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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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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. ...
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What applications provide org.freedesktop.secrets.service

While trying out google-chrome dev and beta channels' latest version (25), I was getting a segmentation fault problem causing Chrome to crash, right after showing a message informing that it was ...
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XFCE: Switch windows in Unity-like way (Super+numberOfWindow)

Is there any way to navigate between opened windows in Windows\Unity style (by pressing Super+ shortcut)?
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Remove desktop environments cleanly

I'm using Fedora 15 Gnome 3 spin and I've installed awesome as a window manager. I want to completely remove installed gnome, lxde and xfce but not to damage already installed applications. How can I ...
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How can I make xfce open links in a new browser window on the current desktop, even if there is a browser open on another desktop?

Normally, when an xfce app e.g. Thunar opens a file in an external program, it opens a new window on the current workspace to view that file. This is how I always want to open files and urls. ...
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Remove Eclipse's extra margins in Linux (Ubuntu XFCE)

I can't get rid of an ugly and wasting-space margin below the menubar in Eclipse: I have followed a number of tutorials for improving the rendering of Eclipse on Ubuntu, including using a custom ...
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What do the power management tools in Linux do? (acpi, pm-utils, etc…)

I am really really confused about the power management tools available for Linux: I have Arch Linux with XFCE on my laptop. The guides on the the Arch Linux wiki list acpi acpid pm-utils cpufreq ...
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After X restart all XFCE styling is gone (icons,fonts,colors)

I added a monitor with nvidia-settings and after restarting X all my settings seem to have disappeared .. I tried many things like restoring the xorg.conf - this worked but then I saved to ...
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set title in terminal

I`m using opensuse (xfce environment) openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) VERSION = 11.4 CODENAME = Celadon unfortunately whenever I am using more than one terminal (using Tab option), It starts to ask me ¨set a ...
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How to copy all output on xfce-terminal of gnome-terminal?

As title. I want to copy all output that is currently in an xfce or gnome terminal session and save to a file for further analysis.
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Move a window back into the visible area in Xubuntu?

On my laptop, after I use a higher-resolution external monitor, applications will sometimes place themselves outside the visible area of my desktop. How do I move them back into the visible area? (No ...
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Why do file copy operations in Linux get slower over time?

I have 12 ~200 MB files. Copying one of them to another drive takes 20 seconds. When I try to copy all of them at once, it first says it's going to take 5 minutes, then it keeps slowing down into the ...
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Scrolling another page on xfce4 hides active window

I have used unity, gnome, lxde before but in xfce4, when Chrome is visible and my active window is a terminal, I scroll in Chrome with mouse however the terminal disappears and Chrome becomes active ...
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Can't assign a keyboard shortcut to a certain bash commands using xfce-keyboard-settings in Linux Mint

Can't assign a keyboard shortcut to certain bash commands using xfce-keyboard-settings in Linux Mint I'm using Linux Mint 14 Nadia I use xfce-keyboard-settings to assign keyboard shortcuts to ...
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Cannot run internet search scripts from Xfce keyboard shortcuts

I have created different scripts that I successfully used under Lubuntu/Lxde, including some made to be run by keyboard shortcut that would start firefox and search selected text on the internet. For ...
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Anyone who uses XFCE (under Fedora) use a different file manager instead of Thunar?

I just upgraded from Fedora 11 to Fedora 15 on my laptop, and from GNOME to XFCE. The file manager has a peculiar behaviour. Most of the time, not always, it copies between different instances within ...
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No WiFi in Linux Mint Xfce

I just installed Linux Mint (Debian Edition) Xfce x64 on my laptop, in preparation of getting my new computer for Christmas. Anyways, I am trying to connect to wireless, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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XFCE: Show all ssh terminals

My XFCE desktop has multiple workspaces, and I have terminals open across the workspaces, each terminal containing a ssh session. I usually have around 10 SSH sessions open at a time, I was wondering ...
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Arch Linux in Virtualbox keeps forgetting about my resolution

It's a fairly minor problem, but it's pretty annoying all the same. Whenever I start up Arch (DE is xfce) in VB, it always defaults to a small resolution after I login with slim, which uses the full ...
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How to reclaim CTR+ALT+Down/Up for use in xorg apps?

I am using the XFCE desktop and I would like to be able to use CTR+ALT+Down/Up in an application (Eclipse) that has this shortcut defined by default for an action I use often. As far as I understand ...
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gvim missing menu on arch/xfce

See topic. set guioptions? guioptions=aegirLtmT The normal tip is to delete ~/.gnome2/Vim, but this file doesn't exist. The strange thing is that after installing some plugins, Plugin shows as a ...