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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. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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global hotkeys in xfce

I noticed in xfce, global hotkeys don't seem to work. Such as: multimedia buttons (play/pause/volum up/down/mute, etc) gnome-do not appearing when hitting the specified key (<alt>space in my ...
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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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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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How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click?

I can click the "movie player" from the GUI of Ubuntu, but how could I know the corresponding command line cmd. I want to run the movie player from commmand line. And this is not only about the ...
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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).
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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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How do I use a modified keyboard layout in xubuntu?

I have created a modified xkb symbols keymap that I want to use in my xubuntu installation but I can't see it in the list of layouts in the settings dialog. I put partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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In what files in the home dir does xfce store the user config data?

In what files/dirs in the home dir does xfce store the user config data? Or if you like. What files do I need to restore from backup in order to restore my xfce desktop with all the different ...
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XFCE: active panel buttons when mouse is on screen edge

I'm using XFCE 4.6.1 (Xubuntu distribution) on my laptop and main computer; the settings are approximately the same. so far for the intro. What I'm experiencing is that when going to the screen edge ...
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firefox aliased/jagged fonts in xfce

I've been using linux mint 7 for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it, but I wanted to try out other desktops, e.g. KDE/Xfce I'm not sure if it's KDE's fault of Xfce's, but firefox's ...
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Fedora 12 XFCE mount permissions

I installed Fedora 12 with XFCE. When I run Gigolo to mount Windows partitions, I get an "Authentication is required" message. In Fedora 11 XFCE, there was a tool that changed the system permission ...
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Computer starts muted (ubunutu + Xfce)

I don't know if this is a linux problem or an xfce one, Default installation (mint 7) came with Gnome and I don't remember this problem happening then. It only occured after I switched to Xfce, ...
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Can't minimise programs to the desktop in XFce (xUbuntu 9.10)

Using xUbuntu 9.04 I could choose how to use the desktop, and I found it really useful to minimise running programs to the desktop. Instead of having a trashcan, harddrive, cdrom etc etc and a lot ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for command for all users

I have a requirement to change the keyboard shortcut in Xfce that runs the command xflock4. I understand how Xfce controls the keyboard shortcut on a per-user basis, but can not find any mechanism for ...
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In xfwm4, is there a way to override the application and hard code the text used in the title bar?

I use a "tabbed" scheme in Xfce/xfwm4 (tied to the B5 window manager theme). Being able to control the tab title would make this system even more effective for me but I have yet been able to find a ...
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Linux/GTK+: Change preview text (permanently) in font selection dialog

Every time I want to change the font (in various applications), the default preview text is "abcdefghijk ABCDEFGHIJK", I can change it but the changes only live for the lifetime of the dialog. They're ...
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What to call a linux mint converted to xfce?

I'm using linux right now, I installed Linux Mint 7 (Gloria), but since then I switched to the xfce desktop, and I don't use any of the tools that come with mint (mintMenu, mintUpdate, mintInstall, ...