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Xfce 4.12 + KWin5

I installed Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12. I would like to use KWin as the window manager. With previous versions of Xfce and KWin replacing xfwm with kwin was pretty straightforward, but now both ...
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XRDP Gray screen. Ubunto 14.04

XRDP use to work for me. one day i woke up and XRDP stop working. I tried everything to fix it. I have bean in every forum on the net for the last couple days, but still nothing. After I login I get a ...
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xfce-panel display list of windows of a single application?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 using xfce 4.12 I use a lot of terminals ( 6-8 ) when working. Is it possible to have a xfce panel that lists all windows of a specific application ( terminal in this case ...
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Why cant I enable Opengl with XFCE and Plasma and radeon driver?

I can enable Opengl in KDE Compositor Settings, but it keeps falling back to Xrender. Why is that? Glxinfo gives me this: glxinfo | grep direct direct rendering: Yes fry@fry-pc:~$ glxinfo | grep -i ...
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Ubuntu XFCE missing system settings

I installed XFCE alongside Unity and almost all the icons from the gnome-control-center are missing. I have removed and reinstalled gnome-control-center, I have reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but ...
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Missing Wine Program Folder in Xubuntu 14.04-LTS

After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown: Deinstall Wine ...
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Conditional authentication

I want to use the following authentication in Linux: If during the boot flash drive is connected, the logon to the operating system is performed by the user "user1", in this case should be carried out ...
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How to install Xfce on Ubuntu 14.10

I want to install xfce on Ubuntu 14.10 and try it out. and I'd also like to keep unity launcher just in case I don't like it.
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missing icons in Whisker Menu

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and recently I find some icons missing in Whisker Menu. Terminal Emulator used to be in Accessories but it's gone. I can still see Terminal Emulator in Applications > ...
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Help! Forcibly install an older version of a Windows 7 driver on Ubuntu(Xfce)

Background Explanation: The latest version of the Windows 7 driver of my wireless network adapter is really bad and messes up the internet connection. On my Windows 7 computers I therefore use an ...
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Xfce with Kde Plasma 5: How to automatically give focus to newly created windows?

I am using Xfce with Kde Plamsa5 as Window Manager. I cant open Xfce Window Settings anymore but KDE System Settings. I cant find an option to automatically focus to newly created windows. When I ...
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Xfce IBus layout switching not working

Somehow, only default Xfce keyboard layout switching is working for me. When I remove all hotkeys from Xfce settings manager and try to switch to IBus I can change layouts from IBus widget, but ...
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What are all the ways in which the keyboard layout can change on an Ubuntu system with an Xfce DM

Background: on the second system, now, my keyboard layout has started reverting from an English layout to the German layout originally set (it's a localized install). One of the problems that make it ...
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KDE/QT applications on Xubuntu 15.04 are horrible

All installed KDE/QT applications on Xubuntu 15.04 are horrible (clementine, digikam, etc...). I think the layout miss all kde/qt library. See there http://postimg.org/image/ng087lkkb/ Why? How can ...
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XFCE unity command mistake

Few days ago I erroneously run the command unity within XFCE. As expectable, what happened was that Unity started (it's a Ubuntu XFCE). I hoped to solve the problem by just restarting the device, ...
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“stick” button behavior in title bar?

I noticed that in Xubuntus (Xfce) windows manager settings there's an option to show a "stick" button in the title bar of application windows. Out of curiosity I enabled it (moved from hidden to ...
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Menus and Drop downs not being styled after upgrade to 15.04

I'm using xfce 4.12 on top of ubuntu 15.04. After upgrading to 15.04 the toolbars and menu drop downs are badly styled, look as though they havent been styled at all, just squashed together. (I cant ...
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Gaming theme for Ubuntu/Xubuntu [closed]

I've been looking for a new theme for my Xfce setup. I was looking for something like "HUD evolution", that is avaible for windows, but found nothing. Anyone knows a good "retro" theme like this one? ...
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Ubuntu & XFCE - Guake transparency

I have Guake installed on Ubuntu with XFCE, problem with transparency. Instead windows below I see desktop wallpaper, what I can do with this problem?
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How can I disable KDE sounds in Xfce (Vivid)? Or: Why is systemsettings empty?

I'm running Xubuntu 15.04 (vivid), and have a few KDE apps installed (kdevelop, konqueror). I would like to disable their notification sounds. I know that this issue has been discussed before, and ...
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Wacom CTL-480-S detected but not properly working

I have been struggling for the past three days trying to configure the aforementioned tablet using xsetwacom commands grouped in shell scripts and it works almost perfectly, aside from the fact that ...
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Xfce background dimming while maximized

I'm modifying my desktop. I made one panel 97 wide so the corners don't touch the end of the monitor. But when I maximize a window, these corners have my wallpaper surrounding them. It looks quite ...
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External keyboard not working on laptop

I've got a ThinkPad T430 laptop with a wireless Logitech K520 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE. The Logitech keyboard works fine when logging into Ubuntu, but then it stops ...
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Remove DBUS support from an application

I'm trying to remove an application from the sound indicator menu (smplayer), and every time I remove it using dconf-editor, if I launch it again, it adds itself back. Is there an .so file or ...
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How to make Qt apps use GTK+ style in Xubuntu 15.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 right now, and Qt apps like qBittorrent and Clementine looks like they were GTK+ apps, they use the systems icons and style. But I installed Xubuntu in another PC and doesn't ...
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Xubuntu, XFCE Customization

I've very recently installed Xubuntu and I wanted to inquire about a few things regarding customization: How do I get a panel I've created to stick be behind active windows at all times? Basically ...
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After logging in through a display manager, xfce presents me with only a cursor and wallpaper (no icons, menus, etc.)

I had a hard drive stop working last week. Not a big problem, I just purchased a new one and restored the latest backup (I back it up using rsync on it while it is running). I get the computer working ...
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(X)Ubuntu 14.04 LTS completely freezes on my Alienware 14

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and Xubuntu 14.04 LTS afterward) on my Alienware 14 (specs below) in dual boot with Windows 8.1 x64. I'm experiencing random and sporadic freezes (the mouse is not ...
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Xfce Panel Crashing When Adding a Desktop File

Just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04, and after trying to add a desktop file as a shortcut to the panel found that the panel crashes and the desktop file is not added as a shortcut when it ...
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Mugshot don't recognize user password

I've created a user for my wife on xfce and when she assigns a picture to her user in Mugshot and confirms her password it says the password is wrong, shes using her login password, that's the one ...
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How to get xfce4 desktop at startup without the bloat?

I'm trying to keep things fairly minimal, but it's tough! (Judging by what I read online, I have to pick for myself one of each of these: a display manager a greeter a window manager a desktop ...
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xubuntu 15.04 - rabbitvcs context menu not showing

I've installed these packages already, and restarted the OS several times but still the context-menu is not shown: rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-thunar thunarx-python ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce loads to black screen after login, after group skype on XP partition

Ubuntu 14.04 loads to black screen after login and doesn't recognise my second monitor. I hadn't made any recent changes other than a standard automatic software update yesterday - everything has been ...
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Unable to connect DSL with “failed in libnm-glib” error

I keep getting this message (1) Creating object for path '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1' failed in libnm-glib. I thought it was problem in Ubuntu Mate but when I download ...
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Raise and lower screen brightness (both from menu and from keyboard)

I'm working on an Acer Aspire E15 with Ubuntu Studio 14.04 installed in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and from Ubuntu I'm not able to modify the screen brightness, for two reasons. The first is that I ...
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Most of the UI elements are missed (Xubuntu or XFCE4 over Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox)

I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine using the official mini.iso image and decided to try Xubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop But ...
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Install stable release of xfce 4.12 [duplicate]

I want to install the stable release of xfce 4.12 on my Xubuntu 14.04.2. However, when I add the repository (ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12) via terminal I get a message about these being pre-releases and ...
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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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Buttons in panel shift down when active (xfce, xubuntu)

You can see here five applications launched in the one time, four of them are rolled up and one active is chrome browser. Somehow icon of the current active application are shifted down for the few ...
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Distance between folders inside “Icon view” mode (Nautilus)

I'm using two different file managers, and there one annoying thing which I admit in Nautilus. On the picture below you can see how beautiful Thunar show "Icon view" and how it's look in Nautilus on ...
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Add Custom Emblem in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04

I would like to add my own custom emblems in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04. I have created the necessary 10x10, 16x16, 22x22, etc. png files for my emblem and copied them here at their corresponding ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Change Xfce Login and Lockscreen Button Color

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I would like to change the login and lock screen button color from blue to green without changing the theme. However, I can't seem to find the proper configuration file to do ...
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lightdm login gives blank screen then returns to lightdm

After typing in my password in lightdm, I get a blank screen and then I'm returned to lightdm. I'm unable to find any obvious problems in /var/log/lightdm or /var/log/Xorg.0.log (though I'm happy to ...
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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...
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How to hide window borders?

I recently saw that on Manjaro (with XFCE4) it is possible to hide the top border of windows. So the title bar together with the minimize, maximize, close etc. buttons were not visible anymore. Is ...
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Make powersave governor permanent

is there any option to make powersafe cpufreq governor permanent? Although i set default frequency to powersave, it automatically changes to other governor (in most cases "ondemand"). Thanks.
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How can I get PyTyle3 working on XFCE4?

I've installed PyTyle3 on Xubuntu 14.04 but none of the keybinds work when I run 'pytyle3' in terminal. I set tile_on_startup to True to see what happened, still no tiling. The only output that shows ...
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Xfce themes customization

Is there a easy way to customize XFCE themes? What I want is to change colours or use part of one theme in another(eg. scroll bar). I tried to find some tutorials but everything seemed so ...
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Dark xfce themes makes elements black in firefox - userContent.css is not enough

I'm using dark theme for XFCE and along with the DE the default css of firefox has changed. I tried to fix it by creating file ~/.mozilla/firefox/chrome/userContent.css and pasting in some css - it ...
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How to uninstall plain lxde/xfce but keep lubuntu/xubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed lxde and xfce just to try it out i.e. the package lxde and the package xfce. Then I installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop and I liked them more than the ...