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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 = Multi_key ...
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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.
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tell xfce to resize all windows when external monitor unplugged

I wrote a nice little script that changes my monitor outputs according to whether an external monitor is connected or not and whether the laptop lid is open or closed or not and so on. That works ...
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zsh and xfce4-terminal

I've changed my login shell to zsh from bash on an installation of Debian Squeeze with XFCE. When I launch xfce4-terminal, zsh starts but does not load my configuration. I have searched high and ...
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I can't kill xfwm4

$ ps aux | grep xfwm xralf 4365 1.2 0.4 19888 9444 ? S 10:45 0:00 xfwm4 --replace --display :0.0 --sm-client-id 204399537-7a38-4196-8c31-43cf2f3542ac xralf 4369 0.0 0.0 3324 ...
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Xubuntu: Restoring the notifcation area in xfce4

While playing with xfce4 (on Xubuntu) I accidentally removed the notification area which is placed by default in the right of the top panel. Is there a way to restore it back to it's original state ...
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Diagnosing xmodmap errors

I'm getting this error when trying to use xmodmap to get rid of caps lock: $ xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

I make heavy use of workspaces, and have a lot of them (a 6x4 grid). I usually run openbox, but am currently using a machine that doesn't have openbox set up, so I'm using xfce because it's already ...
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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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Disable Composite without restarting X

In order for me to watch HD videos without tearing, I need to disable my Composite setting in xorg.conf Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection But I love my transparency, ...
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xfdesktop (xfce4) broken? (can't set wallpaper)

On start-up, xfce4 loads lots of desktop pictures (I have the settings set to 'image list') one after another (about 10, but I have the feeling it gets more and more). That by itself would be no ...
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Application shortcuts

Where are the application shortcuts (Settings -> XFCE 4 Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts) saved?
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How do I change Xfce 4 “theme” tab colors?

I recently switched over to Xfce and really enjoy it. However, when I went in to my settings to change the appearance, the theme that I liked best was "Xfce-dusk" with one exception: The default ...