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Switch Desktop Environment from Command Line

I have Ubuntu Gnome installed on a headless box. I use SSH or VNC to connect to it. I'm trying to switch to XFCE and I've got it installed, but the tutorials say to log out, and select the desktop ...
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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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Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
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Copy xfce4 configuration files from one user to another

Well, it seems easy but I can't get it. I've created a template user wich I use to create or update another users configuration. To update configuration from the user template to another user I run: ...
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How to get the 'normal' Xubuntu/Xfce panel indicator?

I have used the method linked here to replace Unity with Xubuntu/Xfce and all went perfectly. The only problem is the way the indicator plugin looks in the Xfce panel. It is this version: But it ...
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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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I tried sudo apt-get install, but then don't see the application — kindle paperwhite help?

my ultimate goal is to manage my kindle paperwhite with my chromebook, an acer c720p i don't think it's possible to mount a kindle paperwhite on just the chromebook. so i used crouton to install ...
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Problem when I download things

I have a chromebook with ubuntu xfce. I'm trying to download an auto clicker. I typed $ cd ~/Downloads && wget -c ...
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How do i download an auto clicker for ubuntu xfce?

i tried downloading an auto clicker and when it was done downloading if i opened the file it said "Failed to open File" and if i tried to extract it, it said "Could not open archive, MIME-type ...
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How do i download things using Ubuntu xfce?

I'm on a Chromebook and i just got ubuntu xfce on it. I'm not sure how to download things. Do i even need to use the terminal to download? (Let's say i wanna download Skype) Can i go directly to the ...
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Xubuntu and Ubuntu's display managers coexisting

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Xfce via the 'xubuntu-desktop' package to try it out. After a couple days I decided to get back to Unity so I removed it and several other packages it came with. ...
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How to make PXE boot auto detect monitors and setup dual monitors

I'm currently can boot a Ubuntu PXE. but the problem is with multi-monitors. I have to run xrandr command to get the dual monitors up. with suggest from How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE? xrandr ...
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Is there a more elegant way blanking out a sub-menu in XFCE?

I am creating a login for my daughter under XFCE and I wanted to keep the all the top level folders/directories under application menu visible but to blank out the contents of those that would just ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 desktop icons disordered

Since the 14.10 update, the desktop icons are arranged automatically every time the computer is restarted. It is really annoying. Is there a way to avoid that?
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How do I increase the terminal border size in xfce?

The terminal (and other applications) borders seem to be only 1 pixel wide which makes them almost impossible to click. I am aware that alt+right click has the same function, but I need the borders ...
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Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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xfce4-cpugraph-plugin does not show cpu usage

in my xfce panel when i add a xfce4-cpugraph-plugin item it does not show the CPUs usage, after the installation all was working, but after few day something happened (theme changing?). what could i ...
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Deluge: missing systray icon in XFCE Panel (Xubuntu)

I installed the latest Deluge version, i enabled both "enable tray icon" and "minimize in tray when closing", but i can't see any tray icon and if i close the program i can't see anything at all and ...
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no sound in xfce4 after chrome os update

this morning, 12/14/14, i allowed chrome os to "update and shut down." on reboot, i logged into xfce4 which is my primary workspace, and i had no sound. additionally, youtube videos load but do not ...
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Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut

Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut? for example to open the first window on the left Ctrl+1, to open the second window on the left Ctrl+2. Im using xfce4 at this moment, ...
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Ubuntu Studio does not start with XFCE desktop but the other one. How to fix?

I have installed ubuntu studio 14.04 and when I changed desktop from the login screen it can't change back to xfce. I select xfce but it logs me in the other desktop environment. Any ideas why that ...
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Minimizing Or Closing Apps Cause Ubuntu To Freeze

So I want to try Gnome Environment and XFCE Environment, So I installed Both of them But I Did Disable Unity Plug-ings. But some How I managed to Uninstalled Both Environment and Got back my Unity. ...
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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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Networking is disabled after waking up from hibernation sometimes

Sometimes when I hibernate my laptop It's not able to connect to internet(neither ethernet or wi-fi) after waking up. The icon on panel says "Networking disabled" and can't be switched back on by ...
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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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CTRL+F5 in Google Chrome in XFCE

I have installed Ubuntu with unity by default, but compiz + java develop is less then sufficient with a ATI graphic card, so, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. The problem is: In Google chrome ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Gray screent after start up

My Xubuntu always display a gray desktop after starting up. I cannot even right click on desktop. The issue can only fixed if I logout and then login again. Anyone can help me figure out what's ...
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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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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform Shift+Home to select content from caret to start of string, while NumLock is turned off. But if in that case I press just Home, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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How to set up FreeNX server?

Everything I find about FreeNX is 4 years old and does not apply anymore. The most recent source seems to be this: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/NX It also states that there is no more 'nxsetup' script ...
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No display after wake up. Using 14.04.1 + xfce4

Basic info: Completely fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an HP pavilion g4-1303au laptop, by bootable USB. ISO image was downloaded on 05 September, 2014 through torrent acquired from the official ...
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awesome overwrote xfce notifications

I installed awesome and i3 to try out fully tiled window managers, and it looks like the styling from awesome's notifications has overtaken xfce4's. Neither notify-osd nor notification-daemon are ...
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com.canonical.indicator.sound visible key is gone

I was missing the sound indicator from the xfce4 unity notification indicator panel, so I tried the steps in Sound icon missing from top menu to fix it. I discovered that ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do ...
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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 set exact position of external monitor in XFCE?

There are few basic options to set up and external monitor in XFCE including "expand to right/left" but that's not enough I want to set position exactly because my monitors have different size. How ...
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How to apply patch in Xfce4-settings

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with xcfe4 , I use a display with HDMI and I have this bug: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11107 . There are a couple of proposed patches I would like to try. Could ...
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Make gnome-desktop clock larger

I use Xfce with gnome-screensaver. Is it possible to change the font size of the date/time in the lock screen (on the top bar) without making any changes to font sizes elsewhere? Thank you
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Screenshots goes back in time on Xubuntu 14.04

I've been having a very weird bug with taking screenshots on Xubuntu in which it proceeds to time travel in the past and THEN take a screenshot. Indeed, instead of taking a screenshot of what I am ...
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How to increase audio levels on Xfce?

I have Ubuntu installed and installed Xfce as the interface which I run because it's faster. Since I am using a laptop, my speakers are sometimes much lower than what I like them to be which is why ...
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How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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How to make VNC Server work with ubuntu-desktop without xfce

I have Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 and I want to know weather it's possible to install vnc4server and make it work with ubuntu-desktop (and not xubuntu-desktop) without installing xfce4. I think I have ...
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Workaround for the xfce indicator plugin

The xfce "indicator plugin" keeps crashing with almost all apps. However I need it. I just want it to keep trying to restart itself automatically (preferably every 10 seconds) instead of displaying ...
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ALT-F3, ALT-F2 doesn't show important applications and files. How to index Xfce/Xubuntu Settings Manager in xfce4-appfinder?

When searching with Alt-F2 or Alt-F3 (that is with xfce4-appfinder) there is no access to the very numerous, important and very often used contents of Settings Manager. It can find Settings ...
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How to restore the Unity login screen after installing Xubuntu desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed an Xubuntu desktop on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 system using this command: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop gksu leafpad synaptic from this site: After logging out and ...
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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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Enable sound for PXE Boot Client

I'm trying to follow the instruction here https://communities.vmware.com/thread/390022?start=30&tstart=0 to create a PXE boot client over PXE Server I'm able to deploy the server and the client is ...
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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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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 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 ...