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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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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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Switching workspaces in Xfce

I remote into Windows from Xfce on Debian Linux. One of my workspaces in Xfce hosts the Windows desktop. When using Linux, I use Ctrl+Alt+left/right arrow to switch workspaces in Xfce. However, when ...
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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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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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Send keyboard shortcuts to guest and not host after switching workspaces on Linux

I have several workspaces inside an XFCE (though this also happened with Cinnamon). Each workspace is used exclusively for a VM in fullscreeen mode. My problem is that whenever I switch to a different ...
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“Pin” a workspace on external monitor (projector)

I would like to have a setup with two workspaces and two monitors (built-in screen and a projector). I wish to have the second workspace always visible on the projector while being able to switch ...
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Install multiple libstdc++

I have Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 with XFCE on top of it. I'm trying to install the Hardware Monitor Plugin. I downloaded the RPM for CentOS7 as described in that document. When I attempt to install ...
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Fixing keyboard layout on Xubuntu (can't use AltGr)

I'm going crazy with my laptop's keyboard. My layout is latin spanish, and works just fine. However at some time of the morning some magic auto-reconfiguration makes my layout implode and I can't use ...
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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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Unable to connect to WiFi via NetworkManager sometimes(!)

I have an issue which occurs only in Arch + Xfce + NetworkManager. It doesn't occur in Arch + Gnome + NetworkManager or in Ubuntu or Arch + Xfce + wicd on my machine if I'm not missing something. ...
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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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In Debian XFCE 4.10, how do I change the default Terminal shell from dash to bash?

I have a Debian-based Linux system (Kali Linux) running on AWS with the XFCE desktop environment. When I click on the "Terminal" icon in the application selector at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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How to open VIM on Ubuntu (not from the command line)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu with XFCE as the desktop environment. But there isn't a shortcut for Vim even though it is installed. It does work fine from from the command line by typing in ...
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In XFCE4 on Debian, how can I change the theme for GTK3 applications using a GUI tool?

The appearance settings of xfce seem only affect gtk2 applications. Is it possible to change gtk-3 theme on xfce, by using a GUI tool (basic preview)?
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How to disable XFCE4 keyboard shortcuts in application?

I use Clion IDE when coding on my Arch Linux and I use XFCE4 DE. Some keyboard shortcuts conflicts with IDE shortcuts thus, making the window manager prefered. Is there a way to disable all keyboard ...
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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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XFCE logs me out immediately instead of asking

Normally, 'log out' in XFCE was opening a window and offered "log out", "shutdown" and other options. Now it logs me out immediately and I don't know why. How could I find out why this is happening ...
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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 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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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, ...