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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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Why my screen brightness adjusting is now working?

Ubuntu 13.10 screen brightness adjustment didn't work for a very long time so I couldn't adjust the brightness of my screen. But now it just worked. I need to identify how was it fixed. I don't ...
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confused about ubuntu / xubuntu releases

Initially I had Ubuntu installed, but later I switched to xubuntu by installing the xfce desktop, and removed the ubuntu-desktop, but now I`m confused about the release update because the updater says ...
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Xfce4 sound can't be un-muted

I have no sound on Xfce4. When I mute sound on Xfce (Or login to Xfce with the sound muted from the last shutdown), un-muting the sound doesn't actually un-mute all the sound outputs. It only un-mutes ...
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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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Dual monitors on different graphics inputs?

Here's my dilemma, I was just running Windows and to run both of my monitors, my secondary monitor was running off of my integrated chip. In my BIOS I set the boot up graphics device to be the ...
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How to “fix” the size of Windows Button Item in xfce4-panel 4.10.1

just finished installing ubuntu 13.10 with xubuntu Desktop and i tried to have a "windows 7" look (I know, some of you will hate me but after 15 years using windows, it is hard to loose the habit of ...
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Xubuntu/XFCE: Is it possible to have email notification in the system tray?

The title says it all. I want to be notified in the tray.
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How can I start Nautilus on Xubuntu / XFCE via the shortcuts in the XFCE panels?

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 and just installed and activated Nautilus as the default file manager. I'd like to use the current default file manager (whichever that might be) when I click on my panel ...
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Thunar - can I change the sorting method for one specific folder?

Xubuntu 13.10 Thunar 1.6.3 Is it possible to change the sorting method for one specific folder only?
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How to use xfce4-panel add plugin command line

I can't find the proper documentation for using xfce4-panel --add. The --help says: --add=PLUGIN-NAME Add a new plugin to the panel So I can do: xfce4-panel --add=launcher ...
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Mouse cursor dissappearing/flickering when not moving (Xubuntu 12.04 / xfce 4.10)

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 with xfce 4.10 on ThinkPad E540. When freshly booted, the mouse cursor works for about few minutes, then it starts to flicker and finally completely disappears, when not ...
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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I ...
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Is there an xfce globalmenu plugin for 13.10?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my netbook, and I've recently switched to xfce as unity was a bit to hefty on the processor. One of the features I liked about unity was the global menu in the top panel ...
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Synapse - can I go to the location of a search result?

When a search result (say a file or folder) in Synapse is displayed, can I somehow enable to go said result's location in my file manager? (I suppose it's Thunar since I use Xubuntu 13.10)
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Readding the Wine submenu back into the main Application Launcher

So I've accidentally removed the "Wine" submenu required to access Wine (Windows) applications. (I'm running Xubuntu, so I'm using Xfce) How can I add it again.
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wrong desktop background after installing xfce along side with unity

I have ubuntu 13.10 and I've installed xfce4. After reboot and login with xfce session everything works great but desktop is from unity not xfce. If i go to Applications Menu-> Settings -> Desktop ...
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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 ...