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xfce create Launcher for .sh with parameters

Im trying to create a launcher but I never worked with a desktop environment before. The file is placed at /home/Teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh and needs the parameter start to run. I've ...
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xfce - how to pin app to workspace during execution

Running Xubuntu 16.04. (This is not related to "session restore on startup" as that works fine :) My browser (Chrome) is on workspace 1 and my Slack app is on workspace 2. Whenever I click a link ...
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How to Integrate Dropbox in Thunar?

How can I integrate Dropbox into Thunar? I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.12 installed via PPA, and thunar-dropbox-plugin has been broken. I have also heard that it is not working on Xubuntu 16.04....
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Why does Xfce sometimes not properly load the theme (Appearance) on login?

Sometimes when I log in, Xfce (4.10, on Xubuntu-14.04) doesn't look right at all – the colour theme is an odd mixture of the correct settings (Xfce-darkness, in my case) and what's presumably ...
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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Xfce vs. Unity - Performance and Ease

I just purchased a laptop with rather low specs, and was thinking of installing Xubuntu with Xfce. On my current laptop, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. My question is in regards to ...
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No sound on Acer Chromebook 11 running 12.04 (precise) with xfce?

I recently installed xfce on my acer chromebook 11 and i tried to watch a video in youtube but the sound didnt work. I've tried some different things i found on google but i cant seem to find one that ...
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How to make apps window appear TopMiddle centered instead of the default TopLeft centered in Xubuntu 16.04?

I would love to have Terminal window (as well as many other programs) appear centered TopMiddle, not TopLeft as it always do. TopMiddle makes me look straight, TopLeft puts strain to my eyes and neck, ...
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16.04 GPU murdering the onboard CPU (XFCE screen tearing expirement)? [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time understanding what is happening with my hardware. For context: I'm using an MSI laptop equipt with an i7 and gtx970m, both appear to work. XFCE screen tearing was giving me ...
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Is there a way to force the focus on a specific screen?

I'm using xfce and I have two screens. When I want to focus on the top window of a screen I have to TAB until I find it or click on it. That's very inefficient I think and I'm looking for a way to ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 log out menu won't go away

Fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04 i386 on a Viewsonic VOT132 After a few minutes, the "Log out" box pops up on its own. Pressing escape will make it disappear, but it always pops right back up within a ...
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XFCE theme is not applied to certain elements

I use Ubuntustudio as OS which uses XFCE4 and GTK-2. I have used it for almost two years now with the theme "NOX". But recently some GUI-elements seem not to be affected by the theme anymore. For ...
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Xubuntu Shift Key weird default behaviour

I've not managed to find a solution to this and it's driving me mad! I have a VM installation of Xubuntu 16.04 and neither of the shift keys work on it by default. Some shortcuts that include shift do ...
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GTK (Xfce) touchpad smooth scrolling as in mousepad 0.4.0?

Recently installed Xubuntu 16 and surprised with so smooth scrolling in mousepad with touchpad, really love it. Is this possible make such everywhere? OR maybe - try to drag scrollbar - movement will ...
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How to change Alt-Tab behaviour in Xfce ? - Window order

Alt-tab in xfce has a strange behaviour. I.E. if I switch from Chrome to Kate and then I press alt-tab once again i am not in Chrome again sometimes, but in another Window. That is very annoying when ...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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How can I safely shut down Xfce from the terminal?

I'm not looking for shutdown or reboot or the like. I want to know how to shut down Xubuntu from the terminal, by executing a command that would have the same effect as clicking the "Shutdown" button ...
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Building a Custom XFCE based Ubuntu Mini Remix distribution (14.04) on Ubuntu 14.04

I am building an Ubuntu Mini Remix Live CD (14.04) based on XFCE, and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 for this purpose. Now, what I am looking to get on the final iso is: XFCE desktop with custom (icon, ...
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How to prevent Thunar from becoming unresponsive when a network drive is detached without being unmounted

I have a NAS drive at home which I mount using sshfs. Sometimes I forget to unmount it from my laptop and take the laptop to work. But then Thunar becomes unresponsive and I usually have to restart my ...
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Remove extra space in virtual display

I am using two monitors and when moving the mouse from one to the other it disappears somewhere in the middle for a while. There is some virtual space between both monitors. I am using xfce. xrandr: ...
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Running xfce4-power-manager as daemon with ubuntu 14.04 and awesome

I'm running default ubuntu 14.04 in combination with awesome WM 3.5.9. To enable proper suspend when I close my laptop lid I enable xfce4 after login through the following awesome command which makes ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 all icons disappeared after update

My all icons have disappeared after update, I tried selecting different icon themes but still no icons are showing no icons
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I'm looking for the full info on how to install xfce4 from ubuntu mini [closed]

I have been down with with torn ligaments in my ankle for 7 weeks now, so I'm looking for the full info on to do a mini ubuntu install and not choose any desktop environment. I want to install xfce4 ...
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How to restore Xfce default panel colors?

I would like to restore the default panel colors. I had recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and then Xfce 4.12. Xfce brought a dark task bar, I think. I experimented with the 3 themes from ubuntu (...
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No applications in xfce menu x2go

I'm running Xubuntu through x2go. When I run the computer locally it works fine, but when I remotely x2go into it, there are no aplications in the xfce menu - it acts as though there are no ...
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How to install gnome search providers without gnome shell

I want to use "gnome search providers" plugin for xfdashboard in xfce4. But how can I install those providers if I haven't gnome shell?
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All docks cause an unsightly line through the desktop

When the plank dock is active on my computer, it causes an unsightly line that pierces through the desktop, as shown here: Problems with Plank dock This line does not just go through the wallpaper, ...
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Make certain programs in Xfce not go to the Notification Area

When I run Xfce Task Manager, it shows a little icon in the Notification Area on my Panel. To close the program, I right click on the icon and select Quit. Other programs work in this way also such as ...
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Is there any way to use global menu in Xubuntu 16.04?

I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 on a laptop, which means a confined screen space and a desperate need for global menu. I've tried I've tried topmenu (the classic option), but it looks like it hasn't been ...
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Thunar doesn't show attached USB drive: dbus error

The computer has a broken screen and I access it using ssh. When I run thunar-volman I get this error: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-T7GGeLsNBf: Connection refused.
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hide org.kde.StatusNotifierItem appindicator

In my Xfce4 panel I have an Indicator Plugin displaying three indicators: appindicators, power indicator, sound indicator. Among the appindicators, there is an annoying icon showing a black window ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 display problems

I installed xubuntu 16.04 on my laptop and have some strange stuff happening. I can get more specific details in the morning. It is a dell latitude with Intel video on a docking station lid closed ...
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X2GO with Ubuntu Mate/Xfce 16.04 fails to start

X2GO with Ubuntu Mate 16.04 fails to start with the following error message in ~/.xsession-x2go-errors XSession-x2go: X session started for testuser at Fri Apr 26 22:30:23 EDT 2016 localuser:...
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How do I completely disable shadows on xfce panel indicators and applications? (Xubuntu 16.04 and compton)

I've recently upgraded from Xubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and I've noticed that some windows have shadows and some don't (I don't want them). I'm using compton as my compositor with the following shadow ...
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wide/double window shadows on Xubuntu 16.04 with Compton

I installed Compton using this tutorial to reduce screen tearing on my Xubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately, there are strange shadows like in this picture, but only around a few apps (for example Catfish or ...
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xfce4-mixer is removed after Ubuntu update but microphone playback is still present

I used xfce4-mixer GUI on Lubuntu to have my microphone playback through my speakers/headphones for when I'm skyping. Since (L)Ubuntu updated to 16.04 the xfce4-mixer package got removed. Apparently, ...
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Xnvc process continues to run after remote user logs out

Running xrdp and xfce. When remote users log out in the gui they continue to see the xfce logo on an otherwise blank screen. If they close the window there are no apparent errors. But running htop on ...
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which Desktop would i get after ugrade to 16.04?

Currently i'm using ubuntu 14.04 with xubuntu-desktop. i had completely remove unity from my system. now i want to upgrade my 14.04 to 16.04 so my question will i get unity back or it will have ...
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Can't change Theme or Icons in Xubuntu 14.04

As said by another user in a similar post, I can't change the set of fonts, icons etc. in Settings/Appearance. I can reach the menu, but the window then freezes for a bit and shuts down after a few ...
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I have like 2 desktops, as seen in the image

I dunno what happend but i have a double desktop. How can i fix this? Tnx in advance.
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What's the shortcut for renaming a file in Thunar?

Pretty simple, what's the shortcut for renaming in Thunar ?
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After login the xfdesktop can not open

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 and after I login the desktop wallpaper and the mouse appears ok but nothing else . I can open terminal with CtrlAltF*.
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How can I rename the current Xfce workspace from the command line?

Currently I can change the workspace name by using the dialog. I am wondering where are these settings stored, if I can change them at runtime from the command line.
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Menus too far apart on Xfce

I have noticed on several gtk applications, that the menu spacing is too far apart. I'm using Xfce, greybird theme. But this seems to happen no matter which theme i use. On the attached image, you ...
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DBUS warning message appears on login - org.freedesktop.DBUS.Error.Noreply

Following message appears on login : "Couldn't apply network settings. org.freedesktop.DBUS.Error.Noreply message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus). It may not be possible connect to ...
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Nautilus does not save list display setting

After the Thunar file manager crashed numerous times on me while renaming files, I swtiched my standard file manager to Nautilus in the settings. Unfortunately, Nautilus does not save the view when I ...
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How to change the color of the tray

On Xubuntu, I have everything set to the color I want, but this. How do I change the color of that part?
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Icons missing panel System Settings in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 (Xfce 4.10), but a lot of icons are missing in Panel "All Setting". How to restore? After : $ dpkg -l | grep buntu-desktop ii xubuntu-desktop 2.180 ...
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Configuring Xbuntu 16.04 and external monitor names

I'm using a laptop - sometimes alone, sometimes with an external monitor placed on the right side and sometimes two monitors, where one is on the left, and the other on right of the laptop's display. ...
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Xubuntu lightdm screen fliks

So on Xubuntu I have a lightdm by default. When system is booted or one is logging out and lightdm starts it blinks after 2-4 seconds. If I do logout form XFCE4 session for a mentioned period I can ...