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Questions tagged [xfce]

A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

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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) ...
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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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After unlocking light-locker, screen remains blank proportional to how long it's been locked

Weird problem that I've been having I think since I installed Linux Mint 19. I run xfce and light-locker is my screen locker. Whenever I unlock my screen with my password, my screen remains black for ...
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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 ...