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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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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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Debian xfce opens in vim using xfce4-terminal

I'm using debian jessie. In xfce when I open the right-click menu on text files etc there is an "open in vim". When I click this the file opens in vim but vim is in xterm instead of the xfce terminal ...
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where linux fedora limit concurrent opening connections in terminal?

i have some web servers around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which opens automatically the connections and syncs files to them using python scripts, I've encountered a weird problem ...
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Thunar custom command: Keep Terminal open

When I make custom commands for Thunar with the xfce4-terminal -x command, sometimes I'd like to see the Terminal output of the command. How can I prevent Terminal from closing after the command is ...
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How can I permanently rename a window (in XFCE)?

I tend to have a bunch of windows of the same applications (terminals and text editors) and they can be a problem to manage. It would help me a lot if I could give them the most intuitive and clear ...
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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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Xfce application finder one Enter keystroke

How to make application finder in Xfce 4 to launch an application with one Enter stroke when one choice is left?
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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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Tiling terminal windows

In XFCE, how can I "tile" xterm instances together (or any other arbitrary program for that matter)? By "tiling" I mean simply having e.g. four terminal instances open, and arranged such that they ...
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Internet connectivity works only after rebooting - Manjaro/Ubuntu

I'm now a full time user on Linux. Ubuntu did the job at the beginning but after several months of dealing with unity I thought of switching to KDE. After I got bored of KDE I switched to XFCE and ...
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Chrome keeps opening maximized

Chrome keeps opens up in a maximized windows while I prefer it to open in normal size. No matter how many times I resize it down it stays the same on new windows. I tried resizing the windows then ...
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How can I get a indicator for dropbox in Debian xfce?

I am using Debian Wheezy with xfce 4.10. I installed dropbox but I couldn't find dropbox indicator. Anybody tell me how can I find the dropbox indicator?
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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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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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How to create a shortcut in the launcher with specific enironment variable?

I want to start emacs with LANG environment variable set to en_US.UTF-8, and I don't want to affect other programs. In terminal, it could be realized using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 emacs. Then I created a ...
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How do you increase the resize border thickness in Xubuntu 12.04?

I want to make the window resize border larger, but do not want to change the window manager or the desktop theme. How do I do so?
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Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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XFCE: set up global file associations

I have many users using a Debian system through thin clients and I'm looking for a way to setup file associations globally for all the XFCE4 desktop environments. Is there a way to setup the ...
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Pulse Audio settings in XFCE

Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
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Why does copy and paste often fails with firefox on xfce?

I noticed that the classic X way of doing copy and paste with the mouse quite often do not work in firefox. In all other applications it still works as it should, I mark text, and paste it with the ...
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xkb set keyboard level 3 chooser to ctrl+alt

The title says it all: I'm interested to mimic the Windows behavior, where Left Ctrl + Left Alt acts as a 3rd level chooser. This is relatively important to me, because, as a programmer, on my ...
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High DPI VMWare

My display is 4k. When I run VMWare, my linux guests look like postage stamps. Sadly, none of them support HDPI scaling (Running LXDE/XFCE mainly). I'm also interested in "Unity Mode", but ...
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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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linux bash/terminal emulator: key “q” not work

i am on debian, Xfce desktop env. When i press the "q" Key, there is no output on the terminal emulator screen/ bash standard output. The capital "Q" works. In vim the "q" works like every other ...
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Change the prompt on all xfce-terminals only

I have two terminals installed, gnome-terminal and xfce4-terminal. I would like to have only the xfce terminal showing a simple > as prompt when I start it. The gnome-terminal should remain ...
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How to change Audacious keyboard controls, preferably to Vim-like?

I couldn't find a suitable plugin, there is also nothing in ~/.config/audacious. What could I possibly do to change controls? For example, I'd like to have the following: j - move down the ...
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Error in D-BUS session in Ubuntu

Hi I get the following error upon starting the xfce4-panel Failed to connect to the D-BUS session bus: Failed to connect to socket However Dbus is running as i checked it in HTOP I get the error ...
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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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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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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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How to restore the xfce panel settings?

The xfce panel has disappeared. When I run xfce4-panel the panel starts and works like a charm, but shows: (xfce4-mixer-plugin:1816): libxfce4mixer-CRITICAL **: xfce_mixer_get_track: assertion ...
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How to show KeePass2 tray icon in Xfce

I am running KeePass2 under Debian and Xfce (via mono), which basically works fine. I know there is KeePassX for Linux, but I would rather stick to KeePass2. The only bug (?) I have found so far is ...
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Difficulty creating additional inode/directory Mimetypes

I’m trying to figure out how to create custom folder icons in XFCE, <--((My specific goal)) (for display inside the home folder not on the desktop, for that you can just make a launcher) and been ...
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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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Change color of active TAB for roxterm on XFCE / LXDE

I've recently moved away from Gnome because my virtual machine simply could not handle the load. The VM is running Debian and XFCE 4.10.1 (I've tried out LXDE before, too). The one thing that bites me ...
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Xfce keyboard layout switching for login screen

I have a laptop running Manjaro Linux with Xfce as its DE. I've set it up to have two keyboard layouts, and can switch between them fine when in the normal DE view. However, when my machine goes to ...
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On XFCE 4, can the delay before a toolip appears over Window Buttons be changed?

By default, when first mousing over the taskbar/panel, there seems to be a 1 second delay, which eventually becomes maddening. There isn't an option in the Panel controls for this. I tried searching ...
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Disable F1 on xfce terminal

I'm not using XFCE as a desktop environment, but I am using XFCE's terminal. Currently, when I press F1, I get the help. I really don't need this, and it's really annoying when I accidentally press it ...
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GTK3 applications are ugly in XFCE

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE. GTK2 apps, like Thunar, look nice: On the other hand, GTK3 apps, like Rhythmbox, look pretty messed up. I get the same results with both the XFCE theme and the ...
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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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Mouse cursor scaling issues in Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10 and I just recently bought a Seiki 39' 4K display for home. While I think that the display itself is working great so far and I love it, I am noticing some ...
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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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Running a Qt GUI application as a command line application

Currently I have a Ubuntu Server on AWS on which I've have to install Xfce in order to run a single application, Ideally I want to launch and control the app from command line and get rid of any GUI ...