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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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Xubuntu using xfce closes session every time without asking

My xfce session closes all the time, without any kind of prompt or message box saying that it will close. The weird thing is that it is almost automatically, I was using VirtualBox without a problem ...
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Fullscreen (youtube, games) does not fill main screen, is shifted between two monitors. Linux

I am trying to figure out where can I set position and size of "fullscreen view". I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with XFCE on ThinkPad T400 (Intel HD4000 graphics card, 1280x800) with one external ...
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Is Xfce supposed to run slowly on Virtualbox?

This is my first question, so I'm sorry in advance if my question is not good/descriptive enough. I'm having problems getting Xfce systems on Virtualbox to run smoothly. What I mean by slow is that ...
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Xubuntu Session Issues: Multiple Windows, Positioning, Workspaces

I have recently switched to Xubuntu as my environment for coding work, and I'm quite satisfied. However, I would like to set it up in a way where I only need to start the computer and have the session ...
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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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Arch Linux in Virtualbox keeps forgetting about my resolution

It's a fairly minor problem, but it's pretty annoying all the same. Whenever I start up Arch (DE is xfce) in VB, it always defaults to a small resolution after I login with slim, which uses the full ...
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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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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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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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add blinking network-monitor icon in GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if i have incomming or outgoing traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, as it was usual for years within Windows XP, or Android nowadays. I want to see ...
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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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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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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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Gigolo under fedora 12 xfce

I installed fedora 12 xfce and when i run Gigolo to mount windows partitions i get Authentication is required. In fedora 11 xfce there was a tool that change the system permission to allow any user ...
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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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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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Is there any way to remove the caption blurbs beneath each of the application name headings in the whisker menu in XFCE?

I feel it is unnecessary and too much text becomes distracting and disorientating for me.
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I can't get XFCE terminal to display VIM's colorschemes

That's what I have in my .bashrc if [ -n "$DISPLAY" -a "$TERM" == "xterm" ]; then export TERM=xterm-256color fi In my .vimrc I have: set t_Co=256 echo $TERM prints xterm-256color tput ...
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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD on Ubuntu

I have an external 1TB USB 3.0 HDD (NTSF formatted) and a laptop with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.10 with XFCE. For a few weeks, I have used my HDD and it was always ...
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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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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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Thunar Custom Actions appear twice

I'm currently using Debian Wheezy (aka testing) with XFCE desktop environment and Thunar. Almost all the custom actions I have created so far appear twice in Thunar context menu. I'm not at my Linux ...
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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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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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Xfce terminal resize not sent across ssh

I'm running into some strange behaviour related to terminal resize updates not being sent across ssh. On my local machine if I open a terminal and do tput lines I get 24. Then making the window taller ...
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XFCE workspace switching delay

I made this thread earlier: Awesome wm slow when switching tabs Now I have installed xfce4 instead, but the problem seems to have translated to this DE as well. When I switch work spaces by scrolling ...
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XFCE: How to set different x/ythickness for each separate panel in .gtkrc-2.0?

The question is in the subject. Can it be done? Is there any way to do it other than editing the .gtkrc-2.0 file? Full story: I use two panels in my desktop. Both horizontal, one in the top and the ...
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Remove Eclipse's extra margins in Linux (Ubuntu XFCE)

I can't get rid of an ugly and wasting-space margin below the menubar in Eclipse: I have followed a number of tutorials for improving the rendering of Eclipse on Ubuntu, including using a custom ...
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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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How to make desktops in Linux display in a multi-monitor environment?

I want to assign diferent desktops to different monitors. Such as: desktop A displays on monitor A desktop B displays on monitor B … My desktop environment is xfce. I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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Auto-click utility for Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xfce 4, and I am looking for an application that will allow me to set it to automatically click on a certain spot on the screen with a set interval, does anyone know of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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set title in terminal

I`m using opensuse (xfce environment) openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) VERSION = 11.4 CODENAME = Celadon unfortunately whenever I am using more than one terminal (using Tab option), It starts to ask me ¨set a ...
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xubuntu, wmctrl listing a single large display when I have two monitors

I currently have two monitors connected to my computer, the following: [ON LEFT] [ON RIGHT] 1920x1200 1600x900 When I run wmctrol -d I get the following output: 0 * DG: 1152x864 VP: 0,0 ...