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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 ...
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execute shell script from desktop in xfce

At first I just made a link to the .sh file on my desktop which failed to execute by double click. Then I've read about .desktop files and made one still to no avail. The program I want to run is a ...
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Desktop background goes crazy at startup

Why does my Xubuntu desktop background looks like this at startup? It happens for a few seconds and then displays a normal background image. The issue began after I switched the graphics card ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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Xfce4 panel not responding to mouse(touch pad) clicks

That is the gist of it; basically I can no longer click (LMB or RMB) on a tab to access a window, nor can I click on an item on the right of the xfce panel. The only way to change windows is by ...
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keyboard stops working

I am running ubuntu studio 14.04 (xfce) and sometimes my keyboard just stops working, this includes the ability to bring up the log out menu with the start button. I believe I have experienced the ...
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Desktop Background Folder won't save with existing setting

I'm having a problem with Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Backgrounds. I originally set Folder to Backgrounds Hiking for each of two monitors (in a 4 workspace configuration and Apply to all ...
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GUI to mount disk images (iso, etc) in Xubuntu?

Given that something like Furius ISO Mount installs Nautilus and other stuff in Xfce, what would be more recommendable in Xubuntu? It seems that a such application must have some level of integration ...
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Starting a script in a Desktop icon

I have the following .desktop file on my Desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Robomongo Comment=Launch Robomongo Exec=/usr/local/robomongo-0.8.4-i386/bin/robomongo.sh ...
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Xfce on Xubuntu issues with WINE

I am having a heck of a time getting WINE to work correctly in Xfce on Xubuntu. I need to use Photoshop CS, thus need to use WINE, but VM's are not an option as it's a pain to manage files back and ...
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Thunar custom action to open terminal as root

How to edit the custom action that would open a root Terminal in a given folder? Here it says to use gksu terminal here to add gksu “xfce4-terminal –default-working-directory=%f” But they don't ...
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What is the best way of monitoring GPU temperature in Xubuntu 14.04 when using the OpenSource driver?

I had a severe problem with GPU temperature in 12.04 and even later, and even if that seems gone in 14.04, I want to keep an eye on my GPU. Is there a program that would display that, in the ...
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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How do I uninstall Xubuntu? [duplicate]

My Nan was originally on Windows XP so I changed it to Ubuntu. She had problems using it so I changed it to Xubuntu (as I could make it look similar to Windows and she woul d find it easier to use. ...
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XRDP session disable screenlets

I recently began using screenlets in my local xsession which is the default unity environment. Now I'm also using XRDP for remote sessions on same user account, but unlike in local, the remote ...
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Is it possible to use the Unity Dash search features in a different enviornment, such as XFCE? [duplicate]

I have been using the Unity environment on Ubuntu, and although I enjoy the Unity Dash search feature, I want to move away from Unity to the XFCE environment. Is it possible to have the same sort of ...
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Uninstalling Xubuntu and returning to Ubuntu

Using 14.04 I'm having a problem removing Xubuntu, so I can return to regular Ubuntu. I tried removing: sudo apt-get remove abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview ...
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How do I remove an xfce4-panel bar without using the properties window?

I kinda messed something up, long story short: one of the bars of the xfce4-panel covers up the settings window, so I can't remove the bar using the properties window. I can fully use the xfce4-panel, ...
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Switch to xubuntu-desktop from unity show to input icon on the toolbar

To connect to ubuntu 14.04 from windows 7 using xmanager, I installed xubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop, but when login into xubuntu-desktop, two input method icon were shown ...
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Fresh install Xubuntu 14.04 boots with no windows manager

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04 alongside my active Windows OS on a 1 TB drive, partitioning ~300 GB for Xubuntu. The install went smoothly, except when I boot Xubuntu, I am left with just a ...
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Remove messaging icon from indicator plugin xfce panel Xubuntu 14.04

Some people don't like an email indicator on the systray (like me) and some applications don't give you this option.
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Removing Xubuntu from Ubuntu 14.04

I've been a Ubuntu user for the past few months now, dual booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Laptop, and always trying to learn new things with Ubuntu, and I learned that it's possible to ...
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volume and brightness keys not working: xfce

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and when I was working with Unity, everything was fine but then i switched of xfce and now the keyboard shortcuts for brightness and volume control are not working. ...
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How can I disable the automatic edge flip when dragging a window to the left/right edge?

In Xubuntu, when using only one desktop, dragging windows to the left/right edge scales the windows to the left/right half of the desktop. However, when using multiple desktops this does not work ...
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How to lock option in xfce-settings-editor?

I just can't tick lock option. Nothing happens. And type field is greyed. If I run it as root - the same bug occurs.
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xset startup command not running on startup

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE as my desktop environment. After disabling screen blanking and screensaver from settings, my screen still went blank after 10 minutes no matter what I've tried. So I ...
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Xfce power manager in Xubuntu 14.04 doesn't react to my choices

Okay, so I chose to make it so that when my laptop lid closes and I'm on AC (my power cord is plugged in) it will do NOTHING. But when I close my laptop lid .. it just suspends. I've tried it like a 8 ...
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Take a screenshot of a area in xfce?

Is possible to take an screenshot of just area of my desktop using xfce? I have tried uisng Shift+Print screen, but doesn't work.. Im running 4.10 on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Issue with logout button Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I have a tedious issue with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts 64bit on my Acer E1-522 A6 5200: When I press the logout button on the menu it seems buggy. It takes a lot to the logout menu to appear and makes the ...
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xfce loading desktop only on guest session

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox crashed while I was normally browsing the web and the whole desktop froze. I logged into another shell (ctrl-alt-n) and shutdown the system. After reboot if I login ...
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Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings? xubuntu 12.04 x64

I want to reset the panels to defaul. I have already follow an sugested solution but it didn't work This was the solution i tried: Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings? and this is the error I ...
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Problems installing xubuntu [closed]

I tried to install Xubuntu, but strange things happened. I am a newbie so bear with me. The first time I started Xubuntu and spent time with the desktop environment that I like better than Unity. ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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I have no longer access to Unity DE after installing XFCE DE on Ubuntu 14.04. Is it fine?

I followed this link. Now Whenever I log in to my computer, it shows the XUbuntu login screen. When I go for choosing the other DE in the login page, I can only find two DEs "Xfce" & "XUbuntu ...
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How can I make the shutdown button shutdown, instead of logout, in Xubuntu? [closed]

In Xubuntu 14.04, using the xubuntu-desktop, if I push the physical power button on my computer, a panel pops up asking if I would like to log out, restart, or shut down. If I select "shut down", I ...
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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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Is it harmful to install a lighter desktop environtment (XFCE) on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am to install Xfce, because the default (unity desktop) on ubuntu 14.04 runs pretty slow on my lenovo z570 laptop. Is it really recommended to keep the default desktop environment ? I googled a ...
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Screenshooter hangs XFCE4

Several times over the last 48 hours I have had to reboot my way out of an XFCE4 hang where the mouse and keyboard cease responding in the GUI. A pattern has emerged whereby this happens just after I ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: how to avoid lock screen on closing laptop lid?

I upgraded my OS from Lubuntu 13.10 to Lubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, and now my screen locks when the lid is closed, while I want nothing to happen when lid is closed. I have already set the right ...
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Evolution keeps requiring passwords

I am running on Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE desktop. I recently installed Evolution email client which I like. However, one annoying feature is that every time I log in to Evolution I get Mail ...
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how to display network manager icon on xfce panel

I install xfce in U Trusty,but the network manager icon disappear.when I run sudo nm-applet,the icon shows.Not only the network manager,but also power manager and fcitx icon disappear,fcitx is a ...
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Fix for xubuntu/xrdp tab/autocomplete in multi-user environment

There are a number of threads throughout the internet about the xubuntu/xfce/xrdp issue where tab/autocomplete doesn't work in a remote session, and most eventually point back to this page for the ...
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In xfce4, how can I associate an icon to an executable

Ubuntu 12.04, xfce4. I run commands from the command line, not from a launcher. (This shouldn't make a difference, but some replies have assumed I want to click on a launcher and that's not the ...
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Where is the skeleton thunar.xml?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I understand that when a user logins in for the first time several files in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml are created including thunar.xml. My question is ...
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Xubuntu dual monitor broke display

After I used Settings > Display to enable my second monitor, my first display is not working anymore either. So I enabled both, then clicked save configuration since it was working and boom it ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Audio controls in Xfce 4.8

I am seeing several questions similar to mine, but none of the answers are sufficient. I am pretty green with Ubuntu, so here goes: I was just automatically upgraded to Xfce 4.8 for Ubuntu studio. ...