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Dock (functionally) similar to Unity or Windows 7

I've been running Gnome (v1 and v2) and use xfce now. But ever since I gave Unity a try when Ubuntu shipped it as default a couple years ago (and have been using Win7 for some games), I've been ...
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Unable to start gedit from terminal

I use remote desktop connection & XRDP to remote to my Ubuntu 14.04 VM which is running Xfce. I can start any program from the Application Menu (diffuse, meld, gedit) but when I try to run those ...
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How to use Kali-X theme in xfce on another machine?

I do really like the theme used in Kali linux light on the xfce desktop, named 'Kali-X'. I've been trying to use it on debian using xfce but it doesn't render the same way. All grays looks much more ...
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Focus stealing under Xfce in Matlab (Java programs?)

I'm using Matlab R2015a under Debian Linux. I recently switched to Xfce 4.12 as my desktop environment, and since then I am experiencing weird focus behavior: When I try to interact with the ...
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keyboard locked after resume until I type in a terminal

Issue: After my laptop comes back from suspend and I log in via lightdm, I have to use the mouse to open a terminal then type on the command line before my keyboard is responsive. I usually close the ...
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X stopped working after a kernel update

My system is a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, with an Intel CPU and Intel + Nvidia GPU combo. After one automatic kernel update, the GUI stopped working. It shows a blue loading screen with a spinner, up ...
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Debian/Xfce: Keyboard shortcut for home and end keys

I'm running xfce4 on debian. I'd like to assign keyboard shortcuts for the home and end keys (specifically, to move the cursor to the beginning and end of a line). In the settings manager there is a ...
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XFCE menus override shortcut keys

I have recently installed debian 8 with xfce 4.10, and I am annoyed by the following: Menus (like e.g. the one that pops up if I press ctrl-esc) overrides the access to short cuts. Normally I have ...
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Manjaro Linux Laptop won't boot xfce. How to boot up desktop enviroment?

I have no idea why my manjaro linux laptop won’t boot up. It was working fine earlier today. When I start the computer, it boots up to the password log in screen for cryptManjaro volume, because ...
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I can't use mouse wheel scroll in Eclipse XFCE

I have installed Arch Linux + XFCE and installed Eclipse Mars on it. It works fine except for the mouse scroll. Does anyone know what I should look for on this issue?
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How I can install Debian Xfce 4.12 in Debian 8

Debian 8 will with XFCE 4.10 but I like the version 4.12, anybody can guide me on how I can install it in Debian 8?
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Automounting of USB pendrives on Debian 8 XFCE desktop not working

The icons appear on the desktop but I still have to mount them. I must be missing something, mustn't I?
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended ...
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Alsa mixer for assigning specific apps to a specific soundcard?

I am looking for a Alsa mixer GUI for Xfce (or better yet, desktop-independent) to replace PulseAudio Mixer. While I'm happy with the latter, my USB DAC is very poorly handled by PulseAudio and I need ...
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Can't connect to ethernet Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

I have just installed Linux Mint on my netbook (HP Compac Mini 700). I have managed to make it connect to WiFi, downloading driver, but it won't connect via cable. Strangely enough, the other day, ...
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XFCE4: Changing workspaces while moving window

One of the features that I heavily use in XFCE is grabbing a window with Alt (Alt + click and drag) and then changing to a different workspace (which I bound to Alt+number). The net effect is moving ...
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xfce4-notifyd Not Showing Volume Change Notification on Fedora 22

I am using xfce4 on Fedora 22. I am able to use my volume keys to change the volume and use my mute key with no issue. However, no notification is showing on the desktop indicating volume change. ...
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Add Xfce Group to REHL 6.6

I want to install Xfce on my REHL 6.6 (currently I think it uses Gnome2 and Compiz) but yum grouplist does not provide me any kind of Xfce group after I run # wget ...
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How to disable beep tone in xfce when the delete button is pressed?

I newly installed xfce on arch linux. And xfce make beep noise everytime i press delete button or backspace which is really annoying. How can i disable this? i tried uncommenting set bell-style ...
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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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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 ...