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United States International Keyboard XFCE

For some reason when I select Us international with dead keys in the XFCE keyboard setttings. It does not seem to work, I have tried rebooting and I still cant get it going. Are there any other ...
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Thunar cannot browse network

I've already figured out the answer, but decided to post this as a Q+A here because this bothered me for ages and it took a long time to find the solution. Hoping this will be of use to others (or ...
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Xpra and Xfce looks weird

When i start VNC server and connect, i get Xfce desktop and looks fine. But when i start Xpra server, Xfce looks weird: https://i.stack.imgur.com/IGz9d.png I tried to change system theme and icons in ...
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Linux - run command when display turns on to reset xsetwacom setting

I'm using a Wacom one pen display, and to make the pen use the right monitor I need to run ID=$(xsetwacom list | grep stylus | awk '{print $9}') xsetwacom set "$ID" MapToOutput HEAD-1 ...
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Debian, XFCE: What's breaking my hotkeys?

I'm running XFCE4 on Debian. For some time I used Synapse launcher, configured with a "Super+Space" hotkey. Every once in a while, the hotkey would fail to open the launcher. Quitting and ...
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Linux Respin with Debian XFCE

Is it possible to use Linux Respin to backup/create an live image of an XFCE environment? I am aware it works with Debian and some of it's derivatives but I'm not sure about this flavour. Though this ...
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How to make new apps start full screen?

I'm running LinuxMint with Xfce, and I would like every new app I start to start in full screen mode. Anyone know how to do that?
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PostgreSQL table coumns look horrible in terminal ! How to fix it?

Table columns not formated well although I have more wide space, column size is narrow and i can't see well
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How can I change the last download location in XFCE?

Applications like simple-scan uses one kind of a file-dialog (A) and applications like chromium, telegram, xfce4-screenshooter use some other kind of file-dialog (B). (There are two different kinds of ...
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Disable suspend in xfce4 from terminal

I have looked through the source code here but I can't work it out. You can monitor settings changes when specifying a time to suspend like this: xfconf-query -m -c xfce4-power-manager Then you can ...
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XFCE Mouse themes don't work in Realvnc

So here's the platform: Xubuntu 20.04 on viewer PC. Ubuntu 20.10 on server Raspberry Pi 4 -- desktop has been swapped from GNOME to XFCE. The window decoration is "Greybird-dark". Both have ...
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MX Linux - can't shutdown/ reboot - /usr/bin/systemctl: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string

Today i tried to install snapd, I found that it's not so easy on MX Linux as on different distributions. I found this (also this ) link where I had to add some script to my /usr/bin/systemctl. It didn'...
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Macbook Air Manjaro: no network devices available

I have a Macbook Air 13" (Early 2014). So MacOS is running kind of slow on this Macbook now, so I searched for the best, most lightweight Linux distro for Macbook. I ended up choosing Manjaro. I ...
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Within a category, how can I get the apps in Xfce 4.14's Whisker Menu to sort alphabetically?

Whenever I install a new program and it gets placed in a category on the Whisker Menu (e.g. "Education", "Development"), it always defaults to putting the program at the bottom of ...
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Minecraft hot bar keys don't work while shifting in Manjaro xfce

I use manjaro xfce, or to be more specific my OS is: Manjaro Linux x86_64, my DE is: Xfce 4.14, and my WM is Xfwm4. I'm running Minecraft on it and when shifting hot bar slots 2 and 6 don't work, I'd ...
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What patterns can be used in Thunar's Select By Pattern?

In Thunar, Select By Pattern - the option brought up by ctrl+s - lets you search through the files in a directory by patterns. For example, searching "?.jpg" will select all jpgs. What is ...
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Can't login to Manjaro after trying to change desktop environment

I was trying to get Manjaro to run dwm, and I added a line to the bottom of .xinitrc that read exec dwm Then, after rebooting my system, I can't log in. Every time I put in my password, it just puts ...
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Is it possible to have a choice of default sorting order for windows with drag-and-drop enabled?

By default, XFCE does not allow you to reorder the windows in a panel by dragging and dropping them. If you go in to the Window Buttons settings for your panel (under Panel Preferences), you can ...
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Remove/disable /sys/class backlight interface

I installed Debian+XFCE4 on an old netbook I found a couple of months ago. I placed xfce4-power-manager to the system tray panel and tried to change the display brightness with it, but the screen ...
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Running script from .desktop file yields different result than from terminal

When running the following script from a .desktop file the output is different than if run from the terminal. I would like it to run as it does in the terminal. My desktop enviroment is Xubuntu. #!/...
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What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all of the way down in a way that largely forbids keyboard use?

I've recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin ...
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Thunar shows me icons from Wine, but I don't have Wine installed. How can I make it forget about Wine?

I've tried the many methods from here and therefore I'm confident that I no longer have Wine installed on my Xubuntu 20.04 machine. However, the default icon for opening .dll and similar Windows files ...
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VirtualBox seamless mode - all or nothing?

Because I find Windows suffocatingly inconvenient, I installed a small FreeBSD VM inside VirtualBox, and am doing most of my work there. The GUI running inside the VM is xfce4, and the VBox seamless ...
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Is there a way to take a screenshot of the login screen with XFCE?

I'm using XFCE 4.14 on Ubuntu 20.04 and would like to take a screenshot of my login screen. How can I go about this? Thanks!
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How to increase XfceWindowMenuPlugin::max-width-chars and XfceTasklist::menu-max-width-chars in xfce 4.14?

I am running xfce 4.14 in debian 10. The default size of xfdesktop -W, Panel window grouping, and Panel window menu plugin are too small. I can not see the entire path. I checked the official doc ...
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No packages in any requested group available to install or update on Centos 7 when installing XFCE

I have a GCP instance running Centos 7 and am trying to follow the instructions here to get vncserver running but I keep getting: Maybe run: yum groups mark install (see man yum) No packages in any ...
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Debian 10 blank screen after suspend (using lightdm xfce)

Every time I wake up the laptop after sleep I get a black screen. Pressing any key brings up the screen and shows the login screen, but logging in gets the screen black again and at that time the only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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