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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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In xfce4, how to set the critical value on the battery level?

In xfce4, xfce4-power-manager handles hibernation or suspend when battery power is critical. xfce4-power-manager-settings enables one to change the action but not the critical value. How to set the ...
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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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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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Some letters in some languages are not displayed correctly in xfce in Google Chrome's tabs and omnibar

Google chrome's tabs cannot display some letters of some languages. This screenshot takes Arabic as an example. The page itself has no problems at all. The tabs, however, cannot display the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Empty desktop on boot

My laptop worked fine earlier today, but just now I started it up and logged in, but my desktop is empty, my panels/toolbars/status bars are gone, and while I can move the mouse, right-clicking does ...
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xfce4-panel xubuntu 14.04 acting very weird

sometimes if i (left)click on the open window or menu button on the panel, it becomes right-clicked instead and context-menu appears. switching open windows with alt+tab doesn't work. the only thing ...
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How do I display google chrome's menus in xubuntu? I can't find them

I can't file the "File Edit View..." menus in google chrome in xfce (xubuntu)! How do I display them or where are they? ...I'm surprised I'm asking such a question XD
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Workaround for the xfce indicator plugin

The xfce "indicator plugin" keeps crashing with almost all apps. However I need it. I just want it to keep trying to restart itself automatically (preferably every 10 seconds) instead of displaying ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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Xubuntu (Server Install) screen blanks for 1 second after 1 minute

Little hard to understand the question from the title, but I'll get detailed here. After EXACTLY 60 seconds of init starting and the system booting, the screen will seem to "restart", blanking out for ...
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Ubuntu 14.x with xfce4-session desktop - Terminates abruptly

I am setting up Ubuntu 14.x to use XRDP so that I can use RDP clients to use my computer. I saw several articles which state clearly that you cannot use gnome sessions for this. And a work around is ...
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Xubuntu: audio does not work

I just installed Xfce on an Acer 3000 to bring it back to life (1GB DDR RAM, Sempron 3100+ 1.8GHZ), because it's pretty old. The first thing I did after I installed it was setting up the wifi, but ...
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Icon groups in Xubuntu 14.04

I am trying to put some icons into groups in the Xubuntu 14.04 menu. I can do this no problem for applications I have installed myself (like Wine applications) but I seem to be unable to do so for ...
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xfce: How do I get standard Norwegian keyboard layout with dead keys?

In Xubuntu's keyboard layout settings, if I choose "Bruk systemstandardene" (Use system standard) for my keyboard layout, I get the Norwegian "no" layout with deadkeys (same as setxkbmap no it seems). ...
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Does XFCE have a sticky edges option or plugin?

I'm using two monitors and really enjoyed the sticky edges feature of GNOME. Does XFCE have something similar? Sticky edges, in Unity, meant that when moving the mouse between your two displays, it ...
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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 ...
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xfce clock issue

I'm having some trouble with my new Xubuntu 14.04 installation's clock. It seems to be lagging behind by an hour. the date and hwclock commands are reporting the correct time. I even tried to ...
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Turn off display on lock screen?

In ubuntu 12.04 running gnome I had the shortcut to turn on/off the display with Esc key on lock screen. Now running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with xfce4. There is no such feature. Any way to add it? Maybe ...
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xfce panel icons shift

After adding some launchers and indicators to my xfce panel - the panel now shows this huge empty space on the right side. Normally, all these icons would be aligned to the right and the center ...
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Is it possible to show a number above the icons in the task bar, referring to which desktop the application is in

I'm trying to create separate work desktops, so I have two shells, two firefoxes, etc. What I want is to be able to look at an icon and see to which desktop it belongs. I'm using KDE and Xfce. But, ...
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x2go suddenly stopped working

I am running Ubuntu server 14.04 with Xfce4 and all of a sudden x2go stopped working. When I try to connect each time I see the following in my auth.log and the client just hangs. Jul 10 14:29:51 ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 setting Primary Monitors

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 with the 331.38 drivers that I installed via the "Additional Drivers" My issue is that when ever I start up a game it starts up in the wrong monitor, to fix this I when my ...
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Prime Indicator enormous in xfce-panel [duplicate]

I installed prime-indicator, which allows to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards, as reported here: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/prime-indicator-lets-you-quickly-switch.html No ...
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How can I reset an Xubuntu session? [duplicate]

Everytime time I boot and login into my Xubuntu 14.10, Skype, Thunderbird and Firefox start up even though I closed them before I logged out and shut down. These programs are not in the list of ...
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Xfce4 Alt F2 - xfrun4 command impotent in 14.04 Trusty

I get used to run simple commands using Alt+F2 shortcut in 12.04 LTS Precise. Most of them needed sudo, others dont but mostly those are simply terminal commands. So there must be checked "Run in ...
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How to add shortcut for Xfce Application Menu

I have XFCE in my desktop, and I want to make a keyboard shortcut for Super_L and Super_R ( Known as Windows Keys ) to open my Applications Menu. What is the command?
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How do I use Numix window decorations with kwin on a non-kde desktop

I'm running kwin as a window-manager in xubuntu. I also installed some qtcurve stuff. I'd like to use the numix window decorations. I've installed the numix gtk and kde theme from ppa but I don't ...
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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 ...
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How to switch workspaces in Xubuntu by scrolling mouse wheel over the desktop?

Back in Debian I used to switch workspaces in XFCE just by rotating mouse wheel while the pointer is on any clear piece of the desktop (one where I can see the wallpaper). But in Xubuntu that doesn't ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: Cannot start Power Manager

I recently installed the Lubuntu Desktop and I can't start the Power Manager. It returns the question: Xfce4 Power Manager is not running, do you want to launch it now? but when I click Run, it ...
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Is this Cinnamon Panel item also available in Xfce? (or alternative)

I'm still wondering which distro to use. So far I've tried Linux Mint 17 and I liked that, but now I'm onto Xubuntu. In Mint (with Cinnamon) there was a really nifty (and popular) panel item called: ...
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XFCE no event sounds and no sound changin feedback

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook Pro 2010 15 inches. When I change the sound, I have no feedback unlike other DE I have used, like gnome. There is no notification sound when an event ...
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How change gedit preferences in xfce / xubuntu?

Where can I find Gedit preferences in Xubuntu? They are like some rare, elusive bird. Numerous help forums like this give varying reports of where it might have been spotted. But you go where they ...
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xubuntu/xfce4 package to hold to prevent breakage by updates

I've painfully set up my xubuntu desktop to look exactly how I want it to look. I have previously experienced a well built setup crumble due to unfortunate updates. Though I would like to keep getting ...
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How do I run KDE widgets in XFCE?

I like xfce in general, but I also like KDE' S widgets. How do I combine the two on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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What do I need to install after minimal Xubuntu installation [duplicate]

I had an old and low-specced pc lying around and since there's no point selling it I decided to install linux on it just for fun :P It's a Toshiba Tecra 8000 (192MB RAM and 380MHz Pentium II) so I had ...
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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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Why should I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell desktop installed?

What would be the advantages of that? At Ubuntu GNOME site it says "Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories", but I'm not sure what that means ...
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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Mouse cursor scaling issues in Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10 and I just recently bought a Seiki 39' 4K display for home. While I think that the display itself is working great so far and I love it, I am noticing some ...
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Kensington Trackball button configuration

I recently switched to Ubuntu from Win7, cause I was tired of spending days trying to figure out how to run devtools made for linux run properly on windows....and so far I'm happy with the decision. ...
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Strange desktop background after log in in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu recently. The login screen looks normal. Every time after I write my password in the log in box and press 'log in', the wallpaper disappears for about 5 seconds and I see this: ...
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sinhala type help [duplicate]

Tried to install Sinhala in ibus on Ubuntu 14.04 which is the lasted ubuntu version but ended up with error as follows, "Package ttf-sinhala-lklug is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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Run Task Manager In Xubuntu as Superuser

I am trying to change the priority of a process in my system via Xubuntu's Task Manager by typing sudo taskmgr, but taskmgr isn't the name of the executable. What is the name of the executable program ...
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Remove “Chrome Apps” From Xubuntu Menu

Earlier today I installed Google Chrome only to realize that I needed to uninstall it for reasons I won't get into here, so I removed Google Chrome and got Mozilla Firefox back. Before I uninstalled ...
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Populate Places' “Recent Documents” from Thunar?

I'm using Xubuntu & seem to have Thunar and Nautilus/Files installed. THe bookmarks menu and other things seem to default to Thunar, which I prefer, but clicking on the Dropbox taskbar icon opens ...
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Xfce notification area printer icon does not respond

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Xubuntu (Xfce) desktop. When I print something, the printer icon appears in the notification area in the panel. But the printer icon does not respond to anything. I try to ...
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White text on some system windows

I get white text on most windows, (it switches to its regular color when the said window loses focus). I'm using a windows dual boot xubuntu 12.04 with xfce, xfwm, and a GTK theme 'zukiwi'. Can ...