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Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
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Copy xfce4 configuration files from one user to another

Well, it seems easy but I can't get it. I've created a template user wich I use to create or update another users configuration. To update configuration from the user template to another user I run: ...
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How to get the 'normal' Xubuntu/Xfce panel indicator?

I have used the method linked here to replace Unity with Xubuntu/Xfce and all went perfectly. The only problem is the way the indicator plugin looks in the Xfce panel. It is this version: But it ...
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I tried sudo apt-get install, but then don't see the application — kindle paperwhite help?

my ultimate goal is to manage my kindle paperwhite with my chromebook, an acer c720p i don't think it's possible to mount a kindle paperwhite on just the chromebook. so i used crouton to install ...
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How do i download an auto clicker for ubuntu xfce?

i tried downloading an auto clicker and when it was done downloading if i opened the file it said "Failed to open File" and if i tried to extract it, it said "Could not open archive, MIME-type ...
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Problem when I download things

I have a chromebook with ubuntu xfce. I'm trying to download an auto clicker. I typed $ cd ~/Downloads && wget -c ...
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How do i download things using Ubuntu xfce?

I'm on a Chromebook and i just got ubuntu xfce on it. I'm not sure how to download things. Do i even need to use the terminal to download? (Let's say i wanna download Skype) Can i go directly to the ...
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Xubuntu and Ubuntu's display managers coexisting

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Xfce via the 'xubuntu-desktop' package to try it out. After a couple days I decided to get back to Unity so I removed it and several other packages it came with. ...
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How to make PXE boot auto detect monitors and setup dual monitors

I'm currently can boot a Ubuntu PXE. but the problem is with multi-monitors. I have to run xrandr command to get the dual monitors up. with suggest from How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE? xrandr ...
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Is there a more elegant way blanking out a sub-menu in XFCE?

I am creating a login for my daughter under XFCE and I wanted to keep the all the top level folders/directories under application menu visible but to blank out the contents of those that would just ...
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xfce4-cpugraph-plugin does not show cpu usage

in my xfce panel when i add a xfce4-cpugraph-plugin item it does not show the CPUs usage, after the installation all was working, but after few day something happened (theme changing?). what could i ...
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Deluge: missing systray icon in XFCE Panel (Xubuntu)

I installed the latest Deluge version, i enabled both "enable tray icon" and "minimize in tray when closing", but i can't see any tray icon and if i close the program i can't see anything at all and ...
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Ubuntu Studio does not start with XFCE desktop but the other one. How to fix?

I have installed ubuntu studio 14.04 and when I changed desktop from the login screen it can't change back to xfce. I select xfce but it logs me in the other desktop environment. Any ideas why that ...
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Minimizing Or Closing Apps Cause Ubuntu To Freeze

So I want to try Gnome Environment and XFCE Environment, So I installed Both of them But I Did Disable Unity Plug-ings. But some How I managed to Uninstalled Both Environment and Got back my Unity. ...
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Networking is disabled after waking up from hibernation sometimes

Sometimes when I hibernate my laptop It's not able to connect to internet(neither ethernet or wi-fi) after waking up. The icon on panel says "Networking disabled" and can't be switched back on by ...
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no sound in xfce4 after chrome os update

this morning, 12/14/14, i allowed chrome os to "update and shut down." on reboot, i logged into xfce4 which is my primary workspace, and i had no sound. additionally, youtube videos load but do not ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 desktop icons disordered

Since the 14.10 update, the desktop icons are arranged automatically every time the computer is restarted. It is really annoying. Is there a way to avoid that?
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Xubuntu 14.04: Gray screent after start up

My Xubuntu always display a gray desktop after starting up. I cannot even right click on desktop. The issue can only fixed if I logout and then login again. Anyone can help me figure out what's ...
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Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut

Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut? for example to open the first window on the left Ctrl+1, to open the second window on the left Ctrl+2. Im using xfce4 at this moment, ...
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How to set up FreeNX server?

Everything I find about FreeNX is 4 years old and does not apply anymore. The most recent source seems to be this: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/NX It also states that there is no more 'nxsetup' script ...
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com.canonical.indicator.sound visible key is gone

I was missing the sound indicator from the xfce4 unity notification indicator panel, so I tried the steps in Sound icon missing from top menu to fix it. I discovered that ...
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awesome overwrote xfce notifications

I installed awesome and i3 to try out fully tiled window managers, and it looks like the styling from awesome's notifications has overtaken xfce4's. Neither notify-osd nor notification-daemon are ...
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How to apply patch in Xfce4-settings

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with xcfe4 , I use a display with HDMI and I have this bug: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11107 . There are a couple of proposed patches I would like to try. Could ...
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Screenshots goes back in time on Xubuntu 14.04

I've been having a very weird bug with taking screenshots on Xubuntu in which it proceeds to time travel in the past and THEN take a screenshot. Indeed, instead of taking a screenshot of what I am ...
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How to set exact position of external monitor in XFCE?

There are few basic options to set up and external monitor in XFCE including "expand to right/left" but that's not enough I want to set position exactly because my monitors have different size. How ...
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Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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Enable sound for PXE Boot Client

I'm trying to follow the instruction here https://communities.vmware.com/thread/390022?start=30&tstart=0 to create a PXE boot client over PXE Server I'm able to deploy the server and the client is ...
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Xubuntu Resume from Suspend issues Display Manager

First time giving Xfce desktop environment a try and loving it. I have it on an HP-Mini 110 1125nr, with Atom 1.6Ghz processor 2Gb RAM and 120Gb SSD. This machine has never been so smooth!! However, ...
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Difference between installing Xfce4 and Xubuntu-desktop?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu. I like Unity but when I'm doing "heavier" stuff, I like the speed of Xfce. I know there's other flavours such as Xubuntu that I could install, but I've noticed that ...
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ALT-F3, ALT-F2 doesn't show important applications and files. How to index Xfce/Xubuntu Settings Manager in xfce4-appfinder?

When searching with Alt-F2 or Alt-F3 (that is with xfce4-appfinder) there is no access to the very numerous, important and very often used contents of Settings Manager. It can find Settings ...
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xfce4-notes doesn't start

I love that software, I used to point down everything there, now for some reason it doesn't even start. I try on terminal: xfce4-notes $ but nothing pops up... and it doesn't show any erros too. Some ...
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xubuntu: color problem after upgrading to 14.10

I just upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process went smoothly, no event. But afterwards, no matter which theme I choose, dark colors (black, etc) becomes shades of purple, as if some kind of palette ...
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Handling laptops with docking stations on XFCE

Anyone here running a setup in which they use a laptop + docking station setup for XFCE? At work, I plug/unplug from multi-monitor setups all the time and on unity I didnt have an issue (Radeon ...
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Takeover Session on Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE (Xubuntu 14.04) Using FreeNX server (with OpenNX client)

I have previously used FreeNX server and OpenNX client with Ubuntu/GNOME and was able to 'Takeover' the existing GNOME session running locally. I am trying to achieve the same thing with ...
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Chromium “Always on Visible Workspace”

I am on Xfce4 and use several wokrspaces as well as two monitors. And I often use "Always on Visible Workspace" option from window menu summoned from titlebar. But Chromium does not have a title bar ...
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How to put task switcher on only one monitor (xfce)

I would like to put task switcher only on first monitor, not on all. I use configuration where second monitor (VGA) is on the right of first one (LVDS). Task switcher ivoked by alt-tab is on both ...
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hibernate doesn't work xubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I cannot get my laptop to hibernate. This gets asked a lot here and I have tried many of the solutions to no avail. When I use sudo pm-hibernate, not much happens. the screen goes black for a quarter ...
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Thunar freezes when using keyboard shortcuts

Xubuntu 14.04 I have noticed an odd problem which must have started in the last few days. When navigate with (vanilla) keyboard shortcuts, Thunar starts to freeze. My steps for reproduction are: ...
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Xfce settings manager crashing

Running an up to date Ubuntu Studio distro with Xfce 4.8, every time I try to open the settings manager nothing seems to happen. Running xfce4_settings_manager from terminal returns ...
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Problem with sound volume with xfce on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I find that when I mute or set the volume to zero using the mixer control in the top xfce4-panel, I cannot raise the volume again. It remains silent until I sign out and sign back in again using the ...
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XFCE notifications are covered by fullscreen

I just install Xubuntu 14.10 and my notifications are not visible when i go into fullscreen mode in Chrome or VLC or anything else. I found some threads about this, but they were from 2009! I don't ...
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Mouse scroll slow, settings not present (Ubuntu 14.04, hyper-v, xfce4, xrdp)

Please pardon my inexperience with Linux and related packages. I am very new to such systems. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Windows Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). For a VM on a Windows host, ...
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Remove text from active windows in panel

How do I make the xfce windows opened in panel to show only icon like in windows 8? That way I can have a vertica panel as shown in picture.
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Revert XFCE Login Screen To Unity

I have XFCE installed on 14.10 and I wanted to revert the login screen to the Unity one. I have KDE,LXDE,Unity and XFCE.
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Make Unity my default DE [duplicate]

Am using Ubuntu Studio running xfce DE, I also have Unity installed, how do I make it my default DE. am new to Ubuntu.
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Xubuntu: Ignores my function key bindings until I reset them

I bind function keys to workspaces (using Settings -> Window Manager -> Keyboard), overriding the default of using Ctrl+F[N]. However, when I reboot and login, these bindings are ignored. When I look ...
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Avoid double menubar in GNOME globalpanel running under Xfce

I've been enjoying globalmenu with XFCE in ubuntu 12.04 for years. Xfce doesn't have a globalmenu but what I do is that: 1- Install gnome fallback - classic and setup the globalmenu applet. 2- In xfce ...
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What are image viewer in linux that supports webp image fogmat?

Is there any way to see webp foto from thunar with XFCE DE? There was a similar question, but it was about nautilus. Then to get webp thumbs a tumbler (the Xfce thumbnailing service) must support, ...
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Gnome together with XFCE on Ubuntu and xfce is not working

I had some problem (that one with language switch shortcuts) on Gnome and decided to try Xfce on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I installed it and then... nothing. Just while loading and signing in ...
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Xubuntu screen won't lock via X2Go

I've installed Xubuntu 14.10 and set the boot mode in Grub to text only, as I primarily interact with this machine with SSH over the Internet or with X2Go. When I press the screen lock icon, nothing ...