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Login into XFCE session without display manager

I am currently using lightdm as my default display manager but I feel like there is no need of display manager in my case because I am always going to login to xfce session. So, is there any way I ...
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Can't login to my XFCE environment from lxdm

I installed lxdm as my display manager because I heard its very lightweight. Now after installing it when I select my Desktop as Xfce session I am not able to login. Basically what happens is it waits ...
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How to make XFCE show the Shutdown Menu?

I have installed XFCE on an "Ubuntu Server" (in a Virtual Machine) so I have a small and fast environment. But when I want to log out, I usually (not always) see a gray shutdown and reboot button, but ...
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How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the settings anywhere do I have to set it through terminal through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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Upgraded to XFCE 4.10, keyboard media keys no longer work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4 I've been looking for a solution for this all night, to no avail. I did a dist-upgrade from the Xubuntu default XFCE ...
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Brightness Controls not working on Sony Vaio VGN FZ31S NVidia G8600M

since I installed XUbuntu 12.04 on my notebook, brightness controls are no longer working (they used to work before with Smartdimmer). I tried several suggestions, starting from gnome-settings with ...
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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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Xfce Volume adjusting sound applet for 12.04

Recently I upgraded the Mythbuntu 10.10 to 12.04 which uses Xfce, and realised there is no one click volume adjusting sound applet with a slider, like in 10.10. Is there something else to do this? Or ...
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Why doesn't clicking on notification buttons in Xubuntu 12.04 dismiss the notification?

When I try to reconnect my Bluetooth mouse in Xubuntu 12.04, I realized that all the notification windows do not allow me to press any buttons. I can click the buttons but nothing happens. I can close ...
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Pen cursor in Xournal

I use Xournal to give lectures and do various other tasks. So far it's taken a little adjustment to write using my wacom tablet but it works fantastically. My only complaint is the cursor. Xournal ...
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Add PPA with Xubuntu packages to Ubuntu 12.04

If I'm using the normal Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) 12.04 can I add without getting trouble a Xubuntu ppa like https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 ?
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how to change xfce4 default window manager

How can I change the default window manager for xfce4? for some reason xfwm doesn't run when I run xfce4 shell.
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How to set up Google Chrome as default browser in Xubuntu

I use Xubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled Firefox and now use Google Chrome version 19.xxx. To solve this problem, I tried: galternatives the "default apps" under settings and sudo update-alternatives ...
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In Unity, the folder containing a file selected in the dash is opened in Nautilus instead of opening the file with the corresponding application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion In 12.04, since yesterday the behavior of the dash in Unity has changed. Previously (and I ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: How to get Emacs keybindings?

I work with Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air. There are various posts about how to use Emacs' keybindings under gnome (see, for example, Enabling Emacs Keybind on Google Chrome, reverting from emacs ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 UI glitches [closed]

I'm having some strange problems with Thunderbird and Chrome in Xubuntu 12.04 XFCE 4.10 (installed from PPA). Some UI elements from both windows sometimes are drawn on each other, no matter which ...
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Xfce, Thunar: How to get file path in title bar?

I understand that this feature is not yet available (https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5920) but is there a workaround for getting Thunar to display a file's path in the title bar (like in the ...
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How to minimize windows on double-click of the window frame?

Is it possible with Xfce 4.8 (Xubuntu 12.04) to have windows minimized on double-clicking the window frames? So, for example, if File Manager is open, to just double-click on the window frame and the ...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: replace Thunar with Nautilus in Places plugin

I want to replace Thunar with Nautilus (because Nautilus has internal file search panel and Thunar doesn't) I've read this question but unfortunately it doesn't work with Places xfce plugin: when I ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 network manager menu is displayed partially

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 yesterday, all latest updates are installed. When I login to my XFCE session and click on NetworkManager icon, very poor menu is shown: But if I disable networking by ...
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Cycle windows over all workspaces in XFCE (while being able to cycle over one workspace)

I am aware of the xfwm4 -> general -> cycle_workspaces setting but I want to have two shortcuts: cycles over the windows of the current workspace cycles over the windows of all workspaces
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Going back to standard scrollbars on Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? I am running xfce4 on a fairly normal 12.04 upgraded-from-11.10 install. I really do not like the scroll bars. They are hard to ...
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xubuntu - is it better than xfce on ubuntu? [closed]

I really like ubuntu. Have used slackware, fedora, and suse. I also love xfce. What I do requieres lots and lots of memory, and usually I have many things running, so a light desktop really helps. ...
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startup/shutdown screen / grub changed after installing xfce

I installed 12.04 right after release. Yesterday I tried Xfce4. First I tried to install it using apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies This worked, except I didn't get Xubuntu theming. So I ...
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What if I upgrade XUbuntu? Won't it turn into Ubuntu?

My XUbuntu 11.10 offers me to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. But I don't want Ubuntu, I want XUbuntu!
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The dual-monitor settings ignored when using XFCE [duplicate]

I have two monitors and a ATI Radeon 5750 video adapter. Using ATI's catalyst control center I am able to configure the displays so that the desktop spans over the two monitors. The multi-desktop ...
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xfce 4.10 package availability [closed]

xfce 4.10 has recently been released but I cannot find a supported ppa available yet. There is this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 but it still remains empty. Does anyone ...
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Xubuntu: fstab mount to /media/* is not shown on desktop

I have recently changed from Ubuntu to Xubuntu and had always mounted my Windows partition automatically to /media/Windows. When I do the same thing in Xubuntu, it does mount it correctly, but it ...
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how to obtain same original workspace-switcher when using XFCE? using ubuntu 11.10

I installed 11.10 to try it. Started with the default desktop (I think it is called the GNOME SHELL), which is like this image shows ...
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How to remove transparency from a GTK theme?

I'm running Xubuntu 11.10 and I've got this here GTK theme which is pretty nice, and I like the title bars and everything, but I've got a problem. Every menu in the entire system has this weird and ...
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Proxy setting under xfce within virtual machine

My Ubuntu is within a virtual machine. When I log in with a ubuntu session, the web browser works fine. But when I log in with a xfce session, the web browser does not work... I try to change proxy ...
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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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Every Program is executed in terminal windows when opened using run dialog

I am facing a strange problem with my laptop, I have ubuntu 12.04 installed with xfce4 as the desktop. Whenever I open any new program like firefox by typing firefox in run dialog window, it opens a ...
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How do I customize Alt+Tab behaviour? [closed]

GOAL: I would like to make the little menu that pops up when I press Alt+Tab to gain the ability to jump to a particular window by pointing my mouse at one of the icons. This is the behaviour that ...
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Don't have desktop icons lock to grid

I am building a Mythbuntu media center, the display being a 42" television. I set the text and desktop icons to be extremely large so they are readable from the couch. This is good, but all of the ...
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Xubuntu kwin + xfce at session [closed]

I'm trying to use kwin with xfce. If I go into my session with xfwm4 and launch "kwin - replace" (alt F2) everything works fine. Unfortunately, IF I log out and save last session, at log in all the ...
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Cannot log off or shutdown in Ubuntu 10.10

Hey just installed XFCE on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine. But now I cannot log off or shutdown my computer. When I click on Log off or Shutdown nothing happens! If I again click on them a dialog box appears ...
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How to install Xfce desktop environment?

I have read this post How do I switch to Xubuntu?, but it tells me to install xubuntu-desktop. Can I install Xfce (only)? I mean, I don't want to install any application which is not related to Xfce ...
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xfce / bash: gui elements in shell script

I have a minimal installation with xfce as the default window manager. Is it somehow possible to write a shell script with simple gui elements? Or do I to install something else (which I am reluctant ...
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Can I remove the pulsing XFCE logo on logon in Xubuntu 11.10?

On Xubuntu 11.10, when I log in, the XFCE mouse pulses in front of a white-grey screen for a few seconds as everything starts up. Is there a way to remove this, or replace it with something else? Even ...
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What is controlling the desktop display?

I have two Ubuntu systems and in the course of changing configurations something has become muddled. I have disabled Unity in favor of gnome shell, the older style display of the desktop. Then I ...
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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 ...
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Is Compiz compatible with Xfce ?

I tried it and immediately had a big problem (here). Also, could not use more than one workspace. It is said that they are compatible, that is: I can install Compiz with Xfce if I want to. But I ...
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How can I repair error when trying to access my home folder after installing Compiz in Xubuntu

I found that Compiz is usable with Xfce and after installing it, adding it to start with session and restarting session, I couldn't access my home folder (I have access to folders that are within ...
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how can I prevent nautilus from running when I plug in a USB stick?

I run XFCE4 on Ubuntu 11.10. When I plug in a USB memory stick, I get two new windows popping up, both showing the contents of the memory stick. One is Thunar (which I want) and one is nautilus ...
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Why am I not asked for password at startup?

I have Xubuntu 11.10. When I log out and in (without restarting the computer) I am always required to chose a session and provide a password for entering that session. But when I restart the ...
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How do I know I'm not using any XFCE programs?

What is XFCE? How do I know what programs are using it? because another answer told me to remove xfce files, and I want to know if I'm using them. I was told to remove a bunch of XFCE related ...
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What might cause a laptop to suddenly turn itself off while running Ubuntu, but not while running Windows?

A friend was complaining that her 3 year old Windows Vista install was taking "up to an hour" to become usable after booting, so I offered to take a look at it. There was a whole mess of stuff ...
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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 ...