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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 ~/....
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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 4....
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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?