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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why am I always asked to unlock my login keyring at startup?

I'm using the xfce window manager and reboot and shutdown seem to work normally. However, whenever I log back in, I always see the following: Why do I always see this message? I would expect that ...
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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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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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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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How do I remove the title bar in Xubuntu?

I have limited screen place, and I'd like to know how I could remove the title bar. I use hotkey to close, maximize, etc. anyway. Thanks :)
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I disable the login screen on XFCE?

I'm using Xubuntu 11.10, but can't see how to disable the login screen. I'm pretty sure I set it to auto login during setup, but recently upgraded, and now it's asking for a password when I turn the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use xrandr to set the absolute position of the screen?

I am running XFCE on Fedora 15. I use xrandr to set the secondary display (HDMI-0) to be to the right of the primary (DVI-0), however it is always at the top-right. Is it possible to set the absolute ...
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How to mirror my display to a remote xserver

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old pc, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as munin, nagios, etc. It is running debian with xfce to be able ...
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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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Broken UTF-8 display in XFCE terminal after upgrade to 4.8

After a recent archlinux upgrade via pacman -Suy I lost UTF-8 display in terminals under xorg. This affects lxterminal, XFCE's terminal, and kde's konsole. I use XFCE 4.6 as window manager. In my ...
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How to switch from KDE to Xfce in OpenSuse

I'm growing tired of Gnome and KDE and wish to move towards a more lightweight and customizable interface. I chose Xfce. I downloaded all (I think) the packages related to Xfce but now I'm stumped as ...
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Can't get notifications to show up with notify-send in Fedora 14 with xfce4

I can't get notifications to show up with notify-send in Fedora 14 with xfce4. However, they are shown when the battery is low. Any ideas why they won't show up?
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How to reduce the size of the windows icons in the xfce4-panel taskbar?

How can I reduce the size of the windows icons in the xfce4-panel taskbar? I've reduced the height of my xfce4-panel from 20px to 16px and now the icons in the taskbar are truncated by one or two ...
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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. ...
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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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Remove Gnome windows manager and install the Xfce windows manager

Is it possible to install a different windows manager? Currently I am using an HP Netbook 210. The windows manager I am using is "gnome-shell" that comes as default with Fedora 15. However, I am ...
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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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Can't login into Fedora 14 (XFCE) desktop. For the second time

I'm experiencing a problem with my Fedora 14 XFCE spin, which doesn't seem to let me pass the login screen: I enter my password for my user record, authentication passes (no 'Authentication Failure' ...
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GVim asks for passphrase on every action when using scp

I want to use my vim config when editing files, but there are at least 5 different servers right now where I have to edit them. Of course I could use console (where I set up ssh-keys and and have a ...
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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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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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XFCE not restoring xterm position on login

I really like xterm and could really like XFCE, but the two don't seem to play well together. In KDE if I log out and back in, my xterms will be restarted in the same position as when I left. It ...
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invert colors on X (or xfce4)

Is there a way to invert colors in X. It would be even more useful if the answer was something I could bind to a keyboard shortcut(a command and not a setting that will require a restart if X).