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Why do I see two VGA compatible controllers on my PC?

I want to use Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef, but I seem to have problems with the VGA when running Ubuntu on this computer - the cooler is very loud and the laptop is hot, and this doesn't happen ...
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Unable to add/edit keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4

I am attempting to edit existing and add new keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10 running XFCE 4.10. When I attempt to add a new keyboard shortcut via Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, the ...
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Back to login screen when using Xubuntu desktop

I've installed lot of DE's, including xubuntu-desktop. Then I decided to uninstall all except xubuntu-desktop. Now, when I login to Ubuntu using either XFCE or Xubuntu session, a few seconds after ...
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How to make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop?

On the Xfce 12.10 desktop drag&drop to move files into a folder would copy them instead of moving (cut/paste) them. I tend to have many files on the desktop and usually I grab them and put them ...
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1answer
310 views

Why does XFCE ignore my preferences?

After re-configuring the screen setup (nvidia x settings), my XFCE starts in the default styling and shortcuts such as Alt+F2 are not working anymore. Whenever I check the shortcuts under settings ...
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221 views

Werid colour for xubuntu title bar

The image above shows weird blue colour (formerly it was greyiish silver) for xubuntu title bar. It occurred without any reason one day I booted at the logon screen, as usual selected ...
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636 views

How do I reorder buttons in the window-list (taskbar) via drag and drop?

I switched from GNOME2 to XFCE and miss the feature to re-arrange the window buttons in the taskbar (window list). How can I make it working? I use Xubuntu 12.10.
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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1answer
456 views

Are keyboard layout settings handled by two different applications in Xfce?

As seen in my answer here, trying to make certain keyboard settings in Xfce I am faced by two separate options. One is in Menu/Settings/Keyboards (xfce4-keyboard-settings) and displays this window: ...
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896 views

Xubuntu not showing emblems in desktop

In Xubuntu, icons in desktop don't show their emblems, no matter if they are links, directories or files. They appear to be ok in thunar and nautilus for the same files/directories. How can I make ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform SHIFT+HOME to select content from caret to start of string, while NUMLOCK is turned off. But if in that case I press just HOME, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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static ip address from XFCE GUI

I'm interested in the IOGear Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter as a wifi adapter. The fine manual states: Installation without WPS - Mac Step 1: Turn off your computer’s wireless connection (if applicable) ...
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Keyboard repeat/delay is reset when plugging in usb keyboard in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce

Every time I plug in an external keyboard to my laptop the keyboard repeat and delay are set to the slow default. My current workaround is to open the keyboard settings dialog and slightly move the ...
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1answer
229 views

How can I hide mounted volumes when I still want USB volumes to appear on the desktop?

Xubuntu 12.10 XFCE 4.10 with Thunar 1.6.2 I have two greyed out mounted (or "mountable") volumes on my desktop: If I right-click on them, I can mount them, implying they appear not be mounted ...
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1answer
603 views

xfce windows are missing toolbar, focus is broken

It's subtle, but as you can see in the screenshot: there are no min, max or close buttons on the windows. The edges of windows can be resized, but it doesn't help the situation. Clicking on a ...
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Why isnt IBus functional (in Xfce)?

I'm trying to use IBus to type in Japanese. I have set up the Anthy IME properly, and the "enable or disable" setting to function when pressing ctrl+space. In any case, it's simply not working. I ...
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Xubuntu 12.10: Possible to use animated gifs as a background?

I really, really want to use http://www.reddit.com/r/cinemagraphs I've done a lot of research on this, but the answers seem to vary greatly and I haven't had much success with any of the other ...
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1answer
282 views

How to display buttons in Evince?

I like Evince so far, I can read stuff just fine. However, instead of buttons for navigating, I see buttons with words for Previous or Next (technically, they aren't buttons as they have no borders ...
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How to stop the fluent change / switch between work spaces?

I successfully got my laptop hooked up to my 22 inch monitor with the help of you in How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?. It is pretty cool working on Xubuntu on a big monitor (in 1680 x 1050 px). ...
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Trash can shortcut missing in Thunar

On Xubuntu 12.10 64-bit, the trash can icon shortcut is missing on the side pane in the Thunar file manager. Is there anyway to restore it?
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How to set volume in xubuntu?

I want to set via my Media Keys, so I first have to find out the terminal-command. Outputs are: amixer set Master 10%- amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0 amixer scontrols Simple mixer ...
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xcalib doesn't take effect until after I suspend

I'm running xcalib to fix my colour profile in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce running on a macbook pro 13". When I run xcalib nothing happens. If I then suspend and wake the laptop then the colour profile is ...
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enable overlay-scrollbar in xubuntu 12.10 (xfce 4.10)

I just did a release upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and I noticed that even though I have the overlay-scrollbar package installed, it is not used. I have tried purging and reinstalling the ...