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Execute command in graphical environment on tty1 via ssh

Allow me to elaborate some. My grandmother is not the most competent woman with a computer but she likes to have access to the movies I have on an external hard drive. I'd like to hook up a computer ...
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Changing the default windows manager in xfce

I'm running a copy of xubuntu with xfce as my desktop environment and compiz ad my windows manager. I'd like to make compiz the default over xfwm4, but I'm having trouble locating the configuration to ...
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XFCE - Integrate application finder in application menu

Is there any way the application finder can be integrated into the menu? I think it would be more user friendly and would increase the navigation speed. You just hit the superkey, the menu is opened ...
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How to change XFCE to LXDE?

I've just installed LinuxMint XFCE, which seems to be still a bit to heavy for my hardware. Thus, I'm thinking about LXDE installation and wonder if a new Linux installation is necessary/advised in ...
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How can I save my multiple tabs session in an xfce4-terminal?

So I usually have tons of tabs open in terminal sessions and every time I open a new terminal I have to manually open up all tabs. This is pretty annoying. I checked man xfce4-terminal but it didn't ...
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XFCE - Group windows

I'm wondering if it's possible to group two or more windows in Xfce and make them act as a single window. I mean, I use multiple git cola Windows for multiple repo. I'd like to glue these windows ...
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Super large resolution on ubuntu server

I am using ubuntu server 10.04 on Amazon EC2 64bit. What I want to do is install a graphical user interface so I can view it using vnc or any other remote desktop, I am currently thinking of ...
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Setting XFCE terminal PS1 value and making it permanent

I'm trying to add the value PS1='\u@\h: \w\$ ' to my terminal in XFCE. I added the line to (what I think is) the correct area in /etc/profile. The relevant segment is: # Set a default shell prompt: ...
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Starting a script on xfce login and logout?

I use xfce4 as my desktop environment, running on a Gentoo box. I want to start the pulseaudio server when I login. In general, how do I get a script to run as soon as I login to xfce, and how do I ...
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Compiz effects in XFCE

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 as well as xubuntu-desktop. When I'm logged in using unity, my compiz effects work fine, but under xfce they don't seem to work. I've installed compiz config settings ...
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Using XFCE4 with awesome

When I got tired of using the standard XFCE window manager, xfwm, I simply installed openbox and selected "XFCE/Openbox" session in the GDM login screen. This was very convenient because I didn't want ...
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A number of questions re: my proposed home server setup

I have come across two moderately elderly desktop computers which I intend to configure as servers, likely using Debian stable, primarily for http (web) purposes. However, I would also like to be able ...
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where linux fedora limit concurrent opening connections in terminal?

i have some webserver around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which open automatically the connections &/| sync files to them using python scripts, i've found a weird problem and i ...
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SSH Keychain for Xfce

I have recently switched from Gnome to Xfce on Ubuntu 9.04. In Gnome, the first time I entered the passphrase, it prompted me to save the passphrase. In Xfce however, I am prompted for the ...
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How to make desktops in Linux display in a multi-monitor environment?

I want to assign diferent desktops to different monitors. Such as: desktop A displays on monitor A desktop B displays on monitor B … My desktop environment is xfce. I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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My XFCE4 icons all almost gone

I am using Archlinux and today I've tried to install a new theme. When I rebooted the PC, almost all of my icons are gone (as you can see in the screenshot). I've tried to get back the default Tango ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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Constantly diminishing free space on fedora 17

I don't know how to explain this other than to say that my computer seems to magically run out of free when it runs for a while. The output of df -h . oh my home direction is below ...
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xubuntu, wmctrl listing a single large display when I have two monitors

I currently have two monitors connected to my computer, the following: [ON LEFT] [ON RIGHT] 1920x1200 1600x900 When I run wmctrol -d I get the following output: 0 * DG: 1152x864 VP: 0,0 ...
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Panning screen on eeePc 701 with Ubuntu and Xfce

I am trying to get panning work for my Asus eeePc 701. I installed Xubuntu 12.04 on it (runs great), but it won't move the visible area of the screen around when moving the mouse to the screen ...
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Auto-click utility for Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xfce 4, and I am looking for an application that will allow me to set it to automatically click on a certain spot on the screen with a set interval, does anyone know of ...
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How to change Xfce top menu bar (theming doesn't help)

I have Debian Wheezy with XFCE 4.8 installed and I'm stuck with file menu bar (top menu bar present on almost all the windows). I've tried Appearance, Windows manager and Compiz config, but no ...
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xfce 4.10 panel broken align

I've just updated to xfce 4.10 on gentoo. plugins such as datetime, networkmanager and etc was always at the right of the panel. I've tried to find an option such as "align" but no luck. I dont ...
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Bind multimedia keys

I've got an old keyboard (Compaq 9009) with multimedia keys. How can I use these keys as shortcuts?
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Can I make the scrollbars look normal using XFCE?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, and installed XFCE, so it's more like Xubuntu. The scrollbars are different from what I remember in the past. instead of showing a traditional scrollbar in various ...
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add blinking network-monitor icon in GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if i have incomming or outgoing traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, as it was usual for years within Windows XP, or Android nowadays. I want to see ...
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Remapping keys using xkb

My return key is physically dead. I'm running xubuntu. I am able to remap the AltGr to return using xmodmap. However when I reload xmodmap, either via shell or automatically during boot, it will hang ...
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Application launcher with tab-completion

EDIT: Ok, fair enough - probably using a standalone launcher is the way to go as Daniel Andersson suggest below. But this leads to following questions: Either; How do I get bash-like command ...
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Using the middle mouse button to switch between workspaces in Gnome

In XFCE when I put the mouse over the workspace switcher in the taskbar and roll the middle mouse button, it switches the workspaces. When I do this in a Gnome session, nothing happens. So now what? ...
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Xfce - minimizing windows to tray (iconifying)

For XFCE (v. 4.8), I'm searching for possible options to minimize windows to tray (iconify). This means that 1) they're not in the window listing and 2) they're not in the alt+TAB menu and 3) when ...
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Why does LXDM crash when ever I try to launch “Xubuntu Session” or “XFCE Session”?

When I try to launch anything except LXDE, LXDM crashes. It takes username & password and returns the same screen asking for username & password. Why does LXDM crash when I try to launch ...
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NX Client for Windows 7 Opens Remote Desktop in Multiple Windows

What I'm trying to do: access my Ubuntu desktop remotely via NX Client on my Windows 7 laptop. My environment: server: Ubuntu 10.10 on AMD 1Ghz/512MB RAM PC client: Windows 7 on ThinkPad ...
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Fedora 16 GUI doesn't start

I installed Fedora 16 about a week ago on my computer, using the live CD with the default partition settings. However, since yesterday my computer won't boot. First I got an error message that I had ...
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Seamless desktop startup

I use Xfce + Compiz + Emerald. When the system starts up I see: Xfce starting up (desktop background, desktop icons, taskbar) Compiz startup (the whole screen goes black and everything rebuilt) ...
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Why is Thunar not creating and showing thumbnails of images?

Thunar is my main file manager. Normally it automatically creates thumbnail images of all images in the directory being viewed. After experimenting with other Linux distros then installing Arch ...
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Debian 3D Acceleration with Intel HD 3000

I'm looking at installing XBMC in Debian on a mATX PC I'll use as both a NAS and HTPC. I am currently researching the actual components that will make up this computer and I'm considering how ...
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Reversing scroll direction across Synergy connection

I am running synergys on an XFCE desktop, with the scroll direction reversed (to provide "natural" scrolling, as I prefer these days). I am running synergyc on a Mac laptop running Snow Leopard (as we ...
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How can I input unicode characters by code point in Xfce (Ubuntu)?

In Gnome, entering Shift-Ctrl-U plus hex codes allows you to enter arbitrary unicode characters (see also this. This is supposed to work for any Gtk2 app, but is not working for me in gnome-terminal ...
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How to get back Ubuntu login screen

Before Ubuntu would show a list of window managers to use in the beginning. Now it just goes into one xfce. I remember changing something to make it automatically login and skip that screen but now I ...
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Is there a breakdown of the differences between GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktop environments?

I am going to be putting Linux (Ubuntu) on my desktop and I figure that don't need every desktop environment out there, so I figure I'll either get Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), or Xubuntu (Xfce). ...
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Theme problems Themes & Login screen on xfce

I'm using Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Xfce) version. I added debian repositories to apt and updated whole system. And now I have a problems with styles/themes on some applications(they use standart ...
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Starting Ubuntu without the GUI

I want to boot a "Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS" server, but I want XFCE not to be started, nor X at all, only Shell. How do I tell my server to boot to the shell, not running XFCE at all? I have an SSH ...
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Keyboard-Shortcut to open new Browser tab (XFCE Chrome)

I'd like to have a global keyboard shortcut that focuses my browser (or starts it if there isn't a running instance), opens a new tab and focuses the URL bar. I'm using Chrome and XFCE. XFCE seems to ...
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Make xubuntu open programs maximized

How do I make xubuntu open programs maximised? I'm using the newest version of xubuntu.
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What DBus signals do I send to players to imitate Gnome's multimedia shortcuts?

I have Xubuntu 11.10, XFCE. I want to send DBus signals to the players so that they worked like in Gnome: you press 'play' key, it plays, 'next' - it forwards, and so on. For that, I need to bind to ...
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font anti-aliasing not working as expected

it seems that my linux has problems with anti-aliasing fonts. As you can see in the picture the labels of the menu items are slightly pixelated. . On another system with exactly the same font ...
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Creating GTK+ themes

Are there any good software for designing, or helping in designing, GTK+ themes for use in Gnome and Xfce desktops?
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Does anyone use XFCE on a newer machine? Why?

I've been using Gnome and XFCE as my development environment for the last 2 years and randomly switch between the 2. For some reason I keep coming back to XFCE though. Maybe it's just because it's ...
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xinit doesn't run on Cygwin GUI desktop

I've been using Cygwin CLI-only for years but decided I should add a GUI desktop just on general principles. The problem is, I can't get xinit to run. I've checked the XWin.0.log, researched the ...
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xfce4-session-manager - does not turn off your computer

I use ArchLinux and Xfce 4.8 when in xfce4-session-manager I select Reboot or ShutDown my computer just logout. To turn it off i have to use e.g. 'halt' in terminal. It began a few days ego. ...