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how do I exit from xfce4-screenshooter -r without taking a picture?

so I'm been trying to simulate Xubuntu to work similarly to the stuff I often do on my MacBookPro. One of the things I often do is to create a screenshot of a region and on xUbuntu, this is done via: ...
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SORT: Why is it different in open/save window then elsewhere?

The sort order in my Xubuntu file manager (Thunar) is the way I want it, with types of characters in the following order: non alphanumeric (principally: underscore, hyphen, dot) numerics ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 System->Appearance->Fonts not effective

Problem: The other day, I logged in to my work laptop to find the default fonts had gotten larger, meaning names of apps on the Whisker menu didn't fit, desktop icon names were truncated, the system ...
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Can the size of the workspace switcher applet be changed?

At the moment, I only have 4 workspaces but the workspace switcher is taking up half of my panel. Is there a way to resize it or cause it to take up less space (other than increasing the number of ...
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How to disable monitor auto configuration?

Im running Ubuntu 16.04 (dev branch), XFCE as desktop environment. My computer is connected to two monitors. One via regular VGA cable and the other is connected to a HDMI Switcher. That setup works ...
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Distorted xrdp session issue

I've installed xrdp and I am using xfce4 as my desktop software. In order to configure my xrdp to connected to a previously disconnected session, I've made changes as per this answer. Here is a part ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 / Xfce4 / Xubuntu ==> Whisker Menu graphically corrupt upon Save, recoverable via logout/login

Ubuntu 15.10 / Xfce4 / Xubuntu ==> Whisker Menu Applications menu reduces to a truncated white line without clickable items upon Panel=>Edit Applications=>[Save] Need to logout/login to recover ...
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Kbd shortcut to close application menu in Xfce desktop manager (ubuntu 14.04)

I've modified my keyboard shortcut to open the popup application menu. That's dandy. The Esc key or a mouse click can "close" the popup application menu. Is it possible to have the Super-L (aka ...
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Evernote notes are all the same (Wine Xubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (XFCE) with Wine running Evernote 5. When I open up Evernote, I can't edit notes! Firstly, when I click on a note, the one displayed is not the one I clicked on, but rather the ...
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xfce4 screen saver causing high CPU usage on VNC

Running Ubuntu 14.04 and vnc4server with xfce4. I am currently having an issue where the screensaver causes a high CPU load with VNC. I have 6 desktops running with VNC and each VNC desktop instance ...
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Is there an alternative to the Whisker menu for XFCE?

I really don't like the Whisker menu, I can't uninstall programs from it, customize it (Change the colour, make categories, change the name of a program, or the icon of a program), and worst of all ...
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xubuntu 15.10 themes - why does it look different from the sample screenshot?

so I downloaded this theme but when I installed and used it, it looks very different on the screenshot. For 1 thing, the "start menu" equivalent has not changed like in the screenshot. perhaps more ...
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Only Show an Xfce4 Panel While YouTube Is Launched

My middle monitor has a panel with a clock at the bottom. When I am in full screen in YouTube, of course the panel with the clock is not seen. I want to create a script that does the following: I ...
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Xubuntu - How to add a quick launcher to a panel

I am currently using Xubuntu 14.04. I need something like (and preferably) a panel plugin to open a few programs from it. More specifically, I want an icon on my panel which opens a box containing ...
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xfce power manager makes wrong notifications

xfce Power Manager shows random notifications about my laptop running out of battery, but I am plugged in. Then it pops a notification saying I am plugged in, then another saying it is discharging, ...
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Remote desktop shows distorted graphics

I'm having trouble with setting up a remote desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop using xrdp and xfce. I'm trying to log in from a laptop running 15.10 using Remmina. I have set it up as described in ...
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xfce crashes/logs out (lubuntu)

I have been using lubuntu for a couple of years now. In the last couple of months a new kind of problem has surfaced: Xfce seems to crash - I suddenly get a black screen with some text about linux ...
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Steam failing to install on chromebook hosted crouton

I installed Linux Crouton xfce4 on my Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 to use steam. I then installed the Ubuntu software center to install steam. When I launch steam and install, I get 3 errors. E: ...
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What are some alternatives to Compton and Compiz in XFCE?

I have some serious tearing problems and I dont like Compton. And compiz is too heavy. Is there any WM alternatives?
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How do I enable the sleep settings in xubuntu?

The slider is grayed out and it won't let me move it. I have a feeling if I run Power Manager as root I will be able to change it. I don't know how though. I personally have no problem working in ...
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Additional display is always added on the wrong side

I have a desktop computer with a Radeon R7 360 and FOS-drivers. My main display, which I am using always, is connected to the DVI-port and my TV is connected to the HDMI-out, in case I want to put any ...
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Authorization problems after VNC uninstalling on Xubuntu 12.04

I had setup vnc through vncserver script http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man1/vnc4server.1.html .This script were launched under the root. After that i decide to use xrdp instead vnc and ...
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gnome-online-accounts (GOA) with Xubuntu?

1) Is there some alternative to gnome-online-accounts (GOA) for use in Xubuntu? 2) If I install gnome-online-accounts in Xubuntu it pulls in the following dependencies The following NEW packages ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-...
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Xubuntu - No video signal

I recently switched from Unity to Xfce on my HTPC with a clean install of Xubuntu. Now whenever I turn off my TV and let it sit for a while, when I turn the TV back on there is no video signal, even ...
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Logout XFCE via Cron fails with “Could not get owner of name”

I am currently trying to make Xubuntu logout when the user is idle for 2 mins. However this doesn't work. I use the command xfce4-session-logout --logout which works perfectly from the command line, ...
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System directories on separate partitions shown on desktop as #.# GB Volume

During the install of Ubuntu studio WW 15.10 (XFCE4), I put /usr/share and /var/www on separate partitions. As expected they were added to fstab to auto mount on startup. The strange thing is that ...
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Xfce dark theme font colours

I have a problem with dark theme. I'm using Ubuntu Studio and Nox theme. Unfortunately I cannot see youtube like/dislike ratio because its font with this theme is almost white. This problem rarely ...
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Two independent monitors with two independent desktops

OS: Xubuntu 15.10 GPU: Nvidia Quadro K4000 with nvidia-352-63 driver I asked this question on the Xfce forum and got no responses, so I decided to repost the question here. I have two independent ...
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Xubuntu: How to reset a menu accelerator?

I'm running Xubuntu 15.10 and I recently discovered GTK menu accelerators (http://docs.xfce.org/faq) and find them incredibly useful. I can easily set them and I know that hitting Backspace will clear ...
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How to remove Xubuntu load/shutdown screen

I installed XFCE and then uninstalled it because I didn't like it anymore. I expected the loadscreen to get removed (crazy right?) but it's stuck there. How do I remove it?
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How to install XFCE alongside with Gnome in Trusty

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed from mini.iso, install without any bloats. I was able to install gnome3 with gdm as greeter (LightDM always give me error message). The system run just fine, but I still ...
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Per-application xfwm theme

I want to run separate applications with different themes, the only solution for this that I could find was to use bash -c 'GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/gtkrc program'; however, I currently am using a XFCE4 ...
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Can't change desktop environment Ubuntu 15.10

I installed xfce and gnome desktop environments and I don't see a way how to change it. On log in screen there isn't any option, does anybody have similar problem? Thanks!
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xubuntu, language support: cannot drag a language above “English” (which is the safe choice)

I am using ubuntustudio 14.04 (which is based on xubuntu) and trying to watch a movie with greek subtitles. The subtitles do not appear correctly in any video player. But they do not appear correctly ...
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Fn + left arrow shortcut activates screen settings

I'm running Ubuntu studio 15.10 (xfce). I have problem with keyboard shortcut for decreasing screen brightness Fn + left arrow. It is working but additionally it activates screen settings. How can I ...
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Game crashed my computer

I'm running Ubuntu on my Chromebook used this method to do it, http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 I installed a game called "sauerbraten" and after ...
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Xubuntu Xfce - multiple actions for shortcut

I would like to apply an additional command for default Xfce "left_workspace" (to show the toolbar on which I have a preview of all workspaces). I tried editing the configuration file (xfce4-keyboard-...
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Unable to control brightness on Xfce environment

I installed a normal Ubuntu and installed Xfce4 on it. (Not Xubuntu!) The brightness control worked beautifully on Unity Desktop Envionment after I install the AMD Catalyst driver, but not on Xfce ...
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Xfce notification for detected keyboard and/or mouse

I have a 4-port KM switch (4 screens, 4 computers, 1 keyboard and mouse switched across all of them). I was wondering if there was some sort of notification tool to display a popup in Xfce (Xubuntu) ...
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How to access root-folder with Thunar? [duplicate]

I would like to access root-folder with Thunar but the system won't let me, even if I have setup a root in a terminal window. What's the way to access the root-folder (with write access) in Thunar (...
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How to disable/mute left speaker in xfce4

My left speakers give a crackling sound due to which I want to disable them. I am trying to mute the left speakers so that the crackling sound is muted. However, when I go to Volume Control/Sound ...
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Why are my words rendering with incorrect spacing? How do I fix this?

My words are rendering incorrectly across all of my applications and I was wondering what the cause of this is and how I can fix it. I am running Xubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad x201. Any help would be ...
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xfce does not start (X.Org X server: no screens found)

chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... /usr/bin/startxfce4: Starting X server _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to ...
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How to reclaim lost GUI/window

I'm now facing this situation: I'm running several Matlab instances on a computation server (server OS: Xubuntu 14.04, my local machine OS: Ubuntu 14.04). I used NoMachine to connect to the server. ...
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Xubuntu: Error while installing xfce-theme-manager 15.10

Could somebody please tell me how to install xfce-theme-manager from the Rubuntu16 repository because when I try to install this, it just does not meet all the package dependencies and frankly I've ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 identifies itself as Kali 2 after dist-upgrade

I'm newbie in Ubuntu. After dist-upgrade, system doesn't work correctly. GRUB background has been changed to Kali and in menu, Ubuntu has been replaced by Kali. Terminal doesn't work either. On start-...
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How to debug keyboard shortcuts not working?

I'm on XUbuntu 15.10. I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts don't reach my application (Sublime Text). Ctrl+Alt+p is not visible by the application, while for example Ctrl+Alt+i is recognised ...
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Elementary OS theme in Xubuntu

I'm not sure if I am allowed to ask this in this forum, but I've been looking for this theme forever and I can't seem to find it. I would like to have the Elementary OS theme on my Xubuntu. I have ...
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xfce4-notes: Toggle notes visibility via keyboard shortcut

I use xfce4-notes in Xubuntu 14.04, und I have the possibility to show/hide the notes via the panel plugin in the notification tray. I will append images of this panel plugin because I can not find ...