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Audio controls in Xfce 4.8

I am seeing several questions similar to mine, but none of the answers are sufficient. I am pretty green with Ubuntu, so here goes: I was just automatically upgraded to Xfce 4.8 for Ubuntu studio. ...
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How to install elementary-xfce theme

i am trying to make xubuntu 14.04 to look like elementary os. I have found this repo https://github.com/shimmerproject/elementary-xfce, but have no idea how to actually apply this theme to my system. ...
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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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sound settings in xfce not showing

When I try to access the sound settings it opens the system settings windows which does not have any option that involves audio/sound settings. I am trying to use my bluetooth speakers as the audio ...
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'Activate element with one click' setting does not work

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.1 Although I set the option 'Activate element with one click' in xfce4-settings-manager / File manager settings / Behavior dialogue I still need to use double click on the ...
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Packages go missing after bootup and certain indicators don't seem to install anymore

I'm running an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04, which I frankenstein'd into Xubuntu and up to this point it's been working just fine. When I booted my computer up today, I noticed that a few icons on my dock ...
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Xfce login sesion start

I am using xubuntu 14.04. I wanted to try the kde desktop environment and installed it. I didn't like it so I uninstalled it. But after that when I log in into xubuntu sesion a get a blank screen and ...
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XFCE Indicator Applet Completely Messed Up

I recently had to reinstall Xubuntu 14.04 after Windows wiped it out. After a mildly painful (mostly caused by the installer seeming a lot more confused than usual) installation process, I was up and ...
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Upgrading xubuntu desktop environment when having manually installed package

I have an old pc on which I had installed ubuntu server (13.10) to experiment with. When I decided that an GUI would be easier, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. On upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Complicated script involving command line and XFCE Terminal

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and installed the XFCE Terminal for some reason, and what I want to do is make a script to go to a folder on my hard drive under /Server/Gen2 and run several .sh scripts in ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. However, the battery indicator in the system tray is not updating at all. If I start the ...
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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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xfce4-notifyd bubble notification background not responding to theme

I've managed to get gtk2 and gtk3 themes working nicely in xmonad on ubuntu, but now the xfce4-notifyd notification bubbles have this strange background: Whilst all other settings respond to the ...
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Shutdown of Ubuntu 14.04 requires authentication [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 (amd64) headless, but with XFCE4 as a desktop GUI installed. Because of a HWE (if I'm correct) message that I was running out of support, i upgraded today by doing a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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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 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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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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Replace XFCE4 with Cinnamon without Log-In Screen

I have a Google I/O Chrome Pixel that I've been playing around with Crouton. This is my frist real shot at Ubuntu and have made the upgrade from 12.04 -> 13.04. Using chroot I can run both Chrome OS ...
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Locate mouse helper in Xubuntu for visually impaired

I can't find a locate pointer feature (anymore) in Xubuntu. Is there an Xubuntu 13.10 (XFCE) alternative for the Show Mouse Accessibility CCSM plugin for ubuntu? My mother is slightly visually ...
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Volume louder than 100% XFCE

I know in Unity, for example, in System Settings you can toggle "Allow volume louder than 100%" on or off, however, I recently switched to Xubuntu and I can't find the option in Settings or even under ...
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Something like 'Mac OS X exposé' / 'Compiz Scale' / 'KDE Present Windows' in Openbox / LXDE / Xfce?

Is there a DE-independent utility to show all windows beside each other (i.e. emulate Mac OS X Exposé behavior) in more lightweight DEs like Openbox, LXDE or Xfce? Something like this:
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Ubuntu: Xfce or Lxde? [duplicate]

Which one is the faster and will I get all the features of Ubuntu on them? I've done a little homework too on it, I think xfce will be the better option. My pc specs aren't good enough to handle ...
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How do I use lightdm for login instead of light-locker?

I installed xubuntu on my laptop and recently removed nearly all of the xfce4 packages in favor of a kde desktop. However, light-locker is still used for the login screen. How can i remove it and ...
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Upgrade Nag - Xubuntu 13.04 (XFCE) continually asks about updating to 13.10

I've just built a system with Xubuntu 13.04 and it's continually (~ every 15 minutes) asking if I want to upgrade to 13.10. I hit the "Don't Upgrade" button and it's back again in 15 minutes or so. ...
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Xubuntu Application Menu Not Refreshing

When a new program gets installed, the item is in the edit menu area, but does not show up in the applications menu. This is fixed if I close my session of xfce and log back in, but it seems ...
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Will KDE and GTK compatible software work in Xubuntu (XFCE)?

In the software center, there is a lot of software with needs KDE or this is GTK compatible. Can this software work in Xubuntu XFCE?
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Run xfce4 desktop from terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After update I've got Unity frozen. Upper panel was all-gray, buttons on side panel didn't respond. Tried to repair, but no luck. Re enable Unity plugin and some other in ...
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unable to log in to xubuntu 14.04

I have just built a new xubuntu 14.04 (amd64; xfce desktop mgr) from scratch. But now no one can log in to the non-admin account I have just created. Not even me, the admin (sort of). I strongly ...
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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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How can I restore xubuntu without reinstalling

I installed Ubuntu, and then, finding I still didn't like Unity, a load of alternative desktops. They seem to be fighting a bit. The one I like best is xfce. Is there a way to repair the installation ...
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xfdesktop --windowlist works only sporadically when called from xbindkeys

I have xbindkeys setup to show the XFCE window list when I press the thumb button on my mouse. Here's my ~/.xbindkeysrc: # Thumb button on mouse brings up the window list "xfdesktop --windowlist" ...
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XFCE - Emulate third button in laptop

In KDE there is an option where the user can configure the double tap on the touchpad for emulating the third button. Then the user can open new tabs in Firefox or paste the content selected on the ...
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How can I achieve more control over my XFCE keyboard shortcuts?

XFCE has a great keyboard commands editor in the window manager keyboard settings area. I can change the commands that open or close windows or move to workspaces etc. But it is a bit lacking. What ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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Xubuntu 14.04 setting Primary Monitors

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 with the 331.38 drivers that I installed via the "Additional Drivers" My issue is that when ever I start up a game it starts up in the wrong monitor, to fix this I when my ...
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XFCE4 Missing Indicator Icons for Apps

I have had this problem now with two apps, they both use the libappindicator to display their indicator icons (I believe). First time I had this problem was with Ubuntuone-indicator app, now I have ...
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Ubuntu GUI 14.04 reboots

I'm an Ubuntu newbie. I have to install version 14.04 on an old machine, with only a SCSI CD-ROM and no USB boot capabilities, so an external DVD unit is out of question. I had to choose the Server ...
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Update: Disabling All Tooltips In XFCE

I was apprehensive to try this: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=310078 because it appeared it would lead me here: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8192. Deciding I couldn't deal with ...
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What are the risks if install a secondary desktop environment / interface on my ubuntu?

I know I can install different desktop UIs on Ubuntu, but I am concerned because I read that there are sometimes risks like when the config files for one desktop environment are corrupted or modified ...
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Xfce4 Alt F2 - xfrun4 command impotent in 14.04 Trusty

I get used to run simple commands using Alt+F2 shortcut in 12.04 LTS Precise. Most of them needed sudo, others dont but mostly those are simply terminal commands. So there must be checked "Run in ...
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Xfce Disabling Tooltips

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04. While tooltips are the bane of my existence, I have questions about disabling them. I have launcher's tooltips disabled in the panel because there's obviously a setting for ...
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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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How do I switch between Xfce and unity?

How do I switch between Xfce and unity, after I installed Unity form the Software Center? I've looked online and experimented and failed to find a the answer for this. How do I switch from Xfce to ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu?

There are many derivatives to Ubuntu, of which Xubuntu is one, using XFCE as a desktop environment. One can install Xubuntu directly from an ISO or install XFCE as an alternative session on Ubuntu. I ...
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Does XFCE have a sticky edges option or plugin?

I'm using two monitors and really enjoyed the sticky edges feature of GNOME. Does XFCE have something similar? Sticky edges, in Unity, meant that when moving the mouse between your two displays, it ...
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In xfce4, how to set the critical value on the battery level?

In xfce4, xfce4-power-manager handles hibernation or suspend when battery power is critical. xfce4-power-manager-settings enables one to change the action but not the critical value. How to set the ...
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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xfce-mixer does not work as expected

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I chagne to xfce 4.6. Then I found that I can get no voice when I play a mp3 using the audacious or watch some video in youtube. And I found the xfce-mixer which is used ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make ...