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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 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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How do I remove an xfce4-panel bar without using the properties window?

I kinda messed something up, long story short: one of the bars of the xfce4-panel covers up the settings window, so I can't remove the bar using the properties window. I can fully use the xfce4-panel, ...
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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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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keyboard stops working

I am running ubuntu studio 14.04 (xfce) and sometimes my keyboard just stops working, this includes the ability to bring up the log out menu with the start button. I believe I have experienced the ...
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Correct way to create a Desktop Entry file of Directory type?

What elements should I define in a Desktop Entry file of Directory type for xfce? Although it can be created using thunar file manager by right clicking on the folder, so what I want to know is that ...
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GUI to mount disk images (iso, etc) in Xubuntu?

Given that something like Furius ISO Mount installs Nautilus and other stuff in Xfce, what would be more recommendable in Xubuntu? It seems that a such application must have some level of integration ...
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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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Desktop Background Folder won't save with existing setting

I'm having a problem with Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Backgrounds. I originally set Folder to Backgrounds Hiking for each of two monitors (in a 4 workspace configuration and Apply to all ...
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Starting a script in a Desktop icon

I have the following .desktop file on my Desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Robomongo Comment=Launch Robomongo Exec=/usr/local/robomongo-0.8.4-i386/bin/robomongo.sh ...
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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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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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What is the best way of monitoring GPU temperature in Xubuntu 14.04 when using the OpenSource driver?

I had a severe problem with GPU temperature in 12.04 and even later, and even if that seems gone in 14.04, I want to keep an eye on my GPU. Is there a program that would display that, in the ...
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Xfce on Xubuntu issues with WINE

I am having a heck of a time getting WINE to work correctly in Xfce on Xubuntu. I need to use Photoshop CS, thus need to use WINE, but VM's are not an option as it's a pain to manage files back and ...
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Thunar custom action to open terminal as root

How to edit the custom action that would open a root Terminal in a given folder? Here it says to use gksu terminal here to add gksu “xfce4-terminal –default-working-directory=%f” But they don't ...
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No Sound in ARM HP Chromebook Ubuntu 14.04 with Crouton

UPDATE: I finally got my sound to work! All I had to do was update crouton. The following link explains how to do it: http://pastebin.com/uMJyYA4n I replaced "raring" with "trusty" because I'm ...
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Fresh install Xubuntu 14.04 boots with no windows manager

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04 alongside my active Windows OS on a 1 TB drive, partitioning ~300 GB for Xubuntu. The install went smoothly, except when I boot Xubuntu, I am left with just a ...
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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 uninstall Xubuntu? [duplicate]

My Nan was originally on Windows XP so I changed it to Ubuntu. She had problems using it so I changed it to Xubuntu (as I could make it look similar to Windows and she woul d find it easier to use. ...
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XRDP session disable screenlets

I recently began using screenlets in my local xsession which is the default unity environment. Now I'm also using XRDP for remote sessions on same user account, but unlike in local, the remote ...
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Uninstalling Xubuntu and returning to Ubuntu

Using 14.04 I'm having a problem removing Xubuntu, so I can return to regular Ubuntu. I tried removing: sudo apt-get remove abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview ...
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Is it possible to use the Unity Dash search features in a different enviornment, such as XFCE? [duplicate]

I have been using the Unity environment on Ubuntu, and although I enjoy the Unity Dash search feature, I want to move away from Unity to the XFCE environment. Is it possible to have the same sort of ...
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Switch to xubuntu-desktop from unity show to input icon on the toolbar

To connect to ubuntu 14.04 from windows 7 using xmanager, I installed xubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop, but when login into xubuntu-desktop, two input method icon were shown ...
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How to set up XFCE4 XKB plugin to remember settings over reboots?

Following this answer I've installed xfce - xfce4-xkb-plugin to indicate and switch keyboard layouts in XUbuntu. But it resets all the settings (languages I use and a switch layouts hotkey) every time ...
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Xfce & Docky & Thunar - Missing icon

Im using xfce in combination with docky. But when I start Thurnar via the Filemanager-icon it opens (ofc) Thurnar, but it has a wrong icon (on the very right) How to fix that? Normally, the ...
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Remove messaging icon from indicator plugin xfce panel Xubuntu 14.04

Some people don't like an email indicator on the systray (like me) and some applications don't give you this option.
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Cannot switch from xfce to chromeos back to xfce

Recently installed xfce via the lifehacker article. initially it was working fine, then at some point when i would go back to chromeos and attempt to go back to xfce, it just goes into dev console. ...
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xfce4-panel xubuntu 14.04 acting very weird

sometimes if i (left)click on the open window or menu button on the panel, it becomes right-clicked instead and context-menu appears. switching open windows with alt+tab doesn't work. the only thing ...
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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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Removing Xubuntu from Ubuntu 14.04

I've been a Ubuntu user for the past few months now, dual booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Laptop, and always trying to learn new things with Ubuntu, and I learned that it's possible to ...
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volume and brightness keys not working: xfce

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and when I was working with Unity, everything was fine but then i switched of xfce and now the keyboard shortcuts for brightness and volume control are not working. ...
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How can I disable the automatic edge flip when dragging a window to the left/right edge?

In Xubuntu, when using only one desktop, dragging windows to the left/right edge scales the windows to the left/right half of the desktop. However, when using multiple desktops this does not work ...
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How to lock option in xfce-settings-editor?

I just can't tick lock option. Nothing happens. And type field is greyed. If I run it as root - the same bug occurs.
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How do I replace xfce4-screenshooter in Xubuntu?

When I press Prnt Scrn in Xubuntu, xfce4-screenshooter starts. I also installed shutter which has many more options to customize and to compress the screenshot into a smaller, better emailable size ...
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Configure xfce4-screenshooter settings

xfce4-screenshooter is the standard screenshot program in XFCE on Xubuntu. How can I configure the settings about which format it saves the screenshot in and in which folder? I noticed, that my ...
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xset startup command not running on startup

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE as my desktop environment. After disabling screen blanking and screensaver from settings, my screen still went blank after 10 minutes no matter what I've tried. So I ...
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Xfce power manager in Xubuntu 14.04 doesn't react to my choices

Okay, so I chose to make it so that when my laptop lid closes and I'm on AC (my power cord is plugged in) it will do NOTHING. But when I close my laptop lid .. it just suspends. I've tried it like a 8 ...
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Take a screenshot of a area in xfce?

Is possible to take an screenshot of just area of my desktop using xfce? I have tried uisng Shift+Print screen, but doesn't work.. Im running 4.10 on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Issue with logout button Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I have a tedious issue with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts 64bit on my Acer E1-522 A6 5200: When I press the logout button on the menu it seems buggy. It takes a lot to the logout menu to appear and makes the ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not open

I recently changed my DE from Unity to XFCE. I really enjoyed it, but the power manager doesn't work. When I try to open it from the settings menu, I get the following error: Unable to connect to ...
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xfce loading desktop only on guest session

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox crashed while I was normally browsing the web and the whole desktop froze. I logged into another shell (ctrl-alt-n) and shutdown the system. After reboot if I login ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Problems installing xubuntu [closed]

I tried to install Xubuntu, but strange things happened. I am a newbie so bear with me. The first time I started Xubuntu and spent time with the desktop environment that I like better than Unity. ...
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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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Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings? xubuntu 12.04 x64

I want to reset the panels to defaul. I have already follow an sugested solution but it didn't work This was the solution i tried: Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings? and this is the error I ...
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Huge Wallch icon in Xubuntu 14.04 (xfce-panel)

I have strange problem. My Wallch icon is huge. See the screenshot: I removed XFCE settings and reordered items a little. How can I restore normal Wallch icon size? Update: My ...
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Fix for xubuntu/xrdp tab/autocomplete in multi-user environment

There are a number of threads throughout the internet about the xubuntu/xfce/xrdp issue where tab/autocomplete doesn't work in a remote session, and most eventually point back to this page for the ...
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How do I remove XFCE from my computer?

My computer is overheating because I got too many desktop environments installed like: MATE, Cinnamon and XFCE. I uninstalled them, but XFCE failed to uninstall. I get this error. sudo apt-get ...