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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 make a “clean wineprefix” in a terminal?

I'm trying to install wmp10 through Wine so I can use the digital library accessing programme Overdrive. (Installing wmp10 through PlayOnLinux doesn't enable the DRM that allows Overdrive to work, ...
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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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Can I run files from Ubuntu in Mint? [migrated]

I was wondering, since recently I've decided I want to move from Ubuntu 14.04 to XFCE mint linux, if games installed in Ubuntu will run in Mint? I've copied my home folder onto an external hard drive, ...
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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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How do I uninstall xubuntu completly and switch to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know there are threads on this topic, but they are old. I have tried the techniques on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome, but the command gives me a lot of errors when I try it. Any idea ...
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Why can't I download crouton on new Dell Chromebook 11? [closed]

I just purchased a new Dell Chromebook 11 and I'm trying to download crouton. I have reviewed the process on multiple websites and I still cannot get anything other than the "can't open ...
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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 ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Panel configurations have messed up my menu-bar

I followed this tutorial xubuntu-how-to-put-maximized-windows and it was working fine for a time. Now the window title and buttons don't show up in the panel (they did initially). More worrying, ...
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Run shell script on keyboard shortcut

I would like to run a shell script on the press of a button. The script works if I run it like usually: sh script.sh. But assigning a shortcut to it doesn't work. How would you do this in Xubuntu ...
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Lid closing behavior Ubuntu XFCE

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.12. With this configuration, I cannot get the lock screen when the lid is closed. Ideas?
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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Desktop broken in Xfce 4.10 (It sucks and I am desparate for an answer)

I am running XFCE 4.10 on Ubuntu on my Chromebook and my desktop is broken. As in, I had a really nice wallpaper set, and now it's just a grey screen. Also, I can't see items on my dektop. Like, ...
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Thunar crashes when copying file

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE 4.12. Thunar (1.66) often crashes when copying files from a folder to another, above all if the files must be overwritten. I found this bug which should be fixed and ...
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Copy Shortcut for Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce to use with VirtualBox

I would like to know how to configure Xfce4 terminal copy shortcut via the interface or Ubuntu 14.04 server file system? I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 as a dev/test box. Unity seemed a bit of ...
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Ubuntu upgrade with XFCE makes mouse battery die very fast

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu. I have always disliked Unity because it's so slow so I decided to move to XFCE. The problem is, ever since I did this (1 month ago), I've gone through 3 Energizer ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTs XFCE & Android 4.4.2

RE: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS XTouch PL73 Tablet w/Android 4.4.2 installed I just got a new tablet (XTouch PL73) with Android 4.4.2 installed. Pretty much the only thing I can do with the tablet, other ...
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which vim should I use in xubuntu / Ubuntu+XFCE?

Which vim should I use in xubuntu / Ubuntu+XFCE? My current system is Ubuntu, but I have replaced the Unity interface with XFCE (via sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop). There is no vim installed ...
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Xubuntu xfce theme : dotted outlines in some applications

I recently installed xubuntu and installed the Menda theme, a theme I originally found in Manjaro xfce distro). But since it's a xfce theme it should work on xubuntu as well right? Every thing works ...
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Error with ioctl when starting XFCE

Using Xubuntu 14.04.2 this just started last week. Whenever I start up XFCE this is the error that comes up after I enter my password to login. It finishes loading XFCE but this error is still there ...
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Speed up first launch time of xfce applications (panel application menu and filemanager Thunar)

I installed xubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.10 and now use its file manager Thunar and its panel addon application menu (link to its docs.xfce.org site). Both programs take extremely long to launch ...
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xfce compose key not working in xfce4-terminal

I configured my compose key in /etc/default/keyboard: ~ $ cat /etc/default/keyboard # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for # documentation on what to do after having ...
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Own keyboard layout

I'm working with us and de layouts. Is it possible to edit/add some symbols to us layout? I would like to have some German letters on us layout: AltGr+o=ö, AltGr+Shift+o=Ö AltGr+s=ß, AltGr+a=ä, ...
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How do I add custom cursor themes in xfce4?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 and I am attempting to add a new cursor theme to xfce 4.8. Please help!
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`make` does not work on `dbus-glib-0.104`

My system is Ubuntu 14.10, I used make on other packages minutes before this, so in general it is working. My aim is to install xfce4-windowck-plugin-0.2.4 for which I am trying to manually solve the ...
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How to connect to a VPN without using Unity network manager?

I have set up a VPN connection back when I used Unity instead of XFCE as DE for my Ubuntu 14.10. It worked well, but I can't find how I have to connect to it now under XFCE. Is there e.g. a panel ...
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Changing Minecraft.jar's icon

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce desktop (No unity specific fixes please) and I am trying to change the icon for Minecraft.jar to the minecraft logo. But I have no idea how. If there is a way to do ...
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How the heck do I make jar files executable?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton (I'm using the xfce4 desktop enviroment so don't give me Unity fixes) and I am trying to run a .jar program through OpenJDK6. I just ...
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How to monitor disk quota in modern way? Status in widget, menu, status bar?

I would like to have constant remainder / status update of remaining disk space within quota set for particular user. I have setting the quotas figured out, just not the monitoring part. My Ubuntu ...
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Cheese works on Xfce session, but not on Ubuntu

Trying to use cheese, on my main ubuntu 14.04 LTS I get an error message, and screen is black. "There was an error playing video from the webcam" Similar to this question - UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth ...
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Catch program crash when there is no terminal

This question may belong to Unix/Linux in general, but I guess the answer is dependent on distro or desktop environment [I use KDE and Xfce so I would like an answer that is applicable on booth]. ...
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The “synchronize drawing to the vertical bank option” in Xubuntu/Xfce always turns off after the display or the computer is turned off

The reason I use this option is so that the windows don't look like they're glitching out whenever you move them or resize them. But when ever the display/computer is turned off, it resumes glitching ...
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xfce4-terminal Color Settings for 'ls' in NTFS Partition Mounted by fstab

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I have an NTFS data partition that mounts at startup via fstab. How could I adjust the color settings for xfce4-terminal beyond the GUI options? For example how could I set ...
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Is there a way to move icons to edge of a screen

I have an unusual question. Is there a way to move the icon to the edge of the screen across the entire width of the desktop, and obviously keep they aligned as they were. I mean that icon grid would ...
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How do I change the Icon Desktop Grid in Xubuntu

There's not much freedom as to where you can place your icons on your desktop. I haven't found a way to change the grid in the settings anywhere.
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Numix Icons in Xubuntu don't always match

For example, the Google Chrome Icons in the menu, panel window buttons, and on Docky/Plank are all three seperate icons. This doesn't occur with every icon however, as Firefox for example, has the ...
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chrome window display errors in XFCE after switching workspaces

I'm having a weird issue in Xfce when I switch workspaces. With a Google Chrome window open, if I switch workspaces and back, the window display is all wrong: it shows whatever was on screen in the ...
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Trying to Launch Runescape Client - Nothing Happens

I'm really bad at this, and this is my first experience using Ubuntu. If you don't think your answer needs to be explained, it needs to be explained as if I were three. I'm talking explicit, clear, ...
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How to get Xubuntu Panel back to original state

I heavily edited the panel bar to look similar to the Chrome OS panel, but I have grown tired of it and I want to go back to it's former state. I have a basic idea of how it was but I can't get the ...
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xUbuntu on Lenovo T450s [duplicate]

I was trying to install xUbuntu Desktop 14.4 on Lenovo T450s without success. The standard installation freezes immediately after showing the two icons in the beginning never switching to graphics ...
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XFCE shadowed borders

In Xubuntu 14.04 there is an option called Show shadows under regular windows (in Settings -> WM Tweaks) Is it possible to unable that option for an specific application? Since the option applies for ...
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Map 'close application' to mouse wheel click on XFCE panel

I like mousewheel clicking to close tab on firefox, great idea, and I'm now so used to it that I expect it to happen on XFCE panel applications. Which obviously it doesn't. Is there any way I can map ...
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How do I upgrade XFCE 4.10 to the new stable XFCE 4.12 on Xubuntu

I do not want the the XFCE 4.12 dev version, but I have been able to find out how to put it on Xubuntu 14.04.2.
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How to style XFCE panels?

I am in this situation: I was styling my xubuntu, I've added numix icon pack, but as you can see, the icons on the panel doesn't reflect my changes! Why don't they have the old icon style (I've ...
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xubuntu 14.10 failing to sleep after inactivity - power manager error

After waiting well beyond my scheduled "sleep when inactive" time, the computer is still awake. I wiggle the mouse and unlock the machine to find an error notification in the upper corner, it read as ...