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black screen flickering after grub menu

One time, after starting my system from sleep, it went complete black, couldn't even start a tty also and had to force shutdown. And after restarting it, the screen flickers after loading bootloader ...
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Xfce's clock is slow to update after waking from suspend, is this normal?

I'm running Xubuntu 20.04, which I believe puts me on Xfce 4.14. This issue has got me in to some trouble when I return to my machine and contact people whilst having a completely wrong idea of what ...
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Initiating new terminal window always starts in the very corner; Can i change that?

It seems that it's a design choice that creating a new terminal window creates it in the corner of the screen, as far away from the center as possible. Whether I launch a terminal program from the ...
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How to connect to multiple linux server using GUI in CentOS7 with XFCE

I user Superputty for connecting to the linux server on Windows. And I have seen "gnome connection manager" manager on the Ubuntu. I have recently installed Centos7 with XFCE environment. Is there any ...
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on debian with xfce how do I disable light-locker and replace it with xscreensaver?

(Debian, xfce) I've installed xscreensaver and it's all working fine, even the xfce screen lock widget summons xscreensaver, but occasionally the light-locker fires up, don't know why, and locks me ...
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xfdesktop error after inactivity “None of the screen lock tools ran successfully, the screen will not be locked”

I user lightdm and xfce on my laptop. It's a new installation. Every time the screen turns off from inactivity (or close the lid), I would see the lightdm login screen. However, after I log in, and ...
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How do I get Debian 10 (Buster) to automatically enable Scroll Lock?

I've got a keyboard that lights up when Scroll Lock is turned on, but my Debian 10 virtual machine (via VirtualBox) won't acknowledge the SCROLL_LOCK status unless I run the following command: ...
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How do I put a shortcut to a folder inside a folder in XFCE's Thunar?

This should be simple, but I can't find a way to do it. Inside one of my folders, let's call it Music, I want a link to a folder that's elsewhere on my drive, let's call it Albums, without having to ...
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Does Xfce have hidden settings for blacking out the screen?

While trying to fix a strange suspending problem on Xubuntu 19.04, I've disabled the screensaver (found in Screensaver) and every display power management setting (found in the Xfce Power Manager). ...
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System freezes immediately on suspending, where do I investigate?

I've just tried to suspend to RAM (i.e. sleep) my newly installed Xubuntu 19.10 machine, a Lenovo S340 Ideapad with a replaced SSD. Upon pressing suspend while logged in, the system freezes instantly. ...
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Change lockscreen wallpaper on Xfce Kali Linux

After a lot of failures while searching for a solution in the net I am setting this again, this time for Kali 2020.1 release. I have tried: Changing the images path referred in /usr/share/images/...
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Clipboard does not work using tigervnc, even with options enabled on client and server

I cannot get clipboard (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V to work on a tigervnc session). The vncserver is running Ubuntu 18.04 and XFCE. I'm starting the server using the following command: vncserver -xstartup ~/....
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xfce4-terminal - Set terminal background image using CLI

I have a configuration where I start different Xfce terminals using command line with command xfce4-terminal. I wish to customize each new terminal I launch by setting different background images for ...
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Can't enter non-ascii characters in terminal under xfce

I use fcitx as my IME. I can use it normally in most graphical applications, but I can't submit my selection when using a terminal. The candidates window would show up as I type, but after I press ...
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Where does Xfce store the setting for the selected desktop wallpaper file?

On Xfce v4.14, in what configuration file is the setting stored for the path/filename of the user-selected wallpaper image? In 2008, the setting was stored in ~/.config/xfce4/mcs_settings/desktop....
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How to disable inactive window shadowing in XFCE?

In Xubuntu inactive windows are being shadowed, like on this example: But I don't really like this behavior. How do I disable shadowing, so inactive windows would look like active ones?
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Remove Chrome's auto fill black background due to dark XFCE theme

I installed Linux Mint 19.2 and chose the dark XFCE theme. I noticed Chrome's auto fill is also black, which makes it hard to read the previews. How can I change it back to white? If I remember ...
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How to tell Xrandr to put the windows on a specific monitor

I am using Arandr on xubuntu (xfce DE) 16.04 to setup my screens when i dock my laptop. The problem is I have two monitors, left one is setup in portrait and my main one is in landscape. Now the ...
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Xubuntu kills all apps after login

I am using Xubuntu 18.04. After fresh install I customized my desktop as I usually do (installed some packages and changed some config). Anyhow I am not sure when it began but once I locked screen (...
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Print Progress in Mplayer Titlebar

The progress of video playback (ex: 00:01:30/00:45:00) in mplayer can be seen in the OSD by pressing o. Additionally, it is possible to show the filename in the title-bar by editing /.mplayer/config ...
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Linux terminal very slow to load

I'm using debian-9 xfce. When I open terminal or open a new tab in terminal it takes 7/8 seconds to load. It was working fine but suddenly terminal started taking a long time to load. After opening ...
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How to disable the new copy/paste protection in XFCE?

My desktop environment/window manager (XFCE) in Debian has sadly, suddenly started asking me if I'm sure I want to copy/paste into my terminal. Yes. I'm sure, always. How do I disable this ...
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Xfce window manager: restore/un-maximize window with keyboard shortcut

I have the Xfce panel on top and the "hide title bar when maximized" option enabled in Window Manager Tweaks. I can unmaximize/restore a maximized window with right click on that window's panel field ...
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disable a specific network or wifi interface conveniently

I have a laptop with an unfortunately weak wifi card. For that reason, I recently bought a USB dongle with an external antenna. Ubuntu LTS with the xfce desktop is used. The internal, fixed wifi (...
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use fn keys to raise volume to 150% in xfce mint

In cinnamon I have the option to make my fn keys go over 100% using the amplification. I can not find any such option in xfce version of linux mint. How do I make this happen?
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Kill the screen lock and restore X session in XFCE

I'm not big on graphical / windowed desktop environments and was using XFCE as a way to avoid clutter / having to deal with a lot of settings, but recently I ran into a problem: the lock screen ...
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How do I get rid of this black bar under docky on xfce?

I'm running xfce on ubuntu 18.04 via vnc on a headless machine. When I run docky or plank, I have this black bar under it. I've found some info online which says I needed to disable shadows under ...
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Windows subsystem for linux ubuntu xfce error

@DESKTOP-G8IPC93:~$ xfce4-session xfce4-session: Cannot open display: . Type 'xfce4-session --help' for usage. how to fix this error!!!
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Command for toggling mouse emulation

In Xfce, one can use the numpad on the keyboard as a mouse by enabling mouse emulation in Settings > Accessibility > Mouse tab > Use mouse emulation. I want to toggle the feature with a shortcut key ...
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XFCE window switching and tiling is not working for every window

I recently switched from Gnome (Ubuntu) to XFCE (Xubuntu) and noticed a problem (I am pretty sure that this had worked in the beginning but not anymore). Some windows - and I can not figure out why ...
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What file stores the theme that XFCE uses on boot?

I'm working on a custom live boot of Debian with XFCE and I want to boot to a specific theme by default. I have the theme loaded onto the ISO so it's available when it boots, but it still boots to the ...
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How to change width of Thunar menu width

I'm using Thunar with XFCE4 and I found a problem. The sub-menu "Create Document" can't be fully displayed (the sub-menu is too narrow, just as the picture shows), but other sub-menus are OK. How can ...
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How to change Terminal Emulator font size (Ubuntu, XFCE4 remote session with X2Go)

I've google and read the "How to change Terminal Emulator..." Q/As but all talk to Edit/Preferences menu. Remotely accessing a Ubuntu desktop's Terminal Emulator via X2Go client using XFCE4 I do not ...
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Is there any way to only undecorate the main window in an application while keeping nested windows decorated?

I'm wanting to remove the title bar/min/max/close buttons from just the main window of an application running on XFCE (though I am able to switch to a different desktop environment if necessary). I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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