ...
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Trouble with Xfce permissions for suspend and nm-applet

I have problems with permissions in Xfce, and I have no idea how to search for solutions. Googling gives lots of different solutions but none of them work for me. When I suspend/logout/reboot etc I ...
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Small Text in XFCE After Installing Nvidia Drivers?

After installing new nvidia drivers in the xfce desktop environment, the text in my status bar and window menus became extremely small: How do I fix this? And why would installing new nvidia ...
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How to disable alpha of application menu?

I have gentoo and xfce 4.12. My application menu, when i hover it: http://mpc.iso.vc/screenshot.png What i need do, to disable alpha on it?
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Why does my xfdesktop re-arrange folders automatically?

At random times, random folders get re-arranged on my desktop, it's so annoying! What can I do to let my dear OS know that I'd like my folders to stay where they are because that's the reason I ...
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What is wrong with URI handling on Linux Mint?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE. I face very strange problem on my Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE. When I open files, that are located in paths with non-latin names (for example /home/yanpas/Загрузки) I see ...
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How to bind the Super-key to whiskermenu without breaking Super+Other combinations?

Coming back from Windows 7 I'd like two kinds of shortcuts to work at the same time: Pressing Win (a.k.a. Super) alone should open the whiskermenu e.g. for quick application launch Pressing Win + an ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus without raising window

So right now I have 'focus follows mouse' enabled, and windows don't automatically raise on focus, which means I can have a window in focus that is partially behind another window. Now, when I use ...
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nvidia-settings -load-config-only does not seem to restore saved monitor position settings

Using nvidia-settings I am able to get my external monitor correctly positioned to the right of my laptop just as I like. However, when I reboot, restart X, and login I find I am back to where I ...
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Mame and xfce4 virtual desktop,some interfences

Sometimes i like to play old coinops with MAME on mame the default keys for play are Directional keys UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT for movement and ctrl and left alt for fire button1 and 2 I like this and ...
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XFCE Always Open Certain Types of Windows on the Same Workspace

Is there a way in XFCE to ensure that every time a certain type of window opens, it goes to a specified workspace? For instance, every time a ffplay window opens, I would like it to open on workspace ...
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Use XFCE4 Whisker Menu without root privileges

We have XFCE 4.10 on our workstations. I don't really like the built-in menu so I'd like to install the Whisker Menu. I don't have any root privileges, though. I tried building the plugin and ...
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xfce4-display-settings minimal dialog does not show “extend to the right” option

Using Mint Qiana with xfce, to configure multi display, when the proper shortcut buttons are pressed, in the screen appears a window with some display options, including "extend desktop to the right". ...
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What do I do when the last XFCE4 panel dissapears?

I use XFCE because it's so lightweight, but it's the most shitty GUI environment I've ever seen, including Windows 95. I just installed a plain Debian with xfce and I created one bottom panel with ...
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Confused with gtk3-engines-xfce Debian Jessie Xfce

I just installed gtk3-engines-xfce in my Debian Jessie Xfce from https://packages.debian.org/jessie/gtk3-engines-xfce But I'm totally confused how to use it because I didn't find any option in ...
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How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop?

How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop? There used to be an "alternative" option to choose this from the start, but now I can't find it. How do I do it? In the Debian guide to ...