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xfce loading desktop only on guest session

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox crashed while I was normally browsing the web and the whole desktop froze. I logged into another shell (ctrl-alt-n) and shutdown the system. After reboot if I login ...
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Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings? xubuntu 12.04 x64

I want to reset the panels to defaul. I have already follow an sugested solution but it didn't work This was the solution i tried: Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings? and this is the error I ...
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Problems installing xubuntu [closed]

I tried to install Xubuntu, but strange things happened. I am a newbie so bear with me. The first time I started Xubuntu and spent time with the desktop environment that I like better than Unity. ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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I have no longer access to Unity DE after installing XFCE DE on Ubuntu 14.04. Is it fine?

I followed this link. Now Whenever I log in to my computer, it shows the XUbuntu login screen. When I go for choosing the other DE in the login page, I can only find two DEs "Xfce" & "XUbuntu ...
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How can I make the shutdown button shutdown, instead of logout, in Xubuntu? [closed]

In Xubuntu 14.04, using the xubuntu-desktop, if I push the physical power button on my computer, a panel pops up asking if I would like to log out, restart, or shut down. If I select "shut down", I ...
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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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Is it harmful to install a lighter desktop environtment (XFCE) on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am to install Xfce, because the default (unity desktop) on ubuntu 14.04 runs pretty slow on my lenovo z570 laptop. Is it really recommended to keep the default desktop environment ? I googled a ...
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Screenshooter hangs XFCE4

Several times over the last 48 hours I have had to reboot my way out of an XFCE4 hang where the mouse and keyboard cease responding in the GUI. A pattern has emerged whereby this happens just after I ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: how to avoid lock screen on closing laptop lid?

I upgraded my OS from Lubuntu 13.10 to Lubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, and now my screen locks when the lid is closed, while I want nothing to happen when lid is closed. I have already set the right ...
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Evolution keeps requiring passwords

I am running on Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE desktop. I recently installed Evolution email client which I like. However, one annoying feature is that every time I log in to Evolution I get Mail ...
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how to display network manager icon on xfce panel

I install xfce in U Trusty,but the network manager icon disappear.when I run sudo nm-applet,the icon shows.Not only the network manager,but also power manager and fcitx icon disappear,fcitx is a ...
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Fix for xubuntu/xrdp tab/autocomplete in multi-user environment

There are a number of threads throughout the internet about the xubuntu/xfce/xrdp issue where tab/autocomplete doesn't work in a remote session, and most eventually point back to this page for the ...
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In xfce4, how can I associate an icon to an executable

Ubuntu 12.04, xfce4. I run commands from the command line, not from a launcher. (This shouldn't make a difference, but some replies have assumed I want to click on a launcher and that's not the ...
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Where is the skeleton thunar.xml?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I understand that when a user logins in for the first time several files in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml are created including thunar.xml. My question is ...
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Xubuntu dual monitor broke display

After I used Settings > Display to enable my second monitor, my first display is not working anymore either. So I enabled both, then clicked save configuration since it was working and boom it ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Audio controls in Xfce 4.8

I am seeing several questions similar to mine, but none of the answers are sufficient. I am pretty green with Ubuntu, so here goes: I was just automatically upgraded to Xfce 4.8 for Ubuntu studio. ...
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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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How to install elementary-xfce theme

i am trying to make xubuntu 14.04 to look like elementary os. I have found this repo https://github.com/shimmerproject/elementary-xfce, but have no idea how to actually apply this theme to my system. ...
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sound settings in xfce not showing

When I try to access the sound settings it opens the system settings windows which does not have any option that involves audio/sound settings. I am trying to use my bluetooth speakers as the audio ...
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'Activate element with one click' setting does not work

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.1 Although I set the option 'Activate element with one click' in xfce4-settings-manager / File manager settings / Behavior dialogue I still need to use double click on the ...
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Packages go missing after bootup and certain indicators don't seem to install anymore

I'm running an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04, which I frankenstein'd into Xubuntu and up to this point it's been working just fine. When I booted my computer up today, I noticed that a few icons on my dock ...
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Xfce login sesion start

I am using xubuntu 14.04. I wanted to try the kde desktop environment and installed it. I didn't like it so I uninstalled it. But after that when I log in into xubuntu sesion a get a blank screen and ...
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XFCE Indicator Applet Completely Messed Up

I recently had to reinstall Xubuntu 14.04 after Windows wiped it out. After a mildly painful (mostly caused by the installer seeming a lot more confused than usual) installation process, I was up and ...
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Complicated script involving command line and XFCE Terminal

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and installed the XFCE Terminal for some reason, and what I want to do is make a script to go to a folder on my hard drive under /Server/Gen2 and run several .sh scripts in ...
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Upgrading xubuntu desktop environment when having manually installed package

I have an old pc on which I had installed ubuntu server (13.10) to experiment with. When I decided that an GUI would be easier, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. On upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Shutdown of Ubuntu 14.04 requires authentication [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 (amd64) headless, but with XFCE4 as a desktop GUI installed. Because of a HWE (if I'm correct) message that I was running out of support, i upgraded today by doing a ...
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Volume louder than 100% XFCE

I know in Unity, for example, in System Settings you can toggle "Allow volume louder than 100%" on or off, however, I recently switched to Xubuntu and I can't find the option in Settings or even under ...
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Ubuntu: Xfce or Lxde? [duplicate]

Which one is the faster and will I get all the features of Ubuntu on them? I've done a little homework too on it, I think xfce will be the better option. My pc specs aren't good enough to handle ...
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How do I use lightdm for login instead of light-locker?

I installed xubuntu on my laptop and recently removed nearly all of the xfce4 packages in favor of a kde desktop. However, light-locker is still used for the login screen. How can i remove it and ...
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Run xfce4 desktop from terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After update I've got Unity frozen. Upper panel was all-gray, buttons on side panel didn't respond. Tried to repair, but no luck. Re enable Unity plugin and some other in ...
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unable to log in to xubuntu 14.04

I have just built a new xubuntu 14.04 (amd64; xfce desktop mgr) from scratch. But now no one can log in to the non-admin account I have just created. Not even me, the admin (sort of). I strongly ...
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How can I restore xubuntu without reinstalling

I installed Ubuntu, and then, finding I still didn't like Unity, a load of alternative desktops. They seem to be fighting a bit. The one I like best is xfce. Is there a way to repair the installation ...
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xfdesktop --windowlist works only sporadically when called from xbindkeys

I have xbindkeys setup to show the XFCE window list when I press the thumb button on my mouse. Here's my ~/.xbindkeysrc: # Thumb button on mouse brings up the window list "xfdesktop --windowlist" ...
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XFCE - Emulate third button in laptop

In KDE there is an option where the user can configure the double tap on the touchpad for emulating the third button. Then the user can open new tabs in Firefox or paste the content selected on the ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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How can I achieve more control over my XFCE keyboard shortcuts?

XFCE has a great keyboard commands editor in the window manager keyboard settings area. I can change the commands that open or close windows or move to workspaces etc. But it is a bit lacking. What ...
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Ubuntu GUI 14.04 reboots

I'm an Ubuntu newbie. I have to install version 14.04 on an old machine, with only a SCSI CD-ROM and no USB boot capabilities, so an external DVD unit is out of question. I had to choose the Server ...
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Update: Disabling All Tooltips In XFCE

I was apprehensive to try this: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=310078 because it appeared it would lead me here: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8192. Deciding I couldn't deal with ...
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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Xfce Disabling Tooltips

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04. While tooltips are the bane of my existence, I have questions about disabling them. I have launcher's tooltips disabled in the panel because there's obviously a setting for ...
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How do I switch between Xfce and unity?

How do I switch between Xfce and unity, after I installed Unity form the Software Center? I've looked online and experimented and failed to find a the answer for this. How do I switch from Xfce to ...
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In xfce4, how to set the critical value on the battery level?

In xfce4, xfce4-power-manager handles hibernation or suspend when battery power is critical. xfce4-power-manager-settings enables one to change the action but not the critical value. How to set the ...
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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Some letters in some languages are not displayed correctly in xfce in Google Chrome's tabs and omnibar

Google chrome's tabs cannot display some letters of some languages. This screenshot takes Arabic as an example. The page itself has no problems at all. The tabs, however, cannot display the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Empty desktop on boot

My laptop worked fine earlier today, but just now I started it up and logged in, but my desktop is empty, my panels/toolbars/status bars are gone, and while I can move the mouse, right-clicking does ...
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xfce4-panel xubuntu 14.04 acting very weird

sometimes if i (left)click on the open window or menu button on the panel, it becomes right-clicked instead and context-menu appears. switching open windows with alt+tab doesn't work. the only thing ...
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How do I display google chrome's menus in xubuntu? I can't find them

I can't file the "File Edit View..." menus in google chrome in xfce (xubuntu)! How do I display them or where are they? ...I'm surprised I'm asking such a question XD