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How to change tooltip's background color in Xfce?

How do I change tooltip's background color on Ubuntu desktop "Xfce". I know how to change in Gnome but I can't find out how to do so in Xfce. Tooltip's background color in Eclipse is black, and ...
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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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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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Is there a global menu for the XFCE panel?

It would be very useful, and am thinking of switching to XFCE for the speed.
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XFCE shortcut problem

Every time, when i hit k button in a terminal window in vim, so it happens fairly often, it invokes the Find pop-up. I could not find where this can be turned off. I do not have this problem at home ...
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XFCE4 Network Manager

My standard Kubuntu 10.04 installation works perfectly but now I'm trying the lighter xfce window manager. I can't find any gui tool to configure networks. Someone on the web talks about the gnome ...
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What piece of the last update could break keyboard switcher, systray, clipboard and Adobe Flash in Xubuntu 11.04?

I was succesfully using Xubuntu 11.04 for some days, but after today update (I haven't updated during the last 2 days) lots of things stopped working: Adobe Flash Firefox plugin, clipboard, ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How to customize files context menu in Xubuntu XFCE Thunar file manager?

I generally prefer XFCE desktop environment of Xubuntu, but I found its files right-click context menu too humble (no option to compress/decompress files for example, and I'd like some my very special ...
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How to lock workstation in Xubuntu?

How to lock workstation in Xubuntu (XFCE, XFWM)?
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How to set-up Xubuntu to show Applications menu on desktop right-click?

As far as I know, in older versions of XFCE this was a default behaviour - "Applications" menu was popped-up immediately on desktop mouse right-click. But now "Applications" menu appears as a sub-menu ...
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Is there a good Ambience theme for Xubuntu (XFCE, XFWM)?

Looks ridiculous, but I can't find Ambience theme for XFCE out the in the Internet (while there are even couple of pretty good versions for Windows XP). Could you share a link? I even don't require ...
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Numlock turned on on boot-up

I have a desktop running ubuntu 10.04 I want numlock to be turned on initially. What do I have to change to accomplish this? ~~edit~~ I checked in my BIOS. It was already set up to have the ...
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Diagnosing xmodmap errors [closed]

I'm getting this error when trying to use xmodmap to get rid of caps lock: $ xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

Not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, since it's not really specific to Ubuntu. Those who feel it isn't should probably respond to my crosspost on the Unix and Linux ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?
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Command to activate (either run or bring to front if already running) a program

I want to be able to have a keyboard short-cut to either start or bring to the front a program. (sqldeveloper if it matters) I know how to run it, that leaves: 1) how do I find out if a program is ...
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Sounds in Thunar or XFCE

I really like how smoothly XFCE works and prefer it to GNOME, so I would like to weigh it up a bit. ;) Is there a way to play sounds on certain system events? The most useful that comes to my mind is ...
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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?
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How can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...
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Automatically add new wireless access points

I'm running Lucid on a few laptops, with xfce as the desktop environment. Before Lucid, the little NetworkManager tray widget would automatically scan for access points for me. Now, however, I find ...
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How to shutdown the computer when hitting the Power button?

I have a Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 computer plugged in to my TV. I use the command line to administrate it. Right now when I hit the power button it just opens a Logout screen. How can I set it up so that ...