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Kali Linux - Switching to GNOME from XFCE in KEX on WSL2 (WIN11). How to?

I'm unable to switch to Gnome desktop envivorment in Kali linux running on WSL2. I'm booting with kex (kex -s). Already installed Gnome updatet to latest release, but it always boot in Xfce. Tried ...
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AWUS036ACH USB Wifi Adapter shows twice in NetworkManager Applet (XFCE, Debian 11)

I am running Debian 11 XFCE, fresh install on an HP Pavilion 14 laptop. My inbuilt wifi and ethernet work great. However, whenever I plug in my AWUS036ACH USB adapter, it is recognized and shows up in ...
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Linux (Manjaro, xfce) Ctrl-w is not working (user wide)

I have a very annoying issue: Ctrl-W (both: Left-Ctrl-W and Right-Ctrl-W) is not working in ALL applications (Chromium, Firefox, Mousepad etc). So it is not a application issue. Manjaro Linux Kernel ...
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Hide/Unhide inactive Windows in XFCE?

I'm using XFCE Desktop Environment and long time ago I was playing with setting and find some option that hide inactive windows and shows Desktop wallpaper directly behind my transparent terminal and ...
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Prevent deleting files in XCFE

I use XFCE 4.12 on Ubuntu 18.04 ; and I would like to avoid deleting files inadvertently from the right-click menu: Both "Move to Trash" and "Delete" menu items permanently delete ...
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No XFCE Animated Resource Monitor available

I am running the latest version of kali (Debian Based OS) with XFCE on my laptop (not VM), please see further info below. When using a VM version for work I am able to see an animated CPU usage in the ...
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Laptop screen displaying only mouse cursor and nothing else

So, I like Linux and I'm eager to learn: too bad I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. The issue I'm having is as follows: If no xorg.conf is present, the laptop screen works normally but the ...
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Are linux notifications logged somewhere?

I sometimes get a notification in the corner of the screen and don't have/take the time to read it before it disappears. That shouldn't be a major issue in general, since major issues should be ...
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Lock screen from command line in Xfce

I found this answer, but that's about Gnome. I couldn't find an answer about Xfce on Super User.
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GTK theme doesn't works on every window

I'm using Xubuntu and downloaded a GTK 3 theme. However, this theme does not affect all parts of XFCE. For example, the buttons of the "Appearance" window in the picture and the buttons and ...
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Can xfce4-screenshotter be configured to save a screenshot without any GUI appearing?

I quite like xfce4-screenshooter, but even when I map it to my prntscrn key and tell it where to save e.g. xfce4-screenshooter --fullscreen --save ~/Pictures/Screenshots/, the GUI still appears to ...
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Klipper icon invisible and menu not showing up

I am using KDE's klipper from package plasma-workspace under Debain bullseye while I am running xfce4 2.14, just upgraded to 2.16 (*). When running klipper, it appears in the status tray of xfce's ...
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Imagej window enlargement is limited by primary screen size, not actual one

ImageJ 1.52p is supposed to "reliably determine the correct screen for a given location or window, for example to determine if a window can be enlarged." This is the result of a patch ...
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How to tab into Task bars in XFCE

I have two task bars (using MX linux), bar 1 is horizontal on bottom of desktop, bar 2 is vertical on the left of the screen. I cannot figure out how to tab onto and scroll through the taskbars using ...
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Are the rules for clearing Thunar's thumbnail cache set somewhere that the user can change?

I have recently discovered that my ~/.cache/thumbnails/normal/ folder contains some very old thumbnails. I was under the impression that these were automatically deleted with reasonable frequency. The ...
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command works in terminal but not as keyboard shortcut in xfce4

I can't get my cmd working in the keyboard shortcut panel of xfce4. it give the content of clipboard (a youtube url) to the input of mpv player mpv `clippaste` works in terminal but don't as a ...
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How to setup default browser installed as flatpak

Since I uninstalled Firefox from official Debian repositories and installed it as flatpak, I have no default browser set anymore. If I go to Settings->Default Applications, I get this prompt: "...
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xfce: make dead keys invisible / disable preview

It used to be that dead keys, when using the Spanish layout, were actually "dead". That is, nothing would show up until I typed the second key. Recently, however, I noticed that upon hitting ...
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How can I access the window menu for a VirtualBox VM in XFCE

I'm running XFCE on Linux and using VirtualBox. When I start a VM, I'd like to be able to access the XFCE window menu on the VM itself in order to set the window mode to sticky ("Always on ...
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Is there a preferred way of restarting X after getting stuck on the desktop despite not logging in due to disconnecting a monitor?

When I disconnect the external monitor on my Xubuntu 20.04 laptop, I occasionally experience some misbehavior on my main monitor. For example, I recently disconnected my external monitor while the ...
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Multiple Physical Monitors as Different Xorg Displays/Screens

I’m trying to setup four displays with each addressable as their own X display or screen. For example, I can run DISPLAY=:0.0 xclock and it will show on my primary monitor, but I cannot get DISPLAY=:0....
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apt-get upgrade fails becuse of unmet dependencies

I've been kali linux for a while, but recently ive been unable to upgrade or install new software when i run apt-get update , the list is updated successfully, but on running apt-get upgrade i get the ...
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evince doesn't adapt window size to screen size

I use my laptop with external screens whose resolution and position differ depending on whether I am at work or at home. Most Xorg applications cope with this quite well. Evince however does not, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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