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Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools

Due to a coffee accident some numbers of my laptop's keyboard stopped working. I used xmodmap to use F1, F2, etc, as replacements and saved the configs to ~/.Xmodmap. However, that caused a few ...
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Thunar is not showing any thumbnails

I was looking for the gnome-exe-thumbnailer (or similar) package in Fedora 20 (which surprinsingly wasn't in the repos) but I found tumbler-extras, which I installed and almost immediately ...
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No applications load on first workspace in Ubuntu with Xfce using i3 as WM

I'm trying to use the i3 window manager with Xfce on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed Xfce and disabled the "desktop" and Xfce's wm, and set i3 to autostart as the wm of my choose. I do this in Settings ...
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Xfce - Can't set primary monitor in xrandr

I'm using Xfce 4 Desktop Environment version 4.6.1 (Xfce 4.6) I'm trying to get a dual monitor setup working. I have a vga monitor plugged in and sitting to the left of my laptop. I want to have ...
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Add an XFCE-style directory menu to Windows 7/8.1

XFCE has the directory menu. Setting the file pattern to * gives you one-click access to a menu with all the files and folders under a given directory on your hard drive. Is there a way to get this ...
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Xubuntu Terminal overrides shell- and vi color schemes, how to deactivate?

I'm running an up-to-tade Xubuntu and have a real problem with these Terminals. I don't want them to be all that design-ish. Just the plain old Terminal with a black background and green text. And in ...
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ArchLinux Xfce4 - NetworkManager keeps asking for password

I've recently installed ArchLinux with Xfce4 and NetworkManager on an Eeepc 1005HA. NetworkManager is mostly fine - it auto-connects to ethernet and will auto-connect for wifi too if the connection is ...
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XFCE window placement settings resetting

I prefer all my windows to be centered when created so I went to Window Manager Tweaks » Placement and set Maximum size of windows to trigger smart placement to Max (large) and also checked At the ...
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I can't get XFCE terminal to display VIM's colorschemes

That's what I have in my .bashrc if [ -n "$DISPLAY" -a "$TERM" == "xterm" ]; then export TERM=xterm-256color fi In my .vimrc I have: set t_Co=256 echo $TERM prints xterm-256color tput ...
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ctrl+alt recognized as 'primary' on HP 8440p

I have a strange problem with my keyboard. I just wanted to set a keyboard shortcut on my xfce desktop (Settings Manager > Window Manager > Keyboard) but when I press ctrl + alt + shift + up ...
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Fedora 19 XFCE screen rotation

I am trying to make screen rotation setting persist after reboot (without having to run a script on boot). I am using the XFCE spin of Fedora 19. I can make the screen rotate as I want it to using ...
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Is there something that is the opposite of auto-hide?

I am looking for something that does the opposite of auto-hide. auto-hide is used to hide the taskbar/panel, it will remain hidden until you move the mouse pointer over the hidden taskbar location ...
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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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xfce power-manager->monitor difference between sleep/switch off

If I go to Settings-PowerManager->Monitor tab there are (among others) two sliders for management. 1. "Put Display to sleep when computer is inactive for:" 2. "Switch off display when computer is ...
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Xfce terminal resize not sent across ssh

I'm running into some strange behaviour related to terminal resize updates not being sent across ssh. On my local machine if I open a terminal and do tput lines I get 24. Then making the window taller ...
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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD on Ubuntu

I have an external 1TB USB 3.0 HDD (NTSF formatted) and a laptop with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.10 with XFCE. For a few weeks, I have used my HDD and it was always ...
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Xubuntu using xfce closes session every time without asking

My xfce session closes all the time, without any kind of prompt or message box saying that it will close. The weird thing is that it is almost automatically, I was using VirtualBox without a problem ...
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What is xfce4-indicator doing with over 1GB of my RAM?

I noticed that xfce4-indicator is using up 24% of my RAM (I have 6GB). What's going on here? For comparison, Firefox is using up 18%, and I have a ton of tabs open.
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Xubuntu Session Issues: Multiple Windows, Positioning, Workspaces

I have recently switched to Xubuntu as my environment for coding work, and I'm quite satisfied. However, I would like to set it up in a way where I only need to start the computer and have the session ...
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Is Xfce supposed to run slowly on Virtualbox?

This is my first question, so I'm sorry in advance if my question is not good/descriptive enough. I'm having problems getting Xfce systems on Virtualbox to run smoothly. What I mean by slow is that ...
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XFCE/X11: Keyboard layout changes overnight, special symbols can not be entered

A very weird problem After work, I lock my screen and go home The morning after, my keyboard layout has changed from de_CH to en_US At random times, my urxvt-tabbed windows don't accept special ...
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XFCE workspace switching delay

I made this thread earlier: Awesome wm slow when switching tabs Now I have installed xfce4 instead, but the problem seems to have translated to this DE as well. When I switch work spaces by scrolling ...
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XFCE/ligtdm startup configuration files

Have recently installing Debian Wheezy and using XFCE 4.8.0.3 with lighdm. After logging in with lightdm, my ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile are no longer sourced. I have previously used these startup ...
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How can I migrate my Xfce configuration and settings to another system?

I want to replicate my current Xfce configuration complete with all settings on another Debian installation. What file(s) do I need to copy and keep track of?
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How to configure proxy settings on Linux XFCE?

I have been running into problems whilst configuring my XFCE proxy settings. Whilst declaring the proxy variables in /etc/environment seems to work for wget, curl and chrome, it has no effect on apt ...
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Debian/xfce kmix volume

Does anyone know how to make all the audio streams update at once? At the moment, if I update the main volume control it will not update everything. ie. there is a separate stream for Chrome, VLC, or ...
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Xfce 4 LCD brightness control granularity

In Xfce 4 (version 4.8 to be specific) is there a way to adjust the granularity of the on-screen brightness control that shows up when I press the appropriate hardware key on a laptop? The brightness ...
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Can't run startx a non-root user in Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux from a mini ISO network install on VirtualBox. I then installed xfce and ran startx on root account. apt-get install xfce4 apt-get install xfce4-goodies startx xfce starts ...
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Thunar Custom Actions appear twice

I'm currently using Debian Wheezy (aka testing) with XFCE desktop environment and Thunar. Almost all the custom actions I have created so far appear twice in Thunar context menu. I'm not at my Linux ...
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Exploring the Network and sharing files in XFCE/OpenBox/Thunar

As of recently I started using a debian-based distro called crunchbang which uses OpenBox as a window manager and thunar as file manager. I did setup Samba server correctly and can now share files ...
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Middle Mouse Button does not work in XFCE / Arch Linux

I have the XFCE desktop manager installed on my Arch Linux system. With E17 (Enlightenment desktop manager) I had no problems with my mouse: all buttons worked correctly out of the box. But in XFCE my ...
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Kiosk lockdown Fedora 19 Xfce

I am attempting to lock down a Fedora 19 install so that the user is locked in to a full screen version of Firefox. This can be achived with an number of addons for Firefox. I also need to lock down ...
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Setting up XFCE profiles

I was wondering if there's a way to set a profile before logging into my account. Like, let's say: My session starts running certain start up programs like Skype, Thunderbird or even Pidgin, which I ...
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What does the xfce4 power manager in the presentation mode

What exactly does the xfce4-power-manager if I press the button for presentation mode? Is it called X function? Or what else? Any ideas?
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Can't access server sound card when vnc'd into ubuntu server

I've set up my ubunutu 10 server with xfce, nxserver, and now tightvncserver so that I can control it remotely from my Windows 7 laptop. NX is working fine for remote access, but when I run (for ...
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How to add “The Window Menu panel plugin” shortcut?

How to add shortcut to activate "The Window Menu panel plugin"? It would be very cool and usable to be able to activate this applet with keyboard, and no mouse needed. I use xfce 4.10, ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Transparent background of Vim editor within the xfce-4 terminal

Is there a way to have a transparent Vim session within the xfce-4 terminal?
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How do I install a volume control and support hardware buttons in Xfce on Gentoo?

I have got my audio card and alsamixer working on my Gentoo installation, as I'm too bored to visit that program all the time I need to make a subtle audio adjustment I'm looking forward to doing this ...
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Typing an acute e when dead keys are eliminated in keyboard layout?

I've disabled dead keys on my Swedish keyboard layout to more easily type characters such as ~,´ and `. How do I temporarily enable the old behavior of these keys? Now I can't type an e with an ...
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Reserve space on my screen for Conky in Xfce

I'm trying to make Conky act as a panel so that it reserves space for itself correctly. The problem is, if I have own_window_type panel own_window_hints above (source) in my .conkyrc, maximized ...
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Ubuntu and XFCE: unmute sound

I've installed XFCE for Ubuntu and use it as my default X session. After this change some sound problems appeared: I can mute sound with alsamixer or with hotkey on a keyboard. But just reenable it ...
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New dual monitor setup on debian xfce

I'm sure this belongs in another stack site, but I don't know which one. Either way, I've been using Arch with dual monitors for a while, eventually, a system upgrade somehow ruined my video drivers, ...
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How do I get openssh to save my ssh identity permanently in Xfce?

How do I change it to save my identity permanently using Xfce? During my login session after I have entered: $ ssh-add Then identity is saved and I can connect via ssh without getting the dreaded: ...
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Troubleshooting X sudden restart/crash using XFCE 4.8 with stylus pen

I have a convertible laptop/tablet with graphics tablet screen, which often logs out of the current X session whilst using GIMP 2.6. I am dropped back to the login prompt without a system wide ...
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Can a 'good' scratch cause RAM to become useless?

Can a 'good' scratch cause RAM to become useless? I know it depends on where, so here's a picture: (NOTE: The picture is used only for the sake of clarity, and is in no way identical to mine; for ...
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XFCE: How to set different x/ythickness for each separate panel in .gtkrc-2.0?

The question is in the subject. Can it be done? Is there any way to do it other than editing the .gtkrc-2.0 file? Full story: I use two panels in my desktop. Both horizontal, one in the top and the ...
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xfce4: can the Applications Menu (panel plugin) icon be removed/hidden?

I can see in the plugin's config window that the button title can be toggled on or off - but the icon can only be selected. Can it be removed/hidden/turned off somehow?
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How to control the height of the title bar in xfce?

How can I control the height of the title bar in xfce? I only have medium experience with linux desktops, I could change some settings in a text file or install a package, but an instruction that ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...