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

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How to reset xfwm4 (xfce4 default WM) configuration, without altering other Xfce4 related configurations?

My problem here is that somehow the keybindings got borked so that keybindings of WM do work fine, but any application (including parts of Xfce4) don't get correct KeyPress and KeyRelease data from ...
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Remotely change extended displays to mirrored ones in xfce on command line

I have a computer remotely setup with Debian Buster and Xfce4. I only have access via ssh. The desktop is spread across both monitors. I manually set this up when I was physically at the computer. I ...
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Picom doesnt not launch with xfce even after adding it to session and startup

I am on arch-linux(5.15.13-arch1-1) and xfce (xfce4-session 4.16.0 (Xfce 4.16)). I use the following command to run picom, a similar command works just fine in my autostart script for xmonad. picom -b ...
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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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Kali linux desktop is unresponsive

My desktop is unresponsive, after i login to my account the wallpaper is stuck in the default wallpaper that kali uses until it loads the one you have chosen, programs icons, the trash icon and ...
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Linux xfce4 with login user command

I have a Linux Ubuntu 20.04 computer running Xubuntu. I am in the process of writing a c ++ program that consists of a completely new login screen. This login screen also works and I can check whether ...
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Failed connect session manager: Failed connect to session manager: IO error occured opening connection

I was following this tutorial about setting up i3 on wsl startxfce4 results in error: "xfce5-panel: Failed to connect to session manager: Failed to connect to the session manager: IO error ...
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Debian Buster, XFCE − Firefox keeps forgetting it's been my default browser forever

In the preferences of Firefox itself, the default browser box is checked, of course. In Settings / Personal / Preferred Applications, the web browser is set to "Mozilla Firefox" like it ...
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How can I change the line height in the Xfce4 interface?

I have been looking for ways to change(reduce) the line height or padding top/bottom on all lines in the X interface. Xubuntu 18.04 LTS After many searches, I have found that I have to edit the ~/....
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Youtube Crashes the entire computer and it will not boot up again

I was watching youtube when the computer freezes and a turned it on and it crashed while watching Youtube again. So I left it off overnight and in the morning it does not boot and has a blank screen ...
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Can I have different DPI-settings for fonts on different monitors?

I replaced one of my monitors by one with much higher resolution. Its physical dimensions are bigger too, but not as much bigger as the resolution -- so each pixel became quite a bit smaller. To ...
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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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where is Ubuntu terminal config file located

I'm looking for the config of file for xfce4 Terminal on Ubuntu. I need to add a command there, An example of an existing command would be ctrl+shift+t to open a new tab.
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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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Remote access to 20.04 locks window manager after a few minutes being idle

I have a ubunutu 20.04 VM running on a KVM server. The KVM server is on an updated ubuntu 20.04 system. The VM is basically an unmodified version that was just downloaded and updated. Added x2go so ...
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bspwm workspaces in Xfce4 not working

I have been running bspwm as a standalone desktop for a while, but I found it kind of a pain to have to manage wifi, xinput settings, themes, etc without a proper DE, so I switched to Xfce4 and ...
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Lockscreen shows black screen on Kali linux multimonitor setup

In Kali Linux 2020.3 with XFCE4 installed whenever I lock the screen on my 3 monitor setup I get a blank screen. However if I type the password in blindly, it logs me in, altough it doesn't work 100% ...
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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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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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New user in Debian 10 got no Applications Menu nore any bars

I created a new user in my Debian 10 xfce 4, but it got no menu of applications, no bars above and below, just the desktop. I used the simple command adduser [username]. I really need an GUI solution ...
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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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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 to save image file, using "xfce4-screenshooter -r -c" command?

I using xfce4-screenshooter -r -c command for make a screenshot. xfce4-screenshooter --help says: -c, --clipboard Copy the screenshot to the clipboard -r, --region Select a region to be captured by ...
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How to add Recently opened files item to xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin right pane?

In xfce4-whiskermenu the right pane has an item Recently Used, it is for apps/programs. I'd to know if is possible to add an item to show Recently Opened Files to the right pane of xfce4-whiskermenu. ...
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MX Linux remastering tools don't retain wallpaper setting

MX Linux (based on Debian stable with Xfce), contains a number of remastering utilities. Using MX Snapshot to create a "personal" snapshot .iso file is supposed to retain virtually all user settings (...
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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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How can I restrict xfce or mate setting read-only for some users (on linux mint)?

We have some PC with accounts that are shared by several users (in this case pupils). I'd like to restrict the things they can configure on the desktop environment. E.g. they should not be able to ...
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XFCE default applications menu XML file

Do anybody know where do we have to put the XML file /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu for being customized and loaded? I've tested all the possibilities (/home/user/.config, /home/user/.xfce4/...
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power manager notifications repeating incessantly ... power problems?

I've got my laptop plugged in. The xfce power manager is repeating, incessantly: "Your battery is charging", "Your battery is fully charged", "Your battery is charging", ...
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alt-tab to desktop in XFCE

I use Linux with the XFCE 4 environment. When I'm playing a game, sometimes I want to go on Internet, for example to get some info about something I don't understand. As the game is fullscreen I ...
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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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How to add a CA certificate to libsoup?

I'm trying to use a small application a (Xfce Weather plugin) behind a corporate firewall. The firewall intercepts HTTPS connections and changes everything to be signed by their certificates -- to be ...
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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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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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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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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 to ...
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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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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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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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