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Questions tagged [xfce]

A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

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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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Debian 9, after upgrade and boot error : dpkg is missing [closed]

Yesterday I made an apt get upgrade of my Debian 9 and suddenly wifi and bluetooth were disconnected. Ok weird. No internet I have only wifi at home. I was working on a project and I have to produce ...
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How can i copy files from any usb stick to user's home directory using terminal commanld line?

As i mentioned in my question title above 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 ...
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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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xfce4 new windows placement and size not to my taste

I've been observing this behaviour for a while now, it's quite annoying : some windows (especially evince, but others also) are open covering all the desktop, and worse, sometimes the vertical size of ...
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Why do different programs disagree or even contradict themselves on which monitor is my “primary?”

XFCE loves to get my dual-monitor setup wrong. First it always assumes Mirrored, but that's not the topic of this question. It also always, whether on boot or after disconnecting either monitor, upon ...
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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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X/XFCE/X2Go: disable screensaver for all users

I'm managing some multi-user servers running Ubuntu Server {16|18}.04: in order to provide a remote desktop for everyone, I installed XFCE4 (via apt install xfce4) and X2Go (via quick instructions ...
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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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How do I stop my file chooser from having a horrific red background?

I'm using Xfce in Arch Linux. I'm using the Xfce-dusk theme, plus a few tweaks I made to it. It looks okay generally, but there is one annoying problem: A standard file chooser control that appears ...
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desktop not visible after login

After my monthly system update, a display manager problem started happening: after logging in (with either slim or lightdm) the root window of the display manager remains on my screen. At first I ...
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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 ...
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Centos 7 startup fuzzy screen

When I start up my computer instead of seeing the CentOS loading bar I see this colored fuzzy screen shown here: I see the following errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log: [ 19.274] (EE) [drm] Failed to ...
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Copy to clipboard on highlight in chromium

I'm not sure if this is a chromium issue or just something mangled in my setup. I would like to be able to highlight something in chromium (e.g. a url) and paste it into another application by ...
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Trying to startx as user (non-root)

I'm trying to startx as user. I am only able to startx as sudo. More specifically, I'm trying to get pulseaudio to work with xfce4. I get an error as follows. xauth: timeout in locking authority ...
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Remove XFCE4 bottom panel through terminal?

Is there any way to remove XFCE4 bottom panel through terminal command only?
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Add app shortcuts to top XFCE4 panel through the terminal

Is there a way to add app shortcuts to the top panel through the terminal? I need to add the existing app to the panel using only the terminal command and without opening any windows. Like
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Strange problems with Xfce configuration

I am using xrdp with Guacamole on a LinuxMint19 Xfce system: https://gitlab.com/Virtual-LTSP/VirtualBox Guacamole allows access through VNC as well as RDP clients, and on the server I install xrdp and ...
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Changing the default position of new desktop items

In Xubuntu and most other similar environments newly created files, folders and shortcuts on desktop appear below each other, filling the desktop space one column at a time from top to bottom and left ...
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Is there a way for XFCE Whisker Menu to show my most recent installed apps?

Hello Unix & Linux StackExchange. I have several questions regarding whether there's a way to show recently installed applications in my Whisker Menu. If the background info I'm going to provide ...
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How to add keys to keyboard layout in Xfce?

I'm using Linux Lite 3.8 with Xfce. TL;DR Problem: need to type in question marks "?", but can't. How can I add this key to keyboard layout? I bought a laptop in the USA that has a regular US-en ...
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Chrome apps get grouped in window list

I like to have launchers for web applications (spotify web player, google calendar, overleaf etc.). I also like to group multiple open windows of the same application in the window list. I create ...
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how to change disk order shown at sidebar in thunar of xfce4?

I have pc running with dual boot, win/debian+xfce4, and it shares some partition (those D/E/F in windows,ntfs). The partitions are sorted F/E/D at sidebar in thunar of xfce4. Is there any udev rules ...
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How to setup keyboard switching in Tigervnc via Remmina Remote Desktop

I am running VNC server on a headless Ubuntu box with tigervncserver. ~/.vnc/config is all commented and has the following examples: # securitytypes=vncauth,tlsvnc # desktop=sandbox # geometry=...
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Failed to execute child

When I try to run Terminal (Fedora 26, xfce) I get error: If I click "window-close", I see it: Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+X, and any combinations doesn't work! (STDIN doesn't work) Can open another Emulator and ...
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Show keyboard layout on XFCE

How to show the GUI of keyboard layout on XFCE? like Gmome or MATE (see the picture)
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Xfce screenshooter and clipboard manager

I moved from Xfce4 to i3 recently but I still use xfce4-screenshooter. It works properly and I had no problems with it except that I can't save to clipboard. On this page it is written: Copy to ...
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XFCE/LightDM: Tearing-Fix vs. No Desktop After Logging in

I have Manjaro/XFCE/LightDM and a GeForce GT 710 and I followed this guide to get rid of tearing. I added those three lines to my X-configuration. After I log in in the greeter the screen only shows ...
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Key stuck in XFCE desktop when simultaneously releasing multiple keys

Keys stuck when trying to press multiple ones and release them at the same time. Xev output shows that only one KeyRelease event is fired (doesn't matter how many keys were pressed - 2,3, so on). This ...
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What makes HiDPI work?

I'm testing Ubuntu Bionic, GNOME, elementary OS, KDE, Xfce 4.13 (the GTK3 version, all apps have been ported to GTK3). All distros support hidpi across frameworks: when I launch Google Chrome/Firefox/...
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Stuck in a login-loop in lightdm and gdm, but not with xfce and other systems

The interesting part is I found that I was able to login with xfce but not with either lightdm or gdm. (I am using Ubuntu 16.04)
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Keyboard reports ctrl_l and alt_l keys are pressed in Xfce sometimes

I am using Fedora xfce desktop on my laptop, the HP elitebook 830 G5. Sometimes, when I pressing part of specific keys, .e.g - key, the system reports that both ctrl_l and alt_l keys are pressed as ...
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fluxbox tabbed windows and fine-grained application window control in XFCE

Is there anything like window tabbing feature from fluxbox window manager in xfce? Also, can one configure the size, position and similar properties of any given application window in xfce (I am ...