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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 ...
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XFCE blank screen 13.10

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu gnome 13.10 , and installed xubuntu-desktop on the side. With my last installation(still 13.10) everything worked fine. This time, howevere logging into XFCE flashes a ...
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How to set the path of “Application Finder” in Xfce?

In Xfce, ALT-F2 opens a dialog "Application Fincer" (xfce4-appfinder -c). How to customize the $PATH of Xfce's session that is used for autocompleting and running the command? (It's not the $PATH of ...
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Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce) - Solution [duplicate]

I ran into the same problem as posted here Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce) I now found a solution but am not able to aswer due to my newbie state. I found out that the problem only exists ...
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I can't see DJVU thumbnails in Xubuntu (13.10)

So the problem is as follows: I downloaded a certain number of Djvu books. When I open the location in Thunar, no thumbnail is shown. "Show thumbnails" option in Desktop Settings is enabled. PDF ...
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PCmanFM tries to remount an already mounted network share

I have 2 network shares (storage_1tba, storage_1tbb) and 1 local partition (140Gb fs...) auto-mounted in /etc/fstab. PCmanFM sidebar reports those 3 locations, but only 2 are reported as mounted. ...
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Grey screen starting Xubuntu 13.10

When I start Xubuntu 13.10, before the wallpaper and xfce-panel is loaded, I get a grey screen. It is a matter of 1 or 2 seconds. But it is starting to annoy me. I am using composite. But disabling ...
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How do I uninstall XFCE and other GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 server? [duplicate]

I'm very new to Linux. I thought having a GUI would be nice, but it is using too much RAM so I'd like to just use the regular terminal for now. I have Ubuntu 12.04 server with XFCE installed. How can ...
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Xfce-Volumed Messes Up My Shortcuts

I recently switched my to a new motherboard and processor which seemed to have messed up my volume shortcuts a bit. The notifications were displaying but the volume would not change after further ...
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Unity theme doesn't come by default

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS,everytime I login to ubuntu sidebar and upside bar doesn't appear. I have to open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T. Then should enter "unity" in it,then the bars appear. what ...
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Can XFCE put desktop icons on the right?

Is it possible to have XFCE put all the desktop icons to the right instead of the left? I hunted about in the Settings and various place, but found no obvious setting.
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How disabling Scroll Lock when switching layouts?

I updated my xubuntu 12.04 xfce 4.8 to xfce 4.10 and now when i switching keyboard layouts activated Scroll Lock. How to disable Scroll Lock when i switched layout? Because the Scroll Lock switches ...
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xubuntu excessive memory consumption

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7917 7011 906 0 124 609 -/+ buffers/cache: 6276 1640 ...
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Change the style of specific programs in Xubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to change the style of a specific program while using another style for the entire desktop in Xubuntu 12.04? For example, I would like to use the Xfce-dusk style for the entire desktop ...
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Can I stop touchpad to register mouse?

Sometimes when I write text with my laptop I touch occasionally the touchpad on my computer because my cerebral palsy. I'm wondering if it is possible to configure Ubuntu such that I can use command ...
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Prevent (xfce) terminal from scrolling with output

I'm running Xubuntu. When I run something that produces a lot of output to the terminal (such as my code, generally....!) I find that it is not possible to "freeze" the screen, to take a look at a ...
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What is the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? [closed]

I want to know the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? Why there are so many versions of desktop for Linux? & is Apple Mac based on Gnome?
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Can't set xfce4-mailwatch-plugin to watch my claws MH directory

I experience difficulties to configure xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. I use claws as email client - it seems to store mails in MH format, so it's is indeed possible to connect it with the plugin. But I ...
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xsession error - libvdpau_nvidia.so. But no nvidia card

The .xsession-errors file in my home directory has this error many times: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory But I do not have ...
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how can I prevent launchy from starting multiple instances in Xfce?

When I load up Xfce, launchy starts multiple instances. I don't have it set to autostart even once in Xfce's options. why is it starting multiple instances and how can I stop it? It's annoying ...
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monochrome on a colour monitor under XFCE - easy switching?

Is there a way to switch, on the fly, between colour and monochrome graphics. Even nicer would be to have a preview for how the screen would look to a colour blind user as well. That however is a ...
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Shift with right hand cursors produces numbers

I've recently started using XFCE and I've noticed that whenever I edit text and I make a selection by holding down shift and using my cursor keys on the far right hand side of the keyboard it produces ...
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Xfce Custom Menuelement / Menueditor

So i've installed xubuntu (my first linux system ;) ) and i want to add a custom menu to the taskbar. I know that i can add a menu, and change the file that this menu is using, but how do i create ...
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Xubuntu not shutting down

I've installed the xubuntu-desktop package onto my Ubuntu 13.10 install. I like the look and the feel of the Xubuntu desktop however, I'm running into several issues: Shutting down / logging out ...
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How do I update the repository in XFCE4?

I've installed XFCE4 on my Chromebook using Crouton, but now I'm having trouble with repositories. What should I do to get the latest repositories to install things like Wine and Skype ? What about ...
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Xubuntu reopens last session applications even though it shouldn't

There's something strange going on with my Xubuntu setup (13.10 at the moment, but I remember having this issue in 13.04 as well, before upgrading). Each time I log in, the system reopens the ...
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Customize XFCE logout-menu

Given: Working on a computer running XFCE 4.10. To complete the work, I use the "Logout" menu. Objective: To perform some additional command, when you press any button in this menu and, if possible, ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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ati 6770 on ubuntu 13.10 with xfce

I am having problems getting the proprietary drivers to work with Xfce. I can load gnome sessions but not xfce. any insight?.. after I installed the drivers, I had to alt+tab over to a text login ...
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How can I make Xfce click when changing the volume?

In Unity, when I change the volume, I'll see a notification and hear a click sound to indicate the current volume. In Xfce, there's a notification too, but no click. I want to hear a click too. How ...
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Sudden black screen after login Xubuntu 13.10

Everything worked fine (except for the audio widget), and suddenly, i boot and after i set my login credentials in the session manager, the screen goes black. How is one supposed to fix it? I find ...
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Errors on Xfce startup, update-notifier-crash

I get an error pop-up every time I log in, it says system service crashed or some thing like that.. I'm pretty sure this is what is happening.. any insight? openConnection: connect: No such ...
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Display issue after disconnecting extra monitor xfce

I am using Xubuntu 13.10 (just updated) and before upgrading to it I installed and configured XFCE to allow for an extra monitor to be used with my laptop. I was hoping that I could remove and ...
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Why can I not upgrade for 12.04 to 13.04?

When I go to upgrade my software the task manager says 0 upgraded 0 newly installed and 0 not upgraded. Also I am using crouton so that my chromebook may support it. I am using xfce.
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How to fix tearing in windows and videos in Xubuntu 13.10?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 with nouveau drivers and a GeForce GPU and I've noticed videos in VLC (and Parole) as well as other applications like Firefox and Chrome (when scrolling) show tearing. Any ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Configuring splash screen to fully cover the boot

I'm trying to set the splash screens for the whole boot, from the selection in grub until DE fully loads. My DE is xfce 4.10, running xubuntu 13.10. Now, I have the default plymounth xubuntu theme, ...
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XFCE Full Window Tile

I'm using XFCE 4.10 (Xubuntu 13.10), when I drag any window to the top of the screen, it gets tiled to half desktop, like this: Also when I drag the window to the left or right, it doesn't stick ...
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Unable to add/edit keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4

I am attempting to edit existing and add new keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10 running XFCE 4.10. When I attempt to add a new keyboard shortcut via Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, the ...
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Mutiple music player play pause toggle problem

In my setup I use xfce. xfce does not have any method to control the playing and pausing of music players, so I wrote my own script to control the play\pause, next, and previous commands. The problem ...
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How can I read kindle book under xfce(ubuntu)? (using chromebook)(wine not working)

I'm using chromebook, dual booting xfce(ubuntu) and cr os. The ebook I bought on amazon is not supported on kindle cloud reader. (Under xfce)I downloaded wine and tried installing kindle for pc under ...
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xfce4-notifyd bubble notification background not responding to theme

I've managed to get gtk2 and gtk3 themes working nicely in xmonad on ubuntu, but now the xfce4-notifyd notification bubbles have this strange background: Whilst all other settings respond to the ...