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Gksudo not working on Debian Jessie 8.1 XFCE

Hello I'm running Debian Jessie 8.1 on my machine with XFCE desktop environment installed. I'm trying to run some programs using gksu/gksudo but after entering the password and pressing OK nothing ...
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Is it possible to disable single panel in XFCE?

I've got two panels after installing xfce desktop one is dock and second one is the bar at the top of the screen. I'd like to remove the dock but rather than removing it I'd prefer hiding it. Is there ...
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XFCE strange behaviour on Java applications

I recently moved to XFCE 3.12 on my laptop and everything is working great except for a strange behaviour in Eclipse and other Java applications. When expanding a line selection with Shift+Up or Down ...
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Xfce not working on Chromebook after recent Chromebook OS update: how to fix? [closed]

A few days ago I followed a guide to install xfce (precise) on my Chromebook. I did this so I could install the arduino IDE. After a recent Chromebook OS update, everything seems to have gone to ...
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dedicated mouse buttons on lenovo x1 carbon

Is there any way that one could assign the dedicated mouse buttons on a thinkpad to be something else than mouse-clicks? What I'm aiming towards is to assigned each of them to toggle through ...
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Battery indicator problems after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop package on Xubuntu 15.04 x64

A few weeks ago, I decided to get adventurous and install different interfaces on my Lenovo T420 running Xubuntu. I decided to jettison Kubuntu after trying it out (just not my style) and kept Xubuntu ...
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Is there a way to restart XFCE with new settings from a bash script?

My laptop is running Linux Mint 17 XFCE Edition, and I'm trying to set it up so that I can use Emacs with my usual keybindings. These include certain autocompletion/fill commands involving Alt-Tab, ...
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Debian 8 XFCE Evince has no extended menu or hotkeys

How can I access the full menu in the Evince PDF viewer in Debian 8 with XFCE? It is also not accepting any hotkeys such as CTRLF to search the document.
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How can I get my desktop background back?

I've suddenly lost my desktop background in Xfce and I can't seem to work out why it's not displaying: joe@Joe-Car-Laptop ~ $ xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -lv /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path ...
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keyboard shortcuts for placing an xfce4 window into the corner

In windows 7 using Windows Key + Left or Right arrow makes a window take up half the screen. XFce 4 has the ability to tile either two windows side by side or 4 windows one in each of four corners ...
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Xfce change order of Alt-tab

When using alt-tab, xfce (like most desktop managers) switches between te windows in the order of which window was used most recently. I would prefer to cycle in an order that does not change each ...
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FreeBSD xfce not working

I am very new to the FreeBSD and I have installed xorg and xfce and added entry to xinitrc but when I type startx my pc displays the message "not support!", what to do? I did this as root.
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An help with udev,want to force usb stick to use my options

I want to force mount of usb stick with async and noatime option,so i put on udev this rule SUBSYSTEM=="usb",ATTR{idVendor}=="067b", ATTR{idProduct}=="2517", ACTION=="add", ...
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Changing settings for XFCE4 on debian wheezy terminal

I am using a raspberry pi running raspbian wheezy. How do you change the desktop settings for an XFCE4 desktop on raspbian, installed with sudo apt-get install xfce4-full, now the default X desktop, ...
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no game sounds with XFCE and pulseaudio

Since recently I have sound problems ingame but now I have no ingame sounds can someone help me? Which info should I provide? EDIT: For saved videos the same.
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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Change default XFCE backdrop for all users via cli?

So my situation is that I can change the relevant property for a user if I have Xorg running by xfconf-query, which is the normal way as I understand to do this, but I cannot use this command normally ...
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How I can make new pop up windows to appear in the same desktop of their app?

I'm using XFCE and I have the following situation: I open app on desktop #1 --> switch to desktop #2 --> app on desktop 1 opens a pop-up window on desktop #2. How do I change it? How do I make XFCE ...
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Light Locker - Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a script if the XFCE session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked? I have found ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...
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How vnc decides which x11 session - gnome or xfce to run in client machine?

I can see in my office environment that some user vnc sessions are running on xfce and some with gnome. For me particularly, it's xfce. And by examining the processes I see that xfce is started ...
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manjaro (xfce) menda dark theme in centos 7 (xfce)

I want 100% same look and feel of manjaro (xfce) (Menda dark theme) in centos 7. I found the theme and icons from manjaro github repo, but its not enough. The theme is not appearing properly. Still ...
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How to make XFCE desktop icons text transparent?

I have openSUSE 13.2 which comes with KDE as default. I want to try new desktop environments so I started XFCE. When the XFCE desktop starts the icon names on the desktop are not transparent. How to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: startx doesn't work and startxfce4 requires root

On Linux Mint 17.1 with XFCE installed, I removed MDM to enable booting in text mode. Now, when I try to run startx, it open the xfce4-panels on a grey background but gets stuck there with the panels ...
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Problem running Ubuntu on crouton after updating chromeos

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 for several months. Today I exited Crouton and restarted my chromebook. After restarting and issuing sudo startxfce4 in the shell ...
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Run script from GUI with terminal output

I would like to run a script from the GUI. For example a simple echo "hello" from the right click context menu. In my case I would set up an action in thunar like this: Then it appears in the ...
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Manjaro window borders green after update

I just upgraded my Manjaro installation to version 0.8.12. I didn't notice any difference right away, but after i rebooted the computer the top window border on every window turned green. I really ...
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Xfce4 mysteriously starts file browser upon login

I'm using Arch Linux and currently installed Xfce4, which after I log in (using LigthDM) opens an instance of the Nemo file browser. This happens regardless what I set as the default file browser (I ...
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Xfce Run Preferred Web Browser with Argument

I am running Arch Linux and have Xfce4 installed along with Chromium. I want to make Chromium my default web browser, but unless I pass the option --user-data-dir=/home/chris, it doesn't start because ...
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Connect XFCE's hibernation option with proper command

After configuring hibernation to swapfile with this instruction https://wiki.debian.org/Hibernation/Hibernate_Without_Swap_Partition commands s2disk & pm-hibernate are work fine. However ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 - Why does my XFCE panel (xfce4-panel) become corrupted after sleep/suspend is resumed?

I am having a problem with my laptop (HP Elitebook 8570w) -- whenever I close the screen and it goes into sleep/suspend/hibernation mode (take your pick on the name of this feature). When I reopen ...
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calligra not working on xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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Which login manager am I using? [duplicate]

I have Debian installed, and am using XFCE. How do I figure out which login manager I have installed?
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Configured terminal window size does not create terminal windows of correct size

With my Xubuntu 12 with xfce I have configured a standard 80x24 window size for my terminals. But opening a window results in a smaller 79x24 window. (To me this looks like a bug - at least my former ...
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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Start an application on initial workspace instead of current workspace

If I start an application and switch workspaces in the time the application is starting up, the application goes to the current workspace and not the one "from which" I called it. Where can I change ...
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Firefox not installing on xfce

I'm running XFCE on a Samsung Chromebook. I clicked on application menu, went to internet, and opened the Firefox installer. I clicked install and it said "waiting for authorization". I waited then ...
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Xfce 4.12: How to configure window switcher dialog (Alt-Tab) to use List mode?

How to configure window switcher dialog (Alt-Tab) to use List mode in Xfce 4.12? Modes are mentioned at http://www.xfce.org/about/tour but I found no such setting.
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X11 display entered zoom mode. How do I exit?

I pressed something around my mouse pad (keys in the altgr region+mousepad - quite possibly multitouch) and suddenly the whole X11 display zoomed around 10%. That means I can see 90% of the 1920x1080 ...
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Installing an Xfce theme, it does not show up

I downloaded the Pupi theme, unpacked the zip, dropped the directory into /usr/share/themes, and rebooted. The new theme still does not show up in the list of 'Styles' in the settings. If someone has ...
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How can I change XFce4 theme from text (no GUI) console?

I would like to change the default theme in my XFce4 from Greybird to Daloa, but for several reasons I need to do it via remote SSH console (text, no GUI). I have tested: xfconf-query -c xsettings ...
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Edit menu entries in whisker menu debian wheezy xfce?

I can't find anything to edit the xfce whisker menu with on debian wheezy xfce. I've used alacarte and lxmed and those are capable of editing the applications menu, but the menus inside of whisker ...
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Separate monitors with separate keyboard and mouse input?

So I was wondering if it would be possible using Xfce and without virtual machines to essentially make one computer act as two by having two monitors with different workspaces and separate keyboard ...
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Mouse does not interact with XFCE

I run XFCE 4.10 in Archlinux and I have had my mouse (and/or XFCE) behaving weirdly for a couple of days. The mouse works fine when I first start XFCE. I can interact normally with UI features. ...
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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 ...