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rsibreak or xfce4-time-out-plugin like software?

I wanted a software just like RsiBreak for KDE4 or xfce4-time-out-plugin for XFCE4 desktop env , however , xfce4-time-out-plugin doesn't have a command line interface , which is needed when system ...
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How to show desktop application launchers only in a certain desktop environment?

I use Gnome and Xfce sessions, but whereas in Gnome I have application shortcuts on the panel, in Xfce I prefer having application launchers on the desktop. I don't need the desktop launcher in ...
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How can I launch an application at startup just in a determined session? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How To Make Program Autostart only In GNOME I set up my Gnome session to use tint2 as a window list panel, but I don't need it when using Xfce, therefore I'd like to have ...
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Does XFCE4's panel support the indicator-application menu?

Does xfce4-panel currently have a support for global menu , not the gnome2-globalmenu project , but the indicator's appmenu , which runs well on gnome-panel. I installed gnome-panel on xubuntu , but ...
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How to set up transparent background in XFCE terminal?

I can't find the option to make the terminal background transparent :-( Any idea where can it be?
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How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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Hard disk using LVM shows “8% contiguous” on startup. How serious is it?

My desktop runs Ubuntu 11.04 61-bit server with LVM. I use XFCE 4 as a GUI on top of the server. Recently, I get a message on every startup which says "/dev/sda1 was not properly unmounted. Check ...
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How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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Are there 3D effects on Xubuntu? (hardware-accelerated graphics)

Does the default XFCE's window manager offer any 3D eye candy? If it does, how do I enable it after installing the relevant drivers? I want to install Nouveau's experimental 3D driver (which worked ...
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How do I make an application start only in XFCE?

I would like to have an application (most likely AWN or Docky) start only on XFCE, and not on KDE or Unity/GNOME. Is this possible? If so, how would I go about doing that?
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How to move windows to another workspace without switching workspace?

XFCE supports a hotkey to move a window to another workspace. In fact this does two things: It moves the window to the new workspace. switches to this workspace. I'm trying to disable this ...
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Do I need a desktop to run a GUI?

I am setting up a light weight VM, following the guide in the Ubuntu Documentation What I want to be able to do is launch a GUI application. I don't need / want anything on the desktop. First I ...
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What should I consider when moving from Gnome to Xfce?

As Ubuntu and Gnome gets modernized, Xfce begins to look like a natural replacement for the "conservative Gnome" that many are used to. And even if the modern desktops are nice, some people will ...
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How to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu

I've been having enough problems with Unity that I've actually installed Xubuntu fresh on my laptops. Unfortunately, my main desktop was upgraded over the net from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 and, even ...
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How to install XFCE (Xubuntu) from Ubuntu without uninstalling Ubuntu-Desktop

How can I install Xubuntu (Xfce) in Ubuntu without uninstalling the Ubuntu-Desktop component. The same way as installing Kubuntu but having the option to change between desktops (KDE or Gnome). If I ...
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Caps lock key swaps back to default after minute or so after I set it with setxkbmap

Im trying to swap caps with control in last ubuntu xfce4 windows manager. I googled alot of variants, and fastest was /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" but it auto swapped back after a minute ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make Shift+...
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How do I upgrade thunar from 1.2.1 to 1.2.2 and beyond

I'm looking to upgrade my Thunar from 1.2.1 to version 1.2.1 (I'm running 11.04). My reasoning is that I am growing tired of waiting 30 seconds for Thunar to open after a reboot (I believe this is an ...
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What kind of themes can I use on Xfce?

I don't like the themes I have in my system (Xubuntu 11.04) by default. Is Xfce Look the only place where I can get new themes? Can I run themes that are made for Gnome, for example?
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Get xfce desktop back

I have ubuntu 10.04. After installing, I added xfce as my default desktop/windows manager. Sometime over the weekend, my computer turned itself off. (I'm not sure what happened, but when I came over ...
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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Xfce gets really confused about session saving, etc

I'm getting a new laptop running with 11.04 Ubuntu. I've got the xfce4 packages all installed, which is something I've had no problems with on any of my other machines. On this new laptop, however, ...
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make qt programs look good under XFCE?

I use xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because XFCE is gtk and most programs use gtk theme, but some programs use qt and thus don't use gtk themes (...
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Lot of debconf windows [closed]

When I install a program from the software manager, I have a lot of blank debconf windows opening then disappearing. Is this normal behaviour or should I report a bug ?
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Restore Install GUI with Xfce

I've installed Xubuntu on my laptop last night, and then again on my computer at work, and I came to notice that the Xfce desktop looks so much better on the latter. On my laptop, I get all the panels ...
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Installing XFCE desktop (package: xubuntu-desktop) alongside GNOME desktop (package: ubuntu-desktop): ubuntu-desktop breaks

The Issue I'd like to install the XFCE interface alongside the GNOME interface that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. However, when I try to install the package xubuntu-desktop, I end up with this: [...
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How to change tooltip's background color in Xfce?

How do I change tooltip's background color on Ubuntu desktop "Xfce". I know how to change in Gnome but I can't find out how to do so in Xfce. Tooltip's background color in Eclipse is black, and font'...
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How do I get the Ubuntu loginscreen etc back after installing Xubutu-Desktop?

I wanted to test out XFCE, so I installed Xubuntu-Desktop, but unfortunately, it's changed my logonscreen, and all those other types of pre/post session screens. How do I return them to the Gnome ...
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XFCE session with GNOME in background

I recently installed XFCE on my Ubuntu 10.04 and it runs finely but with an issue. Everytime I login into my XFCE session I see the background image of GNOME session and after few seconds it ...
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Is there a global menu for the XFCE panel?

It would be very useful, and am thinking of switching to XFCE for the speed.
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XFCE shortcut problem

Every time, when i hit k button in a terminal window in vim, so it happens fairly often, it invokes the Find pop-up. I could not find where this can be turned off. I do not have this problem at home ...
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XFCE4 Network Manager

My standard Kubuntu 10.04 installation works perfectly but now I'm trying the lighter xfce window manager. I can't find any gui tool to configure networks. Someone on the web talks about the gnome ...
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What piece of the last update could break keyboard switcher, systray, clipboard and Adobe Flash in Xubuntu 11.04?

I was succesfully using Xubuntu 11.04 for some days, but after today update (I haven't updated during the last 2 days) lots of things stopped working: Adobe Flash Firefox plugin, clipboard, ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How to customize files context menu in Xubuntu XFCE Thunar file manager?

I generally prefer XFCE desktop environment of Xubuntu, but I found its files right-click context menu too humble (no option to compress/decompress files for example, and I'd like some my very special ...
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How to lock workstation in Xubuntu?

How to lock workstation in Xubuntu (XFCE, XFWM)?
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How to set-up Xubuntu to show Applications menu on desktop right-click?

As far as I know, in older versions of XFCE this was a default behaviour - "Applications" menu was popped-up immediately on desktop mouse right-click. But now "Applications" menu appears as a sub-menu ...
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Is there a good Ambience theme for Xubuntu (XFCE, XFWM)?

Looks ridiculous, but I can't find Ambience theme for XFCE out the in the Internet (while there are even couple of pretty good versions for Windows XP). Could you share a link? I even don't require ...
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Numlock turned on on boot-up

I have a desktop running ubuntu 10.04 I want numlock to be turned on initially. What do I have to change to accomplish this? ~~edit~~ I checked in my BIOS. It was already set up to have the ...
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Diagnosing xmodmap errors [closed]

I'm getting this error when trying to use xmodmap to get rid of caps lock: $ xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

Not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, since it's not really specific to Ubuntu. Those who feel it isn't should probably respond to my crosspost on the Unix and Linux ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?
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Command to activate (either run or bring to front if already running) a program

I want to be able to have a keyboard short-cut to either start or bring to the front a program. (sqldeveloper if it matters) I know how to run it, that leaves: 1) how do I find out if a program is ...
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Sounds in Thunar or XFCE

I really like how smoothly XFCE works and prefer it to GNOME, so I would like to weigh it up a bit. ;) Is there a way to play sounds on certain system events? The most useful that comes to my mind is ...
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How can I move between workspaces in GNOME the same way as in XFCE/Xubuntu?

One thing I miss about XFCE is the ability to move to the next workspace/desktop by moving the cursor to the edge of the screen. Is there a way to do this in Gnome?
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How can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...
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Automatically add new wireless access points

I'm running Lucid on a few laptops, with xfce as the desktop environment. Before Lucid, the little NetworkManager tray widget would automatically scan for access points for me. Now, however, I find ...
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How to shutdown the computer when hitting the Power button?

I have a Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 computer plugged in to my TV. I use the command line to administrate it. Right now when I hit the power button it just opens a Logout screen. How can I set it up so that ...