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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. ...
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not able to create xorg.conf file

I want to change my colour depth. I posted this, and got the following answer: Create an xorg.conf file by running Xorg -configure. Then edit the Depth entry in the Display subsection of the ...
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change colour depth

How do I change the colour depth? It says online to edit the xorg.conf file, but I don't have that. I am running Debian XFCE on a Powerbook G4
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display login window as list of users

How do you display the login window as a list of users instead of having to type the username? I have Debian XFCE on a Powerbook G4.
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sixteen digit colour code?

I am trying to convert the mac4lin awn theme from 0.3 to 0.4 so it will work in my awn. But I'm not sure about the colour codes in the 0.4 files. They are not normal hex codes, they are sixteen digits ...
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How can I make C-m1 emulate a right click?

On Mac OS X, you can right click by holding down control and clicking. I swapped the command and control keys with setxkbmap -option altwin:ctrl_win, but how do I make it right click by holding down ...
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xfce swap command and control keys

What is the equivalent of this in Debian XFCE?: Go into System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Click on the "Layouts" tab and then click the "Layout Options" button. Click on "Alt/Win key ...
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i3 and XFCE: how to get rid of the Desktop container, float windows and shutdown the machine?

I'm using the i3 Window Manager, and am quite happy so far, but I have a few issues. Using XFCE, my "Desktop" is seen as a separate container (window). That means that when I open a new program in ...
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Debian PowerBook G4 WiFi Driver

How do I get wifi to work on my powerbook g4 with xfce debian? I have tried sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter but it comes up with E: Unable to locate package bcm43xx-fwcutter. What do I do?
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debian not accepting administrative password

I have XFCE Debian on an old PowerPC PowerBook G4. When I go to open Synaptic Package Manager, a window pops up asking for my administrative password. I enter the password I normally use for sudo in ...
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How to disable Application Menu in XFCE?

I have just installed i3 as a Window Manager, and I feel the keyboard shortcuts and the integrated status bar are sufficient to manage my open applications, view the time, etc. In other words, I'd ...
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Disabling caps lock by setxkbmap makes it Shift key in Emacs

I'm using GNU Emacs 23.2.1. within Xfce 4.8.0 (both coming from the Ubuntu Natty repository). I disable the CapsLock by running /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" at the beginning of the Xfce ...
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Have Thunar remember file ordering for folders

I often attach files when on the web (using Chrome/Firefox), or when using email (Thunderbird). I need to navigate to a specific folder, and there I often need one of the most recent files. However, ...
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Thunar using no thumbnailers except built in fonts and images

Linux From Scratch SVN-20111010 Beyond Linux From Scratch Version 2011-11-16 Xfce4 4.8.0 I can't get any thumbnails in Thunar beyond fonts and basic images. After fighting with this I've gone back ...
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why xfce4 always replace a new files in .config/xfce4/panel/?

I started inotify tools to see which files are changing during my work process. And i found that xfce4 always update their config files. Anyone know it do that ?
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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How to set up backspace to go up instead of back in Thunar?

I'd like pressing backspace to step one level up (outside) in a directory hierarchy instead of going to the previous opened location. How to configure this in Thunar?
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How to change a file type icon in XFCE (Thunar)?

How to change the icon used to depict files of a particular type in Thunar/XFCE.
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How to remove Notepad from the applications list?

After installing Wine, Notepad has became a default application to open unknown textual files by double click. I'd like to eliminate this behaviour and remove Notepad from the list of applications ...
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How to change the flag pictures XFCE Keyboard Layouts applet uses for its indication?

XFCE Keyboard Layouts panel applet offers to use either textual or graphical indications. But the font used for textual indication is too small and the flag icons used for graphical are too blowzy. ...
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How to add a custom timezone clock to an XFCE panel?

My local time is CET (Prague, EU), I also need to see UTC and, some times, MSK time. Can I add multiple clocks with different zones to a panel in XFCE? I know how to add multiple clocks, actually, but ...
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Xubuntu and gtk apps problem

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 I got disappointed with "Unity". I wanted my old-style Gnome 2 back. That's why i purged "Unity" and installed Xfce4. But, now i have a problem: All my ...
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XFCE or pure X11 commands, toggle compositing immediately without restarting X

How can i disable compositing via the command line? I need to disable temporarily for some games, like Nexuiz, for use in a wrapper script to toggle compositing status.
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Locking the screen via CLI?

Is there any way that I can lock the screen CLI-style? I'm trying to target as many desktop managers as possible (mostly LightDM, but GDM, KDM, SLiM, XScreensaver, etc. would be great too), but I can ...
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Problem with mouse scroll under one user

I have three users set up on my system (Debian testing / x64 / Xfce 4.8). For two of them scrolling with the mousewheel works perfectly, but for one user it doesn't work properly in Xfce. The ...
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Wicd cannot detect wireless networks on Debian 6 testing, Xfce, fresh install

This is on a fresh Debian 6 testing install on my U100Plus MSI Wind netbook, running with Xfce desktop environment. My laptop's wireless connection works flawlessly in Xubuntu without manual ...
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How to permanently remove obsolete icon from Ubuntu Xfce notification tray?

Since I uninstalled blueman, the obsolete icon persists in my Xfce (Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit) notification tray with a placeholder. There is a way to hide but not to remove it. Can you show me how to ...
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What screensaver should I use under XFCE? [closed]

I'm running XFCE and Gnome3 and have some trouble with choosing a screensaver. Any advice on which screensaver to use and how to configure it? AFAIK xscreensaver works, but I wonder if it's a better ...
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VNC: Text/fonts not showing up on XFCE tip of day window?

Using FreeBSD 8.2. Setup a vncserver on my FreeBSD machine. Accessing it from Windows using Tightvnc Viewer. Most fonts show up fine. However my Xfce tip of the day window shows up blank. If I ...
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Empty XFCE Applications menu

After installing one application that put its launcher in the wrong menu category I decided to relocate it to its correct category. To this effect I edited the Applications menu (right click on it ...
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Permanently remapping a key on Linux

I'm using an aluminum Apple keyboard with my Mandriva 2010.2 Linux system. I remap the Apple Command key (⌘) to control using the following .Xmodmap file: keycode 134 = Control_R remove mod4 = ...
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prevent XFCE from showing display settings on laptop lid close/open

When I close or open my laptop lid, xfce executes xfce4-display-settings --minimal. I want to make that stop, but how? I found nothing in the settings under /etc/xdg/xfce4 and .config/xfce4.