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Upgrade Nag - Xbuntu 13.04 (XFCE) continually asks about updating to 13.10

I've just built a system with Xbuntu 13.04 and it's continually (~ every 15 minutes) asking if I want to upgrade to 13.10. I hit the "Don't Upgrade" button and it's back again in 15 minutes or so. ...
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How to trap mouse cursor?

I really miss the feature from Gnome2 and Mate that you can click on a panel app and the mouse cursor is hidden. The mousetweaks package promises "... * An area to capture the mouse pointer until it ...
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How to get a 'non-Screenlet' calculator in Compiz widget layer?

I've currently set up the screenlet calculator but do not want to use it, as 1) Screenlets are no longer in development, most do not work, and I intend to slowly migrate away from them. 2) The ...
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Combine two harddrives to one operating system

Good morning, i have a simple question where i was not able to find a personal solution: I have a triple boot system at the moment where i run ubuntu 12.04 unity 64b on a 2TB WD ubuntu studio ...
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How can I have Rythmbox controls on Xubuntu desktop/Xfce?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, rythmbox basic controls (play,pause, next and previous song) were accessible on the desktop from the sound notification icon. Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Xubuntu ...
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upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 now just a gray screen as Gui

I've been using xfce because unity doesn't work for some time. I have a gray screen with a mouse pointer, sometimes a logo at bottom of screen says "Ubuntu", but nothing else on screen. I can ...
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Laptop touchscreen stopped working in Xubuntu 13.10

I've been using the XFCE desktop for about a week now, and my touchscreen worked fine in it at first. However, it has stopped working in XFCE, although it still works in Unity. I'm using an ASUS ...
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How to reconnect to a RDP session?

I have a server running xfce (ubuntu-server with xfce4 desktop installed). I am connecting to it through Remmina (RDP). Now, I have a VirtualBox running on the server and I want to connect to it so ...
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XFCE4 Empty Volume Control Applet

I just wanted to ask, what could I mess up? My situation is this: In XFCE4.10 (!) on the panel0 I put the Indicator Applet. It always showed me the volume control and network icons. When I updated to ...
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Cannot add/change keyboard layout on xfce

I have a computer running ubuntu server. I installed it with no gui, but now i sometimes need to do something requiring X, so I chose to install xfce. However, I cannot change or add any keyboard ...
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How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel 4.10?

The following answer doesn't work for me: How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel? In a fresh 12.04 xubuntu installation (xfce 4.8) I can see the icon for messaging-menu, but in my 13.10 ...
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How do I stop Xubuntu 13.10 from suspending when I close lid?

I just upgraded to 13.10 and tried configuring at the Settings Manager, but it doesn't seem to work. So I tried configuring xfce4-power-manager/lid-action-on-ac and it didn't work eiter. Then, at ...
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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...
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How do I get XFCE to show the Desktop directory on the desktop instead of the home directory?

I just installed Xubuntu 13.10. I replaced the Desktop directory with a symlink to a directory on another partition (I've been doing this for a while). It worked fine at first, but then I did ...
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How do I integrate Gnome applications properly in XFCE?

Recently I've installed Xfce. I had used Xubuntu some time ago and wanted to install it again because of the more extensive possibilities to configurate it. However, now I have one problem: some Gnome ...
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Automatically move Xubuntu panel to external monitor

I am using xubuntu 13.04 with a dualmonitor setup. (external monitor as primary, laptop als secondary) I am using xandr to makeup my monitorsetup. However I recognized that the xubuntu panel on the ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Blank Desktop after Update [duplicate]

I'm using Xubuntu and upgraded to 13.10 as the system dialog suggested it. However, after rebooting and logging in (the Loginscreen still perfectly works), I only see a black Desktop with an invisible ...
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Synaptic on startup

I'm using Xfce 4.10 on Ubuntu 13.10. When I reboot my computer, it always opens the Synaptic package manager. How can I modify some starting script such that it won't open it at the startup?
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Poor graphic performance with xfce 12.04

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 and then replaced unity with xfce the way described here. Now the graphic performance are poor. The main two symptompts I see are 1. The graphics of some program ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 shuts down without asking when power button pressed

Since I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10, I can't seem to make the power button bring up the xfce shutdown dialog. I never had this problem on 13.04, but even after a clean install it persists. When I use ...
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How do I totally disable all forms of session management in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu remembers things like xfce-terminal and chromium whenever my system starts up. I don't want that function to happen, ever. I want every restart to be fresh. How do I disable this ...
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Xfce Power Manager on Xubuntu 13.10 doesn't work

The problem is that its actually works, but something works with Xfce Power Manager at the same time. For example, I set that if I pressed Suspend button (on my Lenovo B560 its Fn+F2 hotkey) then ...
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What command are my volume keys running?

In Unity I use my ThinkPad hot keys to change the volume. I need to know the command that these keys run so that I can bind it in my window manager. I have tried using amixer but could not change the ...
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Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gtk.vfs.Daemon: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)

Upon starting the xfce4 on Ubuntu 13.10, I always get the following message in the log: Error creating proxy: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gtk.vfs.Daemon: Timeout was reached ...
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network connection problem with wicd on macbook pro 7.1

I installed minimal ubuntu with xfce on macbook pro 7.1 . I installed wicd. When the computer boot, it asks for password, when I enter the password, it says: "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus ...
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When I use the Wacom Tablet Configuration in Ubuntu's settings to calibrate my tablet, where are the settings saved?

Ubuntu's Wacom tablet calibration works great, but other desktops (xfce for example) do not work nearly as well when using 2 monitors. I've been searching around for a solution, but it occurred to me ...
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completely remove xfce from xubuntu 13.04 and install gnome

I don't like unity in new ubuntu. So I download xubuntu for my laptop. Now I don't like xfce as well and I want gnome. How can I completely remove xfce from xubuntu 13.04 and install gnome 3.8?
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Issues with boot

Im not to sure if it is an issue with boot, but recently i installed Ubuntu with xfce onto my MSI u120, it ran windows 7 happily but as i got a new personal computer i decided to use my MSI for work ...
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Unable to set keyboard shortcut for gnome-screenshot -a

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 with xfce-desktop. I can apply a keyboard shortcut successfully for gnome-screenshot gnome-screenshot -w through Settings Manager->Keyboard->Shortcut. The weird thing is ...
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Xubuntu xfce problem

I have been using Xubuntu on my old laptop and it has been working great. The other day, I made a lot of updates and after requested login, the XFCE is no longer functioning properly. I can start ...
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Why am I seeing only 8 colors in terminal (Xterm)?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 and I want to use Vim as my default editor for everything. I have downloaded many vim color schemas and tried them out, but all of them don't look like the official ...
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Switch Desktop Environment from Command Line

I have Ubuntu Gnome installed on a headless box. I use SSH or VNC to connect to it. I'm trying to switch to XFCE and I've got it installed, but the tutorials say to log out, and select the desktop ...
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Need to force specific resolution at boot

Got a Ubuntu 13.04 server set up. Now I need to add a GUI so I can occasionally, at will (not every time) load a web browser to control a device. Problem is, it's in a rack in a lights-out server room ...
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Change the color of the text that appears at the beginning of startup

I would like to know how to make the "OK" in "[ OK ]" green, like there is displayed at the startup of OpenSuse: Starting xxxxxxxxxx [ OK ] <- Green Color Starting xxxxxxxxxx [ OK ] <- ...
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Acer Aspire running Ubuntu 13.04 running slow/locking up with xfce

I'm having serious speed problems with my laptop lately. I had been experiencing periodic lock ups using Windows 7, so I switched to Ubuntu (Raring, 13.04). I eventually install xfce in order to help ...
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sometimes xfce4-power-manager stuck

sometimes the xfce4-power-manager does not show up in the panel and it`s not working at all, and sometimes is working. when it`s not working I have 2 solutions: log out, and log in. start system ...
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How to find corrupted config files?

For some reason, some file(s) in ~/.config became corrupted and I got caught in the infinite login loop problem. I fixed this by moving these files into another directory. Of course, now my desktop ...
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After installing Xfce Desktop it changed my original theme/screen

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently i installed Gnome and Xfce Desktop Environment. Now I have the problem that every time I start up or shutdown Ubuntu I see numbers something about Xfce, but i do ...
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no GUI after normal update

After I finished working, I made the usual update that ubuntu every now and then ask to do. Please notice is update, I'm not upgrading the distro. After it finished, it asked for a reboot which I did. ...
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Can't set Shotwell Photo Viewer as default XFCE4

I installed Ubuntu Minimal and installed XFCE4 as my choice of DE. After that, I installed Shotwell Photo Manager, but I can't set the Photo Viewer as my default for images. I can right click and ...
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Can't login to a non-guest user after switching window mangers in blackbox

I was trying out blackbox recently and accidentally switched the window manager, causing the system to be unusable. Thus, I rebooted and now at the login screen, I can type in my password to login and ...
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Adding a custom icon (for a hand written script) to notification area xfce

I don't use unity, and I wrote a simple script to start programs used in recording audio. (Jack, guitarix, etc) I would like to know is there a command that will allow me to create an icon in the ...
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Recent file viewer for Xfce?

Is there any other ''recent file viewer'' besides Gnome Activity Journal? Since GAJ doesn't seem to work using Xfce.
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How to force two users to autologin at boot into two separate xfce sessions?

On boot, I would like more than one user to be auto logged in on virtual terminals.
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Laptop always suspends when lid is closed [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta1 and my laptop now always suspends when the lid is closed, regardless of whether its on battery power or plugged in. I've double checked in power settings, ...
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Turning Backlight on on external Monitor

I have a lenovo laptop running xubuntu smoothly. I plugged in a dvi monitor with a hdmi to dvi wire. The display works perfectly for two seconds then the backlight turns off. I cant find a way to ...
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How can I exclude a (already via fstab mounted) single partition from automounting?

Since I moved my (encrypted ecryptfs) /home to new partition on another disk and modifying my fstab, Xfce shows a shaded device icon on my desktop, which mounts the same partition (as it is done with ...
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xfce Taskbar does not load after installing Nvidia drivers

I installed Xubuntu to replace Windows (or at least use it as main OS) since most of the games I play are on steam now anyway. Since the Xorg drivers are not suited for gaming I Installed the Nvidia ...
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Launch an application *or* search for a running application window on xfce

A related question to this one on AskUbuntu for an XFCE4 desktop: How can I have a dash-like search on Xubuntu 12.10 / XFCE? Synapse can search and launch application from cold (i.e. start a new ...
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How to install xfce 4.12 on ubuntu 12.04

As per the question, how can I install xfce 4.12 on ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I tried this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.12 But there werent any upgrade packages after ...