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A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

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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) ...
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Difference between xfce4-terminal and exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator

I've come across these two and it seems to execute to the same terminal. Also if there is text for it somewhere, I would love to read it (I've found this: link but doesn't exactly explain what the ...
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detecting monitor wakeup

Context: Debian/testing on a ASRock B450 with Ryzen 2200G, HDMI monitor. In order to reset Pulseaudio default sink I need to know when the monitor comes back from standby so that I can run a script ...
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GTK3 inconsistent font and element size

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, installed a couple of desktops, but I'm getting this weird behaviour where GTK3 windows, buttons and fonts are either too small or two large. For example, this is a terminal ...
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$LANG=C even though I set it in .profile and .xprofile

At work I have a bunch of Debian 9 workstations. Default locale is set to en_US.utf8 on the systems. The default desktop environment is Xfce. There is one user who somehow has $LANG=C defined in his ...
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Where can I find a canonical list of categories for desktop files in XFCE?

I am running Debian 9 (stretch) and XFCE. I am creating a desktop file so I can launch Mozilla Thunderbird from the Whisker menu. I would like Thunderbird to have the right value for its Categories ...
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How to select “Other” Folder in XFCE when changing Desktop background?

This is very relevant: Debian 9 XFCE - directory with wallpapers cannot be browsed However, the accepted answer offers several solutions to work around this problem, but none address the actual issue....
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Invisible icons while dragging if icon size is larger than 55

I am running Debian 9 / Xfce and I need to setup larger icons on the desktop. If I make the icons size larger than 55 they become invisible while dragging them to a new position or target. Is there ...
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Two touchscreen for Ubuntu and mapping of touch events

i've a touchscreen laptop (1920x1080) and a ineractive whiteboard with touch (1280x800). To use the full resolution of the laptop i just present a part of the monitor, that is done succesfully with ...
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Manjaro openbox: Different keyboard layout for each window

I'm using manjaro openbox Illyria 18.0.2-2018520 and looking for an option for different language per application/window. I didn't see any option in keyboard setting. How can i set this? similar ...
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First Day of week stuck on Sunday in any locale (Debian)

I'm trying to figure out why I can't have any locale working with monday set as first day of the week. Installed locales: francescos@Thinkpad-T420:~$ locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_GB.utf8 en_IE.utf8 en_US....
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Fully hide panel in xfce (gtk 3.0?)

Currently, when I set my panel to intelligently or always hide, it still uses up a few pixels at the edge of the screen that I would like to get rid of. I found this Is it possible to fully hide the ...
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Xfce: Why do changes made with menulibre or alacarte not show up in the startmenu

This question relates to a computer running Xubuntu 14.04 LTE. The start menu manager program is the whisker menu. (BTW: on another computer with Xubuntu 16.04 LTE I have a different start menu, there ...
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Screen brightness on X220 with Fn keys does not work below some threshold

I have a Thinkpad X220 and am running Debian 9 stable with kernel Linux version 4.9.0-8-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) ) #1 SMP Debian 4.9....
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How to block shutdown or reboot in Debian xfce when other users logged in

I want to prevent users to start shutdown or reboot when another user is logged in. Users can be a TTY user (Ctrl+Alt+F3) or a ssh user from a client host. In OpenBSD, I use polkit org.xfce.session....
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XFCE with laptop that is often plugged/unplugged to different displays

at work I was given a ubuntu laptop with gnome and unity. However I ran in a few issues, for example the fact that I could not get the screen to lock after some time and other stuff. As I am a XFCE ...
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Is XFCE dead or still under development? [closed]

The XFCE website seems to be alive, and distros like Xubuntu still use it. But XFCE hasn't been updated since 2015. Is the project dead?
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How to disable workspace feature on secondary display in Linux Mint 19.1 Xfce?

I have a dual monitor setup in Linux Mint Xfce. When I switch workspace on primary display, it does the same on secondary display as well. I know Cinnamon version of Mint has straight forward way of ...
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re-set xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin default after HDMI monitor standby

Context: Debian/testing on a ASRock B450 with Ryzen 2200G, HDMI monitor. I can set the default audio sink either via /etc/pulse/default.pa or manually with this command: pacmd set-default-sink ...
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Detect terminal font

I am running Debian live XFCE, and I cannot seem to determine the font used by the Terminal. I went to Edit, Preferences, Appearance and it just says "Monospace Regular". Then I did cat /etc/default/...
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Fedora spin switch

I have installed Fedora 28 offitial release. I've installed xfce and removed GNOME. Than I've set lightdm as desktop login manager. But when I've upgraded to 29 GNOME was back and the login manager ...
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How can i copy files from any usb stick to user's home directory using terminal commanld line?

I have a usb stick that contains the folders "theme" and "icons". I want to copy those 2 folders in the folder home/andrew/.config folder of my computer or any other computer. How can i do that using ...
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How to disable custom icons for program in XFCE

I use many File manager (for some reasons) but they all have the same icon (besides Nemo), making it hard to recognize. Is there a way to disable this so that every File mnager use it's own original ...
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xfce4-terminal in fluxbox follows a different style/theme to xfce4-terminal in xfce

I am using xubuntu 18.04, but this question should preferably be applicable to all linux installations having both desktop managers "xfce" and "fluxbox". So I have started with xubuntu (i.e. ubuntu ...
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Konsole does not participate in either clipboards for one user

We use Debian 9 with the Xfce desktop at work. One user uses both xfce4-terminal and konsole. For some reason he cannot copy text from Konsole using neither mouse selection and middle click nor the ...
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Use GNOME Lockscreen on non-GNOME Desktop Environment (e.g. XFCE)

Using GDM, I have started using XFCE in place of GNOME. But, in one of my first sessions, the xscreensaver lock screen greeted me to my surprise. Can I still use XFCE, but use the GNOME lock screen ...
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How can I install xfce4 without a local X server?

I'm looking to get the xfce desktop environment running on a (remote) server - specifically, inside a Debian LXC container. The server itself is headless, and the environment will only ever be ...
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“Unable to find or create trash directory” in Thunar using xfce

I am currently using Manjaro Linux and I want to mount my two NTFS partitions from Windows to the /mnt folder. There are two ways to do this: After boot, I just simply click the partition shown in ...
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Why doesn't the keyring used by XFCE migrate to i3?

I'm moving from Xubuntu XFCE to i3 and I have this option checked in XFCE, Launch GNOME services on startup Enable this option if you need the GNOME keyring daemon to be run on startup. I can't ...
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Compton.conf error on Ubuntu / XFCE

compton.conf not work on ubuntu | XFCE *i've done use sample.conf and some friend config abdipn@indoxploit:~$ compton --backend glx --config ~/.compton.conf Error when reading configuration file "/...
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Add icons/menu items for applications in XFCE

I am running Debian (Stretch) with XFCE and many applications do not appear in the menu (in my case Whisker Menu). As an example, I often run remote sessions using VNC and at the moment I can only ...
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Can't Paste any Texts [duplicate]

I just download some Desktop Environment for my Kali Linux. Then at second usage (after reboot), I tried to copy MAC Address in terminal. But when I click Paste, the text can't even show in my screen. ...
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How to make xfdesktop refresh thumbnails in XFCE?

Before upgrading to Fedora 29 from Fedora 28, I've noticed that my .thumbnails directory was approaching 3GB. I've decided to delete all the thumbnails, thinking applications needing thumbnails would ...
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Terminating a session using loginctl

I am trying to use "loginctl" to terminate a session like below: loginctl terminate-session 1 where 1 is session id. But after the command is executed, black screen is observed & I have to click ...
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Closing the lid didn't put the notebook on sleep with external monitor on xfce

I'm running Linux Mint 19 Tara. When I'm running cinnamon with connected external monitor and I close the lid, notebook goes to suspend mode. This is my expected behavior. But running xfce, closing ...
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Zoom - is it GUI or Core or Apps responsibility

I use XFCE + Xubuntu When I zoom it using Settings->Settings Editor->Xsettings->DPI Some applications doesn't change it's fonts size until I restart it, like PHPStorm. Is it responsibility of XFCE ...
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Choosing mousepad encoding

I have some text file with windows-1251 encoding (rus), but when I open it in mousepad there is no such encoding in the drop-down list, and there is no utf-8 also. The question is: how to add ...
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Text in title bar or tint2 panel only to show name of program

I’d like to only see the name of the program in the title so that it is also shown like this in the panel. Is it possible to set that globally in Manjaro? I use tint2. Could it alternatively be set ...
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Lack of a text input field in zenity file selector

I have Debian 9 with xfce and installed zenity to use it to select directory paths. I use it in this way zenity --file-selection --directory The GUI selector looks as below. It has not the text ...
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Fcitx sets my input method to the last keyboard layout chosen before default

Using: Arch Linux XFCE Fcitx Mozc LibPinyin I had my setup correct, but for some reason it has gone haywire. My setup was Turn on: LSuper Rotate: Ctrl + LSuper (Preferably I would Numlock + ...
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How do I control whether ZFS arrays show in the devices pane in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 with XFCE as my DE. I have mounted a zfs array 'big-tank' to /media/big-tank, however, it does not show up in the devices pane. Additionally, the leftover space from a ...
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Huawei phone “immortal” icon on xfce Desktop

I plugged in my Huawei usb phone on linux (Slackware 14.2) I take some photos from it..ok. I disconnect it correctly,using first umount on desktop icon,then unplug usb cable,but another icon still ...