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Unity DE on GalliumOS: Why might my scroll direction be ignoring dconf settings?

I tried to keep the title concise. In more detail: I'm running GalliumOS 2.0 (release details) (home page) because it's nearly perfect for my setup. The only issue is that I really don't like the ...
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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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Setting primary screen in middle of three-monitor-setting

While googling to solve my problem I came across the stack post here. However, my setting is a little different: ----- | D | | V | -------- ---------- | I | |HDMI-1| |Notebook| | - | --------...
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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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Light Locker - Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a script 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 have found ...
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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 can I easily change my time-zone in Arch/Xfce?

Since I move around, I need to be to change time-zones frequently. I'm on Arch/Xfce. How can I do that? I've tried right click on the watch on the top panel -> properties -> time settings -> time zone....
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xfce4 lock panel from editing (kiosk)

I'm trying to set up a system where the user can't change the desktop and panels that I have set up for them. I chose xfce because I read there is a kiosk-mode but I cannot make that work at all. I'm ...
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Xfce4 + Xfwm middle click Title bar closes window - how to remove action?

This is driving me nuts! First I couldn't even understand what was happening. I just need to remove ANY middle click action on every window Title bar in my Xfce4 environment. Just help me make middle ...
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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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Audacious run when I press Open with or Show in Folder in XFCE in Arch for any kind of file

It's funny but audacious runs when I don't even request for it. For example, when I press Open Folder in Chrome downloads or when I choose Browse Packages in Sublime Text. A file for Open Folder in ...
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended ...
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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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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 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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My Macbook retina with Linux Mint out of battery, black screen on boot

I was using the computer when suddenly the power in the house shut down without me noticing. Then after a while when my computer shut down off battery loss, it now wont boot. Before it shut down I was ...
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Duplicating xfce panel across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors on my desktop using XFCE for a DE and I'd like to have the panel on the bottom to be duplicated across all of my screens and show the same open applications on both. Currently ...
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How to add an applet to XFCE systray?

I had Gmixer applet in systray but I was told to remove it and use pavucontrol (also an applet). Ok, I did, now I don't have any volume control in systray. When I go to systray preferences I can see a ...
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Login Screen Display Not Working

I'm running a kali linux 2 system with Intel HD Graphics 5500. It originally came bundled with GNOME 3 however I quickly changed to XFCE due to preferences. However in about 2-3 weeks of usage I ...
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How to fix the arrow keys in Debian terminal? [closed]

The arrow keys are printing A B C D or ASCII. I also have a problem erasing what I type. How can I fix this problem?
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Muting and unmuting sound with mutebutton

I'm running the testing branch of debian with codename Jessie and xfce as desktop environment on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I press the mute-button, it mutes pulse-audio and alsa, but when I press ...
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XFCE ignoring icons set in /usr/share/applications/

I set the icon for atom in /usr/share/applications/atom.desktop using Icon=atom and Icon=/usr/share/icons/Paper/512x512/apps/atom.png Either way, the icon looks right in the .desktop file but ...
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Lightdm greeter: Not running inside a display manager, XDG_SEAT_PATH not defined

I am trying to use lightdm-webkit2-greeter under xfce. When I run dm-tool lock, I get Not running inside a display manager, XDG_SEAT_PATH not defined. When I run dm-tool list-seats, I get Unable to ...
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xfce notifications not working

Whenever I run notify-send, nothing happens. When I run xfce4-notifyd-config and click preview, I get dialogues saying: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.Notifications: GDBus....
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Catfish: UnicodeDecodeError: 'locale' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 9: Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character

Every time I try to search using catfish, I get this error in the terminal: ** (catfish:3457): CRITICAL **: atk_object_set_description: assertion 'ATK_IS_OBJECT (accessible)' failed Traceback (most ...
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Where is sound manager in xfce desktop environment?

I can't find audio management dock/widget in xcfe de.I am using manjaro with Xfce.Is it a bug or they never think of creating it?
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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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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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Arch Linux can't connect to x server

After installing xfce, and all the x packages, it gives me multiple errors after trying to run startx, the first one is: (EE) AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0 and then: server terminated with ...
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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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xfce gtk themes problem [duplicate]

I'm using "delorean-dark-theme.3.8" (wich support gtk2 and 3) on xfce, all xfce gtk2 and some gtk3 apps looks great but some gtk3 apps especially gnome apps looks terrible button backgrounds and ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 with xfce is no longer showing volume change notification on the screen

I am a newbie, and I have just installed Linux one week ago. I am running Mint 17.3 with xfce. It is no longer showing volume change notification on the screen when I am using volume up/volume down/...
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Xfce Keyboard Layout change Ctrl+Space

Ok, so I've been googling this for almost a week now...without any luck. When I open the Keyboard settings pane, the options are only limited to (ones that have "Space" in them) Alt+Space and Super+...
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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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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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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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Am I using nvidia drivers? - Arch Linux

$ pacman -Qs nvidia local/cuda 7.5.18-2 NVIDIA's GPU programming toolkit local/lib32-nvidia-utils 367.27-1 NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit) local/libvdpau 1.1.1-2 Nvidia VDPAU library ...
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A script to remove and put menu on Xfce

I encountered a bug in Xfce that if I move an program icon on panel, the applications menu disappears. I found the solution that if I remove the menu and then put it back, the menu won't disappear ...
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Mirroring and expanding display on Arch with xfce -Display Settings

I have 3 monitors plugged into my PC. I want to have one primary display one expanded display and the third one should be mirrored from the primary display. Is there a way to solve this on xfce?
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Debian Jessie Xfce show Canon camera in Thunar

I am trying to access photos on a Canon Powershot A490, which uses PTP to connect to computers and printers, from Debian Jessie with the Xfce desktop. This isn't my machine and I'm not experienced ...
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xfce4-display-settings: why is there no “Extend to the left”?

At work my laptop is set to the right of my external monitor. Not because I like to but because no other configuration is possible. When I need to extend my desktop I always have to select «Extend to ...
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Configure nautilus in xfce

While tring to use nautilus as primary file manager for xfce i notice that it seems impossible to reach the preference menu in xfce. On a normal ubuntu installation with gnome or similar it is ...
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Linux Mint XFCE, command to launch menu

What is the command that launches the whisker menu in the Linux Mint xfce edition. For another distribution that used xfce it was xfce4-popup-whisker menu but that doesn't seem to work. I would like ...
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Line across the entire screen that occurs only when running Xfce with a Dock application

I have noticed that whenever I use Xfce with a Dock application running (including Cairo Dock or Docky) I see a horizontal line across my entire screen about 5/6th the way down the screen. This glitch ...
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How to configure XFCE to handle keyboard shortcuts\hotkeys on key-release\up, not key-press

While using an application on XFCE, pressing a keyboard shortcut\hotkey that overlaps with an XFCE hotkey, I find the XFCE hotkey effect taking place instead. For instance, Eclipse IDE has the hotkey:...
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How to install xfce goodies in Fedora?

After installing xfce to replace default Gnome, I now want to install the xfce-goodies package. I have tried: dnf install xfce4-goodies and yum install xfce4-goodies without success. How can I ...
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External monitor signal on resume from suspend

Linux Mint XFCE 17.3 Config: XFCE config (xfconf) external monitor disabled X (-configure)d on terminal, creates xorg.conf, # screen 1 "vga monitor" - line ignored with number sign on serverlayout. /...
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How can I determine if the desktop window is visible in Xfce?

I have a Conky script that I always update to increase the delay before it starts. The delay has to be at least how long it must wait till the background is displayed otherwise Conky is hidden behind ...
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rcu_sched self-detected stall on cpu after amd driver problems

I made a mess with my VGA driver (I have a Hp 455 probook) because SDL and openGL was having issues to create instances. After some driver reinstallations I decided that was time to reboot, but ...
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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 ...