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A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

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Debian XFCE: inconsistent scrolling in different applications

I have a new laptop provided by employer, and touchpad handling is a complete mess. I am usig XFCE 4.12.1, on Debian Buster, just like my main laptop (which is however, with older kernel) Linux wdeb 5....
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A terminal opens fullscreen and nothing works

I've twice had the following problem (running Linux Mint 20 (xfce) on AMD 64 (8GB)): While using shortcuts in apps for example Ctrl+F5 in Firefox, my fingers slipped (fast) and I accidentally hit some ...
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XFCE Display manager hangs after applying settings

I often have the problem that display-manager appears to hang the UI thread after playing some settings (like disabling a screen) (see screenshot), and thus i cant click the "Keep settings" ...
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How to make mouse enlarged when shaking on linux like macos?

How to make mouse enlarged when shaking or moving it fast like macos i browsed it very much but i didn't found it . More information :- Distro - Fedora Desktop Environment - Xfce
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Can't Stop Simultaneous Step Execution in Shell Script That Opens Mousepad GUI Windows

#!/bin/sh ...several lines of commands... mousepad file.txt zenity --info ...several more lines of commands... exit Expected behavior: I command the script (in this case, via a keyboard shortcut). A ...
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Can't Stop Simultaneous Step Execution in Shell Script That Opens jEdit GUI Windows

#!/bin/sh jedit file.txt zenity --info ...several more more commands... exit Expected behavior: I command the script (in this case, via a keyboard shortcut). A jEdit window then opens on my Xfce4 ...
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Can't Stop Simultaneous Step Execution in Shell Script - xfce4-terminal command

#!/bin/sh xfce4-terminal zenity --info exit Expected behavior on my Xfce4 desktop when the script is run (via a keyboard shortcut) is that the Terminal window appears. Only when I close same should ...
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Broken mimetype defaults? default apps dont work

On arch linux default programs do not matter. When I open a file I downloaded from my browser, whether its a pic, archive or otherwise, It always just opens the file in another browser, which ...
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How to automatically turn on laptop screen on wake up from sleep in linux xfce4

I have laptop Gigabyte Aero 15 and I run Manjaro with xfce4. When laptop wakes up either from opening the lid or pressing on power button I have a black screen and to turn it on I need to move mouse ...
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“Window Buttons” panel item on Xfce isn't showing anything at all

I recently installed the Xfce desktop environment on my Fedora 32 Linux system to try out if it's any better than Cinnamon. Everything else seems to work straight out of the box, but there is one ...
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CUPS - reset preset menu to “default settings” after printing

Once in a while I'm choosing duplex printing or landscape orientation when printing. These choices are stored, so for the next print job I often end up with incorrect prints having to be re-printed. I ...
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Could not find “/home/user/%U” after changing default file manager

I'm running Mint 20 XFCE, I kinda didn't liked the default Thunar file manager, so I installed Nemo. What I tried I set as default file manager nemo from the preferred applications settings and also ...
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Choose lightdm login screen location in multi monitor setup

I am running Fedora XFCE with an NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti that is connected via 3 cables to 2 monitors. Display port is connected twice to the same monitor (for PBP) HDMI is connected to another monitor ...
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My xfce panel is not at top after a debian upgrade, how can I solve this?

I have upgraded my debian from jessie to buster, and my XFCE panel is not anymore at the top of the screen. Here is a screenshot of the top left corner: As my upgrade broke many things, I have ...
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Ubuntu: XFCE: Is there a workaround for swiching to IntelliJ IDEA with wmctrl after IDEA removed “IntelliJ” from the `window title`?

I have shortcut keys setup that take the focus to a certain application in my Xubuntu setup. So e.g.: START+1 takes me to my main web browser window START+2 takes me to my main Sublime window START+3 ...
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How to register new mimetypes not available in xfce4-mime-settings so that they are recognized with xdg-open under XFCE4?

I am trying to register new mimetypes under XFCE4. In particular, I would like to register the protocol zoommtg so I can launch Zoom meetings from links in the webbrowser Chrome. Chrome will launch ...
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logout after 30 minutes inactive XFCE4

I have a little problem here but before we go as specifications, I use a Debian 10 virtual server on a VMware, GUI Xfce4, and users make terminal access to it via RDP That said, my idea is that when ...
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Oversized UI in Firefox (non-high DPI display)

When installing Firefox ESR on a fresh bare-bones Debian 10 net-install with the minimal components of Xfce, the UI appears somehow oversized (like it was a touch device, which is not the case). This ...
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Why has my keyboard stopped sending Super_L for the windows key in X?

I'm on Linux Mint 20 with XFCE as my WM. I do have an .Xmodmap file that consists of the following: keycode 166 = 0x0000 keycode 167 = 0x0000 remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = Escape keycode 135 = ...
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I cannot access XFCE when launched via LightDM

As a personal project I decided to start building a Linux From Scratch (System V Edition, 9.1) on a virtual machine. Everything went out correctly until the moment of entering the system through ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to increase the screen in XFCE

I am using CentOS 7 with the XFCE environment. Is there a quick option/keyboard shortcut to increase the screen size?
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Linux deskop environment randomly changed

I am on the latest version of Manjaro Linux. I was just installing eclipse-java (to my /opt), and it works correctly. Then, I wanted to add a shortcut to it to my menu through the “Menu Editor” but I ...
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how to change yocto desktop to gnome,xfce…?

I'm new to Yocto project. I can build image for intel-corei7-64 (UEFI and Legacy). Now, how can I change default desktop? I found meta-gnome , meta-xfce layer in openembedded layer index, I know how ...
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How do I install beesu on CentOS 8?

I have installed CentOS 8 and there is no beesu, or gksu package. I have also tried to install some Fedora rpm packages of beesu, but without success. Previously I used CentOS 7 and I had a desktop ...
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No HDMI signal on TTY7 when running Buster + NVIDIA GT 640 + nouveau + 4K UHD

Symptom Upgrading from a WQHD ViewSonic display to a giant 4K UHD ViewSonic display yields a No Signal error (via HDMI) after my workstation successfully makes it through GRUB and Plymouth screens. ...
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Keyboard switching doesn't work in xfce4 in any sense

After playing with installing / uninstalling of KDE/GNOME/Mate I got a situation, where I can't switch keyboards in Xfce4 at all. Applet is configured normally and Keyboard layouts panel is showing ...
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How to increase the size of the XFCE network contection popup?

I use Ubuntu 20.04 with xfce4-panel 4.14.3 (Xfce 4.14) and I cannot resize the networking connections pop up. It is too small and I always have to keep scrolling the double of its size. I would not ...
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How to stop super key from opening context menu?

I recently installed manjaro linux and the super key would simply open the whiskermenu. However, I was messing around the xfce4 keyboard shortcuts and I hit "reset to defaults" thinking it ...
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Is there a way to have the xfce panel only appear when I press the windows/super key?

By setting the panel to be hidden "always" it still appears whenever the mouse goes to the bottom of the screen. I'd like it so that the panel will only appear when I press the windows key ...
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XFCE not responsive after attaching usb devices

I am running Ubuntu with XFCE. After I plug in a USB device (mouse, keyboard, headset) the system becomes unresponsive for 5-20 seconds (windows do not focus, resizing windows does not redraw content ...
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Is there a way to make a window “ghost”?

In many window manager (I'm using XFCE4's xfwm) there is an "Always On Top" option which I use very often. However, when some controls left behind that window, it becomes a time consuming ...
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Debian Jessie / Xfce4: hp-systray[PID]: error: option -s not recognized

Debian Jessie, Xfce4 ver. 4.10, HPLIP ver. 3.14.6 After upgrading from Debian Wheezy to Jessie (yeah, I know...), started getting the following (level 1/alert) notice in the boot logs: hp-systray[PID]:...
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Debian Jessie - Where Did the “About Xfce” Desktop Menu Item Go?

Just upgraded a netbook from Debian Wheezy to Jessie (yeah, I know...). I use the Xfce4 desktop and noticed that the "About Xfce" desktop context menu item is missing under Jessie. How do I ...
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Xfce Escape keyboard shortcut shows Logout dialog

I'm using Manjaro 20.0 with Xfce 4.14. When I press Esccape key, it shows Logout dialog even if no such shortcut is configured :-( I don't know how to unset this annoying shortcut. Here is my keyboard ...
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How do I Start xfce4 desktop

I have an ssh connection onto my pc , what command could I run on boot , to log into / create and log into an xfce4 session for my user account on my computer I.e how do I unlock it on startup via ...
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Wrong notification system in KDE Plasma

I have installed KDE Plasma on my arch Linux but the notifications seems like XFCE4 (i also have XFCE4 installed on my Arch). The notification configurations says: Currently the notifications are ...
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No display profiles available with xfce4

I'm using xfce4 under Fedora 31, on bare metal, on an Intel Hades Canyon NUC in which I've had to remove nomodeset from Grub to get it to boot with the right graphics. I'm able to configure my ...
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How to run script when switching to specific (already logged in) user

There's plenty of info out there on how to run a script at login (add it to .xprofile etc.), but I'm looking for a solution that will run a script/command not just at login but also every time a ...
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cinnamon-screensaver on linux mint 20 xfce

I am using linux mint 20 xfce. I love cinnamon screensaver and installed it. But it does not work for me. How can I use it? Thanks.
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READ FPDMA QUEUED error

Broke my hard disk (Windows OS) some time back. Thought I'd my hands at Linux and a friend of mine recommended Linux Mint Xfce. I put it in a USB pendrive (using unetbootin). It worked well a few ...
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How to configure xfce4 search box?

Currently, the xfce4-search-box only searches for applications. Is there any way to configure it so that it searches for files, directories, and finally if nothing matches, the web? Also, typing a url ...
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Change Notifications

I am currently using Ubuntu 20.04, and I don't like the notifications. I switched to XFCE and loved the notifications, is there any way in which I could import those notifications into Ubuntu 20.04?
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Kali's /etc/profile.d script not being sourced in Kali Linux 2020.2

I'm running the OVA image for Kali 2020.2 that Offensive Security pre-built. XFCE desktop environment. I've noticed that the folders /sbin and /usr/sbin are missing from the $PATH variable for the ...
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size of display connected via HDMI was'nt automatically detected correctly (xUbuntu)

I have xUbuntu 18.04.4 LTS (XFCE 4.12 + 4.15.0-111 Linux kernel) on the Dell Vostro 3360 laptop. When I connected the external display (Samsung SyncMaster T240) via VGA cable - all is good and I got ...
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See bluetooth transfer progress from phone to computer in terminal or other generic way

In Linux Mint 19.2 Xfce I want to transfer a rather big file (1.5 GB) from Android to the computer: it's big considering the fact that I have to do it by bluetooth. I have connected the two devices ...
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Kali Linux Suspend not working

I'm using kali linux with Xfce4 Desktop Environment and lightdm display manager then I decided to switch to gnome with gdm3 display manager.. Then I didn't like it, so I decided to delete gnome and go ...
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Multihead - DVI numbers on which Xrandr acts are messed up at each reboot/relogin … concurrent bindings?

Hello, Context : I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04LTS just because historically I tended to have a lot more issues with Ubuntu for setting multiple monitors in the multiple locations I have to ...
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How to prioritize firefox shortcuts over xfce key shortcuts

I would like to use the Firefox shortcuts for e.g. swap between tabs. But when I use CTRL+SHIFT+Pageup, then xfce will change window size. Is there any way to change the priority of shortcuts, so that ...
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Terminal isn't reset to previous state when quitting a man page or vim on XFCE [duplicate]

I use XFCE and its built-in terminal on FreeBSD. When I view a man page and then quit it - by pressing Q - the contents of the man page stay in the terminal. In a GNOME terminal that doesn't happen: ...
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XFCE keyboard shortcut for Ranger file manager launcher won't work

So I made a .desktop launcher for the ranger.py script (the command is './ranger.py' or python 'ranger.py' and the working directory is where the ranger.py script is). Ienter image description here ...

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