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How to change the style of the analogue clock in XFce?

The XFce4 clock applet has an option to display an analogue clock. I found that this clock is not easy to read and the appearance does not match the rest of the desktop. Is there any way to configure ...
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How to add a launcher that compiles some code in a terminal in XFce?

I have a few files on my computer that I need to compile frequently while editing, e.g.: context file.tex I tried to add a launcher to the XFce4 panel that will open xfce4-terminal and compile this ...
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Set dual screen on Fedora

I would like to set dual screen mode on my Fedora 18 XFCE (what I mean is that I want to be able to display different content on every screen). Currently my screens shows the same, i.e. the secondary ...
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Xfce - BackBox Linux 3.05 - Network-Manager Secure connection notification missing

I have just installed backbox 3.05 x64. When i configured OpenVPN I recognized that there is no notification about the established secure connection as it appeared on my Kubuntu KDE and Ubuntu Gnome ...
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How to fix “org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1” error when unmounting USBs in Thunar?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy with XFce4. Whenever I try to unmount a USB, I get this error message: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 ...
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Lock screen after blanking with gnome-screensaver and XFCE

I'm using XFCE4 with Fedora 18 and replaced xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver. I have gnome-screensaver checked in session and startup and xscreensaver unchecked. By using power manager, I have ...
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Xfce: Upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy broke xfce's user policies

While using Debian squeeze, I was able to allow a user shutdown in xfce by adding users to the powerdev group (see here: xfce: Allow shutdown for non-root users). Now, I upgraded my system to Debian ...
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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How to setup russian input method in Mint 14 xfce 64-bit?

I'm using Mint 14 XFCE, 64-bit. Struggling to setup cyrillic (Russian) input method. Can someone point me good web resources regarding this? Googling didn't help...
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Disable “Recently used” in GTK file/directory selector

Can I completely disable "Recently Used" feature in GTK's file / directory selector? Sometimes programs default to this but since it's not useful in my work-flow and with the way I organize my ...
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Reorder items in an XFCE4 menu

In the Application menu, the "Lock Screen" item is misplaced, does anyone know how to place it just above "Log Out"? Shows "Lock Screen" somewhere in the middle but should appear near the bottom, ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not saving Settings after reboot; Mint 14 XFCE

I am running Linux Mint 14 with xfce on my Asus UX31A and switched to gnome-settings-daemon, because this way all the function keys work out of the box. Disabled XFCE Volume Daemon as advised here: ...
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Multimedia keys (Fn+[F1..F12]) don't work anymore after upgrade

I'm experiencing a strange issue with the multimedia keys on Archlinux with XFCE 4. I used to change the sound level with FnF11/F12 keys but after a reboot, I'm not able to use it anymore. Moreover, ...
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Window buttons (minimize, maximaze, close) are not visible in Xfce

Everytime I start my laptop my GUI is "broken" - windows don't have the top border with close, minimize and maximize buttons. I know I can run xfwm4 --daemon but it is really bothering to do that on ...
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Shortcuts in Xfce are not working anymore

After few weeks of using Xfce I suddenly ran into following problem - my keyboard shortcuts are not working when I am using two monitors (actually one monitor and notebook itself). When I unplug ...
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Xfce4 WaveLAN plugin doesn't work - permission problem?

I've just made fresh install of Arch Linux on my EEEPC, and I have problem with Wi-Fi panel icon in Xfce. After clicking it, nothing happens, and what should happen is a window opening where i can ...
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XFCE4 Open PanelMenu via shortcut

I want open the XFCE4-Menu via a keyboard shortcut. I tried to map the command xfce4-popup-menu, but got the error: Failed to execute child process xfce4-popup-menu Then I tried ...
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How to permanently swap esc and caps lock in xfce / xubuntu?

I followed some post a while ago, and it said to make an ~/.xmodmap file like so: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = ...
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How to use as default nautilus in XFCE?

I'd like to use nautilus as default in XFCE instead of Thunar, but how can I remove full Thunar. I have already typed sudo apt-get remove thunar gvfs-backends But I still have problems because if ...
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Start a program at the start of xfce

I've installed volumeicon-alsa, I'd like to add in the panel the icon without typing each time that I switch on the computer in the terminal volumeicon but I'd like to let it start at the start of ...
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Error after remove thunar

I'm not a Thunar fan, so I removed it and installed Nautilus. When I try to open picture or folder I have this error What should I do?
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Network Manager doesn't show Wireless connection

I've just installed on my Debian Sid with XFCE4 network manager, but I have a problem, no wireless connection are shown. What Should I do? I used to use wicd but I had problems to connect to free ...
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How to make SLiM not render anything at login prompt?

I've just figured I don't actually need an image when logging into slim, especially if that image is a few megabytes large. Currently they're both set to 1x1 png images, however, then that image has ...
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Theme looks different depending on location in FS?

I am noticing an annoying effect when copying GTK themes and I am unable to explain it. Copying a theme from /usr/share/themes to ~/.local/share/themes results in a new theme that looks different than ...
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Running Darktable under Xfce using specific color style/theme

I tried running Darktable (version 1.0.4-1~bpo60+1 from Debian Squeeze-backports) under Xfce, but I am using a fairly light "Style" theme in Xfce which Darktable didn't work too well with. It seems to ...
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How to run Steam from the Xfce desktop?

I've installed Steam on Debian 7.0 without any hassle, and I can run it by typing steam &. I've set it as a desktop launcher in Xfce, but when I ran it, nothing happened. Then I've check the ...
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How to capture the display screen before accessing the desktop?

To be able to use tools like gnome-screenshot or xfce4-screenshot one has to be logged in and with access to the desktop. But what about capturing previous screens? That would have to be done in the ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 vs Linux Mint 14 XFCE

How are the distributions Xubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 XFCE different given that the latter is based on Ubuntu 12.10? Simply the changes made to the XFCE desktop by the Mint team and the choice of ...
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What is the proper use of the term 'session'?

[I hesitated whether to post this in meta or here. But although this involves terminology, it is of general use, not only on this website.] It looks like at least in Xfce 4.10 (with the session ...
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debian/XFCE Virtualbox Guest on a Mac: how to use home and end keys?

So I have a Mac, and rather than boot debian/XFCE directly and have to configure hardware drivers I'm using VirtualBox. This means that my multitouch trackpad works well, and I can jump in and out of ...
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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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Is there a difference in resource use/requirements between Ubuntu and Debian versions of Linux Mint (under the same DE)?

I intend to use Linux Mint on a RAM/1GB laptop. I'm used with Xfce and LXDE and I see that both Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint Debian have Xfce versions. Is there a reason to prefer one to the ...
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Change Xfce Theme from bash script

I have a convertible notebook, and am writing a bash script to change from standard desktop to tablet mode. I am running XFCE. Currently, the script is switching reading the orientation from a ...
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No wallpaper colors in Xfce 4.10

I'm in Linux Mint 14, updated to Xfce 4.10. Wallpapers are black & white only. I think that happened after I moved the scrolls for brightness and saturation. After putting them back to zero, no ...
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Why do I see update-like marks in Synaptic Manager (Mint/Xfce) although there is no update available?

I'm in Linux Mint 14, Xfce. In Synaptic Manager I see these marks that seem to indicate an available upgrade, but there isn't any. Update manager finds nothing to upgrade. For other programs ...
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How to get lighter (more white) themes for Xfce?

Xfce seems bathing in an ocean of endless gray, unless using dark themes. Are there Xfce themes that are clear, bright, whiter? And also: is there a way to change the colors in a given theme in ...
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What is a “theme” in Xfce? [duplicate]

I have only used LXDE and Xfce. While in LXDE windows styles (decorations) and general appearance themes ("Widgets" in LXDE) can be clearly differentiated when searched on the internet, for Xfce they ...
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Is it possible to rename Thunar's side pane default items?

I would like to display a different name of these items - that would indicate for example that one is windows partition, other ubuntu, etc. Is it feasible?
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How to block the xfce desktop right-click mouse menu

I have a Linux Mint 14 machine and want to child-proof it. My main concern right now is the menu that appears when I right-click on any empty desktop space. I want to eliminate it from appearing.
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How should I partition my hard drive?

Xubuntu 12.10 XFCE with Greybird theme Hello, this is my GParted screenshot: Could anyone please give my any advice on how to make changes to have more space available for use in Linux? Let's ...
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Qt programs have Greek fonts on one Debian account (QtConfig, Virtualbox and VLC)

Update: I have created a new user via adduser and Virtualbox fonts are OK there. This does not solve my problem, however... I still don't know what is going on and I'd like my own user account to have ...
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bind backslash to a non-standard keyboard key

I am using a swiss apple keyboard at the moment. This keyboard requires some unreasonable finger acrobatics to type a backslash (shift+right alt+7). I'd like to bind the backslash to another key ...
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get fn+volume control working in xfce

I'm running xubuntu 12.10 (xfce 4.10) (on a lenovo thinkpad X121e) and the function (fn) + volume control do not change the actual output volume. they do something and a volume change is displayed, ...
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Showing all open apps in all workspaces on the desktop panel for Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint 14 with XFCE. The bottom panel that always shows below the screen which shows an icon for each instance of application that is open is a very handy item as it allows one to switch ...
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How to resize application windows in an arbitrary direction (not vertical and not horizontal)

One of the most annoying things for me in using Linux, is resizing an open window, such as a terminal window. I'd like to resize the terminal window (make it larger or smaller). But when I put the ...
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How do you integrate a media player with the Xfce taskbar i.e. for play/stop controls?

In a Debian sid Xfce set-up I'm trying to get the volume control in the taskbar to show the media player controls like it does in some more preconfigured distros. How do I do that? Searches in ...
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How to modify dock bar in XFCE4?

I'm setting Arch Linux and I'd like to modify the standard dock bar, which is the file that I should edit? EDIT: like this I don't want to use docky
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Add USB space in conky

I'm setting conky and I'd like to add the usb space, I use: $font${color DimGray}/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}% ${fs_bar /} for the full hdd, what should I write ...
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How does CPU frequency work in conky?

I'm setting up conky and I would like to add the CPU frequency, but if I put ${freq_g cpu0} Ghz I get 1.2Ghz. Why is that? My CPU is 2.8Ghz.