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which DE to use for setting up defaults

I'll use awesomewm as my main DE but without installing any actual DE(like KDE, GNOME, XFCE etc) I have to setup too many basic stuff like mouse cursor themes, gtk/qt theme engines and themes, ...
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How do I change XFCE tiling to maximize on top edge?

In XFCE 4.10, you can enable an option that allows windows to tile automatically when dragged to the edges. The default is to tile to half the screen (half-top, half-bottom, half-left, or half-right). ...
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Monitor if a running X session is idle for a while

Is there any way to monitor if a X session is inactive for i.e 10 minutes? And I would execute a command when it happens, like a screensaver, but it's not a screensaver in this case.
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Transferring XFCE customization from one system to another?

I configured XFCE on my desktop at home and wanted to setup my work system with the same configurations (figured it'd just be copying a few files) or even a script? In the past I used to just mark the ...
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Running a program automatically?

There is a Linux program I like which is Conky, when I run conky -c mycustomconf.txt it runs fine. I want this program to run automatically when I start my computer, without having to type in the ...
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Linux Mint 13 Xfce window button disappeared & no mouse cursor in text mode

I am using Linux Mint 13 Xfce version on VBox. After one month without any problem suddenly today I noticed that the min-max-close buttons on all windows have disappeared. Secondly, I can write in ...
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Arch Linux and xfce4 working strange after system upgrade

I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I've been running Arch Linux and Xfce4 smoothly for several months but suddenly after a full system upgrade in which the system asked me to replace ...
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Starting certain applications fullscreen in Xfce

Is it possible to make Xfce window manager to open certain applications fullscreen by default? For example i want Emacs in Xfce to be always run fullscreen on start. I know how to execute specifically ...
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Clear Xfce4 session

How to reset Xfce session? When I start Xfce4, it always opens 2 windows of Evince, Emacs and one terminal emulator. I remember I used this configuration once a week ago, but now it starts every time ...
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How to disable trash can in Thunar/XFCE?

I found myself always holding Shift when I delete a file with Thunar (the XFCE file manager). When I was using Windows I was always disabling "recycle bin" immediately after installation. I've looked ...
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How to customize XFCE screenshot saving file name template?

When I press Print Scrn in XFCE and choose to save it, the automatically generated and offered file name is like Screenshot - 141012 - 02:21:10.png (Screenshot - DDMMYY - HH:mm:SS.png). I hate to use ...
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What command line to use to set up Double Commander's “Run in terminal” feature to use XFCE terminal?

Double Commander has a handy "Run in terminal" feature but it is configured to uses xterm by default. Needless to say many prefer to use their desktop environment native terminal client and so do I. ...
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XFCE hangs with hand cursor

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 in a remote environment. Off late, I am observing that sometimes the cursor turns into a hand and stops responding. I cannot do anything to fix it. The only solution seems to ...
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Configuration for either detecting already running xsession or only auto-logging in once

My goal is an Arch based HTPC which on one tty runs XBMC and on another runs a minimalistic desktop (mainly for web browsing). I haven't yet started on the XBMC slice of the pie, but at the moment it ...
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Change scroll lines when use mouse wheels?

Is there a way to control how many lines will scroll, when you use the mouse wheels? It seems to be 5 lines by default, anyway to change this value? I didn't find it in xfce4-settings-manager
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xfce: too high gnome-terminal after going out of maximize/full screen

I use debian (wheezy) with xfce 4.8. My laptop screen resolution is 1366x768. I use a script to open two gnome-terminals: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --geometry 74x51+0+0 --working-directory="/home/...
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XFCE - Send window to other monitor on keystroke

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 with a dual monitor setup. I am looking to create a keystroke (maybe CTRL + ALT + SPACE which will allow me send a selected window to the next monitor. In GNOME there is a ...
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How to edit the main menu?

I am trying to edit the main menu. There is no menu editor anywhere. I have installed alacarte which doesn't seem to work. Also, someone suggested to me "right clicking on the menu and clicking ...
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Don't snap windows to edge when moving between monitors

I am running Linux-mint 13 with XFCE. When I drag a window to the side of the screen it snaps to the side and fills up that vertical half of the screen. This is great, but I have two graphics cards ...
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Synchronous notifications with notify-send and xfce4-notifyd?

The title of this question is really self explanatory. I intend to send synchronous volume notifications in arch(changing volume and showing the progress bar) and was wondering if I can do this with ...
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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), ru(...
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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: 6....
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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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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 Menu>Settings>...
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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 Here"...
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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 ...