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Setting the LANG environment variable for xfce

I am on a multi user Debian Stretch system which has en_US.UTF-8 as default locale, but I want de_DE.UTF-8 for my user. I was able to set it for terminals, by adding export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 to ...
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How to configure XFCE (or X itself or whatever) to run a custom command when the user has been idle for some time?

For as long as I can remember locking screen with screensaver had never been working good. The problem that had always been there is that when I move the mouse or press a key screensaver disappears ...
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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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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 do I use Ctrl + Fn + Num on XFCE

On Gnome, using Tweak Tool under typing, I set the numeric keypad keys on my laptop to work as numbers only on pressing Fn + key not when I turn the numlock on. See below. I use it mainly in ...
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Installing Xfce4.12 on CentOS

My lab computer has been upgraded to a fresh install of CentOS7 during the weekend. So far so good. I would like to use Xfce over the default Gnome shell. I have super user access on the machine but I ...
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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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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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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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How do I create an Xfce application menu containing only the contents of one category?

I want to create an application menu in Xfce that contains no submenus, rather just contains application launchers for all .desktop files in the virtualization category. If you are uncertain as to ...
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Low fps in old(half life) steam games on Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce [closed]

I was using windows 10 but the system was quite slow and i decided to change to Linux. I installed Linux Mint 17.3 with Xfce destkop. I installed Steam and downloaded Half life and Counter strike 1.6 ...
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Network Manager doesn't show Wireless connection

I've just installed on my Debian Sid with XFCE4 network manager, but I have a problem, no wireless connection are shown. What Should I do? I used to use wicd but I had problems to connect to free ...
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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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Debian XFCE black background in eclipse variable hover

I have a problem regarding colors in eclipse. I wasnt able to set it in any way (eclipse settings and also tried gnome-color-tools). It is shown on below screen: When I hover on an item in debug ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 - Why does my XFCE panel (xfce4-panel) become corrupted after sleep/suspend is resumed?

I am having a problem with my laptop (HP Elitebook 8570w) -- whenever I close the screen and it goes into sleep/suspend/hibernation mode (take your pick on the name of this feature). When I reopen ...
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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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Why doesn't my screen lock in XFCE?

I'm trying out XFCE on Arch Linux, and for some reason the Lock Screen option in the session menu doesn't do anything. Neither does running xflock4 at the command line (it exits 0 with no output). ...
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Double sound icon in XFCE

I'm running XFCE 4.10 on the latest Debian Stable, Jessie. One single flaw bugs me ever since the installation even though it's thrillingly minor. Every time I use either the scroll-function or an ...
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How do I correct for overscan when using the nouveau display driver?

I have 2 Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 systems which have NVIDIA ION graphics hardware. Both are running Debian 8 (kernel 4.3) with lightdm and the xfce desktop, however one is using the NVIDIA display drivers ...
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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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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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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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KDE apps look 'oldschool' since updated to XFCE 4.12

I was running ubuntu 14.04, updated to 15.10 (with a pitstop at 15.04). Since that KDE apps (especially Krusader) have the 'oldschool' unthemed look. The KDE System Settings window also looks pale: ...
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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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changing $HOME directory name

I'm Using Arch Linux + Xfce4 (Edit: running as VBox OS guest) and I wanted to change a username and it's home directory accordingly. I followed these steps as root: 1.Renamed the home directory # mv ...
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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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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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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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Install dropbox ends in error

I'm trying install dropbox on Debian with xfce and every time it ends with this error bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox bn.VERSION: 3.12.6 bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: failed bn.is_frozen: True pid: 11257 ppid: 5898 ...
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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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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 ...
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Grey screen when using tightvnc and trying to run xfce4

I have an Amazon ec2 instance. I am attempting to run a dedicated arma 3 server on it. Part of this it to set up a repository on the server. The program I want to use requires a GUI. This is the ...
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How to disable Ristretto from starting maximized whenever I double-click a picture to view?

Ristretto is the default picture viewer in XFCE. It starts the normal way when I start it manually from the menu but whenever it gets started as I double-click on a picture file to view it it starts ...
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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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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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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How to configure the mouse wheel to scroll between windows of the same group?

I'm more used to Unity and I really like the option of placing my mouse pointer over an opened application icon and scroll the mouse wheel to move between the application's opened windows. In XFCE ...
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Debian Live-CD user password

I am trying to use Debian live from an USB, however I do not succeed in logging in… What is the standard user and password to get access? I have tried searching this question on the internet and ...
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How to suspend with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to suspend my xubuntu (14.04) system from a keyboard shortcut without entering my superuser password (sudo). I'm looking a command line which I can convert to a shortcut. So far, I tried ...
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Linux Mint Monitor Configuration

I run dual monitors on my machine with Linux mint however one screen is shared with another computer. When I switch to that computer it disconnects from Linux and resets the monitor configuration, ...
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Thunar icon for custom folder in /home

Example: I want a "Code" folder in /home along with "Documents", "Pictures", and whatnot. I can make a folder called "Code" but how do I make a custom folder icon like the other /home subdirs have? I ...
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Slingscold launcher finds nothing

Trying to use Slingscold launcher in Linux Mint Xfce Qiana - it should look something like the search in Gnome Shell but it finds nothing and is just empty: Does it need some other dependency ...
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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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XFCE online help on ctrl-c

I'm running Xubuntu. The terminal has started popping up a dialog "Do you want to read the Xfce Terminal Manual Online?" every time I hit ctrl-c. This has rendered emacs (among others) basically ...
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How to install mac-like global menu feature in Fedora 23 XFCE spin?

Having spent quite a time using XUbuntu I have got a little bit addicted to its Mac-like global menu. How do I install it in Fedora? I have tried looking through the list of packages with names ...
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Lightdm - call script on shutdown

I configured lightdm to call the following cleanup-script. Here the corresponding line in the lightdm.conf: ... session-cleanup-script=/usr/local/bin/call.logout.sh ... Here the script, which is ...
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systemctl suspend won't resume and pm-suspend does nothing

I'm running Arch Linux 4.2.5-1 with xfce4 on an Asus x205ta and for some reason, sudo systemctl suspend seems to just freeze my system. I know it is suspending because when I check journalctl it shows ...
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How to permanently swap esc and caps lock in xfce / xubuntu?

I followed some post a while ago, and it said to make an ~/.xmodmap file like so: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = ...
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Re-map or un-map F10 from triggering window file menu in Xfce

By default F10 on Xfce activates the menu File menu and so cannot be used as a shortcut in any program. I already looked in the Window Manager and Keyboard settings pages and no F10 key binding is ...