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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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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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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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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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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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How to make all windows except dialogs full screen in XFce?

Is there any way to setup XFce to set all windows to full screen by default, except for dialog windows and other windows that can only be small, in XFce? Preferably this: Does not cover XFce's ...
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Change XFCE default wallpaper for all users

I am trying to work out how to change XFCE default background wallpaper system wide for all users. However I can not find how to do this for the system wide settings, either from the command line or ...
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Whisker menu remove keyboard shortcut

Using Linux mint 16, with XFCE as desktop environment. I have a problem removing the default keyboard shortcut (Super_L), for opening the Whisker menu. The shortcut shows up in Application shortcuts, ...
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How to avoid session login failure with ecryptfs

After encrypting my /home directory with the migrate-home ecryptfs-utils script I can't log in to an XFCE session on my Manjaro system from the normal login screen. If I try to, the session is ...
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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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No sound in arch linux with xfce4

I have installed Arch Linux with Xfce4, I installed alsa-firmware, utils and plugins. I haven't installed PulseAudio. I have no sounds in my laptop at all :/ I have unmuted in alsamixer my speakers. ...
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Some icons are broken in the application menu

I am using Xfce-4.10 on Debian 7. But I found some icons are missing (and only "x"'s appear) in the application menu. Take ipython3 as an example. Here's the ipython3.desktop: # If you want ipython3 ...
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Change key mappings for xfce4-terminal

Hi I'd like to change the key mappings slightly in xfce4-terminal, maybe similar to adding Xterm.VT100.translations to .Xresources. In particular, I want to make ctrl-backspace delete the last word, ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Possible conflicts beteeen Xfce/Thunar and Cinnamon/Nemo

On Ubuntu and Linux Mint websites and forums people usually say that these two desktops can be used as parallel sessions, in Ubuntu or Mint without any problem. I have used a lot Xfce and Xubuntu and ...
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How install xfce >= 4.10 from backports repository in debian

I am working in Debian 7 64bits with xfce 4.8 But in backports repository I found xfce 4.10.1 and I added this line in my sources.list: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main ...
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After switching to the nvidia video card driver, the whole xfce setup messed up

I recently installed Linux lite. I went to change from the nouveau driver to the Nvidia legacy updates driver, restarted my pc. I remember being prompted to have default Xfce or something else and I ...
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Alternative to the Linux Mint Cinnamon display settings?

I have Xubuntu on a computer and I like very much the way the display settings manager (xfce4-display-settings) handles external display etc. -- Especially the minimal view is great (looks similar to ...
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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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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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Kwin with xfce one of two monitors is black

I've installed kwin on my version of Xubuntu by replacing xfwm4 in xfce4-session.xml with kwin, and it's giving me the problem that my primary monitor (as far as I know or have configured) is entirely ...
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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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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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How to forbid windows from stealing focus in XFce4?

In XFce4, when I launch applications, I don't want them to appear above the windows I am currently using, or to show alert windows above my current work. Rather, I'd like the windows to load in the ...
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Xfce: How to specify row size in Alt+Tab window?

Alt+Tab window shows a list of open applications. Problem is it can put even 24 icons in a single row which makes navigation hard. Is there a setting to specify e.g. 5 icons per row?
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Bind right click contect menu to key

I'm using a Latitude DELL notebook with XUbuntu which is working really well. But there's this one issue. The missing "context menu" key which is usually between CTRL and AltGR. I already found a way ...
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Removing XFCE on fedora20

I'm trying to remove XFCE from my fedora installation in favor of kde. I tried #yum remove @xfce but I got this... Running transaction check ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve: ...
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xfce4 no wallpaper and unresponsive with virtualbox

I recently installed arch with virtual box (Win7 host) with xfce4. I installed i3 to try it out, when I started up it loaded with no wallpaper and didn't respond to mouse input. I then set .xinitrc ...
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mx-14 installed display issue

I used the MX14 live cd with vga=773 added to the boot line to get the display correct. Installed os to my hard drive but the display settings did not transfer, on reboot the display was visible (no ...
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Task view and Main Apps Panel missing

I have a few problems that I believe stems from a single issue. I have 2 panels on my desktop. 1 on the bottom center with the typical icons - Add Terminal / new note / file manager / time / etc.. ...
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How to change language interface in Xfce?

I installed Debian sid with Xfce and I would like to change the language used in the interface. I would like to set the language to English (US) remplacing French. The change must be on whole system ...
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How to change Xfce4 brightness notification position?

Is it possible to change the xfce4-notifyd brightness notification positioning? Example: position brightness notification like volume change notification (in my case in the upper right corner). Is ...
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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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XFWM set chrome app launcher placement?

I'm running XFCE4 in arch linux and using google-chrome-stable. I added the Chrome app launcher (google-chrome-stable --show-app-list) to the panel, but when I click on it, it places the launcher ...
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XFCE how to show pop up when using sound function keys

On Unity and Ubuntu, I noticed that if I change the volume via function keys, it shows a pop up. Can I have the same ability with Arch and Xfce? It already does it with brightness (if I press the ...
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Xfce4-panel default layout without asking a user (during the first login)

I was browsing through the Internet and Xfce4 Docs and couldn't find the answer. When a user log in for the first time, he/she is asked for the desired panel layout. I would like to set "Default ...
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Gnome: forcing an application to start on top

I am having issues with starting Thunar (a file manager for Xfce) via a keyboard shortcut and having it start on top of other windows. The Thunar window always appears below the current active ...
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Remote Xfce session in a separate console?

I have the following setups: A netbook with Xubuntu 14.04 and desktop PC with Debian 7. I can connect from netbook to desktop through SSH. I want to start a separate X server on netbook and host on ...
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Changing system volume also changes Spotify volume (Arch Linux)

This is something that has been bugging me for awhile and I haven't been able to find a fix yet. Whenever I change the system volume using the hardware volume keys on my laptop, it also changes the ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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Cursor flickering/vanishing in XFCE, even with display compositing off

I am running XFCE4 with Raspbian (essentially Debian) on my Raspberry Pi. I read here on Stack Exchange that turning display compositing off should resolve my problem, which it didn't. Also I would ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcut for context menu in Xubuntu

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and typing on a keyboard without "Windows" and "context menu" keys (Unicomp Model M). Currently, I get context menu (mouse right-click) with Shift+F10, but when touch-typing, I ...
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Red and blue are switched in xfce

I have a BeagleBone Black, wich is connected to a TV via HDMI. When I boot up the BeagleBone Black using a minimal Ubuntu image, I can see Tux greeting me in all his three-color glory, yellow feet and ...
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xfce4 terminal: disable individual shortcut

I would like to disable the Ctrl+Shift+W shortcut which closes the current terminal tab. I am using Vim where Ctrl+R Ctrl+W moves between windows of the vim instance. Sometimes it may happen that the ...
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inotifywait - no events triggered [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 17 - Xfce desktop. I want to write a simple bash script to encrypt/decrypt files using gpg. I want to encrypt a specific file whenever it is closed/saved. But inotifywait gets ...
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What configuration determines which Desktop Environment to run?

I have a system with multiple Desktop Environments installed (Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and Xfce). I would like to configure (with a non-interactive script) a particular DE for a particular user. How ...
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On a machine with multiple Desktop Environments set, how is the default DE configured?

I am provisioning systems with multiple Desktop Environments (Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity and Xfce). I want to change the default DE to Xfce from a non-interactive script (for autologin with lightdm). ...
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How to setup language change only in current window?

In my Xfce in Linux Mint when I press Ctrl+Shift, the keyboard language changes for the whole system, not just for the currently selected window. This is very uncomfortable. How can I set up Xfce, ...
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How to set a Thunar window as the desktop in XFce?

I want to setup one computer ask a kiosk for eBooks. I'd like any user to be able to see all available books right on the desktop. These can be clicked on and loaded in the PDF software. Is there ...
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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 ...