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Ubuntu Localhost login

I have a chromebook. I just installed Ubuntu xfce. I turned my computer off and turned it back on and when I tried to switch to Ubuntu I get the localhost login thing. I try to login and it says its ...
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gnome-screenshot keyboard shortcut not taking screenshots of my entire desktop

I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Using the "keyboard" settings, I have bound my print screen key to the command gnome-screenshot -c -p, and Super+Print to gnome-screenshot -c -p -w. However, when I ...
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How do I open Disk Utility in Xfce?

On the back of How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?, how do you access Disk Utility in other DEs like Xfce? And what exact packages need to be installed to access this functionality?
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Openbox and xfce4-power-manager

I am using Ubuntu and openbox. When I start up, I see the normal login screen like when using unity and it connects to Wifi. I have selected openbox from the dropdown list and it remembers this ...
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Can I set a keybinding to resize a window to half its size, in a chosen direction?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm looking into getting a 40" 4k display and have found how to resize windows down to quarter sections of the screen, but I would like the ability to further resize them down if ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots to XFCE4 instead of GNOME

I was recently trying to debug a remote connection to my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I understand that XRDP does not work with 14.04, so it was necessary to install an alternate desktop environment. I ...
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Gap between top of window and 'start bar'?

There's a small gap between the top of whichever window I'm using and the 'start bar' (sorry for using windows terminology, I'm not sure what it's called in this case :-s). It's about the same height ...
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Window decorations are permanently lost when windows are maximised

I am using a clean install of Xubuntu and default options for XFCE. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a application that has a maximised window), the window decorations (title bar, ...
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Custom actions will not show up in Thunar context menu under “send to”

I have created a desktop file for a custom action and installed it to /usr/share/Thunar/sendto/ but it does not show up in the "send to" part of the context menu in Thunar. I have also created a ...
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How to edit right-click menu on xfce desktop

I've been over several resources looking for information on the right-click menu displayed on my xfce desktop, but can't find it. Any suggestions? I'd like to modify a couple of things there but ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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How can I install XFCE and completely remove Unity

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (I have not upgraded to 14.04 for performance reasons) but I don't like Unity. How can I install XFCE as my default graphic system, and completely remove Unity?
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How to disable windows' contents to be moved on dragging, so that only a frame is draggend and window redrawed at drop?

I have xubuntu 12.04 xfce4. When moving windows the content is always moved. How can I acheive to just move a frame or border of the window and get the window content redrawed at drop of mous button?
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SSD is always running out of room

Today I opened my laptop to find the message: Failed to write file '/home/chris/.cache/xfce4-notifyd-theme.rc.TF9RSX': write() failed: No space left on device displayed on all workspaces. I googled ...
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Dropbox notifications icon not appearing in fresh Xubuntu 14.10 Install

I just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.10. The first thing I installed was Dropbox from dropbox.com. The notification icon does not appear. I removed the official package, and installed the dropbox ...
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XFCE panel rotate window switchers

Because laptop screens have gone to ridiculously wide format these days (grumble, grumble, uphill in snow both ways), I'd like to move my XFCE panel to the side rather than the top (i.e. run it ...
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How to install Linux applications onto an external hard drive [duplicate]

The laptop that I have acquired only came with a 16GB SSD. I installed XFCE onto it and now the SSD is almost completely full. I have an external hard drive with 1TB of memory, and I was wondering if ...
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Krusader & Xfce - Wastebin is full

I've just installed Krusader and have annoying problem. Whenever I try to delete a file (move to trash) I've got a message: The wastebin has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the wastebin ...
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Lower window with double click on title bar in xfce4

In the xfce4 window manager settings under Advanced I can choose a double-click action for the title bar, but Lower is not provided. So I tried the xfce4-settings-editor > xfwm4 > ...
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QT4 applications don't show any style

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and since i installed qt5, my qt4 applications looks grey, and weird, not showing styles as it should. Someone else experienced this problem? (before and now)
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Locked up but accepts keyboard/mouse input, Xubuntu

My computer (x86 xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) has become comatose for a third time in as many days. The mouse cursor works but the window manager is completely unresponsive. I can switch (Ctrl+Alt+F1) to tty1 ...
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Why is my Xfce window suddenly getting slightly larger than my display?

Sometimes, with no apparent cause, the main Xfce window suddenly gets about a centimeter larger (height and width) than the display. This means that any maximized application-window has to be ...
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Second display screen detected but not usable (though is working fine). Using x.org nouveau driver

The display settings for my laptop and separate screen aren't working correctly. The screen resolution for my 14" laptop won't set correctly and my preferred (larger) display screen is not usable in ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Sound Indicator popup permanently

i have a fresh Xubuntu 14.04 installation. While playing youtube videos (with html5 actual) the sound indicator popup permanently (every 5-30 seconds). image @ imgur What can i do? Sorry for the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is not allowing me to download software when I try to install something

I recently have gotten myself an Acer C720 Chromebook. This is the device I am currently using. On this device I have XFCE4 installed. I installed Ubuntu software center so that I may in turn get ...
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How to make evince “Send To…” work with Thunderbird in Xubuntu LTS?

I am currently working with the evince 3.10.3 document viewer on Xubuntu LTS 14.04. When I hit File > Send To..., I receive the following error message from evince: Could not send current document ...
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Session locked after xubuntu-desktop installing

After the installing xubuntu-desktop i've removed it. Now when my PC go to sleep mode and wake up then i see standard ubuntu login window. Ok. I write my password and i see black screen with randomly ...
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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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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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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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How to set exact position of external monitor in XFCE? [duplicate]

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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Xfce 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 ...