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Random crashes on XFCE - how to diagnose what's happening?

I'm on Parabola (a fork of Arch), and I'm running the XFCE desktop environment. However, I periodically get these weird crashes, where my entire desktop freezes. I have no ability to move my cursor ...
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no game sounds with XFCE and pulseaudio

Since recently I have sound problems ingame but now I have no ingame sounds can someone help me? Which info should I provide? EDIT: For saved videos the same.
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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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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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Cant copy / delete files on usb partition

I'm currently running xubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I am having some problems copying files from my home folder to a usb drive with 8 GB. Now, i am having several problems like: the computer cant ...
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Change default XFCE backdrop for all users via cli?

So my situation is that I can change the relevant property for a user if I have Xorg running by xfconf-query, which is the normal way as I understand to do this, but I cannot use this command normally ...
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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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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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How I can make new pop up windows to appear in the same desktop of their app?

I'm using XFCE and I have the following situation: I open app on desktop #1 --> switch to desktop #2 --> app on desktop 1 opens a pop-up window on desktop #2. How do I change it? How do I make XFCE ...
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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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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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How vnc decides which x11 session - gnome or xfce to run in client machine?

I can see in my office environment that some user vnc sessions are running on xfce and some with gnome. For me particularly, it's xfce. And by examining the processes I see that xfce is started ...
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Problem running Ubuntu on crouton after updating chromeos

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 for several months. Today I exited Crouton and restarted my chromebook. After restarting and issuing sudo startxfce4 in the shell ...
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manjaro (xfce) menda dark theme in centos 7 (xfce)

I want 100% same look and feel of manjaro (xfce) (Menda dark theme) in centos 7. I found the theme and icons from manjaro github repo, but its not enough. The theme is not appearing properly. Still ...
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Change Xfce Theme from bash script

I have a convertible notebook, and am writing a bash script to change from standard desktop to tablet mode. I am running XFCE. Currently, the script is switching reading the orientation from a ...
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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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Xfce4 mysteriously starts file browser upon login

I'm using Arch Linux and currently installed Xfce4, which after I log in (using LigthDM) opens an instance of the Nemo file browser. This happens regardless what I set as the default file browser (I ...
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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 to make XFCE desktop icons text transparent?

I have openSUSE 13.2 which comes with KDE as default. I want to try new desktop environments so I started XFCE. When the XFCE desktop starts the icon names on the desktop are not transparent. How to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: startx doesn't work and startxfce4 requires root

On Linux Mint 17.1 with XFCE installed, I removed MDM to enable booting in text mode. Now, when I try to run startx, it open the xfce4-panels on a grey background but gets stuck there with the panels ...
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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 - 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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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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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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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint XFCE

I am using Linux Mint 14 XFCE. I am trying to remove the default XFCE window manager shortcuts for workspace switching (Ctrl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc.), as described in this question. The answers there ...
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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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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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Manjaro window borders green after update

I just upgraded my Manjaro installation to version 0.8.12. I didn't notice any difference right away, but after i rebooted the computer the top window border on every window turned green. I really ...
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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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name of binary vs. name in GUI

I wish I could title this better. An example seems the best way of making the point: In icedove>preferences>attachments, for 'JEPG image' one can select 'Image Viewer' or 'Use other ...'. It turns ...
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Disable “Recently used” in GTK file/directory selector

Can I completely disable "Recently Used" feature in GTK's file / directory selector? Sometimes programs default to this but since it's not useful in my work-flow and with the way I organize my ...
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Xfce Run Preferred Web Browser with Argument

I am running Arch Linux and have Xfce4 installed along with Chromium. I want to make Chromium my default web browser, but unless I pass the option --user-data-dir=/home/chris, it doesn't start because ...
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Connect XFCE's hibernation option with proper command

After configuring hibernation to swapfile with this instruction https://wiki.debian.org/Hibernation/Hibernate_Without_Swap_Partition commands s2disk & pm-hibernate are work fine. However ...
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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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calligra not working on xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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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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Which login manager am I using? [duplicate]

I have Debian installed, and am using XFCE. How do I figure out which login manager I have installed?
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Configured terminal window size does not create terminal windows of correct size

With my Xubuntu 12 with xfce I have configured a standard 80x24 window size for my terminals. But opening a window results in a smaller 79x24 window. (To me this looks like a bug - at least my former ...
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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Installing an Xfce theme, it does not show up

I downloaded the Pupi theme, unpacked the zip, dropped the directory into /usr/share/themes, and rebooted. The new theme still does not show up in the list of 'Styles' in the settings. If someone has ...
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Start an application on initial workspace instead of current workspace

If I start an application and switch workspaces in the time the application is starting up, the application goes to the current workspace and not the one "from which" I called it. Where can I change ...
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Firefox not installing on xfce

I'm running XFCE on a Samsung Chromebook. I clicked on application menu, went to internet, and opened the Firefox installer. I clicked install and it said "waiting for authorization". I waited then ...
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Xfce 4.12: How to configure window switcher dialog (Alt-Tab) to use List mode?

How to configure window switcher dialog (Alt-Tab) to use List mode in Xfce 4.12? Modes are mentioned at http://www.xfce.org/about/tour but I found no such setting.
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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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X11 display entered zoom mode. How do I exit?

I pressed something around my mouse pad (keys in the altgr region+mousepad - quite possibly multitouch) and suddenly the whole X11 display zoomed around 10%. That means I can see 90% of the 1920x1080 ...
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How can I change XFce4 theme from text (no GUI) console?

I would like to change the default theme in my XFce4 from Greybird to Daloa, but for several reasons I need to do it via remote SSH console (text, no GUI). I have tested: xfconf-query -c xsettings ...
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Edit menu entries in whisker menu debian wheezy xfce?

I can't find anything to edit the xfce whisker menu with on debian wheezy xfce. I've used alacarte and lxmed and those are capable of editing the applications menu, but the menus inside of whisker ...
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Separate monitors with separate keyboard and mouse input?

So I was wondering if it would be possible using Xfce and without virtual machines to essentially make one computer act as two by having two monitors with different workspaces and separate keyboard ...
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Mouse does not interact with XFCE

I run XFCE 4.10 in Archlinux and I have had my mouse (and/or XFCE) behaving weirdly for a couple of days. The mouse works fine when I first start XFCE. I can interact normally with UI features. ...