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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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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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How can I change the gedit tab colouring?

I'm using Debian Jessie, and xfce desktop environment. I find the look of tabs for other applications, such as chrome, and the file manager (thunar), and terminal (xfce4-terminal), display the active ...
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Theme looks different depending on location in FS?

I am noticing an annoying effect when copying GTK themes and I am unable to explain it. Copying a theme from /usr/share/themes to ~/.local/share/themes results in a new theme that looks different than ...
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xfce: too high gnome-terminal after going out of maximize/full screen

I use debian (wheezy) with xfce 4.8. My laptop screen resolution is 1366x768. I use a script to open two gnome-terminals: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --geometry 74x51+0+0 ...
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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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LXDM login doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox. As a login manager, I've chosen LXDM and XFCE for the window manager. I've set /usr/bin/startxfce4 as the session in etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf. The problem is that ...
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Priority for “always on top” X windows

I have two windows on my Xfce desktop that need to be open all the time and they are set to always on top. They overlap each other, whenever I click on one of them, that's expected behaviour. Is ...
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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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Xfce - BackBox Linux 3.05 - Network-Manager Secure connection notification missing

I have just installed backbox 3.05 x64. When i configured OpenVPN I recognized that there is no notification about the established secure connection as it appeared on my Kubuntu KDE and Ubuntu Gnome ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not saving Settings after reboot; Mint 14 XFCE

I am running Linux Mint 14 with xfce on my Asus UX31A and switched to gnome-settings-daemon, because this way all the function keys work out of the box. Disabled XFCE Volume Daemon as advised here: ...
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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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How to make titlebars in XFCE bigger?

No matter how big font I set for titlebar, the height of the titlebar is not changed at all. I don't see any editbox where I could enter the desired height of titlebar. So far, I only found ...
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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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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How can I make windows easier to resize in Xfce?

I'm using Xfce 4.10 with xfwm4 as my window manager. I'm finding it difficult to resize windows by grabbing the border. The region where the mouse cursor changes to the "resize window" cursor seems ...
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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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How to obtain more brightness levels using Fn+keys in Xfce?

When using keyboard's keys to adjust brightness I'm only getting 10 values (levels) of screen brightness. Meanwhile using Xfce plugin for brightness, I can fine-tune brightness. However I want a ...
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Xfce sound level applet works wrong

I have installed Xfce4 on Debian testing. I'm using ALSA for sound driver. If I decrease volume level by using sound control applet in Xfce panel, there is no problem till "zero level". If I decrease ...
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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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delete key doesn't remove selected files

In file manager or on the desktop when I select a file and hit delete key it does nothing. Shift+delete works fine, as well as deleting in text editors. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.4 with xfce desktop ...
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Configure Cent OS 6.4 so that desktop persists after closing VNC session?

I want to configure my newly bought VPS to be able to automatically boot into the Xfce window manager and let users connect to it via VNC and still keep the window manager running after the user ...
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Blank screen after logging out of XFCE

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux with a few packages, including XFCE. I started XFCE using startxfce4, then used XFCE to Log Out. But now all I have is a blank screen. How can I get my prompt ...
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Configuring what commands xfce4-session-logout runs

The suspend command run when selecting ‘suspend’ from xfce4-session-logout does not work on my machine. I need it to run s2ram -f -a 1. Where do I change what is being run to suspend the system?
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How to configure graphics tablet to use just one monitor with XFCE?

The graphics tablet I use, works as expected with Gnome 3. I can use absolute positioning on my multi monitor setup. I've set one of my two monitors to be used with the graphics tables. This way, if ...
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Skype won't start on xfce with Slackware 64 bit multilib

I'm trying to install Skype under Slackware 14.0 x64 multilib with xfce 4.10 but I get issue that I can't resolve. I have installed various versions of Skype (static, dynamic, newer, older, etc.) but ...
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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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Compiz Window Picker plugin for XFCE4?

Is there a separate window picker software (like the one in Compiz or Present Window in KDE4) ? I'm running xfce4
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Add blinking network-monitor icon to GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if I have incoming or outgoing network traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, similar to the network system tray icon in Windows XP and Android. I would ...
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xfce swap command and control keys

What is the equivalent of this in Debian XFCE?: Go into System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Click on the "Layouts" tab and then click the "Layout Options" button. Click on "Alt/Win key ...
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Thunar using no thumbnailers except built in fonts and images

Linux From Scratch SVN-20111010 Beyond Linux From Scratch Version 2011-11-16 Xfce4 4.8.0 I can't get any thumbnails in Thunar beyond fonts and basic images. After fighting with this I've gone back ...
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why xfce4 always replace a new files in .config/xfce4/panel/?

I started inotify tools to see which files are changing during my work process. And i found that xfce4 always update their config files. Anyone know it do that ?
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VNC: Text/fonts not showing up on XFCE tip of day window?

Using FreeBSD 8.2. Setup a vncserver on my FreeBSD machine. Accessing it from Windows using Tightvnc Viewer. Most fonts show up fine. However my Xfce tip of the day window shows up blank. If I ...
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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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XFCE make media keys work globally?

I'm running Gentoo with xfce. I also have a logitech keyboard that has media keys like play and pause. The keys work fin in most programs, like vlc, if the program has the focus. I want these keys ...
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mint 13 xfce: cannot find or make trash bin

I have a problem with removing files from some partitions. I get an error: cannot find or make trash bin. I have searched google for this and found a site suggesting the partitions are mounted ...
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lightdm starting without rights when not started at boot

I'm having problems with starting lightdm manually. When I start it with sudo service lightdm start it starts, but my screen immediately switches back to the TTY where I issued the command. When I ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 no login screen

I am using the android app so I may not format the question properly. I'm using xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I had a problem recently with var permissions and I solved it like so ...
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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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Chromebook Series 3 xfce4 can't boot

My Chromebook Series 3 xfce4 can't boot. When I try to enter xfce4 using sudo startxfce4, I get the following response and xfce4 wont start. sudo startxfce4 Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... ...
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How can I change the background of the Xfce notification area

How can I change the background of the Xfce notification area? Changing the background color of the whole Xfce4-panel doesn't work as expected and now it looks like this: How can I change it?
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Skype notifications with dual monitors

I went and installed Arch Linux with XFCE4 and it all went fine until I installed Skype. It went to the tray etc but I had 2 problems really. Once I right clicked the icon on the tray, half of the ...
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Debian 7 / XFCE - NTFS partition umounts suddenly

Couple of days ago i faced strange problem: my NTFS partition (separate hard-drive) started to ummount suddenly. when i do umont/mount in terminal - usually it errors on umount, telling me that mount ...
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Context menu won't show unless right mousebutton is kept held down

I have posted this as a bug here, but I am looking for a workaround. So, I will re-post the bug here. I am in Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) Xfce version, with Thunar 1.6.2 The bug consists in the context ...
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Unable to login to Linux box running Xfce using LXDM login manager

I am running a Linux box with the LXDM login manager and Xfce as my desktop environment. Every time I login, this is the screen I get: If I enter the right password, the system logs me in without ...
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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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X high CPU when using Java applications

Only recently, my Freemind program has become extremely sluggish and unresponsive (big lag) when moving my mind map around. I use Arch Linux with xfce4. Freemind is made with Java. If I move the mind ...
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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 ...
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Automount in Xfce4 just stopped working

A little while ago my usb drives stopped auto mounting. It might have been after an update but not sure where to look. I have been manually mounting them as root and that is a pain. Is there maybe ...
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Can't get to desktop

After installing a base command line install of Ubuntu 10.04, I installed slim and xfce which worked fine for the first 2 or 3 reboots. However, now when I start up, it gets to the slim login screen, ...