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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...