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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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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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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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Errors When Launchng Programs in Terminal But Searching Google Does Not Provide Any Info

I use MX Linux 21 which is a form of Debian Bullseye. My descktop environment is XFCE. I get the following errors when I opened Synaptic from the terminal (only because I was already there - never ...
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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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Why is clipboard cleared when closing xfce4-terminal?

I'm using xfce4-terminal with the setting enabled: "Automatically copy selection to clipboard" It works fine when select something, the selection is copied to clipboard. But if I close the ...
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xfce4-terminal starts in ~/Desktop instead of ~

About a week ago (maybe after an update) the starting directory of xfce4-terminal changed from ~ to ~/Documents when launched from the panel. I'm pretty sure that wasn't because of anything I have ...
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Windows Terminal Preview - Kali Linux KeX Not Working on Windows 11

This had never happened to me before until I started using Windows 11. Firstly, I have already followed this guide step-by-step far before posting: https://www.kali.org/docs/wsl/win-kex/ I am a ...
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Execute alias in whisker search bar

I created this alias in bash: alias .one='cd Learn/React/React\ JS/one_app/ && code . && exit' to open a project in VSCODE, but when i try to execute in whisker search bar using !.one ...
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Is there a way to set changing terminal emulator background images?

Is there a way I can set it up so that my terminal emulator changes its background image every set time interval? Basically something like the accompanying image but for terminal background image (...
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How to query current tab name of tabbed GUI terminals (any)

Using tmux, I have implemented a work flow in which I set a virtual home-directory for each "window" I create in tmux. I can query the name of the current window with tmux display-message -p ...
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Opening terminal links with the keyboard

One of the very useful things about urxvt is that I could use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through and open hyperlinks that appeared on the terminal screen (by adding some urxvt* entries on ....
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Xfce4 choppy on Linux mint xinnamon

I recently installed Linux mint cinnamon on my laptop.When i tried to install and run xfce,it became choppy for me as soon as i logged into xfce environment. Commands already used for installation ''' ...
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shell script to activate development environment

Several times a day I need to open my development environment by opening a terminal window (the default xfce4-terminal) and typing the following commands: cd ~/Desktop/xyz conda activate tf_gpu I ...
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arch linux xfce4 terminal font type gets wired after install some software

I'm using arch linux and started to install some software after xfce4 desktop. However, My font "Monospace Regular" suddenly became thin and flat after some software installed (I don't know ...
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Is there a way to prevent an empty tab from showing up when using the --tab switch in a launcher for xfce4-terminal?

Basically, I'd like to use a launcher to open a new tab with a program running in it when I already have a terminal open (obviously). To do this I use xfce4-terminal --tab --drop-down -x You'll ...
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gtk name for [, ] and /

I am trying to change my xfce4 terminal keybindings by editing the accels.scm file. One of the changes I lines I wrote is (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/terminal-window/next-tab" "<...
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xfce4-terminal; change default browser

No matter what I change, my xfce4-terminal will not use chrome as the browser, and keeps opening firefox windows. tim@MushaV3 ~ $ grep 'html' ~/.config/mimeapps.list text/html=google-chrome.desktop; ...
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Xfce on Mint 19.3 with no Applications menu!

I have an old Dell Latitude D430, and I want to install a lightweight Desktop Environment. I have installed Mint 19.3, with Mate, and everything seemed ok. To make things lighter, I wanted to switch ...
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Gnome-Terminal mark text > copy to clipboard (like in xfce4-terminal)

I switched a few days ago from xfce4 to cinnamon. Quite an improvement in usability. However, I miss the function of the xfce4-terminal that I can mark text and that it is automatically copied to the ...
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Behavior of ANSI escape codes when mixing background and foreground [duplicate]

I'm investigating once more my ANSI escape rendering scripts and I've found weird behavior. The output color is defined by background or foreground by both mixed together. Example: echo -e "\x1b[...
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Selecting a custom icon for particular Xfce terminal windows

I am running Debian,and want to utilize the multiple workspaces feature as a means of managing the large amount of terminal windows I tend to have open, but in order for the individual workspaces to ...
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Close terminal window once application is opened

Is it possible to close the parent terminal window once an application has been loaded? I have a program I need to run using root privileges to work properly and currently I have made a script file ...
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Alt+Arrow key bindings not working in xfce4-terminal

In my shell I can move around in a long command line by jumping to the previous or next word delimiter by typing Esc-← and Esc-→, using Esc as a prefix to replace the Alt key. The key bindings are ...
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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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convert encoding of id3 tags of mp3 file

My mp3 file has id3 tags which can be displayed in a terminal on my debian buster linux for example by using the program id3tool or id3. If my shell (xfce4-terminal) has a set default character ...
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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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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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how to not move tabs by xfce terminal?

I am using xfce terminal on one side of screen, and many tabs. But when I want to use EOF interupt (aka <ctrl>-D), then the tab will remove its position from that side of screen to the other (...
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How to disable to move one terminal tab by EOF (ctr-d) interupt on xfce terminal?

I am using xfce terminal on one side of screen, and many tabs. But when I want to use EOF interupt (aka <ctrl>-<Shift>-D), then the tab will remove its position from that side of screen to ...
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How to make editable accelerators in xfce terminal?

I know there was a question on how to edit shortcuts for tab in xfce terminal: Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?, but I did what said (that is - enable editable ...
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How do I switch <Ctrl+C> from interrupt to copy, and <Ctrl+Shift+V> to <Ctrl+V>, in xfce4-terminal?

This is basically the same question as How to set ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste and ctrl+shift+c to kill process in xfce4-terminal?, but not a duplicate, because neither of the answers helped.  Alex ...
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Vim Spelling Underline Shows in urxvt but not xfce-terminal

When I enable vim's spellchecker using :set spell underlines appear under any misspelled words in urxvt. However, when I try the same in xfce-terminal (on the same machine, using the same .vimrc and ...
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Terminal output Timestamps

I recently successfully added timestamps to my terminal prompt: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/61335641/bash-zsh-terminal-prompt-time-date/61346774#61346774 But i soon realized that what I ...
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Unable to Launch "Xfce4-terminal" on boot

I would like to Launch "Xfce4-terminal" on boot using Xfce desktop, Xrdp-client, and Centos. I tried creating a .desktop file under .config/autostart and also tried to set the xfce4-terminal on ...
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How can I make xfce4-terminal start fish shell?

I want to use FISH shell. But I've read FISH is not a POSIX shell so setting it to default shell by chsh is not recommended. What I want is whenever I start xfce4-terminal I would like to start FISH ...
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How to fix a Full Screen Terminal that believes it is 9 lines bigger than it is

My terminal works normally but when I hit the bottom of the screen it doesn't start scrolling upwards until I'm about 9 lines off screen. So I can see what I typed if I hit enter 9 times. This only ...
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Howto enable Ligatures for mono fonts in xfce4-terminal

As the title says, how can I enable ligatures in xfce4-terminal? I can't find any info on this in the manual.
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Rebinding Xfce4 terminal shortcut for moving the cursor one word at a time?

I have been trying to rebind the shortcut for moving the cursor forwards/backwards one word at a time in the Xfce4 terminal. I'm used to using <Ctrl>LeftArrow and <Ctrl>RightArrow to ...
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How do I disable the menu access shortcuts in xfce4-terminal?

In xfce4-terminal, the Alt key with a letter of one of the menu items is a shortcut for entering that menu item: Alt+F for File, Alt+E for Edit, and Alt+A for Tabs. How do I change this behaviour? I ...
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Why is this make not working?

I am attempting to install CERN's root software and I am on the final step of installation. The steps im taking are these. 1) Get the sources of the latest ROOT (see above) 2) Type the build ...
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Xterm does not display one uni-code character

My xterm supports uni-code. For instance, it displays the Euro sign: echo -e '\xe2\x82\xac' But it does not display one particular character: PL_BRANCH=$'\ue0a0' echo $PL_BRANCH This character ...
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How to copy/paste from xfce4-terminal to another xfce4-terminal while in vim?

Copy/paste has never worked properly in all cases in GNU/Linux, for decades, and this problem is still not fixed. I find myself with two xfce4-terminal instances, terminal A and terminal B. Terminal ...
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Terminal shows only blocks

I'm running Arch Linux, and I just did a sudo pacman -Syu. Now when I open a gnome-terminal or an xfce4-terminal, all I see are blocks. I'm totally clueless what's going on, or what has caused this. ...
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history is shifted by 5 lines

In .bashrc I have: HISTSIZE=5000 HISTFILESIZE=10000 wc -l .bash_history gives 10000 as expected, so when executing history immediately after opening the terminal, 5000 lines are printed. However, ...
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How can I change the terminal title to current running program name?

In Konsole we can use %d: %n to set the tab title as "current dir: running program". Is there anyway to do this in xfce4-terminal? If not, at least I want to put current dir infront of the user@...
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XFCE - Blank text in terminal

I've just performed a fresh install of Arch Linux on my laptop (ThinkPad A485, though that's probably not relevant here), and installed XFCE4. Everything seems to be working with the exception of one ...
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Why can I use mouse wheel to scroll man page in xfce4-terminal?

man itself shouldn't know anything about mouse wheel, and the scroll bar of the xfce4-terminal window doesn't change, so... Did xfce4-terminal send something to the pty master fd when the window ...
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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 programmatically change settings of xfce4-terminal?

With terminal emulators like gnome-terminal, it is possible to change settings programmatically, from the command line using dconf and gconf. But I have trouble finding a similar mechanism for xfce4-...
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