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How to setup language change only in current window?

In my Xfce in Linux Mint when I press Ctrl+Shift, the keyboard language changes for the whole system, not just for the currently selected window. This is very uncomfortable. How can I set up Xfce, ...
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Start a software on a specific workspace at startup [duplicate]

Is there a way to automatically launch a specific software on a specific workspace (i.e. 1, 2, ...)? I'm using Debian sid with Xfce 3.14.
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How to forbid windows from stealing focus in XFce4?

In XFce4, when I launch applications, I don't want them to appear above the windows I am currently using, or to show alert windows above my current work. Rather, I'd like the windows to load in the ...
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How can I make windows easier to resize in Xfce?

I'm using Xfce 4.10 with xfwm4 as my window manager. I'm finding it difficult to resize windows by grabbing the border. The region where the mouse cursor changes to the "resize window" cursor seems ...
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How do I execute a program in Xfce and make it use another xfwm4 theme other than the default one?

I want to run a python script (the one in the answer to Python - how to make transparent window with gtk.Window but not with Gtk.) that displays a transparent window. I'm running it from a bash script ...
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How to navigate the panel by keyboard to launch applications in XFce4?

In most applications, I can use TAB, TAB, to navigate from one button to the next, then ENTER to select it. I placed several launchers on the XFce4 panel. Is there any way to launch items located ...
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Xfce4-panel default layout without asking a user (during the first login)

I was browsing through the Internet and Xfce4 Docs and couldn't find the answer. When a user log in for the first time, he/she is asked for the desired panel layout. I would like to set "Default ...
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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint XFCE

I am using Linux Mint 14 XFCE. I am trying to remove the default XFCE window manager shortcuts for workspace switching (Ctrl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc.), as described in this question. The answers there ...
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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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Desktop background appears black when using XFCE

I've installed Xfce4 on my laptop which runs Linux Mint 17 with Cinamon default desktop. Everything works OK and I customized my lightweight Xfce, like change menu location and desktop background that ...
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XFCE make media keys work globally?

I'm running Gentoo with xfce. I also have a logitech keyboard that has media keys like play and pause. The keys work fin in most programs, like vlc, if the program has the focus. I want these keys ...
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How install xfce >= 4.10 from backports repository in debian

I am working in Debian 7 64bits with xfce 4.8 But in backports repository I found xfce 4.10.1 and I added this line in my sources.list: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). uname -a gives me this: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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Changing system volume also changes Spotify volume (Arch Linux)

This is something that has been bugging me for awhile and I haven't been able to find a fix yet. Whenever I change the system volume using the hardware volume keys on my laptop, it also changes the ...
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Setting primary monitor in XFCE?

I have to monitors: ------ ------ |VGA-1| |HDMI-1| ------ -------- for some reason VGA-1 defaults to the primary monitor. Now this is what I have tried to fix this: Go to settings edit and set ...
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How to suspend with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to suspend my xubuntu (14.04) system from a keyboard shorcut without entering my superuser password (sudo). I'm looking a command line which I can convert to a shortcut. So far, I tried ...
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XFCE: image as whole applications menu button, not just icon

This is what I want for my applications menu, the whole thing, not just the icon that should sit behind the optional text: What I get when I change the icon is: But what I want is this (edited ...
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Put the XFCE extended dektop on the right-side monitor

Is it possible to make an aoutput showing extended desktop to the left of the primary? I'm using xfce. $ xrandr --output VGA1 --primary --right-of LVDS1 The above command makes VGA1 as extended ...
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LXDM login doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox. As a login manager, I've chosen LXDM and XFCE for the window manager. I've set /usr/bin/startxfce4 as the session in etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf. The problem is that ...
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GTK: Specify application foreground and background color on command line

In the old days, all X11 applications would take standard command-line arguments to specify things like foreground/background color. Is there a way to do that today for GTK applications? In particular ...
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Priority for “always on top” X windows

I have two windows on my Xfce desktop that need to be open all the time and they are set to always on top. They overlap each other, whenever I click on one of them, that's expected behaviour. Is ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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How to obtain more brightness levels using Fn+keys in Xfce?

When using keyboard's keys to adjust brightness I'm only getting 10 values (levels) of screen brightness. Meanwhile using Xfce plugin for brightness, I can fine-tune brightness. However I want a ...
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Some icons are broken in the application menu

I am using Xfce-4.10 on Debian 7. But I found some icons are missing (and only "x"'s appear) in the application menu. Take ipython3 as an example. Here's the ipython3.desktop: # If you want ipython3 ...
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What modern terminal programs are still configurable per-invocation? [closed]

What terminal programs have the following characteristics? Unicode support geometry, fg/bg colours, other options settable from command line on a per-invocation basis actively supported ...
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XFCE session fails to load when launched via LightDM

I have set up LightDM as the desktop manager on an ARM Ubuntu install (running with a chroot on an Android device) and this loads and works fine, however when I try to launch a Xfce session as a ...
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How to set a Thunar window as the desktop in XFce?

I want to setup one computer ask a kiosk for eBooks. I'd like any user to be able to see all available books right on the desktop. These can be clicked on and loaded in the PDF software. Is there ...
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mint 13 xfce: cannot find or make trash bin

I have a problem with removing files from some partitions. I get an error: cannot find or make trash bin. I have searched google for this and found a site suggesting the partitions are mounted ...
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Qt applications have tiny fonts on XFCE

My question is almost the same as this one but the answer did not work for me. I'm running OpenSuse 13.1 with XFCE desktop. I have set ~/.kde4/share/config/kcmfonts with forceFontDPI=0 but it didnt ...
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What is the status of HiDPI support in Xfce?

I'm looking for a new work laptop for development work on linux, and after testing way too many distros, I pretty much does not want to ever use anything other than Xubuntu or possibly some other ...
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Where does xfce4-notes store data?

I have a lot of xfce-notes groups containing each a lot of text. I want to transfert them to a new machine without copying the whole home directory. Where does xfce4-notes store its data and ...
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How can I change the gedit tab colouring?

I'm using Debian Jessie, and xfce desktop environment. I find the look of tabs for other applications, such as chrome, and the file manager (thunar), and terminal (xfce4-terminal), display the active ...
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Where is the current wallpaper stored?

Does anyone know where the current wallpaper is stored in xfce4? I am using SLiM and I want to symlink the SLiM background to whatever my current wallpaper is so I don't have to manually change it ...
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No programs will launch after disconnect from a internet network

I'm using Arch Linux + Xfce. When I disconnect from a internet network(WiFi or Wire), no programs will run and gets me following error: [kamix@localhost ~]$ gedit No protocol specified ** ...
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Empty desktop after installing xrdp on Centos 6.5 with XFCE as window manager

I followed the directions to install xRDP from this site (http://ajmatson.net/wordpress/2014/01/install-xrdp-remote-desktop-to-centos-6-5/) When I RDP from Windows -> Linux, I successfully enter ...
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Debian Live-CD user password

I am trying to use Debian live from an USB, however I do not succeed in logging in… What is the standard user and password to get access? I have tried searching this question on the internet and ...
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weird bug with xfce4: menu panel font very small

I am using debian wheezy with xfce4. With some applications I am experiencing a weird phenomena: The menu panel sometimes has a very tiny font (see Picture). This doesn't happen every time and only ...
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Xfce sound level applet works wrong

I have installed Xfce4 on Debian testing. I'm using ALSA for sound driver. If I decrease volume level by using sound control applet in Xfce panel, there is no problem till "zero level". If I decrease ...
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How do I get the menu bar to reappear

This sound like a really simple thing, but it has me stumped. I was using Thunar file manager on my Xfce desktop and I wanted to try it without the menu bar at the top (the one with File, Edit, View ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Muting and unmuting sound with mutebutton

I'm running the testing branch of debian with codename Jessie and xfce as desktop environment on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I press the mute-button, it mutes pulse-audio and alsa, but when I press ...
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Switching from Xorg to console does not work

I am running Debian testing with Xfce. When I boot the machine I can see some usual booting messages, the last message is this: Waiting for /dev to be fully populated ... After a short time (1-2 ...
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Set lightdm user picture

How can I set user pictures on Debian with lightdm? Xfce does not seem to have a GUI facility for user management at all. I have tried installing gnome-system tools that contains user management ...
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Switch User won't work in Xfce

I'm trying to do Switch User in action buttons but gets me following error : Unable to start new display GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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xmodmap configuration reset after time

I wrote a simple layout changing configuration for xmodmap (Caps/Ctrl swap, and such) and stored the config to $HOME/.Xmodmap. When I run xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap everything works fine, the layout is ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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How can I disable selection highlight auto-copying?

I've finally found myself at home in Linux, but there is still one thing that has bothered me since the start, and I have not found a realistic solution: How do I disable the automatic copying of ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 no login screen

I am using the android app so I may not format the question properly. I'm using xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I had a problem recently with var permissions and I solved it like so ...
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delete key doesn't remove selected files

In file manager or on the desktop when I select a file and hit delete key it does nothing. Shift+delete works fine, as well as deleting in text editors. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.4 with xfce desktop ...
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XFCE - find out which command is executed by a given menu item

I would like to know which command is executed when I click on a given XFCE menu item. For instance, in my menu, Applications contains an item Users and Groups, but clicking on it does nothing. I ...