Questions tagged [xfce]

A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

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Missing icons with Xfce on Ubuntu 18.04.2

I use Ubuntu 18.04.2 with VNC connection from Windows. I see most of the menu options and items in folders without its icons, as follows: System information: Linux vps568 4.15.0-52-generic #56-...
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Replacement monitor not recognized in Debian, unless I “trick it”

I just got a new (to me) 27" monitor as an upgrade to my old 22" Acer (with the hope to eventually do dual monitors). The only way I can get it to work is to boot the PC (Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro ...
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Intel Atom N2600 Asus Eee PC 1011CX Display Backlight Turns Off Before Login Screen Loads

Specifications: Asus Eee PC 1011CX Debian 9.9.0 ISO with latest dist-upgrade updates as of this writing XFCE desktop environment. Backports is turned on in repo's along with non-free and security ...
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Customize xfce suspend command

Is there a way to change the command executed by xfce4-power-manager when it wants to suspend? I assume it runs xfce4-session-logout --suspend, but I would like it to run xfconf-query -c xfce4-power-...
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With XFCE power manager, how to turn both monitors asleep instead of one monitor?

I'm using an ArchLinux with XFCE, and I encountered a problem. I have two monitors, and I want both of them to be turned off when I am away from PC for X minutes. But it seems like only my primary ...
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How to switch user or lock PC via keyboard shortcut manjaro XFCE [duplicate]

How do I lock my manjaro XFCE based PC with a keyboard shortcut i.e. like WIN+L on a windows machine. All guidance I can find is gnome specific i.e. gnome-screensaver-command --lock
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AntiX 17.4 Full,Problem converting interface to xfce

I want to convert antix to xfce 100% I did these steps sudo apt-get update -y;sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg x11-xserver-utils xfonts-base x11-utils lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter xfce4 xfce4-goodies ...
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Xfce Cannot open Window manager and window manager tweaks

I installed today a new linux distro ENSO OS based on Xubuntu and is really good, its mac like in appereance. But I have a problem, I wanted to change my theme using window manager but refuses to open....
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Any way to obtain an even bigger mouse cursor in linux?

Here is the size of my current mouse cursor... which is already at the highest setting (48). As you can see here: However I would really like to be able to increase this setting and go beyond (48), ...
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Applications loading slightly more slowly after shrinking Debian 9 root partition

I have a 250 GB Samsung Pro SSD in my Lenovo desktop. Initially Debian 9 was using the whole disk. Recently I decided to shrink my Debian partition and create two more partitions, one a shared data ...
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CentOS desktop startx no screen found on VPS

I installed Gnome/KDE/XFCE,... on CentOS 7 on a VPS yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" or yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "Xfce" But when I ...
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Is it possible to change desktop envroinment if it's already installed? [migrated]

I just installed my first Ubuntu, but Gnome is too heavy for my PC and I don't like it much. Is there a way I can put XFCE instead, without having to repeat the OS installation process?
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fedora 29 different window manager not starting correctly

I have installed other window managers (FVWM/xfce4/awesome) besides Gnome. After upgrading to Fedora 29 I can only start gnome but not the other window managers directly. Behavior: I start the ...
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How to remove the grey border in network manager applet

I'm using nm-applet in xfce, however it displays a grey border like the following: I tried to debug the panel by doing: gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.Debug enable-inspector-keybinding true xfce4-...
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Logout button reboots the machine

On CentOS 7.4 running XFCE, most of the time if I click the Logout button, it will reboot/poweroff the machine. It does the same thing if I use the Logout button in the xfce panel or in the ...
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xflock4 (lock screen) will shutdown

I have a fresh Xubuntu 18.04 installed (XFCE desktop enviroment). On Lenovo ThinkPad 480 i7. Everything works well just one issue: for some reason when I lock screen with xflock4 ( default shortcut ...
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Using XFCE4, how can select whether to use XFWM4 or Compton for composting?

Using XFCE4, how can select whether to use XFWM4 or Compton for composting? I'm moving from MX-Linux over to Arch and there was an easy way to do this using MX-tweaks. Now that I'm on Arch I can't ...
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Remove top shadow from the screen - Ubuntu Xfce

I can't find anywhere how to remove shadow for the top edge of the screen. The only thing that gave me something similar was setting the opacity of windows decoration to transparent in Window Manager ...
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Terminator: custom tasklist icon

On xfce I have various applications run via terminator. The icon of the related tasklist-item is the terminator-icon. This makes it hard to differenciate between applications. E.g. terminator -e ...
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How to remove orphan launcher in Whisker Menu?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 (Xfce 4.12) and have a launcher that seemingly can't be removed (any way I can think of; highlighted in the image below): After updating a VPN client, there are two entries. ...
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Debian xarchiver “Failed to execute child process ”ar“ (No such file or directory)”

I have Debian 9 and Xfce. am trying to install a commercial program given as a .deb -ending file. When I double click on the file, it opens a window titled "(filename.deb) - Xarchiver 0.5.4" and on ...
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How can I change the terminal title to current running program name?

In Konsole we can use %d: %n to set the tab title as "current dir: running program". Is there anyway to do this in xfce4-terminal? If not, at least I want to put current dir infront of the user@...
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How to disable right click only on desktop and icons in XFCE4?

I am building a kiosk machine with Debian 9.8 and XFCE4. Everything is done except disabling right click in Desktop. Tried xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 0 4 5 6 7 8 9'; however, it disabled right click ...
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Xfce4 terminal input buffer issues

I have a fresh install of "linux mint" on a modern but quite limited PC. On this box the terminal in xfce terminal fails to print a character from the keyboard but it is in the buffer. So on the next ...
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Remove programs from automatic startup

When I start and log into my computer, multiple programs open on startup (mousepad, a terminal and firefox). How can I change this behaviour? I have no idea why it happens. I am running Manjaro XFCE. ...
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How to debug an XFCE launcher which fails to launch its app?

I have a command for one of my launchers: discord That's all. When launch from the terminal, it runs fine, Discord starts as intended. When I click the launcher, nothing happens. I see a small ...
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AntiX 17.4 Full, how to properly install Xfce with everything 100% working

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg x11-xserver-utils xfonts-base x11-utils lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter xfce4 xfce4-goodies -y --allow-unauthenticated Reboot. The above command works.. but XFCE isn't ...
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Delete files on idevice mounted via ifuse

When I mount my iPhone SE with iOS 12.1.4 via ifuse onto my system (Debian 9.8 stretch with xfce) I can see or copy all of my pictures stored on the iPhone in thunar. But I can not delete them. The ...
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Config files for mime settings

I have an Aweseome-wm + xfce system. Where does xfce4-mime-settings stores its values? In particular as regards default apps. The GUI values are different for me from those on ~/.config/mimeapps....
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How do I move move to the next workspace using command line?

I am using Manjaro Linux 18 (Arch Linux based Linux distro). I am using XFCE desktop environment. I have 8 workspaces on my computer. How do I move to the next and previous workspace using the command ...
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How to resolve framebuffer issues in Debian XFCE, displaying old windows randomly?

The problem: In X, an old application window (or several), which I closed minutes or hours ago (or even days!), will suddenly appear on top of the currently active window. Sometimes an entire old ...
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Auto Refresh qpdfview

I am writing documents in latex that I compile to produce a pdf file opened with qpdfview (with the --unique option). Once compiled after a modification on the tex .document, I would like qpdfview to ...
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How debug the launch of a .desktop Desktop's file

When I right click a desktop icon, and click 'Execute' after a certain amount of seconds I get: "Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the ...
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Linux mint screen orientation error

I'm trying to change the orientation of my laptop screen in linux mint and then my mouse clicks are totally ignored, so I couldn't change the display back to normal (with the GUI). My screen also ...
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Shut down my laptop when closed screen | linux mint tessa

i use the last linux mint XFCE, i'd like my laptop to shut down when i close the screen. How can i achieve that ? I've tried to uncomment and set HandleLidSwitch=poweroff in logind.conf i restarted ...
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Xfce only terminal windows can be seen

This is what happens when I type 'startx': I have 'xrandr --auto' in my .xinitrc file, but if I remove that startx just returns a black screen. When I'm in the black screen, I can type 'exit' and ...
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Different languages for different users in Debian Stretch with Xfce

I have a Debian Stretch system running Xfce in Spanish. I want to set a specific user's CLI and interface to English, without affecting everyone else's. How do I achieve this? I've read multiple ...
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failed to execute child process xterm (no such file or directory)

When I right click on a file and select vim from upcoming tabs I get this error. Some files of vim should missing. In addition I'm able run vim from bash but can't run from desktop. Debian 9.8 ...
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How to fix the search box grayed out xfce settings editor?

The list of settings is very big and I definitely cannot search everything by eye. I would like to find the application which is using the F10 key to fix this issue: Re-map or un-map F10 from ...
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Can't create a new mime type on Ubuntu 18.04

i want to create a new mime type for idx/sub subtitles. The current mime type is 'text/plain'. I created a file idx.xml in /usr/share/mime/packages with this content <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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Debian — XFCE4 panel backup [closed]

The problem is the following. I have xfce4 and I have configured my panels on my machine (source machine). I have an other machine (dest machine) running also under the same distribution and same DE ...
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Ubuntu / XFCE: Nautilus not opening files

I recently had my office PC upgraded from ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04, with the XFCE interface (v4.12) installed. I dislike the standard file browser (thunar) so used one of the answers to this thread to ...
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Creating shortcuts profiles in XFCE4

I would like to create a script to switch between two shortcuts profile in XFCE in a way that I could change the shortcuts layout without restarting the session. I know that shortcuts are in ~/....
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Tool to inspect desktop theme elements?

I just purchased a HiDPI monitor and though I've been able to fix the bulk of problems following the Arch HiDPI guide, there are still many problems to fix and I can't identify some of the desktop ...
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xfce4-panel and Xorg using 100% CPU when the panel Background set to 'None (use system style)'

When, I use some specific themes like the Vimix theme, xfce4 and xorg combined are using more than 90% of CPU! If I go to Panel Preferences -> Appearance -> and change Background Style from 'None' (...
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Linux kernal 4.19.0-kali1-amd64 Black screen error on sleep [duplicate]

I am facing this error after I have upgraded my Kali Linux to the latest version that is (4.19.0-kali1-amd64). uname -a 4.19.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.13-1kali1 (2019-01-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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xfce » xfce4-panel » tasklist / Window Buttons: set custom font

I'd like to change the font size of the entries for each application listed by the "tasklist" plugin. Is there any way to do that? I thought this site would help: https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-...
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How to set mouse wheel scroll to page length per click

My Logitech Optical Generic 3-button Mouse scrolls only few lines at a time. I used desktop Xfce on several distros, including Manjaro, CentOS and MX Linux (though I didn't try Xubuntu yet). I know I ...
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Use mouse click as keyboard key archlinux + xfce 4.12, no action

Based on this : #!/bin/bash set -x exec &>/tmp/log id=$( xinput list | awk '/Dell USB Keyboard/{print gensub(/.*id=([0-9]+).*/, "\\1", "1")}' ) xdotool mousedown $1 while IFS= ...
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Debian Stretch TouchPad Scrolling jumps

I'm facing the following problem on Debian Stretch/Xfce : When I scroll down/up on the current open window (ie. chrome webpage) it works well. But when I switch to another window (ie. visual studio) ...