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How can I make windows stay opaque when inactive?

I set Xfce to make all windows semi-transparent when they don’t have mouse focus. How can I set a particular window to remain opaque when inactive? Xfce doesn’t have an option to change settings for ...
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Drop down terminal when mouse hits top border of Desktop

I would like a drop down terminal which drops down when I move the mouse to the top (or bottom, left, right), similar to how the panel can be configured to auto-hide and only drop down or pop up if ...
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XDG desktop/menu files and XFCE

I've been using XFCE for about a week now; I finally gave up on KDE on my desktop because of too many problems with the set-up there (switching between multiple users with multiple X servers running ...
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Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that ...
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No padding for menu-bar items — Manjaro - Xfce

Don't have a clue as to, what should be done to fix this.. Running a Manjaro x86 - Capella, Linux 4.4 LTS edition. Would like the menubar to be more defined, than overlapping, Like this screenshot ...
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I've added a new keyboard layout but the letters are still in English [closed]

I've added Japanese keyboard layout. However, when switch to it, it still types in English. Why is that? How can I type in Japanese characters, what should I install and how exactly?
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How to assign an app to specific workspace with XFCE?

I would like to assign apps to workspaces, so every time an app is launched, it starts in specific workspace that it's assigned to. I'm using XFCE4 on Arch Linux.
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What could be the reason for a delayed display of the prompt ?

When I click on the Xfce-Terminal Logo, the terminal window opens, but for about 30 seconds there is no prompt and no reaction to a command. On the picture below, the lower window already attained ...
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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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I can't boot up my PC, “MDM: Xserver not found”

I use Linux mint 17.3 xfce, and about ten minutes ago my computer started freaking out, I couldn't use the panel, move windows around, etc, so I decided to reboot my computer, and when I booted it up, ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...
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Can't connect to ethernet Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

I have just installed Linux Mint on my netbook (HP Compac Mini 700). I have managed to make it connect to WiFi, downloading driver, but it won't connect via cable. Strangely enough, the other day, ...
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xfce4-terminal: keyboard shortcut to set terminal title

How can one set a keyboard shortcut for an instance of xfce4-terminal? It appears that the Terminal->Set Title menu does not have a shortcut tooltip, and I would really like to keep my open terminals ...
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Tilde key missing on Arch Linux with XFCE4

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE4 as desktop environment on a Lenovo T400. The problem is that I am unable to type a tilde ´~´ instead it leads to a ´|´ or ´<´ when using other US layouts. The ...
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Force xfce4-power-manager to suspend

I would like my power button to suspend - no questions asked. xfce4-power-manager would like my power button to suspend - but only after I have been asked: An application is currently disabling ...
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xfce4-notifyd Not Showing Volume Change Notification on Fedora 22

I am using xfce4 on Fedora 22. I am able to use my volume keys to change the volume and use my mute key with no issue. However, no notification is showing on the desktop indicating volume change. ...
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How to change built-in xfce shortcuts

XFCE4 has some customizable keyboard shortcuts configurable under Settings > Keyboard and Settings > Window Manager. But there are other keyboard shortcuts that I cannot find in these menus. For ...
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keyboard not working when log in with usb mouse

I have a very strange issue with my Xfce4/Debian Sid. When I log in with an USB mouse attached to the laptop, the build in keyboard isn't working. When I log out, disconnect the mouse and log in ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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Adding XFCE to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon?

I installed mint-meta-xfce package on an existing Cinnamon installation but it doesn't look anything like a standalone installation of Linux Mint 15 Xfce. It appears to be using the default Xfce ...
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xfce every window on its monitors panel

I have triple monitor setup. I run manjaro 15.20 with XFCE4. I want that if a window, for example chrome, is on the leftmost monitor, it is on the leftmost taskbar/panel. This is how Windows does ...
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Have a window showing on both screens in a dual monitor setup

While presenting using a projector, is it possible to have the laptop screen showing all the open windows (including my presentation notes) and the projector showing only those windows I want the ...
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why do i see the error 'stdin: is not a tty' when using x2go to remotely connect to several linux OS distributions?

I can see that several questions have been asked and answered regarding the error message stdin: is not a TTY with regards to SSH terminal connections between machines. However, I am using X2goserver ...
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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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How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop?

How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop? There used to be an "alternative" option to choose this from the start, but now I can't find it. How do I do it? In the Debian guide to ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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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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LXDM login doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox. As a login manager, I've chosen LXDM and XFCE for the window manager. I've set /usr/bin/startxfce4 as the session in etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf. The problem is that ...
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Empty desktop after installing xrdp on Centos 6.5 with XFCE as window manager

I followed the directions to install xRDP from this site (http://ajmatson.net/wordpress/2014/01/install-xrdp-remote-desktop-to-centos-6-5/) When I RDP from Windows -> Linux, I successfully enter ...
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Suspend isn't working anymore after upgrade to xubuntu 15.10

Suspend doesn't halt my old computer (DELL Precision T7400) since I updated to xubuntu 15.10. I have a black screen after suspending but the computer is still working (fan, led, ...) I suspect ...
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How to have full completion in a run application dialog?

I've configured XFCE to execute gmrun as run dialog (Alt-F2). It works great with completion on commands but does not propose completion on arguments. How to set up a run dialog with full bash/zsh ...
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How to set persistent resolution in xfce on Debian

I am running Debian Jessie on VMWare, and the default resolution is 800x600. I can set it to 1360x768 with xrandr, but next time I log in it's still 800x600. Some posts on the internet said to edit ...
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Get windows' titles using command line

Is it possible to get the titles of all the running GUI application windows via CLI? The titles which are also shown on the task bar buttons. For example: Firefox: cPanel X - Main Nautilus: File ...
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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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How to start xfce after installing it?

I've installed last version of Slackware on my Android tablet (Lenovo a5500-hv) and I've installed xfce too. But when I want to run it using the command startxfce4, it fails with this error: ...
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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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How to disable logging out after the screen going blank?

It might be a very naive question but I've not managed to solve it on my own and failed to find any solution online (I'm probably missing a keyword or two to get helpful search results) I am using ...
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How to change XFCE's default monitor manager?

I switched back from Cinnamon to XFCE and some well working utilities are not working well enough in XFCE, such as monitor manager program. When I plug in an external monitor to my laptop, Cinnamon ...
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Xfce (Xubuntu) split large monitors in two seperate (DualHead2Go SE - Matrox)

I purchased a Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE in order to use my notebooks screen (Lenovo L430, Xubuntu 14.04 LTS - 1600x900) as a primary screen and my two external monitors (each 1680x1050) as ...
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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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Set lightdm user picture

How can I set user pictures on Debian with lightdm? Xfce does not seem to have a GUI facility for user management at all. I have tried installing gnome-system tools that contains user management ...
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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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Run script from GUI with terminal output

I would like to run a script from the GUI. For example a simple echo "hello" from the right click context menu. In my case I would set up an action in thunar like this: Then it appears in the ...
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Where is the current wallpaper stored?

Does anyone know where the current wallpaper is stored in xfce4? I am using SLiM and I want to symlink the SLiM background to whatever my current wallpaper is so I don't have to manually change it ...
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XFCE session is ruined after installing LXQt

I installed LXQt from Terminal in Debian while I was in Xfce, then switched to LXQt session to see how it looks, however, after switching back to Xfce all window controls (buttons, progress bars, ...
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What is the xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts “Property” value to bind left-click?

I am using xfce4 and I would like to set a keyboard shortcut for <Primary><Shift> + left-click. I would like to set this keyboard combo to run xfce4-screenshooter -r. On compiz, I ...
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How can I exporer the files at my Android device from Arch & Xfce?

In Ubuntu my Android gets mounted automatically when I plug it in it and it's very convient to explorer its files via the Ubuntu File Manager. In Arch my Android doesn't get seen by Arch, although I ...
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Why isn't the tab-key autocompleting under Xfce4?

I have a big problem under Xfce4, namely when I try to start a program using alt+F2, I'll start typing xfce4-terminal and before I finish it, it suggests the end of the sentence--but usually you ...
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Steam install via Crouton on Chromebook kills Chroot?

I can't find any answers on this elsewhere, so here goes. PS - this is, quite obviously, my first time with Linux. I have now twice installed XFCE onto my Toshiba Chromebook 2 using Crouton. After I ...
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Why backspace doesn't go to the previous page in firefox/xfce4?

I have a big problem, when I hit backspace while web browsing with firefox under xfce4 debian it doesn't go to the previous page like it's used to do under windows, any idea how to fix this annoying ...