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Disable automatic screen lock in XFCE in Centos

I have a generic install of Centos 5.8 with XFCE 4.4. Pretty much all defaults. As is, after a certain amount of idle time the screen locks (goes black, requires a password to continue). How do I ...
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Where to put `setxkbmap` command in Xfce?

What is the proper place for setxkbmap command in Xfce? What is the proper place for it in general - other DEs and bare WMs? I have the following command: setxkbmap -layout "us(colemak), ...
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Is it possible to force chromium show the “window control icons” on the left

I'm not running Gnome or Ubuntu, But I also want those (minimize, maximze, close) icons to be visible on the left as well, without touching the source code, is there any way to make it work ? ...
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How to configure gpg to enter passphrase only once per session

Is it posible to configure gpg in a way that I enter passphrase only once, and it will work for the whole session (I'm using Ubuntu/XFce)? I'm not sure how gpg works, it seems that the default ...
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How to install KDE on Debian 6?

I have GNOME 2.30.2 that came with my default Debian installation. I have the following Debian installation: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 (squeeze) Release: ...
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Looking for a windows 7 / vista like xfwm4 theme

Anyone know where I can find a window 7 like xfwm4 theme, that will work with my Windows like icon theme and GTK styles ?
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How to assign special folder icons in XFCE?

I inadvertently deleted my Pictures folder on my linux box running XFCE / Thunar and, after restoring from the trash bin, the folder icon is plain with no camera on it. How do I get the folder icon ...
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xfce4 device automount / xfce4-gvfs-mount [closed]

I'm not sure how to fix my auto mount problem with xfce4. I have asked on here before but since my system went threw some hell it seems to be a different problem. This is what would be in the ...
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Xfce 4: Change global keyboard shortcuts

I use Alt+Space in Emacs, but in Xfce it pops up window manager menu at the upper left corner of a window. How do i disable Alt+Space for Xfce and change global keyboard shortcuts in general?
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xfce4 loses title bars on all windows

I'm running Debian Wheezy using gdm3 as window manager and xfce4 as desktop environment. Every so often, when I login, the desktop environment starts OK, but all windows are missing the title bar and ...
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Change font color and shadow from titlebar in window manager

I'm trying Linux Mint Debian Edition XFCE, and want to use a specific theme; only drawback - the font color and font shadow are unreadable, how can I change them? Also the active/inactive color window ...
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Arch linux xfce4 with catalyst

I've recently installed xfce4 (switched from gnome3) as well as the Catalyst driver. I have quite a powerful computer along with quite a powerful graphics card (radeon 6950) however a lot of the ...
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Can't find or create trash while deleting files

I was unable to remove a file anymore with thunar: How should I create the "Trash" folder ?
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XFCE Cursor themes not installing

I know this is probably a bit of a newbie question but I'm having a little trouble installing any cursor themes. I extract the archives contents to /usr/share/themes but when I go to ...
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Automount in Xfce4 just stopped working

A little while ago my usb drives stopped auto mounting. It might have been after an update but not sure where to look. I have been manually mounting them as root and that is a pain. Is there maybe ...
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Can you set a program to open “always on top” by default in XFCE4 (xfwm4)?

For some reason I can't seem to find the answer to this. Setting "always on top" in the program's titlebar doesn't seem to persist after the program shuts down or the computer reboots. Please note ...
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How to change the default program for a specific file extension system-wise in kde or xfce?

I'd like to have certain file extensions to be opened with some specific programs. What are the files the edit ? I have found in /usr/share/appplications/default.list but it doesn't work.
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Control Initial size of xfce4-terminal?

As I didn't see the option to configure start window size of xfce4's terminal program , is it configurable ?
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Compiz Window Picker plugin for XFCE4?

Is there a separate window picker software (like the one in Compiz or Present Window in KDE4) ? I'm running xfce4
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Launch terminal in su mode XFCE

I want to set up a launcher for my terminal in XFCE that automatically prompts for the su password, in gnome my shortcut was: gnome-terminal --command="su -" --geometry=180x40+400+80 How do I ...
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Can I speed XFCE menu right-click pop-up up?

When I right-click on empty space of XFCE desktop the menu pops-up after about a 1.25 second delay. At the same time the menu pops-up immediately (with no notable delay) in case I call it by clicking ...
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Thunar: no templates in context menu

I already configured XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR field in ~/.config/user-dirs.dir , The folder is absolute path, and accessible, with several files inside. But when I right click, the "Create Document" menu ...
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How to remove all the panels in XFCE?

I'm pretty happy with AWN and need no native XFCE panels. I've removed all of them but can't remove the last one remaining. Is there a decent way to do it?
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Add blinking network-monitor icon to GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if I have incoming or outgoing network traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, similar to the network system tray icon in Windows XP and Android. I would ...
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Make effective the changes in CPU governor plugin

I'm using Debian Testing + Xfce. I added to my panel the plugin the handle the CPU governor. My problem is that the setting that I do on the plugin interface are not made effective. Maybe because I'm ...
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xfce4 netload plugin, monitor on all interfaces?

Is it possible to monitor all interfaces with xfce4's netload plugin? Currently I can only place one interface name on it.
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Accidentally set screen resolution too high, it won't change back

I'm using VMware with Arch and XFCE. The default screen resolution was too small for me so I wanted to change it to something higher. I accidentally selected a screen size that was too big and I ...
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Edit Application Menu in Fedora 16 XFCE?

I am running a fully updated Fedora 16 with XFCE in my VirtualBox virtual machine, and just like to know how I can edit the items in its Application Menu? Update: I installed the program alacarte, ...
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Thunar file manager: Sort by column keyboard shortcut?

I'm using Xfce 4.3 and the lightweight Thunar file manager. I often change file listings between Sort by Date Modified and Sort by Name. But it seems the only way to do this is by clicking the column ...
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Can I configure XFCE terminal the way to open all the new terminals as tabs of one window?

I strongly prefer to have one terminal window with all the terminals being tabs in it, but the most usual way I open a terminal is calling it from another application (usually with "Open Terminal ...
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Setting gnome themes inside xfce

I have a few apps (such as Aisleriot) that are GNOME based, therefore they use the gnome defaults (which is some light theme), but I use xfce4 with compiz. My xfce theme is a dark one (atolm to be ...
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Can I configure things to open new windows on the left screen?

When I attach an external (D-SUB) display and set it up (with xrandr) to be on the right to the main (built-in) display, the most of new windows opened appear on the external display and some even ...
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Change default applications used by gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open

How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open? Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command? Is ...
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How to make progress dialog for Bash in XFCE?

Previously, in KDE, this was simple -- I called KDialog with number of steps, I got DCOP handle in return, then I called dcop with that reference and step, and progress dialog got updated. However, ...
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How can I change which file manager dropbox opens with by default?

I installed Xubuntu on a new laptop I got, and this being my first time using xfce, I accidentally told my dropbox folder to open with nautilus (coming from ubuntu) and not thunar. Now it will not ...
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only one workspace

In the process of upgrading in Linux Mint, I've gotten a strange star-studded window with a spiraling spaceship but NO workspace options. $ uname -a 3.1.0-1-686-pae #1 SMP Sun Dec 11 20:40:16 UTC ...
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Terminal resizes itself

I've recently installed Linux Mint 12 ("Lisa", i.e. not the KDE or Debian version) on a Zotac Mini-PC (Which has an AMD Video card. I'm not using the proprietary drivers as they don't work very ...
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How to make titlebars in XFCE bigger?

No matter how big font I set for titlebar, the height of the titlebar is not changed at all. I don't see any editbox where I could enter the desired height of titlebar. So far, I only found ...
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How to show full names on desktop in XFCE?

I am new to XFCE so forgive me if I am missing something dead simple, but... Let's say I have an icon on desktop "personal folder". What I actually see is the icon and "perso..." -- so the question ...
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Disabling mouse-wheel window-shading in XFce?

If I place the mouse over the titlebar of a window, and roll the mouse-wheel, the window will become shaded. Is there any way to disable this feature?
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Volume manager tries to mount device while reformatting in gparted

When reformatting a USB drive with gparted, my volume manager attempts to mount the device. This results in some error messages telling me the device could not be mounted. The only way I know to turn ...
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Setting GTK2 theme for root

When using sudo, applications do not follow the GTK2 theme and font. How can I set identical settings for use when an application is run from root, but while inside a desktop from a user?
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Time synchronization in XFCE 4.8

Apparently there is no gui in XFCE (as there was in gnome) to synchronize time with NTP (if there is one, please let me know the name of the application). So, how can I synch with the time servers? ...
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Can't get to desktop

After installing a base command line install of Ubuntu 10.04, I installed slim and xfce which worked fine for the first 2 or 3 reboots. However, now when I start up, it gets to the slim login screen, ...
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Krunner equivalent in XFCE?

I like Krunner, but nowadays I prefer to use XFCE instead of KDE. Is there any XFCE app that is equivalent or similar to Krunner?
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Limit window size when maximizing in Xfce

I have a window that is marked 'always on top'. I want to be able to maximize another window and it have not hide behind the always on top window. Is this possible?
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How to set custom default size for new XFCE terminal windows?

I use XFCE 4.8. I'd like new terminal windows to be wider by default (when I start a new terminal instance), but can't find where to configure this. Do you happen to know?
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Xubuntu Oneiric won't start XFCE

I tried upgrading the Ubuntu on my trusty netbook and found 11.10 was way too slow. So I switched to xubuntu by installing the xubuntu-desktop package and then following the crazy instructions here : ...
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How do I run a script on unlock?

I'd like to run a screen 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 see that it is ...
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Change Startx Default on Slackware?

I installed Slackware as a VM within Virtual Box. Host is Windows 7, if it matters. I have successfully installed guest additions and XFCE starts and runs cleanly with or without the guest additions. ...