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How to change `ibus` keyboard layout in XFCE?

I'm running Lubuntu 16.04, but I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I mostly use that desktop environment. I needed a phonetic Tamil keyboard layout, so for that I had to install something called ...
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How can I sort Xfce's whisker menu list alphabetically?

I have xfce4-panel 4.12 and as you see in screenshot, the Whisker menu is not sorted. I didn't find any option for sorting the menu so the question is how can I sort it alphabetically ? I can only ...
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Can I unhide the panel in XFCE 4.10 using a key press rather than using mouse cursor hover to reveal it?

I would like to be able to unhide the XFCE panel by pressing a key instead of placing the mouse cursor at the edge of the screen. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 but updated to XFCE 4.10
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xfce create Launcher for .sh with parameters

Im trying to create a launcher but I never worked with a desktop environment before. The file is placed at /home/Teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh and needs the parameter start to run. I've ...
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xubuntu: stop gnome-keyring-daemon from impersonating ssh-agent

I want to use the real ssh-agent instead of gnome-keyring in xubuntu. I followed the steps from http://dtek.net/blog/how-stop-gnome-keyring-clobbering-opensshs-ssh-agent-ubuntu-1204, but gnome keyring ...
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xfce - how to pin app to workspace during execution

Running Xubuntu 16.04. (This is not related to "session restore on startup" as that works fine :) My browser (Chrome) is on workspace 1 and my Slack app is on workspace 2. Whenever I click a link ...
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How to Integrate Dropbox in Thunar?

How can I integrate Dropbox into Thunar? I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.12 installed via PPA, and thunar-dropbox-plugin has been broken. I have also heard that it is not working on Xubuntu ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot ...
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Why does Xfce sometimes not properly load the theme (Appearance) on login?

Sometimes when I log in, Xfce (4.10, on Xubuntu-14.04) doesn't look right at all – the colour theme is an odd mixture of the correct settings (Xfce-darkness, in my case) and what's presumably ...
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Xfce forgets desktop icons positions

Sometimes, after logging out and in, Xubuntu forgets the positions of the desktop icons and re-arranges them on top-left as default. I have tried a proposed solution on a similar subject. This locks ...
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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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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How can I install XFCE along side unity?

I would like to be able to install XFCE to run alongside unity so I can choose, upon startup, which DE I use, without breaking any features of either DE. Following this: Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: a ...
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Xfce vs. Unity - Performance and Ease

I just purchased a laptop with rather low specs, and was thinking of installing Xubuntu with Xfce. On my current laptop, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. My question is in regards to ...
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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 ...
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No sound on Acer Chromebook 11 running 12.04 (precise) with xfce?

I recently installed xfce on my acer chromebook 11 and i tried to watch a video in youtube but the sound didnt work. I've tried some different things i found on google but i cant seem to find one that ...
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How to make apps window appear TopMiddle centered instead of the default TopLeft centered in Xubuntu 16.04?

I would love to have Terminal window (as well as many other programs) appear centered TopMiddle, not TopLeft as it always do. TopMiddle makes me look straight, TopLeft puts strain to my eyes and neck, ...
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make qt programs look good under XFCE?

I use xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because XFCE is gtk and most programs use gtk theme, but some programs use qt and thus don't use gtk themes ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 log out menu won't go away

Fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04 i386 on a Viewsonic VOT132 After a few minutes, the "Log out" box pops up on its own. Pressing escape will make it disappear, but it always pops right back up within a ...
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16.04 GPU murdering the onboard CPU (XFCE screen tearing expirement)? [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time understanding what is happening with my hardware. For context: I'm using an MSI laptop equipt with an i7 and gtx970m, both appear to work. XFCE screen tearing was giving me ...
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Is there a way to force the focus on a specific screen?

I'm using xfce and I have two screens. When I want to focus on the top window of a screen I have to TAB until I find it or click on it. That's very inefficient I think and I'm looking for a way to ...
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How to resize windows exactly in XFCE?

I was wondering if, in XFCE (my laptop is older and Unity is slow) it is possible to resize windows to exact pixel amounts? e.g. Let's say I want a 501x504px window. Is this possible? Even if the ...
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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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Running xfce4-power-manager as daemon with ubuntu 14.04 and awesome

I'm running default ubuntu 14.04 in combination with awesome WM 3.5.9. To enable proper suspend when I close my laptop lid I enable xfce4 after login through the following awesome command which makes ...
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XFCE theme is not applied to certain elements

I use Ubuntustudio as OS which uses XFCE4 and GTK-2. I have used it for almost two years now with the theme "NOX". But recently some GUI-elements seem not to be affected by the theme anymore. For ...
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Xubuntu Shift Key weird default behaviour

I've not managed to find a solution to this and it's driving me mad! I have a VM installation of Xubuntu 16.04 and neither of the shift keys work on it by default. Some shortcuts that include shift do ...
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XFCE4 Network Manager

My standard Kubuntu 10.04 installation works perfectly but now I'm trying the lighter xfce window manager. I can't find any gui tool to configure networks. Someone on the web talks about the gnome ...
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GTK (Xfce) touchpad smooth scrolling as in mousepad 0.4.0?

Recently installed Xubuntu 16 and surprised with so smooth scrolling in mousepad with touchpad, really love it. Is this possible make such everywhere? OR maybe - try to drag scrollbar - movement will ...
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How to hide window borders?

I recently saw that on Manjaro (with XFCE4) it is possible to hide the top border of windows. So the title bar together with the minimize, maximize, close etc. buttons were not visible anymore. Is ...
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How to restore Xfce default panel colors?

I would like to restore the default panel colors. I had recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and then Xfce 4.12. Xfce brought a dark task bar, I think. I experimented with the 3 themes from ubuntu ...
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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 can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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How to change Alt-Tab behaviour in Xfce ? - Window order

Alt-tab in xfce has a strange behaviour. I.E. if I switch from Chrome to Kate and then I press alt-tab once again i am not in Chrome again sometimes, but in another Window. That is very annoying when ...
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All docks cause an unsightly line through the desktop

When the plank dock is active on my computer, it causes an unsightly line that pierces through the desktop, as shown here: Problems with Plank dock This line does not just go through the wallpaper, ...
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how do I exit from xfce4-screenshooter -r without taking a picture?

so I'm been trying to simulate Xubuntu to work similarly to the stuff I often do on my MacBookPro. One of the things I often do is to create a screenshot of a region and on xUbuntu, this is done via: ...
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windows maximize to full screen and bottom hides behind the panel

I have one monitor above another. I would like to have a panel at the top of the bottom monitor and another at the bottom of the top monitor. Putting the panels in place works as expected. However, ...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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How can I delete xfce4 if I deleted crouton?

I downloaded xfce on my Chromebook, but my graphics driver isn't updated enough so I cant do a lot of the things I wanted to, and I wasn't successful at updating it so I am currently trying to delete ...
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No applications in xfce menu x2go

I'm running Xubuntu through x2go. When I run the computer locally it works fine, but when I remotely x2go into it, there are no aplications in the xfce menu - it acts as though there are no ...
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How can I safely shut down Xfce from the terminal?

I'm not looking for shutdown or reboot or the like. I want to know how to shut down Xubuntu from the terminal, by executing a command that would have the same effect as clicking the "Shutdown" button ...
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Building a Custom XFCE based Ubuntu Mini Remix distribution (14.04) on Ubuntu 14.04

I am building an Ubuntu Mini Remix Live CD (14.04) based on XFCE, and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 for this purpose. Now, what I am looking to get on the final iso is: XFCE desktop with custom (icon, ...
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How to prevent Thunar from becoming unresponsive when a network drive is detached without being unmounted

I have a NAS drive at home which I mount using sshfs. Sometimes I forget to unmount it from my laptop and take the laptop to work. But then Thunar becomes unresponsive and I usually have to restart my ...
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How to minimize windows on double-click of the window frame?

Is it possible with Xfce 4.8 (Xubuntu 12.04) to have windows minimized on double-clicking the window frames? So, for example, if File Manager is open, to just double-click on the window frame and the ...
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Remove extra space in virtual display

I am using two monitors and when moving the mouse from one to the other it disappears somewhere in the middle for a while. There is some virtual space between both monitors. I am using xfce. xrandr: ...
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OwnCloud-client 2.1.1 crashes: Aborted (Core dumped)

The last output of... owncloud --logfile <home/username/filename> ...is: ASSERT: "!_runningNow" in file /usr/src/packages/BUILD/src/libsync/owncloudpropagator.cpp, line 669 aborted core ...
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xfce launcher problems with java programs

I'm having a bit of strangeness with all forms of the launcher (desktop and panel) when it comes to java programs. I add for example IntelliJ Idea from the whisker menu to a panel and it has the ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 all icons disappeared after update

My all icons have disappeared after update, I tried selecting different icon themes but still no icons are showing no icons
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Networks show “Ethernet Network () Device Not Managed” (Xubuntu)

Could not find this question, so apologies if it is a duplicate. I am running Xubuntu on a Lenovo Yoga 211 as my only OS. I do not have an Ethernet port, and as such have of course never tried to ...
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I'm looking for the full info on how to install xfce4 from ubuntu mini [closed]

I have been down with with torn ligaments in my ankle for 7 weeks now, so I'm looking for the full info on to do a mini ubuntu install and not choose any desktop environment. I want to install xfce4 ...
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unrecognized Sierra 5570/8805

I have a problem. I know you have heard it many times. I have a tablet Dell Venue 11 5130 with wwan/wi-fi card Sierra 8805 but in the system it is 5570e. I have needed for my work some easy-carry ...