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Questions tagged [xfce4]

Xfce is a free software desktop environment for Unix and Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris, and BSD.

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XFCE 4 ignore Super Key hold

I'm trying to use the super key to tile windows to the left and right and I want to either force the tile to use a hold of the super key or have my shortcut for Whiskers menu to ignore the hold of the ...
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Make windows maxmize past the panel

I have a narrow panel in the corner with a clock and I want it to go over windows when maximizing. It works if I make the panel hidden, but I don't want to do that. I can also manually drag the ...
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No authentication agent found for pkexec

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 headless system that I recently installed xfce4 and vnc4server onto. I can connect via VNC and see the desktop, but trying to launch privileged apps such as Synaptic silently ...
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How to add a portuguese-BR dictionary on xfce4-dict-plugin ?

I couldn't find a Portuguese-BR dict. to install on xfce-dict-plugin. I want only a Portuguese-BR dict. I already have por-eng and eng-por installed. Appreciate some help. Thanks Vladi. My OS is ...
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where do thunderbird / Xcfe get their MIME type handler settings?

In my thunderbird setup (version 60.0 on 64-bit Debian Stretch) PDF attachments are opened in libreoffice showing generally useless gibberish. That is when I double-click. When I right-click, there is ...
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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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Can't start xfce4 after installing on my chromebook using crouton

I managed to install xfce on my cromebook using crouton but and i try sudo startxfce4 I get the following ... Fatal server error: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tyy0 (Permission denied) ... ...
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Set wallpaper from cron in xfce4

I've written a little script createCountdownWallpaper.py that is supposed to re-render the wallpaper /tmp/wallpaper.png every few minutes, and a script setWallpaper.sh that looks as follows: #!/bin/...
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chrome under xfce4 make ctrl+w always close the tab

I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 with xfce4. I have one keyboard shortcut default behavior (I did not customize this AFAIK) which is in google chrome, if the keyboard focus is in a text input, ctrl+w is ...
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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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Adding XFCE GUI on top of Windows Subsystem for Linux

I want to setup a GUI on top of WSL and chose XFCE4 as this successfully worked with a Kali-rolling deployment with its xfce4 gui on another Windows 10 computer. I however don't want to reuse the ...
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Launch an application at startup

Task: Launch xfce4-clipman at startup Tried: I've created a sh script at the right place with the right permissions: martin@martin:/etc/init.d$ ls -l start_clipman.sh -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 26 ...
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How to create .Xclients file on first login on linux via xrdp on xfce4 with xdg

I use a centos7 with Xfce4. Users that have an ldap account can login to this machine and their home directory is automatically created. If they first connect via xrdp the home directory and the xdg ...
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Disable F11 (fullscreen) in XFCE Terminal

This is a lot like disable F1 on xfce terminal. But: I want to disable F11, not F1. Disabling F1 is in the preferences UI (which works), but F11 is not there. I've tried everything mentioned at ...
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Java/swing apps have cut off text

I've had an issue that came up a couple months ago but just started to get in the way. Basically all java apps(for example visualvm, or minecraft) are very "distorted", which comes out as cut off text ...
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Debian + xfce multidisplay flickering

I use Debian 9 with xfce (v 4.12) on lenovo l450 and two dell external displays: one connected with VGA and other one with mini-dp. Here is info about videocard: Extended renderer info (...
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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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Debian 9 Stretch, XFCE4: Possible screen lock numlock bug?

I think I've discovered a possible bug in Debian 9 Stretch. When the system boots, or the user locks the screen, the number lock is always "off" - even when the keyboard LED indicates that it is "on"....
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mpris-remote doesn't pick up pithos

I am using pithos on debian 9 with xfce. I am looking for a simple way to control it with the command line. I installed mpris-remote but when I run it, it says: $ mpris-remote No MPRIS-compliant ...
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Xfce4 on WSL with VcXsrv doesn't update properly

I got Xfce4 installed on WSL. It's working except for the part where the graphics doesn't update properly: I have to keep moving things around to trigger an update. Is there any way to fix that? PS: ...
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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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How do I use/combine ssh agent forwarding and xfce4?

I have a vagrant arch linux box with ssh agent forwarding, which is working fine, when i run: startx (ssh -T git@example.com: Hi mc_plectrum! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not ...
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Invert colors of a single window in xfce4

Back when I was using gnome I could hit a keyboard shortcut (I think Super-M) to invert the colors of the current window, and another (Super-N?) to invert the whole screen. I loved this as it made ...
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XFCE4 keyboard switcher not switching

I have three keyboard layouts configured in my new XFCE4 desktop. I added the keyboard-switcher add-on to the toolbar, but it only ever shows the default (American) layout... Clicking on it -- left or ...
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Change xfce4 keyboard shortcuts

I have a simple question. I know how to edit xfce4 keyboard shortcuts (Settings->Keyboard). But I am used to open a terminal window with Ctrl+~(the one we comment here with, above the TAB). I've set ...
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RealVNC on Mac OS accessing Linux box – how to switch between Spaces?

I'm running Debian 8 with XFCE. Most of the time I'm accessing this box via VNC from my Mac (with El Capitan) using the RealVNC client. The client is set to full screen, so that it gets its own space ...
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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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Keyboard and touchpad getting stuck all of sudden

I am using Xfce 4.12 and my keyboard and touchpad tapping and right click on touchpad gets stuck all of sudden but the left button on the touchpad is OK. After I logout and login again the problem ...
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Missing Modeline when using passive 2-ports VGA switch

I am trying to use a cheap 2-ports VGA Switch (search for: Round Press Button Two Way VGA Switch Splitter Black). It only takes two VGA in and one VGA out (no power input). However when I boot my ...
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Wrong keyboard layout after xfce startup

When I start my laptop (Debian unstable, Xfce) the keyboard layout is wrong and it uses the US keyboard layout, although the physical keyboard is German. How can you set it to German? The setting is ...
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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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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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Go back to default XFCE-Linux Mint session?

Im using linux mint 17.2 with XFCE. My graphical interface went down so i had the stupid idea of going to tty1 and type "startx". Xfce started with a default session look, witch is different than what ...
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set mixer increment/decrement when using hotkeys

Running XFce4 under Debian/GNU linux i'm facing the following problem with my audio mixer: When I change the volume using the hotkeys, the volume is changed in too big steps. So I tried attaching a ...
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Setting PATH variable in XFCE4

I have some programs installed in my ~/.local/bin/ folder and in /etc/profile I've got the following: if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"...
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Are \[ and \] needed?

I see this bash prompt config from the internet: PS1="\[\e[0m\]\[\e[0;92m\]\u\[\e[91m\]@\[\e[93m\]\h\[\e[0m\]:\[\e[0;94m\]\w\[\033[1;30m\]\[\e[0m\]$ " As the document say: \[ and \] are used to ...
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can't unlock system settings, such as network settings, to edit in xubuntu

I can't change any settings nor install anything using the xfce GUI on my xubuntu 14.04. Some setting-windows have that unlock button you usually click to enter your password to gain root privileges, ...
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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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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 on my laptop. The laptop is dell vostro. I also installed LXDE environment. To manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because it was recommend for ...
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Launching “emacs -nw” with 256color on a new xfce4-terminal

I have a litle question about launching emacs using this command xfce4-terminal -e "emacs -nw" I'm using TERM=xterm-256color in my .bashrc but it has effect only when i first launch a new xfce4-...
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How to locate linux desktop menu shortcuts from command line?

I would like to run one of the shortcuts from command line (when I connect remotely, I don't need the entire desktop, I just want to use a specific app). I can access this shortcut when I run gnome or ...
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Debian XFCE “Session and Startup” doesn't see all applications

XFCE Session Manager doesn't "see" some of the applications I use regularly. Namely: google-chrome-stable (installed through apt-get, from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) A bunch of ...
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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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How can I download xfce terminal linked against libvte >= 0.36 so I can get 24bit true color support (in ubuntu)

according to https://gist.github.com/XVilka/8346728 terminal programs with libvte >= to 0.36 can have 24bit true color support. My preferred terminal is xfce4-terminal... I haven't found another ...
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How to start terminal in which bash is running with adjusted environment variables?

I'm using Xubuntu with XFCE. I would like to write a bash script which opens a new tab in the xfce4-terminal. In this tab, the bash should be running with an altered PATH environment variable. ...
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Thunar custom command: Keep Terminal open

When I make custom commands for Thunar with the xfce4-terminal -x command, sometimes I'd like to see the Terminal output of the command. How can I prevent Terminal from closing after the command is ...
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Xfce application finder one Enter keystroke

How to make application finder in Xfce 4 to launch an application with one Enter stroke when one choice is left?
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Debian Jessie xfce4: Customize Theme

How can I set the border width and increase the system fonts? I can only set font size for application menu and window title in Settings -> Appearance and Settings -> Window Manager but not for menu ...
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Mouse cursor scaling issues in Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10 and I just recently bought a Seiki 39' 4K display for home. While I think that the display itself is working great so far and I love it, I am noticing some ...
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Can't install xfce due unmet dependency

i wrote a CD with an iso-image from debian.org. the debian-7.5.0-amd64-CD-1.iso from this folder. Debian Wheezy 7.5 stable 64bit There was an error at Select and install software step. It said ...