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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 ...
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Search Bar for Xubuntu panel?

Is there an applet for the Xubuntu panel that's similar to the search bar on OS X?
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How do I finetune subpixel font anti-aliasing?

After a recent tour through Gnome3, KDE and Unity my font anti-aliasing in XFCE4 has changed in a subtle way (not sure if it was any of the DEs that changed the setting or any of the dependencies that ...
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How can I lock Docky?

I set up Ubuntu with Docky and Xfce for my mother. But sometimes she accidentially removes Apps from Docky by letting them "drop" on the desktop. Is there a way to lock docky, so the programs can't ...
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DockbarX/AWN Preview is empty

I'm using the following components in Xubuntu 11.10: AWN (0.4.1) DockbarX (0.48) awn-applet-dockbarx (0.48) I activated the "DockbarX previews" in the "DockbarX Preferences". However the previews ...
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How can I have xfce automatically adjust to changing available outputs?

In xfce, I can run Settings -> Display to change my preferred output monitor. What I haven't found an option for is to have it automatically adjust to a change in available outputs. For example, if ...
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How do I switch to another audio output sink in XFCE?

From the command line I can easily create another pulseaudio sink and switch to that but I have not found a way how to do this using a GUI from the XFCE desktop. In GNOME I use gnome-volume-control ...
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How can I get a script to always run on resume in Lubuntu?

I've run into an annoyance on Lubuntu 11.10, described here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1869357 I came up with a workaround, described here: ...
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Save URL to disk in Chrome (under XFCE 4.8)

How can I save a URL in Google Chrome running under XFCE 4.8? There is no "save URL" option under the wrench menu and dragging the favicon simply doesn't work. edit: I don't want to bookmark the ...
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Slow folder opening due to folder scan in XFCE

Is there a way to turn off background folder scan when opening a "Home" icon on XFCE desktop? This takes time due to a lot of files in home folder (source repos, why not).
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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 ...