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xfce compose key not working in xfce4-terminal

I configured my compose key in /etc/default/keyboard: ~ $ cat /etc/default/keyboard # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for # documentation on what to do after having ...
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Ubuntu upgrade with XFCE makes mouse battery die very fast

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu. I have always disliked Unity because it's so slow so I decided to move to XFCE. The problem is, ever since I did this (1 month ago), I've gone through 3 Energizer ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTs XFCE & Android 4.4.2

RE: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS XTouch PL73 Tablet w/Android 4.4.2 installed I just got a new tablet (XTouch PL73) with Android 4.4.2 installed. Pretty much the only thing I can do with the tablet, other ...
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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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which vim should I use in xubuntu / Ubuntu+XFCE?

Which vim should I use in xubuntu / Ubuntu+XFCE? My current system is Ubuntu, but I have replaced the Unity interface with XFCE (via sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop). There is no vim installed ...
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Is there a way to move icons to edge of a screen

I have an unusual question. Is there a way to move the icon to the edge of the screen across the entire width of the desktop, and obviously keep they aligned as they were. I mean that icon grid would ...
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Xubuntu xfce theme : dotted outlines in some applications

I recently installed xubuntu and installed the Menda theme, a theme I originally found in Manjaro xfce distro). But since it's a xfce theme it should work on xubuntu as well right? Every thing works ...
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Error with ioctl when starting XFCE

Using Xubuntu 14.04.2 this just started last week. Whenever I start up XFCE this is the error that comes up after I enter my password to login. It finishes loading XFCE but this error is still there ...
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Setting up a Musicbot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to set up a TS³ client on my Ubuntu Server, however, every time I want to start the client via my VNC software, it's the same problem: First time I start, no problems. If I restart the client ...
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Handling laptops with docking stations on XFCE

Anyone here running a setup in which they use a laptop + docking station setup for XFCE? At work, I plug/unplug from multi-monitor setups all the time and on unity I didnt have an issue (Radeon ...
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Speed up first launch time of xfce applications (panel application menu and filemanager Thunar)

I installed xubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.10 and now use its file manager Thunar and its panel addon application menu (link to its docs.xfce.org site). Both programs take extremely long to launch ...
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How to connect to a VPN without using Unity network manager?

I have set up a VPN connection back when I used Unity instead of XFCE as DE for my Ubuntu 14.10. It worked well, but I can't find how I have to connect to it now under XFCE. Is there e.g. a panel ...
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nvidia-setting not restoring settings properly after login

I finally was able to setup a triple-head setup on a nvidia card using nvidia-settings and arrange the monitors accordingly. I also used the option to save the settings to the Xorg.conf - but when I ...
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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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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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Own keyboard layout

I'm working with us and de layouts. Is it possible to edit/add some symbols to us layout? I would like to have some German letters on us layout: AltGr+o=ö, AltGr+Shift+o=Ö AltGr+s=ß, AltGr+a=ä, ...
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`make` does not work on `dbus-glib-0.104`

My system is Ubuntu 14.10, I used make on other packages minutes before this, so in general it is working. My aim is to install xfce4-windowck-plugin-0.2.4 for which I am trying to manually solve the ...
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xfce4-terminal goes 'blank' occasionally while in drop-down mode

It happens whilst I hit my keyboard shortcut to access the terminal. The window responds to mouse and keyboard input, but it will not draw itself properly. The only way to restore the terminal is to ...
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How do I add custom cursor themes in xfce4?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 and I am attempting to add a new cursor theme to xfce 4.8. Please help!
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Catch program crash when there is no terminal

This question may belong to Unix/Linux in general, but I guess the answer is dependent on distro or desktop environment [I use KDE and Xfce so I would like an answer that is applicable on booth]. ...
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Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut

Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut? for example to open the first window on the left Ctrl+1, to open the second window on the left Ctrl+2. Im using xfce4 at this moment, ...
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Changing Minecraft.jar's icon

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce desktop (No unity specific fixes please) and I am trying to change the icon for Minecraft.jar to the minecraft logo. But I have no idea how. If there is a way to do ...
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Xfce notification area printer icon does not respond

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Xubuntu (Xfce) desktop. When I print something, the printer icon appears in the notification area in the panel. But the printer icon does not respond to anything. I try to ...
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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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How the heck do I make jar files executable?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton (I'm using the xfce4 desktop enviroment so don't give me Unity fixes) and I am trying to run a .jar program through OpenJDK6. I just ...
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How to monitor disk quota in modern way? Status in widget, menu, status bar?

I would like to have constant remainder / status update of remaining disk space within quota set for particular user. I have setting the quotas figured out, just not the monitoring part. My Ubuntu ...
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Cheese works on Xfce session, but not on Ubuntu

Trying to use cheese, on my main ubuntu 14.04 LTS I get an error message, and screen is black. "There was an error playing video from the webcam" Similar to this question - UBUNTU 14.04 cheese booth ...
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How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the settings anywhere do I have to set it through terminal through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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Is it possible to have a shortcut to switch to the nth xfce-tasklist window in Xubuntu like in Windows? [duplicate]

One of my favorite features in Windows is the ability to press -1 to switch to the leftmost window in the "Window buttons", -2 to go to the 2nd one, and so on, as opposed to alt-tabbing through ...
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The “synchronize drawing to the vertical bank option” in Xubuntu/Xfce always turns off after the display or the computer is turned off

The reason I use this option is so that the windows don't look like they're glitching out whenever you move them or resize them. But when ever the display/computer is turned off, it resumes glitching ...
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xfce4-terminal Color Settings for 'ls' in NTFS Partition Mounted by fstab

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I have an NTFS data partition that mounts at startup via fstab. How could I adjust the color settings for xfce4-terminal beyond the GUI options? For example how could I set ...
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How do I change the Icon Desktop Grid in Xubuntu

There's not much freedom as to where you can place your icons on your desktop. I haven't found a way to change the grid in the settings anywhere.
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Numix Icons in Xubuntu don't always match

For example, the Google Chrome Icons in the menu, panel window buttons, and on Docky/Plank are all three seperate icons. This doesn't occur with every icon however, as Firefox for example, has the ...
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How to get Xubuntu Panel back to original state

I heavily edited the panel bar to look similar to the Chrome OS panel, but I have grown tired of it and I want to go back to it's former state. I have a basic idea of how it was but I can't get the ...
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How do I increase the terminal border size in xfce?

The terminal (and other applications) borders seem to be only 1 pixel wide which makes them almost impossible to click. I am aware that alt+right click has the same function, but I need the borders ...
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chrome window display errors in XFCE after switching workspaces

I'm having a weird issue in Xfce when I switch workspaces. With a Google Chrome window open, if I switch workspaces and back, the window display is all wrong: it shows whatever was on screen in the ...
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Trying to Launch Runescape Client - Nothing Happens

I'm really bad at this, and this is my first experience using Ubuntu. If you don't think your answer needs to be explained, it needs to be explained as if I were three. I'm talking explicit, clear, ...
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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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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xUbuntu on Lenovo T450s [duplicate]

I was trying to install xUbuntu Desktop 14.4 on Lenovo T450s without success. The standard installation freezes immediately after showing the two icons in the beginning never switching to graphics ...
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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 ...
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XFCE shadowed borders

In Xubuntu 14.04 there is an option called Show shadows under regular windows (in Settings -> WM Tweaks) Is it possible to unable that option for an specific application? Since the option applies for ...
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Map 'close application' to mouse wheel click on XFCE panel

I like mousewheel clicking to close tab on firefox, great idea, and I'm now so used to it that I expect it to happen on XFCE panel applications. Which obviously it doesn't. Is there any way I can map ...
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How do I upgrade XFCE 4.10 to the new stable XFCE 4.12 on Xubuntu

I do not want the the XFCE 4.12 dev version, but I have been able to find out how to put it on Xubuntu 14.04.2.
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How to style XFCE panels?

I am in this situation: I was styling my xubuntu, I've added numix icon pack, but as you can see, the icons on the panel doesn't reflect my changes! Why don't they have the old icon style (I've ...
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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 ...
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xubuntu 14.10 failing to sleep after inactivity - power manager error

After waiting well beyond my scheduled "sleep when inactive" time, the computer is still awake. I wiggle the mouse and unlock the machine to find an error notification in the upper corner, it read as ...
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LTSP Ubuntu thinks I'm a different user, but $USER and $HOME are correct

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 system with the XFCE4 desktop as a fat LTSP client. Ubuntu seems to be under the impression that I'm a different user. When I go into the terminal, the \u portion of PS1 ...
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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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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...