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Changing the desktop to Xfce 4.10 temporarily/permanently

I installed xfce 4.10 in ubuntu 14.04. Could anyone please let me know how to restart with Xubuntu like desktop. I tried xfwm4 --replace. But with that all my taskbar disappeared with very few ...
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Chrome doesn't read window manager config in XFCE

When I launch Chrome in Mate it will read the window manager config and behave accordingly, meaning when it draws it's own window border it will honor the window button order and focus-follows-mouse ...
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Pulseaudio with locked channels don't work so well with media keys

I got pulseaudio set to lock left and right channel together on the output device, but if I change volume with my media keys rapidly, the channels go out of sync, leaving one louder than the other. Is ...
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Why don't I get the latest Ubuntu for Unity

So I installed unity earlier and I checked my version of Ubuntu I only have 12.04 I reinstall u Ubuntu with unity again and I still have 12.04. Why can't I get 14.04? I was able to get 14.04 on xfce4. ...
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when i tried to open my steam profile on xfce4 crouton it crashed and gave me a black screen with the cursor

what the title says, when i clicked my profile xfce4 crouton crashed and i had to turn off then turn on again and when i tried to reenter it gave me this: Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... ...
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Xubuntu - shortcut for magnifying screen [duplicate]

I started using Xubuntu a few weeks ago, and I'm annoyed with a strange behaviour : when I accidentally type a certain keyboard shortcut (yet to be determined), my screen shifts to a "magnified" mode ...
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Xfce Session: Asks for my password as I use Software Center

As I attempt to install GIMP via the Software Center, I get an issue prompting for my password that is usual when installing things from the Center. But my password does not work with this and I know ...
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Chromebook xfce4 Chrome OS removal

So i just recently got Xfce4 onto my acer c720 chromebook and im wondering if there's any way to remove chrome os and use xfce only. Any ideas? i have a terabyte external. Im also kind of new to doing ...
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What should I do to stop the 'gray' screen when using xrdp?

So far, here are the steps I've taken: In a fully-updated 14.04 (as super user) sudo apt-get install xrdp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xfce4 echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession sudo service ...
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Broken dependencies: console-setup-linux, initramfs-tools. Xubuntu

Linux newbie and as yet still unproductive dunce. I ran the terminal commands here and now have these broken dependencies: console-setup-linux and initramfs-tools. Those commands must have been ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Software Updater not finding any updates? [duplicate]

recently installed Xubuntu, and upgraded to 14.04 earlier today. When I use Software Updater to search for updates it tells me there are no updates available. Here's what I did in terminal: sudo -i ...
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How to switch back to Ubuntu-desktop and Unity from Xubuntu-desktop and Xfce4

I'm having some weird issues. I'll try to explain everything I've done in the order that I've done them. 1) I performed a routine update last week on my Ubuntu 14.04.03 system. I was using Unity at ...
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XFCE Missing running app buttons

I've installed xfce4 on Ubuntu, the running app is disappeared on the panel? Look like this: Google Chrome, Terminal don't show on the bottom panel. Please help!
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Change color scheme for xfce4 terminal manually

I want to bind a shortcut to change my solarized color schemes (dark and light). For this purpose I need to know a command for terminal to change its color scheme, but I haven't found such one and I ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 not using all Numix icons

My problem involves a few application icons that won't use the numix-circle-icons package for their app icons when active. When browsing the application manager, I can view the numix icons fine, but ...
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acpi ppc probe failed - how to hide this message? [duplicate]

I read other topics about this error: acpi ppc probe failed But I haven't found a solution how to turn it off. Can ignore it - I know, but I don't want it to display at startup. Console distorts ...
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Unable to add xfce theme from Downloads to Themes

So im having issues with moving a theme from my downloads folder to the Themes folder. Its through /usr/share/themes When i try to move it, i get "Permission Denied", ive also tried through Sudo and ...
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User Permissions on remote XFCE4 session

I've looked around a lot and haven't been able to find an answer to this issue. I was having a lot of Thunar related errors being thrown in my remote FXCE4 session, so I reinstalled Thunar to fix a ...
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XFCE4-Panel Won't Start

I'm having problems with XFCE4 and getting XFCE4-Panel to load. I receive the following error when trying to load it: Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":20.0". xfce4-panel: Failed to ...
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Restoring xfce4-power-manager to default settings

After unchecking "Handle display power management" in Xfce Power Manager, the system locked up. (I was troubleshooting an issue with the laptop where it would lock up upon the display turning off.) ...
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My laptop touchpad stops working

I'm new to the forum and to Ubuntu SO. I've installed it two months ago for the first time with xfce4 desktop environment. I'm sure the first days the touchpad was working, then I started using an ...
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Compiz on XFCE - I can't login now

I have a dual monitor setup. I just got an ATI Raden HD 5450 card. I was following a tutorial and I ended up opening my XFCE Settings Manager and adding compiz --replace ccp as a startup application. ...
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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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Missing shorcuts newly installed applications Xubuntu 14.04

I just installed Xubuntu 14.04 Desktop then installed Boot-Repair and Grub Customizer I don't see their shortcuts in menu. So what am I missing? A lil bit detail: Application shortcuts exists in ...
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Troubleshooting layout switching in Ubuntu Studio 15.04

After some experiments to enable Alt+Shift for layout switching on freshly installed Ubuntu Studio 15.04, the layout switch stopped to work at all. The language indicator changes if I switch by ...
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xfdesktop doesn't work properly (right click, icons on desktop, and etc) when using font terminus (Xubuntu (with XFCE)

I spent some time really setting up my desktop how I like it and I really love the font terminus. But when I use it on either appearance or window manager (and or the tweaks application) after ...
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Boot “hangs” when NVIDIA binary driver is installed

THE BACKGROUND Installed a fresh version of Xubuntu 15.04 and started up a game (Team Fortress 2), to my surprise it ran horribly even though I have a GTX 970. My system apparently recognized the ...
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G-keys on Corsair K30 keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spanking new Corsair K30 keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than two main things which really ...
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How to lock the screen in XFCE?

How do I lock the screen in XFCE? I mean I have xflock4 enabled to Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace combination but that locks/mutes it all including running applications like music players. When I click Lock ...
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USB recognition of external device

I'm running trusty xfce 14.4 on a Samsung Chromebook 2 basically i want to update an external device (UE boom portable speaker) via wine (the updater program for the speaker is only supported by ...
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Terminal blank in xrdp to xfce4 desktop

I am using Remmina from my laptop (14.04) to access my home computer (14.04) running xrdp. I installed xfce4 to be the remote desktop and, mostly, it appears to be working well. However when I bring ...
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Scaled up Chrome window

Since a few months I have a problem with Chrome browser. It always worked perfect but one day I turned Chrome on and it appeared like rescaled up. The window and interface became huge, interface icons ...
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What could be causing the system to crash?

Originally the title for this question was: Could my USB3 SSD be causing my system to crash? But then I realized that all three times that linux has crashed this week, I was working in Firefox. So I ...
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Can't open Ubuntu from Chromebook

I use Ubuntu XFCE4 and I just upgraded to 14.04. So I rebooted my computer like it asked and when I tried to boot into Ubuntu, it came up with the usual message about an error and that it closed ...
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Problem installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 (Crouton)

I'm using 12.04 with Xfce on a Chromebook using crouton. The package downloads and says it needs to install proprietary software. It seems to finish and then just does nothing. It also does nothing ...
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Xubuntu. Suddenly black

This is what my desktop looks like now. It's completely useless, will not do anything. Nothing to right click won't even minimize a program when it's clicked on. I've had this problem before and ...
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I can't install XFCE ( xubuntu desktop)

I tried sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. It turned out like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Why does indicator-sound-service use so much memory?

What can it possibly be doing to require that much memory? Thanks. -Erik charm /etc/xdg/xfce4 282# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid STAT ...
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Panel on the right: how?

I love the right panel I use in Windows (see the picture). I tried to mimick the same under Ubuntu interface, also via XFCE and OpenBox. NONE of them support this option natively, everywhere you need ...
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Login screens in xfce

I use two screens (named: '2.Dell Inc 23"' and '1.Goldstar Company Ltd 19"'). I would like to set '2.Dell Inc 23"' as the screen that the login and boot splash appear and not on both together. How do ...
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How can I add miniature pictures to XFCE folders?

Running Xubuntu here, how can I add miniature pictures to the folders like in Windows?
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Xubuntu/xfce with GNOME 3 like application launcher and application switcher

Is it possible to either install the application launcher and application switcher (alt + tab in GNOME 3) from GNOME 3 or something similar in xfce? I like to create a portable and light-weight Ubuntu ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 black screen after screen lock

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12 in a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop, model 3442. Whenever I lock my screen, then put my password and unlock it, the screen brightness gets very low, it's almost as if ...
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How do I setup a second monitor (extended display) in Xfce?

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 on a Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro. I have a second monitor of a different, smaller resolution that I would like to connect as an extension to my desktop using a mini-display port ...
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What shows you the package you can install to get a command?

I have noticed on other Ubuntu machines when you don't have Maven and you try mvn it tells you to install maven or maven2. This does not happen on my xfce, how do I enable it?
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Adapt font and icon sizes to High Definition screen resolutions in Ubuntu-Studio XFCE

I have a Dell XPS 13. I got it with windows 8 and it adapts the fonts and icons to the 3200x1800 screen resolution. Then I start my virtual Ubuntu Studio 14.04 machine and they look really small. How ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity update to Xfce

I was wondering if it is possible to change my environment from Unity to Xfce on my Ubuntu 15.04 without changing the whole system to Xubuntu. If I'm assuming correctly, Xubuntu is a separate system, ...
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Symbolic icons not showing

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04.2 and have issues with symbolic icons not showing within applications, as shown below: The issue persists through changing icons themes, logging out/back in, rebooting, and ...