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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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Azure Ubuntu Pro 20.04 VM xrdp an internal error has occured

On an Azure Ubuntu Pro 20.04 VM, installed xfce4 and xrdp according to the document use-remote-desktop. Remote access to the VM is successful. But after sometime (about 10-15 minutes), the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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XFCE4 always starts windows on login - how to fix?

Every time I login after either a reboot, full system shutdown -> startup or log out, XFCE starts some default programs which I have never configured it to do and I don't want it to start those. It ...
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Not able to RDP from Windows to Manjaro with XFCE4 via xrdp/xorg

I use the configuration of this post The xrdp-login window is shown, but no XFCE4 is started. Despite ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.1.log shows following error messages: Screenshot In addition, going to ...
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xfce4/lightdm screen glitch after screen lock

Every time my screen locks (either manually using xflock4, or automatically after a specific period of time) and I login again, the colors on my screen are all weird and glitchy, I can't really ...
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Turn off laptop screen in Debian buster

I've recently switched from Debian stretch to buster. I've a multi monitor setup and in the previous version (stretch) I used to press the Fn + F7 button to turn off the Laptop screen while watching ...
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Xfce4.sh Code Execute

so I've recently tried to remote desktop into a kali linux session and the link for xfce4.sh keeps timing out. I found the code from said file to get around this, but I don't know where to put it to ...
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XFCE4: How do I set Firefox as my default mail client?

My environment: Debian 10 (Buster) XFCE 4.12 Firefox 67.0 Rainloop Webmail (Hosted on my own server, pretend URL: https://mail.example.com/) I have successfully configured Firefox to open mailto ...
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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", "Your battery is fully ...
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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 ...
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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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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"...