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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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How to remove Xubuntu load/shutdown screen

I installed XFCE and then uninstalled it because I didn't like it anymore. I expected the loadscreen to get removed (crazy right?) but it's stuck there. How do I remove it?
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keyboard stops working

I am running ubuntu studio 14.04 (xfce) and sometimes my keyboard just stops working, this includes the ability to bring up the log out menu with the start button. I believe I have experienced the ...
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Couldn't start Xtightvnc trying default font path - VNCServer

I installed VNC, using sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies tightvncserver But I can't start it, when I enter vncserver I'm getting error message as Couldn't start Xtightvnc; trying default ...
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How to start a program always on second monitor

I tried to Google and to browse/search the questions but with no luck. I have Xubuntu 12.10 installed and extended desktop is working great (Intel display driver). The problem is that I want to start ...
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How to remove wine internet explorer option from Open with menu? [duplicate]

I use Xubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (xfce) with Thunar file manager. I ran this command: rm ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-jpe.desktop And one Wine context menu item has gone. How do I ...
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How to install XFCE alongside with Gnome in Trusty

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed from mini.iso, install without any bloats. I was able to install gnome3 with gdm as greeter (LightDM always give me error message). The system run just fine, but I still ...
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XFCE4 equivalent for GTK2_RC_FILES (for per-application basis themes)

I want to run separate applications with different themes, the only solution for this that I could find was to use bash -c 'GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/gtkrc program'; however, I currently am using a XFCE4 ...
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Can't change desktop environment Ubuntu 15.10

I installed xfce and gnome desktop environments and I don't see a way how to change it. On log in screen there isn't any option, does anybody have similar problem? Thanks!
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Fn + left arrow shortcut activates screen settings

I'm running Ubuntu studio 15.10 (xfce). I have problem with keyboard shortcut for decreasing screen brightness Fn + left arrow. It is working but additionally it activates screen settings. How can I ...
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xubuntu, language support: cannot drag a language above “English” (which is the safe choice)

I am using ubuntustudio 14.04 (which is based on xubuntu) and trying to watch a movie with greek subtitles. The subtitles do not appear correctly in any video player. But they do not appear correctly ...
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How to reset display settings in XFCE \ Ubuntu 12.04 and also flgrx drivers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and since I hate unity I installed the Xubuntu package and am using XFCE instead. Since I have a Radeon HD5770 I also installed the fglrx drivers. This all went ...
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Xubuntu Xfce - multiple actions for shortcut

I would like to apply an additional command for default Xfce "left_workspace" (to show the toolbar on which I have a preview of all workspaces). I tried editing the configuration file ...
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Game crashed my computer

I'm running Ubuntu on my Chromebook used this method to do it, http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 I installed a game called "sauerbraten" and after ...
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xfce4-notes: Toggle notes visibility via keyboard shortcut

I use xfce4-notes in Xubuntu 14.04, und I have the possibility to show/hide the notes via the panel plugin in the notification tray. I will append images of this panel plugin because I can not find ...
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XFCE: Drag-and-drop pointer stuck on some windows

In some programs like SMPlayer and Clementine when dragging the window with the mouse (for example by accidentally clicking on the program window instead of the media progress bar), the mouse pointer ...
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Unable to control brightness on Xfce environment

I installed a normal Ubuntu and installed Xfce4 on it. (Not Xubuntu!) The brightness control worked beautifully on Unity Desktop Envionment after I install the AMD Catalyst driver, but not on Xfce ...
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Xfce notification for detected keyboard and/or mouse

I have a 4-port KM switch (4 screens, 4 computers, 1 keyboard and mouse switched across all of them). I was wondering if there was some sort of notification tool to display a popup in Xfce (Xubuntu) ...
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How to reclaim lost GUI/window

I'm now facing this situation: I'm running several Matlab instances on a computation server (server OS: Xubuntu 14.04, my local machine OS: Ubuntu 14.04). I used NoMachine to connect to the server. ...
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How to access root-folder with Thunar? [duplicate]

I would like to access root-folder with Thunar but the system won't let me, even if I have setup a root in a terminal window. What's the way to access the root-folder (with write access) in Thunar ...
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How to disable/mute left speaker in xfce4

My left speakers give a crackling sound due to which I want to disable them. I am trying to mute the left speakers so that the crackling sound is muted. However, when I go to Volume Control/Sound ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 identifies itself as Kali 2 after dist-upgrade

I'm newbie in Ubuntu. After dist-upgrade, system doesn't work correctly. GRUB background has been changed to Kali and in menu, Ubuntu has been replaced by Kali. Terminal doesn't work either. On ...
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Why are my words rendering with incorrect spacing? How do I fix this?

My words are rendering incorrectly across all of my applications and I was wondering what the cause of this is and how I can fix it. I am running Xubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad x201. Any help would be ...
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xfce does not start (X.Org X server: no screens found)

chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... /usr/bin/startxfce4: Starting X server _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to ...
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Xubuntu: Error while installing xfce-theme-manager 15.10

Could somebody please tell me how to install xfce-theme-manager from the Rubuntu16 repository because when I try to install this, it just does not meet all the package dependencies and frankly I've ...
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How to debug keyboard shortcuts not working?

I'm on XUbuntu 15.10. I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts don't reach my application (Sublime Text). Ctrl+Alt+p is not visible by the application, while for example Ctrl+Alt+i is recognised ...
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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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Tweaking inside a chroot environment

It's me again. I am creating an Ubuntu-based distribution by remastering 14.04's ISO (not with remastersys or any similar tool). I have all of my programs set up, including my default desktop ...
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Elementary OS theme in Xubuntu

I'm not sure if I am allowed to ask this in this forum, but I've been looking for this theme forever and I can't seem to find it. I would like to have the Elementary OS theme on my Xubuntu. I have ...
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Xubuntu blank screen after wakeup

Xubuntu 14.04. After wake up from sleep, it asks to enter password. I entered the passw. and screen goes black. On Ubuntu 14.04 waking up was just ok. Lenovo E330 laptop with intel HD graphics. add: ...
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eog does not recognize .png file format and many icons are gone

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and XFCE desktop on a PC with nVidia graphics card. I ran into Segmentation fault during a Ubuntu update process. An very inconvenient consequence is that .png files cannot be ...
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Lenovo X131e Chromebook Xfce4 USB Read and Write Problem

It won't allow me to change my 8 GB Yoda USB-drive into read & write in the permission tab so that I can install Steam games there. I changed it then half a second later it changed it back to ...
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Change address for online help in XFCE4

Do you know how to change address for Online help in XFCE ? I have a XUBUNTU and i want to put different web address at Help button in Settings Manager. At the moment there is: ...
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XFCE desktop, after deletion of Thunar+tumbler && install pcmanFM I cannot use files on desktop

A couple of years ago the question Thunar->Nautilus was asked but it has not helped me. When Tumblerd started eating a lot of resources I deleted thunar and tumbler + tumbler-common and installed ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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GDM fails to launch xfwm4, but lightdm succeeds?

I use GDM and usually run an XFCE4 session. Suddenyl, if I attempt to boot in using GDM, the following symptoms appear> 1) the GDM background does not go away 2) windows from two applications (remains ...
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speed up the slow ubuntu machine

I am running a Ubuntu on intel core2duo with 2GB RAM. My machine is damn slow. My clock speed id : 1603.000 Desktop environment is Unity. What's the solution to make it function with a better ...
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Missing icons for headless Xfce session via VNC

I've set up a new server running a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 13.04. I've installed xubuntu-desktop and tightvnc. My ~/.vnc/xstartup configuration file contains the following: #!/bin/sh ...
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Xubuntu lock screen appearing twice

When I leave my machine for an extended period of time, I return to find the screen locked (by light-locker). I can then enter my password, and it is accepted, but then the lock screen is displayed a ...
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How to remote terminal into the standard desktop?

I want to remote terminal into the Ubuntu desktop 14.x from Windows. To that end I installed xrdp (via apt-get install xrdp) and enabled Sharing via Desktop Sharing Preferences and I am able to ...
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arrange windows by script

I'm using my laptop in different configurations. Sometimes i'm using only laptop, with LVDS1 output. Sometimes i've one monitor(DP1) on right of LVDS. Sometimes on left. Sometimes i have two ...
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Configure xfce4-screenshooter settings

xfce4-screenshooter is the standard screenshot program in XFCE on Xubuntu. How can I configure the settings about which format it saves the screenshot in and in which folder? I noticed, that my ...
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Xubuntu desktop icons missing, cannot right click and the menu disappeared too

Today I installed a Xubuntu machine on my VirtualBox for some PHP development, set up everything and everything was working fine. I shut down the machine, had lunch and switched it back on, with ...
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Set up 2 graphics cards to display to 3 monitors on Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE [closed]

Basic Data Graphics Cards: 2x GT 9600 Displays: 3x Dell 1907FP @ 1280x1024 OS: Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE Nvidia Driver: nvidia-340 (recommended) I also have a Geforce GT 610, Geforce 8400 GS, Geforce ...
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“Sound Settings” menu in Xfce4-Panel does not open

The "Sound Settings" button on the "Sound Menu" indicator of the "Indicator Plugin" on the Xfce4-Panel will not open. This button should open pavucontrol, which I can launch from the terminal or ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks. Is this problem fixed in 14.10? Could someone ...
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Raise and lower screen brightness (both from menu and from keyboard)

I'm working on an Acer Aspire E15 with Ubuntu Studio 14.04 installed in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and from Ubuntu I'm not able to modify the screen brightness, for two reasons. The first is that I ...
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USB does not work, but does sometimes in XUBUNTU

I have found that between decrypt disc and start of Xubuntu the USB ports sometimes work, sometimes does not. It is even more strange as the USB sometimes work after a restart. That is booting the ...
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How to add 'show all windows' functionality in xubuntu?

I would like a hot corner functionality similar to that of Linux mint 17. Is there any way I can achieve that on Xubuntu?
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How to increase icon size of xfce4-panel window buttons (panel-tasklist-menu)

After searching for a solution for a few days, I believe that this could be a bug. After increasing the height of the xfce-panel I noticed, that the icons of the window buttons remained small. Because ...