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change colour depth

How do I change the colour depth? It says online to edit the xorg.conf file, but I don't have that. I am running Debian XFCE on a Powerbook G4
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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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Xfce 4: Change global keyboard shortcuts

I use Alt+Space in Emacs, but in Xfce it pops up window manager menu at the upper left corner of a window. How do i disable Alt+Space for Xfce and change global keyboard shortcuts in general?
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Stop browser window from switching workspace and getting focus when opening a link?

(I just switched from Gnome 2 to Xfce 4, so I have still to find my way around how Xfce works.) Iceweasel is opened on Workspace 1, Icedove is opened on Workspace 2. I click at a link in Icedove, ...
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GTK Frontend for locate

I am a heavy user of the locate tool, which is part of the findutils package. It's fine to use it on command line, but sometimes I would also like to search for a file (as fast as with locate) within ...
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How to get lighter (more white) themes for Xfce?

Xfce seems bathing in an ocean of endless gray, unless using dark themes. Are there Xfce themes that are clear, bright, whiter? And also: is there a way to change the colors in a given theme in ...
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not able to create xorg.conf file

I want to change my colour depth. I posted this, and got the following answer: Create an xorg.conf file by running Xorg -configure. Then edit the Depth entry in the Display subsection of the ...
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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 configure gpg to enter passphrase only once per session

Is it posible to configure gpg in a way that I enter passphrase only once, and it will work for the whole session (I'm using Ubuntu/XFce)? I'm not sure how gpg works, it seems that the default ...
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Clear Xfce4 session

How to reset Xfce session? When I start Xfce4, it always opens 2 windows of Evince, Emacs and one terminal emulator. I remember I used this configuration once a week ago, but now it starts every time ...
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Disable automatic screen lock in XFCE in Centos

I have a generic install of Centos 5.8 with XFCE 4.4. Pretty much all defaults. As is, after a certain amount of idle time the screen locks (goes black, requires a password to continue). How do I ...
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Change default applications used by gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open

How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open? Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command? Is ...
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Change scroll lines when use mouse wheels?

Is there a way to control how many lines will scroll, when you use the mouse wheels? It seems to be 5 lines by default, anyway to change this value? I didn't find it in xfce4-settings-manager
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How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 on top of Gentoo with a 4.2.0 kernel. My PlayPause button on my keyboard used to work as a global hotkey for VLC. Now VLC won't even recognize the key. It does see "Alt + Media ...
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XFCE or pure X11 commands, toggle compositing immediately without restarting X

How can i disable compositing via the command line? I need to disable temporarily for some games, like Nexuiz, for use in a wrapper script to toggle compositing status.
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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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Save display settings for specific monitor

When i'm connecting an external Monitor to my notebook (specs below), whether with VGA or Displayport, I always have to configure the screen resolution and display position. At the moment i'm doing ...
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Does any Linux distribution support setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 and both DO NOT HAVE optinos for setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity. They had only mouse acceleration and sensitivity, but the scroll wheel speed you ...
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xfce: Allow shutdown for non-root users

How do I allow shutdown for normal users in xfce? Currently, the log-out/restart/shutdown box only allows the log-out option, and having to switch to the console, logging in as root and shutting down ...
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Where to put `setxkbmap` command in Xfce?

What is the proper place for setxkbmap command in Xfce? What is the proper place for it in general - other DEs and bare WMs? I have the following command: setxkbmap -layout "us(colemak), ...
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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 does CPU frequency work in conky?

I'm setting up conky and I would like to add the CPU frequency, but if I put ${freq_g cpu0} Ghz I get 1.2Ghz. Why is that? My CPU is 2.8Ghz.
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Starting certain applications fullscreen in Xfce

Is it possible to make Xfce window manager to open certain applications fullscreen by default? For example i want Emacs in Xfce to be always run fullscreen on start. I know how to execute specifically ...
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XFCE hangs with hand cursor

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 in a remote environment. Off late, I am observing that sometimes the cursor turns into a hand and stops responding. I cannot do anything to fix it. The only solution seems to ...
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Window buttons (minimize, maximaze, close) are not visible in Xfce

Everytime I start my laptop my GUI is "broken" - windows don't have the top border with close, minimize and maximize buttons. I know I can run xfwm4 --daemon but it is really bothering to do that on ...
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What is the proper use of the term 'session'?

[I hesitated whether to post this in meta or here. But although this involves terminology, it is of general use, not only on this website.] It looks like at least in Xfce 4.10 (with the session ...
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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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What is a “theme” in Xfce? [duplicate]

I have only used LXDE and Xfce. While in LXDE windows styles (decorations) and general appearance themes ("Widgets" in LXDE) can be clearly differentiated when searched on the internet, for Xfce they ...
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Disable Composite without restarting X

In order for me to watch HD videos without tearing, I need to disable my Composite setting in xorg.conf Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection But I love my transparency, ...
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Can't find or create trash while deleting files

I was unable to remove a file anymore with thunar: How should I create the "Trash" folder ?
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How do I run a script on unlock?

I'd like to run a screen 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 see that it is ...
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How do I execute a program in Xfce and make it use another xfwm4 theme other than the default one?

I want to run a python script (the one in the answer to Python - how to make transparent window with gtk.Window but not with Gtk.) that displays a transparent window. I'm running it from a bash script ...
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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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How to resize application windows in an arbitrary direction (not vertical and not horizontal)

One of the most annoying things for me in using Linux, is resizing an open window, such as a terminal window. I'd like to resize the terminal window (make it larger or smaller). But when I put 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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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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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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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). uname -a gives me this: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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How to setup russian input method in Mint 14 xfce 64-bit?

I'm using Mint 14 XFCE, 64-bit. Struggling to setup cyrillic (Russian) input method. Can someone point me good web resources regarding this? Googling didn't help...
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Shortcuts in Xfce are not working anymore

After few weeks of using Xfce I suddenly ran into following problem - my keyboard shortcuts are not working when I am using two monitors (actually one monitor and notebook itself). When I unplug ...
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X stopped working after a kernel update

My system is a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, with an Intel CPU and Intel + Nvidia GPU combo. After one automatic kernel update, the GUI stopped working. It shows a blue loading screen with a spinner, up ...
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Switching from Xorg to console does not work

I am running Debian testing with Xfce. When I boot the machine I can see some usual booting messages, the last message is this: Waiting for /dev to be fully populated ... After a short time (1-2 ...
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Lock screen after blanking with gnome-screensaver and XFCE

I'm using XFCE4 with Fedora 18 and replaced xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver. I have gnome-screensaver checked in session and startup and xscreensaver unchecked. By using power manager, I have ...