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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 ...
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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 ...