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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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LibreOffice shows me strange characters

My LibreOffice shows strange symbols and characters. I am using Debian8 with XFCE environment. For better understand I have uploaded the screenshot. How can I solve this problem? Thanks in advance. ...
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how can I remove the root warning message in thunar without recompiling?

When opening thunar as root a warning message is displayed. How can I remove this warning message, without recompiling thunar?
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Debian don't login as user after partition resize

I have a workstation with a Debian 8 with a XFCE and 8GB hdd. I want to resize a partition. I do: e2fsck -f /dev/sda1 resize2fs -M /dev/sda1 #resize fs to minimal size; fdisk /dev/sda1 #remove ...
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Show shortcuts for actions in Thunar

Is there a way to display the shortcuts in Thunar (or other Xfce stuff), if any? I know that the shortcuts can be specified in file accels.scm. All of them are set to default and commented out so ...
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How to force the active window\application to capture keyboard shortcuts before the OS does?

I tend to stick to default keyboard shortcuts so I don't have to configure my applications/system if I reinstall my system and applications. But I sometimes find the OS capturing default applications ...
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Can't use my mouse in my xfce

I logged in my xfce session today, and I just can't use my mouse. I had the same problem before, going in System settings and disabling/enabling the mouse fixed the problem. But now: nothing works. I ...
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How do I make mousewheel focus remain inside the active window with XFCE4?

I'm used to the Windows 8.1 (and earlier) behavior where mousewheel events go into the active window, even when the mouse pointer is over another window. But XFCE4 (or X itself?) always sends ...
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Alt key sticks sometimes in remote desktop session

I'm running a Linux VM on windows with Hyper-V and connect via a remote desktop session. It often happens that the Alt-key appears to remain pressed after I use a keyboard shortcut involving both, Alt ...
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Multiple users setup for Debian

I'd like to have a cron task that will be launching apps and taking screenshots on Xfce environment and in order not to interfere with that I'd setup another user that will be running with no GUI for ...
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How to control the height of the title bar in xfce?

How can I control the height of the title bar in xfce? I only have medium experience with linux desktops, I could change some settings in a text file or install a package, but an instruction that ...
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VPN on Ubuntu server

I have an Linux server running Ubuntu 14.04. On it, I have xfce installed to act as a desktop. Additionally, I have xrdp installed so I can remote into the machine. Once a remote session is started, ...
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xfce4: can the Applications Menu (panel plugin) icon be removed/hidden?

I can see in the plugin's config window that the button title can be toggled on or off - but the icon can only be selected. Can it be removed/hidden/turned off somehow?
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Share clipboard between ubuntu and windows 10

I routinely remote log into (RDP) my ubuntu box (running xfce desktop environment) from my Windows 10 PC. I have not been able to copy and paste content from one system to another. Is there a way to ...
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Changing the color in XFCE themes

Why in XFCE you can change the color of themes like Greybird, but when you try to do that for Clearlooks-Phenix the color does not apply in some applications?
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How can I automount drives so that they are accessible by all users?

I'm running Fedora 22 server which runs headless most of the time. I would like to be able to automount removable drives, optical media etc... automatically regardless of whether the desktop ...
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I can't login by XFCE4, but can by Gnome

My system is RFRemix 21 64bit (Based on Fedora) I use XFCE4 long time, also I use autologin in gdm. Today, when system was loaded I see login screen with username and password. I type it, some time ...
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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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Using Clipboard with Xfce and TightVNC

I'm having major difficulties in getting the clipboard (copy/paste) to work over my VNC connection. Setup: Server: Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce and TightVNCServer Client: Windows 8.1 with TightVNCViewer ...
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How can I get Manjaro Linux to retain user settings after reboot?

I’ve installed Manjaro Linux (based on Arch Linux) as a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a machine using UEFI. So far, it runs great, except that any changes to settings I make only last for that user ...
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Xubuntu Aero Snap Hotkeys?

How can I set up my Xubuntu to quickly use a hotkey (super + direction keys) like Aero Snap in Windows 7?
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Debian XFCE “Session and Startup” doesn't see all applications

XFCE Session Manager doesn't "see" some of the applications I use regularly. Namely: google-chrome-stable (installed through apt-get, from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) A bunch of ...
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wicd does NOT detect wifi network but iwconfig does

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 (Minimal with XFCE). Have installed Broadcom BCM4312 driver (b43) using apt-get. I am able to connect to WiFi using iwconfig wlan0 up But wicd says it can ...
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How to zoom the screen using XFCE + i3

I am trying XFCE with i3 as a window manager in Manjaro Linux. I followed this tutorial to make it work: https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=6831.0 I need to have some kind of zooming ...
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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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Turning off tooltips in xfce

How can I turn off all tooltips in xfce (version 4.10)? Or (if this is easier): How can I turn off the tooltip for a launcher icon?
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Is there something that is the opposite of auto-hide?

I am looking for something that does the opposite of auto-hide. auto-hide is used to hide the taskbar/panel, it will remain hidden until you move the mouse pointer over the hidden taskbar location ...
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Xfce4 + AwesomeWM. Part of notification area in xfce panel is yanked by AwesomeWM notification area

I'm using Xfce4 with AwesomeWM (tiling window manager) - xfce takes care of updating, lets me quickly configure new monitor setups (dual head) and so on, while awesome is being awesome at managing ...
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Does Arch Linux support a high DPI laptop display?

I'm currently looking for a laptop to use with Arch Linux and XFCE, and have a question about Arch's support for, or compatibility with, high-DPI (retina-style) displays. Does Arch support this type ...
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Tmux linux keybindings like S-C-E not working

I am trying to create S-C-E shortcut in my ~/.tmux.conf I have succeeded with staff like: bind -n ^e split-window -h bind -n C-e split-window -h # But none of the following seems to work: bind ...
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Save and restore xfce power management settings

Where are xfce power management settings saved? Whenever I installed a new XUbuntu, I have to go through the same motion of tweaking each of xfce power management settings, e.g., when laptop lid is ...
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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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Why doesn't fc-match respect my match and edit rule for Courier when it does for Consolas?

I am using Debian with XFCE. Default behavior: No match or alias First, let me show the default behavior of my system when ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf has no match or alias tags. <?xml ...
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Is it possible to use two keys to access third level characters?

I use Linux Mint and Cinnamon at home and I have set the left Win key to act as a third level chooser for my keyboard, along with AltGr, using the keyboard settings within Cinnamon. At the office, ...
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Make manually installed programs visible in system(whisker menu)

I have manually installed aptana Studio under /opt/aptana, I have created a symlink under /usr/bin, but how can I make aptana visible in whisker menu, is there a systemwide daemon or config file where ...
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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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Trigger lock/unlock XFCE session on udev event

I'm trying to write simple script that will unlock my XFCE session (xubuntu) when I will connect my phone via usb and vice-versa -> lock when phone will be disconnected. So far I managed to write new ...
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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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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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can't start calligra on linux xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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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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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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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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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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XFCE login screen: All passwords are correct

Everytime I boot my computer or just log out, the random password I enter in the XFCE login screen, is correct (even when it's not). I'm running XUbuntu 14.04. I also have a second machine running ...
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XFCE remove minimize (?) button

Is it possible to remove this little button from window? I'm using Linux Mint with XFCE gui and MindnigtWhite theme.
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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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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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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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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 ...