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Xubuntu: how to remove the printer icon?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit, I printed something, now the printer icon is still up there next to the battery icon, I solve the problem by logging out and in. But I want a better solution for next time ...
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Update xfce4-mailwatch from the command-line?

Is it possible to run a command in the console and trigger an update event for xfce4-mailwatch? I am looking for the command-line equivalent of right-click and then Update Now. Using Xfce 4.12 and ...
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ARM Chroot installing xfce fails, packages named different

I am trying to install xfce within an ARM chroot, most packages download fine however a handful error out, after looking at the packages in the repo I have found that what apt-get is trying to get ...
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Is there a way to make Thunar display “recursive” file size?

I'm using Thunar 1.6.3 and currently when I'm looking at a bunch of folders it looks something like this: Folder 1 8,2 kB Folder 2 4,1 kB Folder 3 4,1 kB Folder 4 0 kB ...
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Using xcfe4 to run apps requiring sudo user

Total newb. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 desktop to use as a server to play with on my home network. Intended to use RDP from Windows and found Unity 3D made this impossible (blank screen) so I've ...
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install xfce from a flash drive?

I was running xubuntu but accidently deleted xfce files. Now xubuntu won't start (I have NO GUI!). Is it possible to download xubuntu to a flash drive and copy it over to my machine? If so what ...
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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false display settings

hy, i already use ubuntu since 13.04 came out, but i do not know since when i have this anoing bug, which shows me that i would have two displays, but i only have one. this appears on gnome kde and ...
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icons are not displayed properly after removing gnome

I installed gnome on Xubuntu and after trying it for a few hours I tried to remove it from Xubuntu. After removing the gnome sudo apt-get autoremove gnome* some icons are not displayed. I can ...
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Dell Vostro 1310 no brightness control

A customer of mine gave me his old notebook because he bought a new one. Originally equipped with Vista, now the laptop is running Xubuntu 13.10. All works fine except for the brightness control: ...
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How to get back the desktop and extend the display?

My xubuntu couldn't extend the display, nor checkbox about it nor dropdown list, just "use this" checkbox. I tried this (http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/how-to-use-multiple-monitors-in-xubuntu.html), ...
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Command to change the wallpaper in XUbuntu

Doing a google search reveals the command xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path -s <image-path> The first time I run this command I got a message saying that ...
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Desktop icons appear on wrong monitor

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 13.10 and to the right of the laptop is a monitor located. The monitor is the primary: I set the option "Primary" in the settings editor ...
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windows maximize to full screen and bottom hides behind the panel

I have one monitor above another. I would like to have a panel at the top of the bottom monitor and another at the bottom of the top monitor. Putting the panels in place works as expected. However, ...
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Firefox fonts changed after install ttf-mscorefonts

My question is probably simple but I can't find a way to revert it to the previous state. After installing mscorecofonts (which was installed during pipelight installation) my fonts in Firefox went ...
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xubuntu: stop gnome-keyring-daemon from impersonating ssh-agent

I want to use the real ssh-agent instead of gnome-keyring in xubuntu. I followed the steps from http://dtek.net/blog/how-stop-gnome-keyring-clobbering-opensshs-ssh-agent-ubuntu-1204, but gnome keyring ...
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Boot XFCE on Ubuntu Mini Remix

I've been trying to use Ubuntu builder to make a custom XFCE desktop, but every time I build the ISO it boots to a console. Do I need to install some sort of Desktop manager or boot loader?
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xfsettingsd crashes due to missing XI

When trying to XRDP on my XFCE install, xfsettingsd chrashes due to missing XI Extension. I am using Ubuntu server 13.10 + xubuntu-desktop + XRDP (branch of XRDP ~ 0.6). From what I managed to find ...
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GUI in Ubuntu Server - Interfaz grafica en Ubuntu Server [duplicate]

Good morning, I'm installing Ubuntu Server, but to lift my website would like to add a graphical interface, and so more comfortable way to work while I'm acclimating to the system, it is advisable to ...
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unity in xubuntu 13.04? [on hold]

So I went with Xubuntu to avoid the unity desktop however when I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 I've found that the Unity bar had come to be installed. My only question is does this come by default in ...
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How to remove the folllowing applications from Xubuntu?

The software that have red dots next to them, I want to uninstall them, since I have synapse, kazam, xpad instead and the rest, I don't need. I tried software center, and synaptic and apt-get, could ...
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Getting back Unity Login Screen after experimenting with XFCE and Gnome. [duplicate]

I recently installed and then uninstalled, via the Software Centre, XFCE4 and KDE Plasma Desktop Environments. However, I've been left with a login screen from what I guess was the XFCE installation. ...
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How can I disable scrolling between windows if my mouse is in the xfce panel?

My frustration is that after selecting a window button on my panel (Xubuntu 12.04), if I don't move my cursor away from the window buttons and begin scrolling (intending to scroll the content within ...
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Change xfce4-power-manager option from terminal

I'd like to change a xfce4-power-manager setting (what to do when laptop lid is closed on AC) via the terminal so that I can assign a keyboard shortcut to do it. Is there a way how to do it? ...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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Why my screen brightness adjusting is now working?

Ubuntu 13.10 screen brightness adjustment didn't work for a very long time so I couldn't adjust the brightness of my screen. But now it just worked. I need to identify how was it fixed. I don't ...
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confused about ubuntu / xubuntu releases

Initially I had Ubuntu installed, but later I switched to xubuntu by installing the xfce desktop, and removed the ubuntu-desktop, but now I`m confused about the release update because the updater says ...
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Xfce4 sound can't be un-muted

I have no sound on Xfce4. When I mute sound on Xfce (Or login to Xfce with the sound muted from the last shutdown), un-muting the sound doesn't actually un-mute all the sound outputs. It only un-mutes ...
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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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Dual monitors on different graphics inputs?

Here's my dilemma, I was just running Windows and to run both of my monitors, my secondary monitor was running off of my integrated chip. In my BIOS I set the boot up graphics device to be the ...
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How to “fix” the size of Windows Button Item in xfce4-panel 4.10.1

just finished installing ubuntu 13.10 with xubuntu Desktop and i tried to have a "windows 7" look (I know, some of you will hate me but after 15 years using windows, it is hard to loose the habit of ...
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Xubuntu/XFCE: Is it possible to have email notification in the system tray?

The title says it all. I want to be notified in the tray.
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How can I start Nautilus on Xubuntu / XFCE via the shortcuts in the XFCE panels?

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 and just installed and activated Nautilus as the default file manager. I'd like to use the current default file manager (whichever that might be) when I click on my panel ...
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Thunar - can I change the sorting method for one specific folder?

Xubuntu 13.10 Thunar 1.6.3 Is it possible to change the sorting method for one specific folder only?
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How to use xfce4-panel add plugin command line

I can't find the proper documentation for using xfce4-panel --add. The --help says: --add=PLUGIN-NAME Add a new plugin to the panel So I can do: xfce4-panel --add=launcher ...
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Mouse cursor dissappearing/flickering when not moving (Xubuntu 12.04 / xfce 4.10)

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 with xfce 4.10 on ThinkPad E540. When freshly booted, the mouse cursor works for about few minutes, then it starts to flicker and finally completely disappears, when not ...
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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I ...
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Is there an xfce globalmenu plugin for 13.10?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my netbook, and I've recently switched to xfce as unity was a bit to hefty on the processor. One of the features I liked about unity was the global menu in the top panel ...
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Synapse - can I go to the location of a search result?

When a search result (say a file or folder) in Synapse is displayed, can I somehow enable to go said result's location in my file manager? (I suppose it's Thunar since I use Xubuntu 13.10)
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Readding the Wine submenu back into the main Application Launcher

So I've accidentally removed the "Wine" submenu required to access Wine (Windows) applications. (I'm running Xubuntu, so I'm using Xfce) How can I add it again.
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wrong desktop background after installing xfce along side with unity

I have ubuntu 13.10 and I've installed xfce4. After reboot and login with xfce session everything works great but desktop is from unity not xfce. If i go to Applications Menu-> Settings -> Desktop ...
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xfce shortcut won't launch Firefox w/ Intel Flash support, CLI command will

One can start Firefox with flash support by Intel graphics cards/chips from the terminal via VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox However I'd like to do that from a shortcut in my XFCE panel (little ...
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Remove links in the navigation pane on the left in the ctrl+O menu

I accidently dragged a link into the pane on the left. When I right click to remove the link, it is grayed out and I cannot select it. How do I remove the link? (This is the ctrl+O menu, not normal ...
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Accidentally hid a notification in xfce4-notifyd

I use Xubuntu 13.10. Yesterday I accidentally hid a notification that shows if my vpn connection was successful. I clicked on the button "Never show this notification again" or so....It is a guess ...
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Why I installed Xubuntu Desktop after Installing Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I needed to solve all these problems : I don't like the Unity interface Ubuntu 13.10 has iBus language input method problem eg. Chinese If you install Xubuntu distro, you have to install many apps ...
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I Can't find network connection in Xubuntu xfce desktop environment

In unity I used to run system settings->network to establish a DSL connection with username and password. I've switched to xfce for better performance. Now the problem is that I can't find such a ...
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Compiz like XFCE application switcher [duplicate]

Is it possible to have an application switcher in XFCE that looks like Unity without using Compiz? It's very useful when alt+TAB bring the window to front and we can see what we have in there.
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Ubuntu 13.10 and xfce4: No sound at all

I didn't want to reinstall my ubuntu to xubuntu so i decided to install xfce4 on Ubuntu 13.10 with: sudo apt-get install xfce4 I logued on for first time and the sound was working well. However after ...
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Thunar spacing between folder rows

What i would like to know, if there's anyway to disable thunar in Xubuntu 13.10 from displaying the full name of folders, as with long names it increases the spacing between lines of folders, ...
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Xfce desktop show fuzzy lines

I don't know why but there are times when my desktop will look fuzzy as well as the icons on it. The panels are unaffected and so are the programs running, I will just see the fuzziness when I go to ...