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Send keyboard shortcuts to guest and not host after switching workspaces on Linux

I have several workspaces inside an XFCE (though this also happened with Cinnamon). Each workspace is used exclusively for a VM in fullscreeen mode. My problem is that whenever I switch to a different ...
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Install multiple libstdc++

I have Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 with XFCE on top of it. I'm trying to install the Hardware Monitor Plugin. I downloaded the RPM for CentOS7 as described in that document. When I attempt to install ...
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“Pin” a workspace on external monitor (projector)

I would like to have a setup with two workspaces and two monitors (built-in screen and a projector). I wish to have the second workspace always visible on the projector while being able to switch ...
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Unable to connect to WiFi via NetworkManager sometimes(!)

I have an issue which occurs only in Arch + Xfce + NetworkManager. It doesn't occur in Arch + Gnome + NetworkManager or in Ubuntu or Arch + Xfce + wicd on my machine if I'm not missing something. ...
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In Debian XFCE 4.10, how do I change the default Terminal shell from dash to bash?

I have a Debian-based Linux system (Kali Linux) running on AWS with the XFCE desktop environment. When I click on the "Terminal" icon in the application selector at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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How to open VIM on Ubuntu (not from the command line)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu with XFCE as the desktop environment. But there isn't a shortcut for Vim even though it is installed. It does work fine from from the command line by typing in ...
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In XFCE4 on Debian, how can I change the theme for GTK3 applications using a GUI tool?

The appearance settings of xfce seem only affect gtk2 applications. Is it possible to change gtk-3 theme on xfce, by using a GUI tool (basic preview)?
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How to disable XFCE4 keyboard shortcuts in application?

I use Clion IDE when coding on my Arch Linux and I use XFCE4 DE. Some keyboard shortcuts conflicts with IDE shortcuts thus, making the window manager prefered. Is there a way to disable all keyboard ...
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XFCE logs me out immediately instead of asking

Normally, 'log out' in XFCE was opening a window and offered "log out", "shutdown" and other options. Now it logs me out immediately and I don't know why. How could I find out why this is happening ...
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how can I remove the root warning message in thunar without recompiling?

When opening thunar as root a warning message is displayed. How can I remove this warning message, without recompiling thunar?
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Debian don't login as user after partition resize

I have a workstation with a Debian 8 with a XFCE and 8GB hdd. I want to resize a partition. I do: e2fsck -f /dev/sda1 resize2fs -M /dev/sda1 #resize fs to minimal size; fdisk /dev/sda1 #remove ...
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How to force the active window\application to capture keyboard shortcuts before the OS does?

I tend to stick to default keyboard shortcuts so I don't have to configure my applications/system if I reinstall my system and applications. But I sometimes find the OS capturing default applications ...
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Can't use my mouse in my xfce

I logged in my xfce session today, and I just can't use my mouse. I had the same problem before, going in System settings and disabling/enabling the mouse fixed the problem. But now: nothing works. I ...
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Show shortcuts for actions in Thunar

Is there a way to display the shortcuts in Thunar (or other Xfce stuff), if any? I know that the shortcuts can be specified in file accels.scm. All of them are set to default and commented out so ...
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How do I make mousewheel focus remain inside the active window with XFCE4?

I'm used to the Windows 8.1 (and earlier) behavior where mousewheel events go into the active window, even when the mouse pointer is over another window. But XFCE4 (or X itself?) always sends ...
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Alt key sticks sometimes in remote desktop session

I'm running a Linux VM on windows with Hyper-V and connect via a remote desktop session. It often happens that the Alt-key appears to remain pressed after I use a keyboard shortcut involving both, Alt ...
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Multiple users setup for Debian

I'd like to have a cron task that will be launching apps and taking screenshots on Xfce environment and in order not to interfere with that I'd setup another user that will be running with no GUI for ...
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VPN on Ubuntu server

I have an Linux server running Ubuntu 14.04. On it, I have xfce installed to act as a desktop. Additionally, I have xrdp installed so I can remote into the machine. Once a remote session is started, ...
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Share clipboard between ubuntu and windows 10

I routinely remote log into (RDP) my ubuntu box (running xfce desktop environment) from my Windows 10 PC. I have not been able to copy and paste content from one system to another. Is there a way to ...
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How can I automount drives so that they are accessible by all users?

I'm running Fedora 22 server which runs headless most of the time. I would like to be able to automount removable drives, optical media etc... automatically regardless of whether the desktop ...
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I can't login by XFCE4, but can by Gnome

My system is RFRemix 21 64bit (Based on Fedora) I use XFCE4 long time, also I use autologin in gdm. Today, when system was loaded I see login screen with username and password. I type it, some time ...
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How can I get Manjaro Linux to retain user settings after reboot?

I’ve installed Manjaro Linux (based on Arch Linux) as a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a machine using UEFI. So far, it runs great, except that any changes to settings I make only last for that user ...
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wicd does NOT detect wifi network but iwconfig does

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 (Minimal with XFCE). Have installed Broadcom BCM4312 driver (b43) using apt-get. I am able to connect to WiFi using iwconfig wlan0 up But wicd says it can ...
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How to zoom the screen using XFCE + i3

I am trying XFCE with i3 as a window manager in Manjaro Linux. I followed this tutorial to make it work: https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=6831.0 I need to have some kind of zooming ...
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Xfce4 + AwesomeWM. Part of notification area in xfce panel is yanked by AwesomeWM notification area

I'm using Xfce4 with AwesomeWM (tiling window manager) - xfce takes care of updating, lets me quickly configure new monitor setups (dual head) and so on, while awesome is being awesome at managing ...
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Does Arch Linux support a high DPI laptop display?

I'm currently looking for a laptop to use with Arch Linux and XFCE, and have a question about Arch's support for, or compatibility with, high-DPI (retina-style) displays. Does Arch support this type ...
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LibreOffice shows me strange characters

My LibreOffice shows strange symbols and characters. I am using Debian8 with XFCE environment. For better understand I have uploaded the screenshot. How can I solve this problem? Thanks in advance. ...
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Why doesn't fc-match respect my match and edit rule for Courier when it does for Consolas?

I am using Debian with XFCE. Default behavior: No match or alias First, let me show the default behavior of my system when ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf has no match or alias tags. <?xml ...
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Save and restore xfce power management settings

Where are xfce power management settings saved? Whenever I installed a new XUbuntu, I have to go through the same motion of tweaking each of xfce power management settings, e.g., when laptop lid is ...
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Tmux linux keybindings like S-C-E not working

I am trying to create S-C-E shortcut in my ~/.tmux.conf I have succeeded with staff like: bind -n ^e split-window -h bind -n C-e split-window -h # But none of the following seems to work: bind ...
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Is it possible to use two keys to access third level characters?

I use Linux Mint and Cinnamon at home and I have set the left Win key to act as a third level chooser for my keyboard, along with AltGr, using the keyboard settings within Cinnamon. At the office, ...
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Debian XFCE “Session and Startup” doesn't see all applications

XFCE Session Manager doesn't "see" some of the applications I use regularly. Namely: google-chrome-stable (installed through apt-get, from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) A bunch of ...
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Make manually installed programs visible in system(whisker menu)

I have manually installed aptana Studio under /opt/aptana, I have created a symlink under /usr/bin, but how can I make aptana visible in whisker menu, is there a systemwide daemon or config file where ...
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Trigger lock/unlock XFCE session on udev event

I'm trying to write simple script that will unlock my XFCE session (xubuntu) when I will connect my phone via usb and vice-versa -> lock when phone will be disconnected. So far I managed to write new ...
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Changing the color in XFCE themes

Why in XFCE you can change the color of themes like Greybird, but when you try to do that for Clearlooks-Phenix the color does not apply in some applications?
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Using Clipboard with Xfce and TightVNC

I'm having major difficulties in getting the clipboard (copy/paste) to work over my VNC connection. Setup: Server: Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce and TightVNCServer Client: Windows 8.1 with TightVNCViewer ...
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XFCE remove minimize (?) button

Is it possible to remove this little button from window? I'm using Linux Mint with XFCE gui and MindnigtWhite theme.
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can't start calligra on linux xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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XFCE login screen: All passwords are correct

Everytime I boot my computer or just log out, the random password I enter in the XFCE login screen, is correct (even when it's not). I'm running XUbuntu 14.04. I also have a second machine running ...
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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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Debian xfce opens in vim using xfce4-terminal

I'm using debian jessie. In xfce when I open the right-click menu on text files etc there is an "open in vim". When I click this the file opens in vim but vim is in xterm instead of the xfce terminal ...
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Thunar custom command: Keep Terminal open

When I make custom commands for Thunar with the xfce4-terminal -x command, sometimes I'd like to see the Terminal output of the command. How can I prevent Terminal from closing after the command is ...
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How can I permanently rename a window (in XFCE)?

I tend to have a bunch of windows of the same applications (terminals and text editors) and they can be a problem to manage. It would help me a lot if I could give them the most intuitive and clear ...
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Xfce application finder one Enter keystroke

How to make application finder in Xfce 4 to launch an application with one Enter stroke when one choice is left?
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Tiling terminal windows

In XFCE, how can I "tile" xterm instances together (or any other arbitrary program for that matter)? By "tiling" I mean simply having e.g. four terminal instances open, and arranged such that they ...
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Internet connectivity works only after rebooting - Manjaro/Ubuntu

I'm now a full time user on Linux. Ubuntu did the job at the beginning but after several months of dealing with unity I thought of switching to KDE. After I got bored of KDE I switched to XFCE and ...
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How can I get a indicator for dropbox in Debian xfce?

I am using Debian Wheezy with xfce 4.10. I installed dropbox but I couldn't find dropbox indicator. Anybody tell me how can I find the dropbox indicator?
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Why does copy and paste often fails with firefox on xfce?

I noticed that the classic X way of doing copy and paste with the mouse quite often do not work in firefox. In all other applications it still works as it should, I mark text, and paste it with the ...
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linux bash/terminal emulator: key “q” not work

i am on debian, Xfce desktop env. When i press the "q" Key, there is no output on the terminal emulator screen/ bash standard output. The capital "Q" works. In vim the "q" works like every other ...
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Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...