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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 ...
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LTSP Ubuntu thinks I'm a different user, but $USER and $HOME are correct

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 system with the XFCE4 desktop as a fat LTSP client. Ubuntu seems to be under the impression that I'm a different user. When I go into the terminal, the \u portion of PS1 ...
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How to add launchers near username in whisker menu (upper right corner)?

Subj. Currently, there are two items: "all settings", "lock" and "log out". I want to add another one, power off. I created a new item through "edit applications", copied everything from logout ...
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LocalHost Login

So I got into Xfce and so when I want to get out, I press Ctrl+Alt+→ and this screen pops up and it says a bunch of things and at the very bottom it asks for local host log in and I enter my log in ...
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Gnome-User-Group manager in xfce is read only

I installed xfce4, it works fine. When launching an application from the menu or icon from desktop it has default user rights. Some tools, like the gnome-user-manger and synaptic, needs root rights ...
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Different screen resolutions for each work-space?

I'm using i3-wm on my ubuntu laptop. My screen size is 3200x1800. Which is great for something but horrible for other things. (Netflix vs gvim). I'd like to change the resolution of one of my ...
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Pause music on middle click at sound-indicator

Is it possible to change middle-click action of sound indicator? I want to be able to pause/resume playback of gmusicbrowser by middle-clicking (or using another mouse combo) on it. Current behavior ...
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Force tabs redraw in chrome

I use Ubuntu with XFCE4, after an update few weeks ago something has happened to my google-chrome (version>40), when i unminimize the window the title-bar/tab-bar does not redraw, here an example: ...
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Setting up a Musicbot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to set up a TS³ client on my Ubuntu Server, however, every time I want to start the client via my VNC software, it's the same problem: First time I start, no problems. If I restart the client ...
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Xubuntu Desktop Theme Changes after installing Handbrake

I installed Handbrake today and while I was using it I got a notification that the desktop had crashed. I clicked Relaunch and everything changed to a new theme. When I restarted, my original theme ...
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Ctrl+tab stoped working in gedit after installing xfce

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in virtualbox. I recently installed xfce and I have noticed that ctrl+tab stopped working in gedit both in xfce and GNOME. It works fine in Firefox for example. Is ...
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How can I get the monitor resolution using the command line?

I would like to find a wallpaper that best suits my resolution. How can I get the resolution just by writing commands in the command line?
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What do I have to take into consideration while searching for a wallpaper? [closed]

I know there are different resolutions of the desktop and the wallpaper, the desktop environment, window manager and display manager can be different. What are the important features I have to put ...
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What applications register icon in Indicator Applet?

In addition to XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon I'd like to now how to get information about what application provide what icons in the indicator applet in xfce4.
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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play music from vlc on Ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce desktop on top of it and I want it also to play music with VLC. However, no sound is coming out. There's also no sound from other media players I installed for ...
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Can I set up my xfce workspaces differently?

I currently have four workspaces ('Main', 'Game', 'Work', 'Overflow'). In a perfect setup, the 'Game' workspace would have shortcuts (either on the Desktop or in a Panel) for Steam and individual ...
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Integrate Orage Globaltime with Clock

I want to integrate Orage Globaltime into the clock in my xubuntu 14.04. Currently, I have both applications separately. For example, if I click the clock in the panel a calendar appears. However, you ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04, the newest Google Chrome window display transparent and without buttons

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, I have installed Google Chrome long time ago, and every update, now the newest version 40. When I minimize Chrome window and maximize it then the top of the window gets ...
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Xfce keybindings of Super

I have Super+1,2,3,q,w,e as switches for my workspaces. Now I want to bind Super (release event) for xfce4-appfinder. The idea is that if I press Super key and release without any other key presses in ...
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Xfce application finder one Enter keystroke

How to make application finder in Xfce 4 to launch an application with one Enter stroke when one choice is left?
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Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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Xfce ZOOM Function

In Xfce, by default you have the zoom function activated by ALT+(Mouse Wheel). This is fine for me, but I'd want to add another (and not replace) key combination, for my remote command does not have ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce (in 14.04) from GUI by choosing between: Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? (So that I ...
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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, running as a Guest on windows 7 using virtualbox, and default options for XFCE as the window manager. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a ...
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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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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 ...