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xfdesktop doesn't work properly (right click, icons on desktop, and etc) when using font terminus (Xubuntu (with XFCE)

I spent some time really setting up my desktop how I like it and I really love the font terminus. But when I use it on either appearance or window manager (and or the tweaks application) after ...
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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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java on xfce4 (package has no installation canadate!?)

So i wanted to get minecraft on my chromebook but i need java for that so i go to my terminal and type: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk...and it says: package 'sun-java6-jdk' has no ...
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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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Dock (functionally) similar to Unity or Windows 7

I've been running Gnome (v1 and v2) and use xfce now. But ever since I gave Unity a try when Ubuntu shipped it as default a couple years ago (and have been using Win7 for some games), I've been ...
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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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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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Keyboard repeat/delay is reset when plugging in usb keyboard in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce

Every time I plug in an external keyboard to my laptop the keyboard repeat and delay are set to the slow default. My current workaround is to open the keyboard settings dialog and slightly move the ...
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Boot “hangs” when NVIDIA binary driver is installed

THE BACKGROUND Installed a fresh version of Xubuntu 15.04 and started up a game (Team Fortress 2), to my surprise it ran horribly even though I have a GTX 970. My system apparently recognized the ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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How to lock the screen in XFCE?

How do I lock the screen in XFCE? I mean I have xflock4 enabled to Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace combination but that locks/mutes it all including running applications like music players. When I click Lock ...
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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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USB recognition of external device

I'm running trusty xfce 14.4 on a Samsung Chromebook 2 basically i want to update an external device (UE boom portable speaker) via wine (the updater program for the speaker is only supported by ...
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Terminal blank in xrdp to xfce4 desktop

I am using Remmina from my laptop (14.04) to access my home computer (14.04) running xrdp. I installed xfce4 to be the remote desktop and, mostly, it appears to be working well. However when I bring ...
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Scaled up Chrome window

Since a few months I have a problem with Chrome browser. It always worked perfect but one day I turned Chrome on and it appeared like rescaled up. The window and interface became huge, interface icons ...
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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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Could firefox be causing system crash?

Originally the title for this question was: Could my USB3 SSD be causing my system to crash? But then I realized that all three times that linux has crashed this week, I was working in Firefox. I'm ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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How to lock desktop icons on XFCE

I'm wondering if is there any way to have a functionality like in KDE: I can set icons to be "locked", so they will not change of location. But in XFCE when I start a game in 800*600 resolution and ...
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How do I play superhot

I have a chromebook running unity. I have also tried Plasma and XFCE. None of them have worked so far. To my knowledge I have tried or have everything on the other 2 forums regarding superhot. ...
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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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Problem installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 (Crouton)

I'm using 12.04 with Xfce on a Chromebook using crouton. The package downloads and says it needs to install proprietary software. It seems to finish and then just does nothing. It also does nothing ...
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Can't open Ubuntu from Chromebook

I use Ubuntu XFCE4 and I just upgraded to 14.04. So I rebooted my computer like it asked and when I tried to boot into Ubuntu, it came up with the usual message about an error and that it closed ...
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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 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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Why does indicator-sound-service use so much memory?

What can it possibly be doing to require that much memory? Thanks. -Erik charm /etc/xdg/xfce4 282# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid STAT ...
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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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What are image viewer in linux that supports webp image fogmat?

Is there any way to see webp foto from thunar with XFCE DE? There was a similar question, but it was about nautilus. Then to get webp thumbs a tumbler (the Xfce thumbnailing service) must support, ...
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Xfce themes customization

Is there a easy way to customize XFCE themes? What I want is to change colours or use part of one theme in another(eg. scroll bar). I tried to find some tutorials but everything seemed so ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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Xubuntu. Suddenly black

This is what my desktop looks like now. It's completely useless, will not do anything. Nothing to right click won't even minimize a program when it's clicked on. I've had this problem before and ...
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Panel on the right: how?

I love the right panel I use in Windows (see the picture). I tried to mimick the same under Ubuntu interface, also via XFCE and OpenBox. NONE of them support this option natively, everywhere you need ...
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I can't install XFCE ( xubuntu desktop)

I tried sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. It turned out like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Missing Wine Program Folder in Xubuntu 14.04-LTS

After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown: Deinstall Wine ...
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Login screens in xfce

I use two screens (named: '2.Dell Inc 23"' and '1.Goldstar Company Ltd 19"'). I would like to set '2.Dell Inc 23"' as the screen that the login and boot splash appear and not on both together. How do ...
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How can I add miniature pictures to XFCE folders?

Running Xubuntu here, how can I add miniature pictures to the folders like in Windows?
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Unable to Disable Power Button | Ubuntu 14.04.2 running Xfce 4.10

This is my first question here, so if I goof on a convention kindly let me know. Configuration: Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Xfce 4.10 using crouton on an Acer c720 Chromebook Issue: The default behavior ...
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04 [closed]

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 do I setup a second monitor (extended display) in Xfce?

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 on a Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro. I have a second monitor of a different, smaller resolution that I would like to connect as an extension to my desktop using a mini-display port ...
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Xubuntu/xfce with GNOME 3 like application launcher and application switcher

Is it possible to either install the application launcher and application switcher (alt + tab in GNOME 3) from GNOME 3 or something similar in xfce? I like to create a portable and light-weight Ubuntu ...
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XFCE / Xubuntu: Centering the name of the launchers on the Desktop?

How does one center the names of launchers on the desktop on Xubuntu, if the name has multiple lines? This is how it is: This is what i want it to be:
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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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) Since the option applies for all the windows in Xfce, is it possible to disable that option ...
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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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Xubuntu 15.04 black screen after screen lock

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12 in a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop, model 3442. Whenever I lock my screen, then put my password and unlock it, the screen brightness gets very low, it's almost as if ...
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What shows you the package you can install to get a command?

I have noticed on other Ubuntu machines when you don't have Maven and you try mvn it tells you to install maven or maven2. This does not happen on my xfce, how do I enable it?
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Distance between folders inside “Icon view” mode (Nautilus)

I'm using two different file managers, and there one annoying thing which I admit in Nautilus. On the picture below you can see how beautiful Thunar show "Icon view" and how it's look in Nautilus on ...
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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 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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Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity update to Xfce

I was wondering if it is possible to change my environment from Unity to Xfce on my Ubuntu 15.04 without changing the whole system to Xubuntu. If I'm assuming correctly, Xubuntu is a separate system, ...