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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 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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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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How to add a custom timezone clock to an XFCE panel?

My local time is CET (Prague, EU), I also need to see UTC and, some times, MSK time. Can I add multiple clocks with different zones to a panel in XFCE? I know how to add multiple clocks, actually, but ...
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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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 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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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 to remove Notepad from the applications list?

After installing Wine, Notepad has became a default application to open unknown textual files by double click. I'd like to eliminate this behaviour and remove Notepad from the list of applications ...
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Custom keyboard layout is reset to default after standby or reboot

I designed a keyboard layout for myself, after I run xmodmap it works OK, but after standby or reboot, the layout turn back to qwerty. How can I set it as default? My OS is Debian Wheezy with XFCE4. ...
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What is the status of HiDPI support in Xfce?

I'm looking for a new work laptop for development work on linux, and after testing way too many distros, I pretty much does not want to ever use anything other than Xubuntu or possibly some other ...
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Xfce and Xscreensaver doesn't seem to consider keyboard activity “activity” - how change?

After I upgraded from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy, the combination of Xfce and Xscreensaver doesn't seem to consider keyboard activity to be user activity. Since I sometimes use only the keyboard for ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

I make heavy use of workspaces, and have a lot of them (a 6x4 grid). I usually run openbox, but am currently using a machine that doesn't have openbox set up, so I'm using xfce because it's already ...
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How can I disable selection highlight auto-copying?

I've finally found myself at home in Linux, but there is still one thing that has bothered me since the start, and I have not found a realistic solution: How do I disable the automatic copying of ...
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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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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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Permanently remapping a key on Linux

I'm using an aluminum Apple keyboard with my Mandriva 2010.2 Linux system. I remap the Apple Command key (⌘) to control using the following .Xmodmap file: keycode 134 = Control_R remove mod4 = ...
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How can I automatically update my monitor layout in XFCE?

I have a laptop that's normally docked to a large monitor. When docked, I want to use the large monitor as the primary display, with the laptop screen as a secondary display off to the right. When ...
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How to disable trash can in Thunar/XFCE?

I found myself always holding Shift when I delete a file with Thunar (the XFCE file manager). When I was using Windows I was always disabling "recycle bin" immediately after installation. I've looked ...
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How to change a file type icon in XFCE (Thunar)?

How to change the icon used to depict files of a particular type in Thunar/XFCE.
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How do I change XFCE tiling to maximize on top edge?

In XFCE 4.10, you can enable an option that allows windows to tile automatically when dragged to the edges. The default is to tile to half the screen (half-top, half-bottom, half-left, or half-right). ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Convert one Fedora spin into another?

How do I convert an existing Fedora system into another spin? Example: You have installed from the KDE live image and now want to switch to Xfce. Is something like # yum group install 'Xfce ...
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get fn+volume control working in xfce

I'm running xubuntu 12.10 (xfce 4.10) (on a lenovo thinkpad X121e) and the function (fn) + volume control do not change the actual output volume. they do something and a volume change is displayed, ...
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Can I configure things to open new windows on the left screen?

When I attach an external (D-SUB) display and set it up (with xrandr) to be on the right to the main (built-in) display, the most of new windows opened appear on the external display and some even ...
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display login window as list of users

How do you display the login window as a list of users instead of having to type the username? I have Debian XFCE on a Powerbook G4.
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How to remove all the panels in XFCE?

I'm pretty happy with AWN and need no native XFCE panels. I've removed all of them but can't remove the last one remaining. Is there a decent way to do it?
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How to lock my session in Xfce?

I am looking a simple way to lock my session in Xfce (Debian Unstable). I don't want to have to write my password at every wake-up but I want to be able to press to a shortcut (which launches a ...
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How to edit the main menu?

I am trying to edit the main menu. There is no menu editor anywhere. I have installed alacarte which doesn't seem to work. Also, someone suggested to me "right clicking on the menu and clicking ...
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Time synchronization in XFCE 4.8

Apparently there is no gui in XFCE (as there was in gnome) to synchronize time with NTP (if there is one, please let me know the name of the application). So, how can I synch with the time servers? ...
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Is it possible to rename Thunar's side pane default items?

I would like to display a different name of these items - that would indicate for example that one is windows partition, other ubuntu, etc. Is it feasible?
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Can I speed XFCE menu right-click pop-up up?

When I right-click on empty space of XFCE desktop the menu pops-up after about a 1.25 second delay. At the same time the menu pops-up immediately (with no notable delay) in case I call it by clicking ...
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How to set up backspace to go up instead of back in Thunar?

I'd like pressing backspace to step one level up (outside) in a directory hierarchy instead of going to the previous opened location. How to configure this in Thunar?
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Diagnosing xmodmap errors

I'm getting this error when trying to use xmodmap to get rid of caps lock: $ xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode ...
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How can I make C-m1 emulate a right click?

On Mac OS X, you can right click by holding down control and clicking. I swapped the command and control keys with setxkbmap -option altwin:ctrl_win, but how do I make it right click by holding down ...
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tell xfce to resize all windows when external monitor unplugged

I wrote a nice little script that changes my monitor outputs according to whether an external monitor is connected or not and whether the laptop lid is open or closed or not and so on. That works ...
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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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What handles notifications in a pure Openbox environment?

I'm running Debian and logging in straight to Openbox. I'm sure that I sometimes receive notifications, which I can actually theme and modify through Xfce's notification settings manager, but what is ...
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Replacing xfce with awesome in Xubuntu

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 with xfce 4.10. I'm trying to entirely replace xfce 4.10 (not uninstall, but replace) with awesome. So far, I have yet to even get awesome to run. The steps that I have tried ...
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How to modify dock bar in XFCE4?

I'm setting Arch Linux and I'd like to modify the standard dock bar, which is the file that I should edit? EDIT: like this I don't want to use docky
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ncmpcpp character problem

This was really wired! All = became q on my xfce4-terminal app, what's wrong with it? Any ideas? %> set | grep LANG LANG=en_US.utf8 LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8
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Wicd cannot detect wireless networks on Debian 6 testing, Xfce, fresh install

This is on a fresh Debian 6 testing install on my U100Plus MSI Wind netbook, running with Xfce desktop environment. My laptop's wireless connection works flawlessly in Xubuntu without manual ...
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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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Accidentally set screen resolution too high, it won't change back

I'm using VMware with Arch and XFCE. The default screen resolution was too small for me so I wanted to change it to something higher. I accidentally selected a screen size that was too big and I ...
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How do I create a GUI application launcher for xfce4-terminal with fish but inheriting the environment variables from bash?

If I run fish from a bash prompt, it will inherit the environment variables I have set in my .bashrc and .profile files, including the important $PATH variable. So far so good. Now, I want ...