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Questions tagged [xfce]

Lightweight Linux windowing environment

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How to get the current mouse cursor type in linux

I'm connecting via SSH to a VM which runs a VNC server. I want to get the current mouse cursor type (e.g. hand, resize, forbidden). Background: I'm running a Java program that tests GUI programs and ...
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XFCE Suspend blocked by authentication dialog

I configured the system to suspend after 45 minutes of inactivity using the XFCE Power Manager dialog. But when I leave the system be for 45 minutes or more, it does not suspend but instead shows an ...
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Linux Manjaro XFCE New Install Hangs After Login

I recently decided to give Manjaro a go and decided to go with the LXCE edition (though I have the same problem with the Gnome edition as well) and so as I usually do install Linux, made a bootable of ...
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install xfce panel items to cinnamon panel as applets

I am trying out to switch from XFCE to cinnamon as my desktop (on a debian install). I am used to the xfce workspace switcher and the corresponding workspace switcher in debian (or the workspace grid ...
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How to remap a preconfigured keyboard shortcut under linux mint XFCE from a bourne shell script?

TLDR: I am trying to configure a keyboard shortcut from a script (on linux mint XFCE), but the preconfigured key binding gets in the way. I have an installation script that installs apt packages, ...
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How to do the same or similar “Show windows side by side” I have on MSWindows on Linux with xfce-4.12

On MS Windows I have the option to "Show windows side by side" when Im with lots of browser windows and need organize: side by side on MS Windows example 01 side by side on MS Windows example 02 the ...
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Debian logs in to tty, startx works but no internet.

I am using the latest Debian version and my computer logs into tty instead of the graphical user interface. I'm using xfce as the desktop environment. Pressing Ctrl + alt + fn +7 makes the screen go ...
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Keep TTY boot messages desktop background in X

During boot I see the usual messages on TTY. After that, when X starts, xfce & xfdesktop sets a solid color as background. I do not use the background, I do not have icons on my desktop. It would ...
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Lxpanel in Xfce

Is it possible, in Debian Stretch, to combine the XFCE desktop with lxpanel from LXDE (instead of xfce4-panel)? There are troubles with starting it properly (both panels, no panel, crashes, ...) as ...
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Linux equivalent of Windows-R command (XFCE)

The Windows-R command in Windows 7/8/10 brings up the Run prompt where one may enter: A folder name (e.g. c:\temp\docs) and have that folder opened in the file manager (i.e. explorer). A command name ...
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How to boot into terminal on Linux Mint XFCE?

I have a Linux Mint XFCE system running on a lenovo z70. I've been trying to boot into the terminal on startup (but still allow me to start the graphical interface with startx if need be). Changing ...
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Change password for default keyring in GalliumOS

A friend of mine has installed GalliumOS onto his chromebook, but can't figure out how to set the password for his default keyring. We have found this question, but there is nothing resembling ...
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Running a script that requires the DISPLAY=:1 command, as a service

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with the Xfce desktop + VNC server to access it. I have a script that launches and controls a GUI app. I can launch it from a shell with DISPLAY=:1 /home/script.sh and it ...
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Set wallpaper from terminal in xfce4 on linux mint

I want to set the wallpaper from terminal on a Linux 18.1 with xfce4: I've tried setting it using xfconf-query: xfconf-query \ --channel xfce4-desktop \ --property /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/...
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Command to toggle MATE Panel applications menu

Recently I have installed MATE, but to support some theme I had to change the window manager to xfwm4. Now the problem is panel specific keyboard shortcuts like applications menu and run dialogue (...
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Error loading Xfce on FreeBSD in VirtualBox

I typed startxfce4, but it showed the error message: failed to set mtrr: Device not configured process 1675: D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to read machine uuid: Failed ...
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xfce with two monitors, one of which is on KVM

I have following setup: PC-1 runs Arch Linux with xfce, has one dedicated monitor and one shared via KVM monitor. PC-2 runs Win10 Pro and is connected to same KVM. 2-port HMDI KVM. Problem: I'm ...
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Is there a way to create a URL shortcut on the desktop with the favicon of a website?

I would like to add a URL shorcut on my desktop. I use Xfce. I would like a script or trick that would give me the favicon of the website URL paste in the shorcut. Before this, when I was using ...
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xfce Window Border Mouse Hover Transparency

I've recently started using Linux and I'm enjoying customizing the DE to how I like it. One thing I'd love to be able to do is have the window border of applications (where the program title and close ...
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Linux symbolic links: how to go to the pointed to directory?

I have a project in its own directory: /dir/to/project/ I have a symbolic link to that directory on the desktop: /home/user/Desktop/project/ When I double click on that link, the directory ...
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How to set background color based on wallpaper color in Xfce?

I have a folder with hundreds (possibly thousands) of images in it that I use to cycle the wallpaper in Xfce. The only problem is, they look best when the image is set to "scaled," which for some ...
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Could not delete Trash.0 folder from external hard disk

I am using WD external hard drive and linux OS. I deleted some files in hard disk by mistake I selected those file and just pressed [delete] button instead of [shift+del] in linux. Now it created ...
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Missing scrollbars in SeaMonkey

A few months back, I did an upgrade of my Fedora 25. Everything went fine, except that I lost scrollbars on SeaMonkey. Since then, I Googled several times and couldn't find the cause or how to fix it, ...
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How to enable multiple displays under XFCE on cloud virtual machine?

I have setup an Azure Ubuntu VM. I installed the XFCE 4.12 desktop environment and use ThinLinc package to connect to the desktop. Now I want to enable multiple monitors under XFCE. How can this be ...
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tasksel: apt-get failed (100)

I was installing Xfec desktop environment in the Debian 8 OS. I logged in as root and command tasksel in the shell. Among the other chooses, I selected the Xfce At the time the installation is few ...
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XFCE change brightness steps and/or change brightness key behavior

I'm trying to change the brightness steps in XFCE from 10 to 20. I'd like the ability to gradually change the laptop's brightness by 5% instead of 10%. Is there a way to set this up with a config file ...
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Xfce tap to click debian9

I installed Debian 9, alongside with xfce. My touchpad doesn't have a setting for tap to click. Is there a solution for this?
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Linux Mint 18.2 xfce suddenly looks like Ubuntu/Unity after rebooting

My PC runs Linux Mint 18.2 xfce, and has done so without a hitch for about 4-5 months or so. Today, I rebooted the PC, and on boot it displayed the Ubuntu splash saying Ubuntu 18.2, rather than the ...
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How can I disable the grouping of windows in Xfwm4 or Openbox?

My system based on Manjaro groups windows from the same application into one entry in the taskbar. (As OSes seem to do these days) I tried with both Xfwm4 and Openbox to switch this feature off but ...
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VNC connection issue on Debian with xfce

I am trying to setup remote access to my VPS running on Debian stretch from my Windows 7 laptop. I installed vnc4server and xfce desktop and setup tunneling the VNC traffic through ssh using Putty on ...
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Edit Applications is greyed out in Whisker Menu

When I right-click on the Whisker Menu, the "Edit Applications" option is greyed out. Is there any way I can enable the option and edit the applications in Whisker Menu?
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xfce keyboard layout panel plugin gets stuck

I use the xfce "Keyboard Layouts" panel plugin to switch between english and french layouts. Sometimes it gets stuck and clicking the button and alt-shift stops working. The only fix I have found is ...
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Launcher “Failed to execute child process (No such file or directory)”

I installed the Oracle JDK and it is working correctly. The $PATH variable is correctly configured so that it points to the jdk/bin directory and all the executables run correctly. The problem comes ...
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How do I execute a xfconf-query command from a bash script launched with sudo?

I'm writing a script for XFCE Spin Fedora 25 that configures the system and uses xfconf-query to modify configuration of the XFCE desktop enviroment. This script needs to be executed with sudo ...
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Connecting to SMB/CIFS share not working in Thunar on Fedora 25

I set up a system with the XFCE-spin of Fedora 25. The thing that is not working for me is connecting to samba (CIFS) shares using the default file manager Thunar. I click on explore network in the ...
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How to move Trash bookmark to the bottom in Thunar?

I've installed Arch Linux and Xfce. In Thunar, which is default file manager for Xfce, I add a lot of folders to bookmarks. I want to move Trash shortcut to the bottom of bookmarks in Thunar. P.S: I'...
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Debian XFCE screen locking and session logout

I am using Debian 9, kernel 4.9.0-1 and xfce 4.12.3 and I have a problem that after I lock the screen and close the lid of my laptop and later open the lid I will be prompted with the session login (...
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How to persist selection of GTK_THEME in running applications in Xfce?

I'm running Xfce on Debian. The menu labels in many windows look crowded and some dialogue controls are missing. The work-around I have found (I cannot remember how) is to prefix a application's ...
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how to set global environment variables linuxmint?

I have installed JAVA using this guide https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1372 It works, but I don't know how to set JAVA_HOME variable for all my users. How to set global environment ...
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Can I log in to Debian XFCE without a password?

Some Linux distros like Sabayon and Ubuntu allow users to log in without a password, but can I do that on Debian? If I can, how could I?
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MIDORY_WINDOW_MAXIMIZED: No minimize, close& restore buttons

I've installed midori browser in Arch Linux (w. xfce4) and it starts automatically with maximized window size (not full screen but maximized). The problem is that the maximized browser window does not ...
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Bind alt + F1-F12 on Linux

I have keyboard without fn button and I want to bind right Alt + F1-F12 to make it act as a fn + F1-F12 on some keyboards. I'm using xfce4-keyboard-settings to bind keys. So, the problem: I bound ...
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Mouse pointer has no colours in XFCE

I have different themes for the mouse cursor installed. None of them shows any colours, just black and white. Changing of the themes works, because i can see the shape of the cursor changing. But they ...
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MTP and Thunar: HTC One via USB

I googled for a while and still don't have my HTC One listed in Thunar. What I tried: turn off debugger mode on phone connected the phone to different USB-ports as I read that it might not work with ...
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Installed libxfce4util not found in CentOS7

I installed the libxfce4util with no error in CentOS7. But when I configure exo-0.10.3, the computer prompts me that libxfce4util was not found:
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Switching Xfce workspaces with remote desktop

I use 5 workspaces with Xfce. I have two monitors. On one of the two screens of Workspace 1, I run Remmina for remote desktop to remote into a windows machine. Problem is, when I am working in ...
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How can I bind a key shortcut that includes a tab

I would like to rebind next/previous tab shortcut in XFCE's Terminal from Ctrl+PgDn/PgUp to Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab. It doesn't seem to work either by editing accels.scm or changing the shortcut ...
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Arch XFCE keyboard dead

I use Arch (Antergos). Recently my keyboard stops responding after the greeter screen. No error messages are displayed, | am able to log in. Any idea for the solution?
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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. ...