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What are all the ways in which the keyboard layout can change on an Ubuntu system with an Xfce DM

Background: on the second system, now, my keyboard layout has started reverting from an English layout to the German layout originally set (it's a localized install). One of the problems that make it ...
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KDE/QT applications on Xubuntu 15.04 are horrible

All installed KDE/QT applications on Xubuntu 15.04 are horrible (clementine, digikam, etc...). I think the layout miss all kde/qt library. See there http://postimg.org/image/ng087lkkb/ Why? How can ...
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XFCE unity command mistake

Few days ago I erroneously run the command unity within XFCE. As expectable, what happened was that Unity started (it's a Ubuntu XFCE). I hoped to solve the problem by just restarting the device, but, ...
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Problem with sound volume with xfce on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I find that when I mute or set the volume to zero using the mixer control in the top xfce4-panel, I cannot raise the volume again. It remains silent until I sign out and sign back in again using the ...
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“stick” button behavior in title bar?

I noticed that in Xubuntus (Xfce) windows manager settings there's an option to show a "stick" button in the title bar of application windows. Out of curiosity I enabled it (moved from hidden to ...
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How to make Qt apps use GTK+ style in Xubuntu 15.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 right now, and Qt apps like qBittorrent and Clementine looks like they were GTK+ apps, they use the systems icons and style. But I installed Xubuntu in another PC and doesn't ...
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Xfce4 panel not responding to mouse(touch pad) clicks

That is the gist of it; basically I can no longer click (LMB or RMB) on a tab to access a window, nor can I click on an item on the right of the xfce panel. The only way to change windows is by ...
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Menus and Drop downs not being styled after upgrade to 15.04

I'm using xfce 4.12 on top of ubuntu 15.04. After upgrading to 15.04 the toolbars and menu drop downs are badly styled, look as though they havent been styled at all, just squashed together. (I cant ...
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How can I disable KDE sounds in Xfce (Vivid)? Or: Why is systemsettings empty?

I'm running Xubuntu 15.04 (vivid), and have a few KDE apps installed (kdevelop, konqueror). I would like to disable their notification sounds. I know that this issue has been discussed before, and ...
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Gaming theme for Ubuntu/Xubuntu [on hold]

I've been looking for a new theme for my Xfce setup. I was looking for something like "HUD evolution", that is avaible for windows, but found nothing. Anyone knows a good "retro" theme like this one? ...
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Ubuntu & XFCE - Guake transparency

I have Guake installed on Ubuntu with XFCE, problem with transparency. Instead windows below I see desktop wallpaper, what I can do with this problem?
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Wacom CTL-480-S detected but not properly working

I have been struggling for the past three days trying to configure the aforementioned tablet using xsetwacom commands grouped in shell scripts and it works almost perfectly, aside from the fact that ...
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Remove DBUS support from an application

I'm trying to remove an application from the sound indicator menu (smplayer), and every time I remove it using dconf-editor, if I launch it again, it adds itself back. Is there an .so file or ...
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Xfce background dimming while maximized

I'm modifying my desktop. I made one panel 97 wide so the corners don't touch the end of the monitor. But when I maximize a window, these corners have my wallpaper surrounding them. It looks quite ...
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External keyboard not working on laptop

I've got a ThinkPad T430 laptop with a wireless Logitech K520 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE. The Logitech keyboard works fine when logging into Ubuntu, but then it stops ...
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What might cause a laptop to suddenly turn itself off while running Ubuntu, but not while running Windows?

A friend was complaining that her 3 year old Windows Vista install was taking "up to an hour" to become usable after booting, so I offered to take a look at it. There was a whole mess of stuff ...
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Add Custom Emblem in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04

I would like to add my own custom emblems in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04. I have created the necessary 10x10, 16x16, 22x22, etc. png files for my emblem and copied them here at their corresponding ...
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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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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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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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xrdp and xfce4 Ubuntu 14.04 slow refreshrate

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit and I am connecting via windows rdp to my ubuntu machine that has xrdp with xfce4 session. Network is 40mbps/5mbps. RDP to a windows machine from a windows machine ...
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Lower window with double click on title bar in xfce4

In the xfce4 window manager settings under Advanced I can choose a double-click action for the title bar, but Lower is not provided. So I tried the xfce4-settings-editor > xfwm4 > ...
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Xubuntu, XFCE Customization

I've very recently installed Xubuntu and I wanted to inquire about a few things regarding customization: How do I get a panel I've created to stick be behind active windows at all times? Basically ...
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After logging in through a display manager, xfce presents me with only a cursor and wallpaper (no icons, menus, etc.)

I had a hard drive stop working last week. Not a big problem, I just purchased a new one and restored the latest backup (I back it up using rsync on it while it is running). I get the computer working ...
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Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
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Switch windows only in current workspace and display

I have recently acquired a second display for use with my laptop running Ubuntu with xfce and compiz. However, one thing that has been bugging me is window switching: my second monitor has some ...
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Desktop icons not showing up in xubuntu (and I cant right click on the desktop)

In xubuntu, my desktop icons have dissapeared. I can not remember the cause, but if I do, I will edit this and put it here. Also, when I try to right click on the desktop, nothing happens. I have ...
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lightdm login gives blank screen then returns to lightdm

After typing in my password in lightdm, I get a blank screen and then I'm returned to lightdm. I'm unable to find any obvious problems in /var/log/lightdm or /var/log/Xorg.0.log (though I'm happy to ...
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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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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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(X)Ubuntu 14.04 LTS completely freezes on my Alienware 14

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and Xubuntu 14.04 LTS afterward) on my Alienware 14 (specs below) in dual boot with Windows 8.1 x64. I'm experiencing random and sporadic freezes (the mouse is not ...
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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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Mugshot don't recognize user password

I've created a user for my wife on xfce and when she assigns a picture to her user in Mugshot and confirms her password it says the password is wrong, shes using her login password, that's the one ...
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how to turn off wake up from suspension by keyboard in Xubuntu? [on hold]

how to turn off wake up from suspension by keyboard in Xubuntu? It's my Lenovo laptop problem
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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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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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Unable to connect DSL with “failed in libnm-glib” error

I keep getting this message (1) Creating object for path '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1' failed in libnm-glib. I thought it was problem in Ubuntu Mate but when I download ...
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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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Xfce Panel Crashing When Adding a Desktop File

Just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04, and after trying to add a desktop file as a shortcut to the panel found that the panel crashes and the desktop file is not added as a shortcut when it ...
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How to get xfce4 desktop at startup without the bloat?

I'm trying to keep things fairly minimal, but it's tough! (Judging by what I read online, I have to pick for myself one of each of these: a display manager a greeter a window manager a desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce loads to black screen after login, after group skype on XP partition

Ubuntu 14.04 loads to black screen after login and doesn't recognise my second monitor. I hadn't made any recent changes other than a standard automatic software update yesterday - everything has been ...
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xubuntu 15.04 - rabbitvcs context menu not showing

I've installed these packages already, and restarted the OS several times but still the context-menu is not shown: rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-thunar thunarx-python ...
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What is tumblerd?

I've recently switched to Xubuntu and just noticed a process I've not come across before---tumblerd that was eating about 100MB. I can't find much information about this, except for this on ...
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How to customize Xubuntu with remastersys?

I've been trying to make my own custom xubuntu-based distro. I thought I understood how to import settings and features and repackage using remastersys, but apparently not. One of the features ...
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Most of the UI elements are missed (Xubuntu or XFCE4 over Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox)

I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine using the official mini.iso image and decided to try Xubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop But ...
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Speed up first launch time of some applications (in this case: filemanager, xfce panel addon)

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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Install stable release of xfce 4.12 [duplicate]

I want to install the stable release of xfce 4.12 on my Xubuntu 14.04.2. However, when I add the repository (ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12) via terminal I get a message about these being pre-releases and ...
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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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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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Buttons in panel shift down when active (xfce, xubuntu)

You can see here five applications launched in the one time, four of them are rolled up and one active is chrome browser. Somehow icon of the current active application are shifted down for the few ...