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Show window size while resizing or moving

In other desktop environments, it was possible to display the window size (and position) while resizing (or moving) the window. In Xubuntu 12.04.2, this feature was terminated. There are at least two ...
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XFCE windows drawing buggy [closed]

I just upgraded to raring, and accidentally installed proposed updates. Now Chrome and sublime text are not drawed correctly. I don't know witch way I should look to fix it.. It can be proposed ...
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XRDP Xsession Errors

So I'm using xrdp to remote in to my linux box running xubuntu 13. I had some issues originally logging in getting a gnome error, which I was able to fix thanks to this: I get "Failed to load ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 + Xmonad alongside Xfce

Is it a possibility to run Xmonad with the menus etc from Xfce? Or is there any other tiling window manager that behaves in the same way but can retain the vanilla Xfce?
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How to order desktop icons by name in XFCE?

I'm using Xfce 4.8 installed on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and I'm wondering what's the alternative for Right-click -> Order by name on XFCE. Right now, when I right click on my desktop, it looks like this: ...
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Stuck at login screen gdm

I using Ubuntu 13.04 with gdm and xfce4. If i try to login after sleep or enter bad password then enter correct , it says "Currently logged in" but won't continue from there. P.S. Sorry for my bad ...
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After upgrade to 13.04 and installing Xubuntu no desktop UI

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 from mini CD with no UI. After I upgraded it to 13.04 and installed XFCE through sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop following these instructions. Logging in to XFCE was ...
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Encrypted home directory and autostart

Using crontab's @reboot-directive nor xfce's autostart methods won't execute given scripts. Is this problem releated to encrypted home directory, and if it is, how I fix it?
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Periodically log off in xUbuntu

More recently, on failure of any application, the user logs out. Perhaps someone knows of a similar problem and has a solution? Information about system: xUbuntu 13.04, Xfce 4.10. Thanks!
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Xfce - GUI for File Compression?

If I remember correctly, using Nautilus in Gnome, I could simply right-click on a file & select "compress". Now I am using Thunar in Xfce & I can't find how to simply compress files... I ...
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Keyboard is not working at all

recently installed xfce4 on my ubuntu 12.04 system, when I rebooted the system the keeyboard and mouse are not working. The keyboard works till I select the boot options from GRUB after that keyboard ...
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What is the terminal command to show desktop? [duplicate]

In Xubuntu 13.04 there is a Show Desktop panel plugin. I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut for this functionality. How can I activate Show Desktop with a terminal command?
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Console and xfce are overlapping each other at start up of xubuntu

When i start up my xubuntu the desktop comes up almost normally. But in the upper left corner is the blinking cursor from the console waiting for input. If you type something it will even show your ...
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How To Install XFCE Twice, side by side?

I would love to be able to have 2 XFCE installations on Ubuntu, side by side as if they were separate desktop environments (eg KDE & XFCE). Anyone know how I can do this? I understand it's an odd ...
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Trash icon is missing on Docky Xubuntu 13.04

My trash icon is missing on Docky. I was able to fix the missing Thunar and terminal icons by copying the .desktopfile but I can't seem to find a .desktopfile for the trash.
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Installing Netflix in Xubuntu, any luck?

I am working in Xubuntu right now, and am having a tough time installing the Netflix Desktop. I have tried the method mentioned in this video, which from my understanding, is simply the only way to ...
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How to uninstall pre-installed programs in Xubuntu

I am just getting into Linux for the first time, and I am loving it. Right now, I am trying to give some older hardware a new breath of life by installing Linux on it. The newest version of Ubuntu ...
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How to run .sh script with keybind

I have small script that makes screenshot of selected area and then updates it on imgur function uploadImage { curl -s -F "image=@$1" -F "key=486690f872c678126a2c09a9e196ce1b" ...
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Connecting nexus 4 to Xubuntu 13.04

I've tried with the gvfs-mtp upgrade, go-mtpfs, using mtp-tools or installing gmtp, but none of them worked. dmesg throws the following: [ 618.991132] usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 8 ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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Xubuntu: Maximizing windows when hitting the top of the screen

When I drag a window to the top of the screen, I have it "tiled" to an half-window. http://i.imgur.com/GdgN2se.png <- Tiling activated When I disable tiling, I get no effect when hitting the top ...
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How do I setup Network Manager and VPN on Ubuntu Server with VNC/XFCE4?

I have an Amazon EC2 Micro Instance that I use for semi-anonymous web browsing, but just to be safe, I would like to use Network Manager to setup a VPN. When I login to VNC and try to use Network ...
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xfce4 - 'Run Program' dialogue box does not appear when double clicking script

Ubuntu 12.04 > Xfce4 On my previous Ubuntu distro, when I double clicked scripts I got a little dialogue window that asked me if I wanted to run the script as a program or run it in terminal. ...
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Gparted “can't have overlapping partitions” error

I one partition which is 26gb on the right side. I am trying to move it to the left and grow to take up the other 970 gigabytes which are unallocated but it says can't have overlapping partitions. Any ...
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Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce)

I upgraded to the latest Xubuntu 13.03 and sometimes borders of my windows (regardless the application) become strangely dashed. I managed to make a screenshot: The screenshot is with ...
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How to see installed programs and the occupied space (not in Synaptic or Terminal)? [duplicate]

I am often running low on space on the system and home partition. I would like to see a list of installed programs and the space they take, in order to be able to make decisions on this matter. I do ...
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Xubuntu Login Dualscreen Issue

I've recently started using Xubuntu 13.04. I have a dualscreen setup which extends and works just fine except for the login screen. On login screen, I still see both screens cloned which is okay, but ...
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Oversized menu icons? [closed]

Is it possible to fix BlueJ, python and IDLE above normal size icons in the main menu?
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Back to login screen when using Xubuntu desktop

I've installed lot of DE's, including xubuntu-desktop. Then I decided to uninstall all except xubuntu-desktop. Now, when I login to Ubuntu using either XFCE or Xubuntu session, a few seconds after ...
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Xfce Panels - Change autohide delay?

I'm trying to set a panel up for a small touch screen and I have a shortcut which toggles autohide, enabling autohide makes it appear, but on disabling autohide there's a short delay which is ...
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xfce icons instead of tabs [duplicate]

For my taskbar programs are displayed like: (symbol of chromium)askubuntu.com I would like it as: symbol of chromium [no titles] askubuntu.com imagemagick man page Like in ...
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Switched to Compiz for OpenGL on Xubuntu 12.04, now laptop screen doesn't turn on after a suspend

I recently added the CompizConfig settings manager to resolve screen tearing while watching full screen video (it worked! no more tearing!) but now every time I close the laptop screen and the system ...
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Xubuntu/precise: default programs chaos

I'm using xubuntu "precise". I have set up my preferred applications (Settings/Preferred-Applications or $ exo-preferred-applications): web browser: chromium mail reader: thunderbird file manager: ...
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Making a screenshot in Xfce

I installed Xfce desktop and removed Ubuntu. It turns out that making a screenshot requires running a special application called ScreenShot instead of just pressing PrtSc button. I wonder, how do I ...
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Xubuntu - command/shortcut to hide all notifications

Is there a command/shortcut avaiable to hide all popped-up notifications? Some of my scripts produce notifications which dont auto-hide, you have to click them. I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut ...
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Alacarte creating entries shown in menu but not in editor

I created a "calculator" entry in main applications menu of Xubuntu, using Alacarte (gcalctool command - it seems to be a wrong one, as it can't find it). BUT: it is not shown in the list of ...
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GUI for ubuntu server: xfce or xubuntu-desktop

I would like to install a desktop environment on my Ubuntu server 12.04. I like xubuntu-desktop as it is a light-weight one. But I'm confused between xubuntu-desktop and xfce. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Sloooooow System 13.04

My system has been running extremely slowly, starting with 12.04. I did a clean install of 13.04 to try to get rid of the problem, but it continues. When first booted, it seems to run fine. After it's ...
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Keyboard layout changes when I unplug and re-plug external keyboard

I have a notebook with an external keyboard. I want to use "German (no dead keys)" on both keyboards, but for the external, it keeps resetting if I unplug it. Actually, it does not really reset - the ...
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Is Nitroshare transfer limited to a certain file size?

I have recently seen Nitroshare promoted on this site and have installed it in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 12.10) and Win7. I was able to transfer files but only up to a certain size. I have not tested with very ...
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default gateway setting for “universal” wifi adapter

The data sheet for the IOGear Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter states that it supports Linux (Fedora 10 (Kernel: 2.6.27.5-117)) but has no directions in the manual. When setting up the static IP address ...
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XFCE power manager colors

Occassionaly some of the processes get green or yellow background. What does the color mean?
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Xubuntu xfce context menu weird display [closed]

I tried to install 'gnome-shell' through synaptic manager but I didn't like it so got it uninstalled...however even after running 'autoremove' & 'autoclean' commands a problem persists & that ...
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Replace XFCE4 with Cinnamon without Log-In Screen

I have a Google I/O Chrome Pixel that I've been playing around with Crouton. This is my frist real shot at Ubuntu and have made the upgrade from 12.04 -> 13.04. Using chroot I can run both Chrome OS ...
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how do I use AllTray in xfce on Xubuntu 12.10?

I use AllTray to minimize all kind of applications to the system tray, but it doesen't work correctly with xfce desktop (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/alltray/+bug/1185301 ) I still use Xubuntu ...
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Thunar broken with message “undefined symbol: exo_icon_view_selection_invert”

I recently installed the updates on my XUbuntu system, and now thunar is crashing with the following message: thunar: symbol lookup error: thunar: undefined symbol: exo_icon_view_selection_invert ...
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Enable navigation buttons and address area in XFCE

I just installed the xfce Desktop environment and I can't find the navigation buttons and the address area in the file manager. in other Desktop environment I can find this feature : How can ...
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Is there a way to use Xfce integration features with unity?

Is there a way to use systray icons, pager icons, etc of Xfce apps in the Unity desktop? Orage is an awesome calendar app, but I want to use Unity with it, as that's my preferred DE.
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Xubuntu power settings file

I'd like to create a toggle for suspending/doing nothing upon closing the lid for XFCE. For that, I need to find out where is the following setting stored: Creating the toggle script and panel ...
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How to make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop?

On the Xfce 12.10 desktop drag&drop to move files into a folder would copy them instead of moving (cut/paste) them. I tend to have many files on the desktop and usually I grab them and put them ...