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Turn off display on lock screen?

In ubuntu 12.04 running gnome I had the shortcut to turn on/off the display with Esc key on lock screen. Now running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with xfce4. There is no such feature. Any way to add it? Maybe ...
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Is it possible to show a number above the icons in the task bar, referring to which desktop the application is in

I'm trying to create separate work desktops, so I have two shells, two firefoxes, etc. What I want is to be able to look at an icon and see to which desktop it belongs. I'm using KDE and Xfce. But, ...
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Why should I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell desktop installed?

What would be the advantages of that? At Ubuntu GNOME site it says "Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories", but I'm not sure what that means ...
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71 views

Avoid double titlebar in GNOME apps running under Xfce?

When I run GNOME (gtk3?) apps under Xfce, they get a double titlebar: Is there any way to avoid this under Xfce? I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.
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How does one install a minimal gnome-shell?

I've just installed xubuntu and removed everything I don't need. Now I'd like to install gnome -shell but not any of the other gnome packages. Ideally, I'll have only xfce related programs with the ...
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1answer
778 views

Getting a Global Menu on Xubuntu 13.10

How do I get a true global menu on Xubuntu or Ubuntu/Gnome 3 Classic 13.10? I don't want the Unity autohiding menu, just a horizontal global menu that lives in a toolbar on top of the screen. I know ...
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false display settings

hy, i already use ubuntu since 13.04 came out, but i do not know since when i have this anoing bug, which shows me that i would have two displays, but i only have one. this appears on gnome kde and ...
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icons are not displayed properly after removing gnome

I installed gnome on Xubuntu and after trying it for a few hours I tried to remove it from Xubuntu. After removing the gnome sudo apt-get autoremove gnome* some icons are not displayed. I can ...
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What is the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? [closed]

I want to know the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? Why there are so many versions of desktop for Linux? & is Apple Mac based on Gnome?
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679 views

ati 6770 on ubuntu 13.10 with xfce

I am having problems getting the proprietary drivers to work with Xfce. I can load gnome sessions but not xfce. any insight?.. after I installed the drivers, I had to alt+tab over to a text login ...
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228 views

How do I integrate Gnome applications properly in XFCE?

Recently I've installed Xfce. I had used Xubuntu some time ago and wanted to install it again because of the more extensive possibilities to configurate it. However, now I have one problem: some Gnome ...
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completely remove xfce from xubuntu 13.04 and install gnome

I don't like unity in new ubuntu. So I download xubuntu for my laptop. Now I don't like xfce as well and I want gnome. How can I completely remove xfce from xubuntu 13.04 and install gnome 3.8?
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Unable to set keyboard shortcut for gnome-screenshot -a

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 with xfce-desktop. I can apply a keyboard shortcut successfully for gnome-screenshot gnome-screenshot -w through Settings Manager->Keyboard->Shortcut. The weird thing is ...
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1answer
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Switch Desktop Environment from Command Line

I have Ubuntu Gnome installed on a headless box. I use SSH or VNC to connect to it. I'm trying to switch to XFCE and I've got it installed, but the tutorials say to log out, and select the desktop ...
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1answer
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Laptop always suspends when lid is closed [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta1 and my laptop now always suspends when the lid is closed, regardless of whether its on battery power or plugged in. I've double checked in power settings, ...
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2answers
238 views

Why does Ubuntu 12.04 randomly reboot in unity and gnome, but not in xfce?

Currently running 12.04 LTS and I find that on a fresh install the system reboots when using Unity or Gnome, but runs stable when using Xfce. This piqued my interest as to why this would be? How ...
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1answer
175 views

Which of the major Desktop Environments are known to “hurt” each other, if installed simultaneously?

I have a friend who is new to Ubuntu, and he wants to find the right Desktop Environment. I'd like to be able to recommend that he simply install several of the major DE's simultaneously, then try ...
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1answer
214 views

How do I prevent these errors from showing up with GNOME keyring?

Background Trying to update a repository, after a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04, using: git pull Problem The following message appeared: WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: ...
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2answers
326 views

Is there a way to generate the gnome3 effect when pressing the super key on xfce

I've switched to xfce from gnome3. Mainly to experiment. I find the super key effect on gnome shell really useful. Both the showing all windows and the application finder are convenient. Is there a ...
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0answers
813 views

How to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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2answers
3k views

Compiz effects aren't working properly!

On Ubuntu 12.04, the Compiz visual effects appears to be glitchy. I see a "window flash", after rotating the "Desktop Cube". I've used the "Magic Lamp effect" when minimizing windows, but the window ...
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1answer
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What is the gnome-open analog on XFCE desktop?

In Gnome, there's a handy command line utility gnome-open, that opens a specified file the same way it would be opened by the double click. Is there anything similar for XFCE?
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1answer
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Can I use other Desktop environment in Ubuntu-Studio and exchange whenever I want?, Xfce to Unity & Vise

I have Ubuntu-studio 12.04 installed and I really want to have both Xfce and unity desktop, can I install both and use one of them when ever i want login? If so can you give me a little guide. Thanks ...
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2answers
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How to change Ubuntu Studio from XFCE to Gnome?

I have 12.04 Ubuntu Studio Installed at the moment. On removing a application called Terminal Emulator, I accidentally removed xfce too. As I am not very fond of xfce, I am OK with it as I can ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to run the GNOME user manager from XFCE4?

If I run 'gnome-control-center' and click on the 'User Accounts' icon, the gnome-control-center crashes. I built it from source to see what's going on, and it turns out it's doing a if ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Using GNOME-Settings-Daemon in XFCE

I haven't seen this anywhere else, and this is the only major showstopping issue that I have with a transition to XFCE. System: HP Pavillion DM1-3200US I'm interested in moving over to XFCE, but ...
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1answer
413 views

Xubuntu 11.10 crashes when running any GNOME service [closed]

After booting a clean install of Xubuntu 11.10 64 bit, everything works fine. Screenshot: But when I run any GNOME app (I ran nautilus in the following example), the xfce kind of crashes and leaves ...
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4answers
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kubuntu v/s xubuntu v/s ubuntu

Note: Before posting this, I looked at a similar thread, but could not find what I was looking for. I am using Ubuntu at present. Learnt about kubuntu & xubuntu recently. Visited its websites ...
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2answers
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Is it efficient to install X/Lubuntu and use KDE/Gnome applications

I often met people stating they want to install XFCE, Gnome or other desktop manager in order to get better performance. But as the conversation goes on, it appears they use plethora of apps from ...
3
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1answer
220 views

Install GNOME without working internet connection

I switched to XFCE from GNOME, and then I deleted GNOME. Now that I have restarted my computer, XFCE will not start. I have tried re-installing GNOME using apt-get, but I am unable to connect to my ...
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1answer
208 views

rsibreak or xfce4-time-out-plugin like software?

I wanted a software just like RsiBreak for KDE4 or xfce4-time-out-plugin for XFCE4 desktop env , however , xfce4-time-out-plugin doesn't have a command line interface , which is needed when system ...
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1answer
330 views

How to show desktop application launchers only in a certain desktop environment?

I use Gnome and Xfce sessions, but whereas in Gnome I have application shortcuts on the panel, in Xfce I prefer having application launchers on the desktop. I don't need the desktop launcher in ...
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1answer
291 views

How can I launch an application at startup just in a determined session? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How To Make Program Autostart only In GNOME I set up my Gnome session to use tint2 as a window list panel, but I don't need it when using Xfce, therefore I'd like to ...
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Cryptsetup Warning [closed]

I was installing Xfce under GNOME in Terminal and everything seems to have worked, but Terminal displayed these two messages just before the install finished. cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect ...
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2answers
501 views

What should I consider when moving from Gnome to Xfce?

As Ubuntu and Gnome gets modernized, Xfce begins to look like a natural replacement for the "conservative Gnome" that many are used to. And even if the modern desktops are nice, some people will ...
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2answers
422 views

Get xfce desktop back

I have ubuntu 10.04. After installing, I added xfce as my default desktop/windows manager. Sometime over the weekend, my computer turned itself off. (I'm not sure what happened, but when I came over ...
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1answer
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Installing XFCE desktop (package: xubuntu-desktop) alongside GNOME desktop (package: ubuntu-desktop): ubuntu-desktop breaks

The Issue I'd like to install the XFCE interface alongside the GNOME interface that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. However, when I try to install the package xubuntu-desktop, I end up with this: ...
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2answers
372 views

How do I get the Ubuntu loginscreen etc back after installing Xubutu-Desktop?

I wanted to test out XFCE, so I installed Xubuntu-Desktop, but unfortunately, it's changed my logonscreen, and all those other types of pre/post session screens. How do I return them to the Gnome ...
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1answer
712 views

XFCE session with GNOME in background

I recently installed XFCE on my Ubuntu 10.04 and it runs finely but with an issue. Everytime I login into my XFCE session I see the background image of GNOME session and after few seconds it ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I move between workspaces in GNOME the same way as in XFCE/Xubuntu?

One thing I miss about XFCE is the ability to move to the next workspace/desktop by moving the cursor to the edge of the screen. Is there a way to do this in Gnome?