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22 views

How do I switch between Xfce and unity?

How do I switch between Xfce and unity, after I installed Unity form the Software Center? I've looked online and experimented and failed to find a the answer for this. How do I switch from Xfce to ...
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1answer
37 views

How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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3answers
61 views

If I change the DE on Ubuntu will my files be deleted?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and I'd like to switch the desktop environment to Xfce instead of Unity. I was wondering if my files (pictures, music, pdfs) will switch over or would they be ...
0
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2answers
86 views

How to restore the Unity login screen after installing Xubuntu desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed an Xubuntu desktop on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 system using this command: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop gksu leafpad synaptic from this site: After logging out and ...
0
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1answer
79 views

XFCE-like menu in Unity?

I am a new Ubuntu 14.04 user (having moved from Windows XP at the advice of a friend), and I'm loving it! I like Unity a lot, but one thing that I dearly miss is the Windows Start Menu's folder-like ...
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0answers
50 views

XFCE is consuming much RAM

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have 9GB RAM. So I had Unity desktop environment, and then I installed xfce4 and xfce4-goodies: sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce-goodies Then I removed Unity using: ...
1
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1answer
65 views

What is the difference between xubuntu with Unity and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Xubuntu 13.04 and am having trouble with installing Ubuntu, so I was wondering, "Couldn't I just install Unity?". If there is no difference, then how would I go about installing Unity and ...
0
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0answers
55 views

how to reset login background and notifications after installing Xfce [duplicate]

To get remote desktop working I installed Xfce on ubuntu 14.04. It modified OS title to Xubuntu in startup. and also I get Xfce login wallpaper and Xfce notifications. how can i restore them?
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40 views

Why does my program crash if it doesn't fit in the display?

I used to make programs for my E-ink PocketBook using SDK from http://pbsdk.vlasovsoft.net/ on 32bit Ubuntu 12.04, and it worked great. Recently I went to 14.04 64bit. I use gcc with the -m32 option ...
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0answers
59 views

XFCE, network manager difficult to use

To get ubuntu working with the wifi of my Compaq CQ62 laptop I have to install an older version of Crunchbang. I then typically install the xubuntu packages to get the XFCE desktop or the kubuntu ...
0
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0answers
71 views

How to remove both 'unity-control-center' and 'gnome-control-center'?

I started off with Ubuntu 14.04 and decided that I wanted to change it into a minimal XFCE install. I want to remove unity-control-center, but apt-get installs gnome-control-center. Deleting ...
2
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2answers
84 views

I have installed xfce on ubuntu 13.10, but now icons and colors in unity is strange. How to fix?

I wanted to install XUbunutu looks on my Ubuntu machine and I have done it like so: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop But now when I have restarted the machine, I first got xUbuntu log-out scree. ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Is it possible to have, at the same time, Unity notifications in Unity and XFCE notifications in XFCE?

If one has both Unity and XFCE desktop environments installed in Ubuntu, is it possible (and how) to have them work correctly without one of them taking the place of the other? I want to have Unity's ...
0
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0answers
324 views

Getting back Unity Login Screen after experimenting with XFCE and Gnome. [duplicate]

I recently installed and then uninstalled, via the Software Centre, XFCE4 and KDE Plasma Desktop Environments. However, I've been left with a login screen from what I guess was the XFCE installation. ...
0
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0answers
168 views

Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
0
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0answers
68 views

wrong desktop background after installing xfce along side with unity

I have ubuntu 13.10 and I've installed xfce4. After reboot and login with xfce session everything works great but desktop is from unity not xfce. If i go to Applications Menu-> Settings -> Desktop ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Why I installed Xubuntu Desktop after Installing Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I needed to solve all these problems : I don't like the Unity interface Ubuntu 13.10 has iBus language input method problem eg. Chinese If you install Xubuntu distro, you have to install many apps ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Unity theme doesn't come by default

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS,everytime I login to ubuntu sidebar and upside bar doesn't appear. I have to open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T. Then should enter "unity" in it,then the bars appear. what ...
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0answers
38 views

Combine two harddrives to one operating system

Good morning, i have a simple question where i was not able to find a personal solution: I have a triple boot system at the moment where i run ubuntu 12.04 unity 64b on a 2TB WD ubuntu studio ...
0
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0answers
227 views

After installing Xfce Desktop it changed my original theme/screen

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently i installed Gnome and Xfce Desktop Environment. Now I have the problem that every time I start up or shutdown Ubuntu I see numbers something about Xfce, but i do ...
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1answer
41 views

How do I remove thundar file browser?

I run Ubuntu 12.04 and after I removed XFCE4, the file browser did not go away. I tried sudo apt-get remove thundar with no success... Someone help me find the name of this package so I can remove it ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Is there a way to use Xfce integration features with unity?

Is there a way to use systray icons, pager icons, etc of Xfce apps in the Unity desktop? Orage is an awesome calendar app, but I want to use Unity with it, as that's my preferred DE.
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1answer
578 views

How do I disable Unity in 13.04?

I'm using Xfce most of the time, but Unity keeps popping up even in my Xfce-Session. So I deactivated the Compiz-Plugin in ccsm, because that worked well in 12.10. But now with 13.04 as soon as I ...
2
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2answers
235 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
165 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 ...
5
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1answer
345 views

How to increase audio levels on Xfce?

I have Ubuntu installed and installed Xfce as the interface which I run because it's faster. Since I am using a laptop, my speakers are sometimes much lower than what I like them to be which is why ...
0
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2answers
712 views

Turning off screensaver in Unity after installing xubuntu-desktop 12.10

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10. I installed the xubuntu-desktop package to see if I would like it and determined I would prefer to keep using unity. Ever since I did that I've been running into certain issues ...
5
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1answer
3k views

How to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop

I want to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop (original Xfce 4.10, without extras). I too want to keep Unity (and Unity 2D) on my computer. Is the xfce-meta package great for ...
4
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1answer
340 views

How can I return to Unity notifications after installing XFCE4?

After I installed XFCE4, the XFCE notifications are being displayed instead of the Unity ones. Even in Unity sessions. How do I set it up so that I get Unity notifications in Unity sessions and XFCE4 ...
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2answers
61k views

How can i install XFCE along side unity?

I would like to be able to install XFCE to run alongside unity so I can choose on startup which DE I use, without breaking any features of either DE. Following this: ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Remove update notification in Unity indicator after xubuntu-desktop installation (12.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity. To try it out, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. Ever since I have a orange or red update notification (see attachment) in my Unity indicator panel, telling me ...
3
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1answer
134 views

How can I stop certain XFCE components from starting with Unity?

I've installed Xubuntu-Desktop, and of course this pulled in all the usual xfce components. The only problem I have, is that xfce's notification daemon and xfconfd keep starting with Unity. This means ...
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0answers
58 views

What is the equivalent of Window's autorun, startup folder, for Xfce, Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically in Unity? I need to start some programs after the desktop environment loads itself, what would be the equivalent of ...
3
votes
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 ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

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
14k views

Can I install Unity aside with XFCE and switch them as I want?

I am using XUbuntu 11.10 with XFCE and am willing to give Unity a try, but don't want to loose my well-tuned system and desktop. I don't think LiveCD is what I need: I want to try the behaviour of ...
3
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4answers
686 views

Can Ubuntu Unity be made as snappy as Xubuntu?

I am fan of Xubuntu just because of its snappiness. Now i know that it is based on light-weight XFCE which is the secret for this snappiness but I am just wondering if something could be done on Unity ...
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0answers
652 views

How to make XFCE default for logging into Ubuntu other than Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I want to use XFCE every time I use Ubuntu, but instead I have to log out and log back in choosing XFCE ...