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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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How can I change the color of my cursor in gnome-terminal?

There are many similar-sounding questions, so let me emphasize: I only want to change the color of my cursor; I do not want to change the color of my text. If it helps, however, my normal text color ...
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How do I disable pop-up notifications in Xubuntu?

How can i disable ALL pop-up notification on Xubuntu 11.10 I have tried: sudo apt-get remove notify-osd Which resulted in Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Automatically size windows using Xfce like in gnome

I would like to drag my windows to the left or right side of the desktop and have them automatically resized like it works with Gnome or Windows 7. And to maximize them when dragging them to the top. ...
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Ubuntu + XFCE + the Albatross theme

I like the look of this theme: http://shimmerproject.org/project/albatross/ But I can't figure out how to get xfce to look like this. Help!
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Install Dropbox in Xubuntu

Using Xubuntu 11.10 I figured there might be a problem installing Dropbox using the .deb file from the website since XFCE doesn't use Nautilus. Some tutorials said that you have to install Nautilus ...
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How can I run different XFCE sessions for the same user?

I like to have two (or more) different XFCE sessions for one user which have differences in autostart programs, panel design and others. Is it possible to make that, are there profiles for XFCE? (For ...
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Switch back to pseudo-transparency?

First off, I realize that what I'm hoping to get is not the expected behavior. On my older desktop, I have the following set up: Ubuntu 10.04. Xfce running (installed after the fact). I use the ...
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title bar in xfce panel

I have a netbook with Ubuntu Oneiric (11.10) installed with XFCE. Due to the limited vertical space available, I would like to have the title bar for a maximized window appear in the xfce panel. I use ...
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How do I get transparent windows to show all windows beneath them?

The kind of transparency I'm seeing in Ubuntu 11.10 is it will show the desktop wallpaper. This is not what I want. When I first installed Ultimate Edition, transparent windows would show the window ...
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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo ...
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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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How to lock desktop icons on XFCE

I'm wondering if is there any way to have a functionality like in KDE: I can set icons to be "locked", so they will not change of location. But in XFCE when I start a game in 800*600 resolution and ...
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How can I use the Gnome clock applet (or equivalent) in Xfce?

I'm using Xfce on Ubuntu 11.04; both the default clock and the Orage applet are vastly inferior to the Gnome 2 clock I was used to that lets you click and display both a calendar and timezones and ...
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How to make Orage Calendar application stay below the active window?

I am using XUBUNTU. I am using the orage calendar application set up like a widget on my desktop. However, whenever I open any window of any application, this widget always stays on top and hides ...
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How do I use Microsoft LiveChat LX-3000?

Work gave me a LifeChat LX-3000 headset. I plugged it in, and now Mixer shows it in a bunch of options. But it doesn't matter which one I select, I can't get sound to go out to the device, not even ...
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How to enable wobbly windows in the xfce desktop ubuntu 11.10

question pretty much says it all. im running the latest version of xfce desktop. i have compiz manager installed and i had wobbly windows working on unity. is there any way to have this effect on ...
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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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Adjust resolution in xfce4 virtualbox guest guest

I have Virtualbox 4.1.2_ubuntur3859 installed on an Ubuntu 11.10 host, running a guest ubuntu server 10.04 with xfce4 and xorg installed with no-install-recommends. I have installed guest additions, ...
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xflock is so much ugly. Any alternative?

The xflock screen (from xubuntu) is so much ugly. I cant even look at it. So, i was windering if exist a way to personalize it, or substitute it with other lock. Thanks.
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CTRL+F5 in Google Chrome in XFCE

I have installed Ubuntu with unity by default, but compiz + java develop is less then sufficient with a ATI graphic card, so, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. The problem is: In Google chrome ...
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Load configuration from XML (Xfconf)

I'm trying to make an app to switch your XFCE4-Panel's layout between 3 layouts. I applied those layouts and copied the XML file where Xfconf stores its configuration for the panel. The general idea ...
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How do I fix the problems I'm having with Xfce and Xubuntu?

I booted into a Xubuntu session and when the splash disappeared it left behind artifacts on the desktop. I went into Desktop to change the background but it stayed completely gray. Not only that, ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu?

There are many derivatives to Ubuntu, of which Xubuntu is one, using XFCE as a desktop environment. One can install Xubuntu directly from an ISO or install XFCE as an alternative session on Ubuntu. I ...
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Menu editor in Xubuntu - not Alacarte

how can I editting menu in Xfce/Xubuntu? I know Alacarte, but it has many Gnome dependencies. Next I know LXMenuEditor (from here), but I don´t know how can I create new menu categories, for example ...
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Opening Home Folder in XFCE changes the XFCE desktop to Gnome

I installed XFCE on Ubuntu 11.10. I already had gnome-shell installed as I was previously using gnome 'classic'. Now xfce works fine. But as soon as I open the Home Folder or any other folder for ...
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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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What is tumblerd?

I've recently switched to Xubuntu and just noticed a process I've not come across before---tumblerd that was eating about 100MB. I can't find much information about this, except for this on ...
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How to get GTK3 checkboxes in certain themes?

Xubuntu 11.10 introduces some GTK3 applications which don't play well with GTK2 themed apps. Base GTK3 theme is quite ugly, so I tried a couple of themes with both gtk2/3 components like "Elegant ...
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Where is my xfce in ubuntu11.10

I recently(now) installed xfce in ubuntu 11.10. I used: sudo apt-get install xfce4 It downloads 22mb approx. files. Then i restarted my pc, it asked my password. I didn't type my password. I ...
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Segmentation Fault and other issues after switching to XFCE

After switching to XFCE.. Many apps are segfaulting including VirtualBox and MonkeyStudio. Apps like Minitube give this warning Creating accessible with different object than the original ...
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sound stops working on xfce 11.10 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10, then turned it into XFCE. It works, but sometimes the audio will stop working, requiring a reboot to fix it. This will happen in the middle of a video, played using vlc. ...
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Why can't I run xfce4-power-manager?

On my Compaq nc8000, I'm having a problem running xfce4-power-manager. xfce4-power-manager /usr/share/themes/Sonar-3.2/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:92: Murrine configuration option "gradients" is no longer ...
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How can install the Ubuntu 11.10 “greybird” theme on Ubuntu 10.04?

How can install the Ubuntu 11.10 "greybird" theme on Ubuntu 10.04? I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Which allows we to use Xfce, but the default "greybird" theme found in Xubuntu 11.10 ...
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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 ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Xubuntu?

I saw a similar thread here, but this doesn't specify how to specify a SOCKS proxy globally. In vanilla Ubuntu there was a proxy configuration program that affected the entire system. Is there ...
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Mouse disappears on second screen in 11.04 with Radeon hardware [closed]

I'm running a 5 screen setup over (5th screen disabled atm) two Radeon HD cards, three on a 6770 and two on a 5450 (one disabled atm). When I move my mouse onto the second screen on the first card ...
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Modify xfce startup applications

Normally I like it when a terminal window pops up immediately after startup, since I'm a heavy CLI user in linux. However, my preference is to have the terminal maximized, particularly on my laptop, ...
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Replace XFCE Power Manager with Gnome Power Manager

Is there a way to "swap-out" the existing XFCE power manager in a Xubuntu install with the more common GNOME power manager without breaking the install? Am having problems with the xfce power manager ...
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How can I add items to Xfce root menu?

I'd like to add some items to my Xfce "root menu", see picture for location: Searching the web gave a couple of possibilities (different XML files etc), but it appears that Xubuntu has customized ...
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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 ...
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Remove titlebar from maximized terminal window

I'm using XFCE on 10.10 and this is just one of those "is this even possible" type questions. When I have the terminal maximized, is it possible to remove the titlebar, including the close, minimize ...
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How to remove Alt+F7 window moving hot-key in Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Alt+F7 to search for files in Double Commander. But when I press Alt+F7 - the hotkey is intercepted and I am offered to move the window. Settings - Settings manager - Keyboard - ...
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How can I swap CAPSLOCK for BACKSPACE?

I want to swap Capslock with Backspace and came only so far as to mix them both together. By that I mean: hitting Capslock does work like the Backspace key, but also activates Caps (including the ...
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Move Indicator Notification panel to extreme right in XFCE desktop session

I need help setting up indicator notification panel to extreme right. I have set up a global menu I found here. This is what I m getting: and this is what I want it to look like, with ...
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How to get xfce4-volumed to work in Lubuntu?

I want to use xfce4-volumed in Lubuntu, because I like the volume notification popup that it gives when changing the volume in Xubuntu. Lubuntu still lacks this feature. Simply installing ...
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How do I install XFCE so I can choose it as the desktop environment at login? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch to Xubuntu? I am currently running the vanilla Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop. At first I liked the Unity desktop (the previous version I used was 10.04 LTS) ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do ...
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Add global menu / appmenu in xubuntu 11.10 64-bit (like mac/unity)?

I've been looking a lot for this, but I just can't get a global menu to get working on Xubuntu 11.10 64-bit. The best solution I've found is ...
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Stop Nautilus managing my desktop (XFCE Desktop)

I recently replaced Unity on my 11.10 install with XFCE/Xubuntu. So far I have only one problem, which is pretty much identified and solved here: How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity The ...