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A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

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RHEL - Install Xfce, but make using it optional

As a Masters student, I wish to avail of the the RHEL developer programme. However, my system of choice is Fedora - I really like the lightweight Xfce desktop - it does everything a desktop should, ...
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Switch between Dosbox and Linux

When playing old dos games on DosBox in Linux (Mint 20), I get locked in and cannot find any shortcuts to switch over to Xfce desktop or running applications in Linux. In Windows you can easily do ...
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Are there different formats for Mathematica Notebooks and how are MIME types defined in them?

Note: I already posed this question on https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/263673/are-there-different-formats-for-mathematica-notebooks-and-how-are-mime-types-def, but I did not receive an ...
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Where is "hddtemp" error logged after login?

When I log into my debian box using XFCE and the xfvwm4 window manager I get the following error: "hddtemp" was not executed correctly, although it is executable. This is most probably due ...
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Why Is My Panel Icon Miscolored?

I am using Debian 11 with XFCE and Adwaita theme and Adwaita icons. I am not a fan of the symbolic panel icons, mainly because they are symbolic and the nm-applet icon is not, and it looks strange and ...
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xfce, xfwm and .Desktop shortcut

I started using a Debian distro and I'm new with it. I'm trying to customize shortcut and I don't get the differences between xfce and xfwm. Why there are "two type of shortcut"? (located in ...
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Themes having different colors

There is a theme I really like on KDE. But I want to have everything minimal and I am currently on Xfce4 with bspwm. I have 2 PCs and both are installed Xfce4. On the system that was previously ...
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How do I turn off my HDMI monitor?

I tried xrandr --output 'HDMI-A-1' --off which puts the screen as black for only a few seconds and doesn't turn anything off. xset -display :0.0 dpms force off does the same except it shows me the ...
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Udev rule is not working with pactl on xfce4

I have soundbar which due to some issues often is unplugging. When it is back, I wish my default pulseaudio device would be changed back to soundbar. I have created file /usr/local/bin/audio_toggle.sh ...
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How to show all windows in XFCE?

In XFCE's windows settings, there is a command called Show Desktop. It minimizes all windows and well, shows the desktop. A more detailed description can be found here, for example. Is there a command ...
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Find size of screen in characters (columns and lines)

On geometry the X man page says: "GEOMETRY SPECIFICATIONS: ... most X programs accept a command line argument of the form -geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT+XOFF+YOFF (where WIDTH, HEIGHT, XOFF, and YOFF ...
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Firefox flatpak does not work with Slack flatpack link

How does Slack flatpak find the application for a URL? I have xfce4 on Debian Linux. I noticed that Libre Office is smart enough to open Flatpak Firefox so how does slack find the default browser (and ...
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QA: Xfce4 Broken After Renaming User

I have just stumbled upon a problem with my arch xfce4 distro. After renaming my user the startx command no longer worked. usermod -m -d /home/new_user -l new_user -m old_user The xorg error log ...
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What is the difference between internal and external plugins on XFCE?

I want to make my own panel plugin on XFCE4 but I noticed that there are two types of plugins, Internal and External. What is the difference?
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PulseAudio Modules are not properly configured when started on systemd or xsession, but works fine when started from terminal

I'm trying to create some virtual source so that I can virtually have a microphone that is acceptable on all application that cannot directly grab the ".monitor" from my virtual sink. ...
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suddenly all my windows closed

I was working in Linux Mint 20.2 with XFCE 4.16 and some keyboard shortcut suddenly closed all my windows except the one I was working in. I have no idea what I did. I reopened Brave and instead of ...
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xfconf-query: create property for a plugin: Property X does not exist on channel Y

I'm trying to configure the XFCE clock plugin to use a custom format but getting Property "/plugins/plugin-12/digital-format" does not exist on channel "xfce4-panel". $ xfconf-...
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Keep same screen resolution after closing the laptop lid in xubuntu

xubuntu always switches to 4k when I close and open the laptop lid. I instead want the resolution automatically restored to whatever it was when I closed the lid. How do I accomplish this?
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Razer Pro Type Ultra Keyboard: How to use function keys without holding down fn key?

To alleviate my wrist pain I tried my first ergonomic keyboard: Razer Pro Type Ultra Keyboard attached to Dell Latitude E7440's usb1 port. To my surprise the Function keys won't work if fn key is not ...
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Numeric Page Up and Page Down keys don't work on Xfce Terminal

My laptop has a numeric keyboard, so instead of, say, PgUp being a button on its own or a function of another key, it's the numeric version sitting alongside the number 9 key. Unfortunately, some ...
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How are Firefox and other long lived sockets terminated when I lock my session?

When I lock my session on xfce, Firefox and apps that rely on socket connections get their connections terminated. I find such behavior bizarre. I haven't been able to figure out why it happens or how ...
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Media keys such as volume up/down , brightness up/down not working in kali linux on laptop

I have dual booted kali linux with windows 11 and all the media keys combination and media buttons works fine in windows. I have also seen many people having the same issue as well, but the problem is ...
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Kali XFCE has very odd display. How to Fix?

So, basically when I restarted kali, I had no GUI interface, only tty1 serial interface. But I searched up online, followed the steps and I got back GUI interface. Then when I logged in, this was the ...
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Is there any tool out there for Linux to view open windows like Gnome and windows?

I want a button in xfce to show me open windows (minimized and maximized) like Exposé (later Mission Control) in Mac OS Activites in Gnome or Task View in Windows 10. I found some tools like ...
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Virt-manager: How to ignore key sequence from host?

I'm on Debian+Xfce and I have two desktops. I set Super+F1 to take me to the first desktop and Super+F2 to take me to the second desktop. I would like to run a virt-manager guest in full screen on the ...
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XFCE swap Alt and Super (windows) key

I have tried many things to try to swap the alt and windows key on my Thinkpad X220 running LinuxMint 20.3 with xfce/xfwm4. I've tried setxkbmap -option altwin:swap_alt_win, adding the following to ~/....
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Move window when typing in XFCE

i use xfce desktop on Archlinux. Sometimes when I'm typing or coding in a program environment, the mouse pointer changes to move automatically and Keyboard typing stop Until i click somewhere. After ...
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How can we stop Opera from usurping /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser?

While Firefox is of course my browser of choice, I have a few others, for reasons, including Opera. In XFCE's "Settings Manager", in "Default Applications", Firefox is duly ...
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xfce4 close_window_key on desktop background offers to log out

For xfce4 I have defined a keyboard shortcut for close_window_key. When I apply it to the desktop background, i.e. without window focus, I am offered the logout dialog as if xfce4-session-logout was ...
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Unable to install vala-panel-appmenu-xfce-git and vala-panel-appmenu-common-git in Manjaro

I wanted to install vala-panel-appmenu-xfce-git and vala-panel-appmenu-common-git in Manjaro. So I first used: pamac build vala-panel-appmenu-xfce-git in the terminal. This is the output I got: ...
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WSL: Installing XFCE Desktop

I came across this video-tutorial to run a GUI environment and after following al the steps I could not run it getting the following message: Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection ...
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GNOME's touchpad and mouse settings completely changed after installing XFCE4 on Ubuntu 20.04

On my Ubuntu 20.04 installation, in addition to GNOME, I installed XFCE as an additional DE. After doing this (and not changing any settings) I noticed that my touchpad began behaving differently ...
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Why window doesn't scroll at the first time I scroll my mouse wheel on it after losing focus?

When a window loses focus (becomes inactive), I have to scroll my mouse wheel twice to start scrolling in that window. Here are example steps to reproduce this behavior: Open a window that has scroll ...
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Xfce didn't start after login loop

After the login loop my laptop stuck at the debian theme and xfce desktop didn't load in please help im using well till today
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after apt update && upgrade xfce about notifications glitch - how to get rid of them?

the first thing that should be noted is that I'm a novice Linux user (I think that this may be the part of the problem). I'm running Kali Linux with xfce desktop on VMWare Workstation 15 and ...
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Why I can't login in my linux using my account?

I had recently wanted to use xfce instead of gnome, so I just uninstalled gnome and installed xfce, with lightdm, later I couldn't login in my work account but was able to login in another account of ...
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Wrong Local time Archlinux + Xfce4

My system local clock has been displayed incorrectly for several days. when i run timedatectl status output is something like this : ➜ timedatectl status Local time: Sat 2021-12-25 19:16:57 +0330 ...
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how to change navigation keys in window operations menu in xfce?

I open window operations menu in xfce by alt+space. The navigation keys are arrow keys. How can I change them to vi-mode hjkl. I already changed the window manager > keyboards > UP/DOWN/LEFT/...
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Prevent notifications from being dismissed when clicked?

On all the desktop environments I've used, clicking a browser notification makes it disappear. Is there some way to prevent this behavior to make it more in line with Windows/macOS where clicking a ...
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Turn off Suspend, Sleep, Hibernate for user (xfce4)

as the title is says, I want to disable all methods (buttons, commands, etc.) an unprivileged user have to turn a system into any standby-mode (sleep|hibernate|hybrid) under xfce4. I found out that ...
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Ranger File Manager as Default File Manager Errors

I could not get Ranger to be my default file manager using every tutorial I could find. Help is appreciated - I'll describe my attempts below: In Default Application -> Utilities -> Other... -&...
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What (user) startup scripts are sourced when launching XFCE4 through GDM?

Scenario: I'm running Fedora 35, with GDM being the login manager, and XFCE4 being my desktop environment. XFCE4 has an autostart feature. Essentially a bunch of .desktop files, which describe a ...
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Setting Preferred Applications from the terminal (CentOS 7)

I'm making a script which uses xfconf-query to change various system settings on mass, however I'm unsure how to set my Preferred Applications in the same manner. I looked into the mimeapps.list file ...
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Xfce turn off middle click on window top to change focus of window

I usualy middle click on opera top to open new tab but in xfce when I do that it get focused on the last application. Middle click for closing tab and closing application is working but opening new ...
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Creating XFCE4 Application Shortcuts from the terminal (CentOS)

I am trying to add a new application shortcut in the command line which will load the terminal when you press Ctrl + Alt + T. I am using the xfconf-query utility to monitor xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts ...
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Thunar option "Open terminal here" not always working

Posting here in hoping anyone involves in xfce might see it, as I don't use xfce but found thunar to be the "Best Linux File Managers" (IMHO). The symptom is the same as what reported/posted ...
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laptop goes Suspend very Slow in xfce4 Compared to gnome

When i Press The Suspend Button on my keyboard it is almost instant in Gnome (suspends 1 sec after pressing button) But on xfce it needs 4-5 seconds to go. What should i do ? is this a xfce4 problem ?
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Debian Input/Output Error

I have a Debian 10 Xfce4. Recently out of nowhere I will get an Input/Output error. Every button, application, buttons in panel is showing Input/Output error. It gets fixed when I hard restart it. ...
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Prevent application to go fullscreen

I have an application (namely zoom) that automatically goes fullscreen and does not provides a way to disable that (you can exit fullscreen but you have to do that every time someone shares its screen)...
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Hard to read and non visible UI elements under XFCE with dark themes

I am using XUbuntu 20.04 (XFCE 4.14) and have selected Greybird-dark style and theme which are in tune with my low light environment setup that I have found to be easier on my eyes. However, some UI ...
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