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Switched to Compiz for OpenGL on Xubuntu 12.04, now laptop screen doesn't turn on after a suspend

I recently added the CompizConfig settings manager to resolve screen tearing while watching full screen video (it worked! no more tearing!) but now every time I close the laptop screen and the system ...
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Automatically Shade Window on Unfocus

I have certain windows (for example, Empathy) that I want to be automatically roll up (or shade) upon being unfocused and to roll down (or un-shade) when focused. I can manually roll the windows up ...
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Nexus 7 can't rotate in xfce?

I installed xfce4 on my Nexus 7 running Ubuntu and after logging into it, I noticed that the desktop is basically stuck in portrait mode because auto-rotation doesn't work in it (I tried logging in ...
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Ubuntuone-indicator icon missing in XFCE4 bar

I know for a fact that before I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11 the ubuntuone-indicator icon worked just fine. I upgraded to the new Ubuntu and XFCE4 instead of Gnome and now the icon is a nothing ...
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How can I hide a single appliction in the xfce taskbar?

Cisco's Anyconnect - when running - has both an icon in the tray and in the taskbar. The tray icon as everything that I need and therefore I'd like to not have the Anyconnect client show up in the ...
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Is there a setting that makes all windows pop up in a specific display in XFCE?

I'm currently using dual monitors in XFCE. I have the position of the screens set up just fine, but when I open new applications, they always show up on the screen that's on the left. (Which is my ...
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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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How To Install XFCE Twice, side by side?

I would love to be able to have 2 XFCE installations on Ubuntu, side by side as if they were separate desktop environments (eg KDE & XFCE). Anyone know how I can do this? I understand it's an odd ...
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Trying to remap Caps Lock in Xubuntu, but Keyboard Layouts Plugin resets everything

I am using Keyboard Layouts Plugin to switch between two layouts. I want to remap Caps Lock to underscore "_" First I empty Caps Lock, or otherwise caps lock will do both – toggle caps and produce ...
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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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Why are items missing from System Settings; how do I get them back?

My settings window currently looks like this: Obviously, a lot of items should be there and they aren't. They have been present before in XFCE and in Unity. I've seen other questions about losing ...
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Xbuntu 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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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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How can I make windows go fullscreen when snapping to the top of the screen in xfce?

You know how in unity when you grab a window and snap it to the top of the screen it will go fullscreen? Im currently using xubuntu but when I snap the window to the top it will just fill the top half ...
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Xfce top panel indicator problem

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, 64 bit The output of xfce4-about is xfce4-about-Message: No vendor information found in "/usr/share/xfce4/vendorinfo However I believe I'm using 4.12 but... ...
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Ubuntu keeps enabling panning and tracking for dual monitor setup

I have two monitors connected to my box (nvidia graphics with proprietary driver). Everything was fine until I updated to saucy (not using default ubuntu desktop but xfce). After the update the ...
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How to start xfce4 session inside upstart user session?

I would like to use a upstart user session to run some jobs under user control. My machine has mythbuntu installed which means I have lightdm which starts an xfce4-session. How should I replace my ...
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How do I show memory use graphically in the Xfce panel?

Xubuntu has a nice way of showing network data flow in the panel; put the Network Monitor in the panel and choose the network interface. I know that Gnome has a similar feature in its System Monitor ...
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Ubuntu Chromium sometimes doesn't load pages

This is my Chromium version string: 32.0.1700.107 (Developer Build 32.0.1700.107-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20140204.972.1) Ubuntu 13.10 I am having issues with pages loading. Immediately after opening the ...
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xfce panel with “close” button

I'm using xubuntu 13.1 with xfce 4.1 and i ask myself if it's possible to get something like a "close" button for each open application in the xfce panel. (Hope the image helps to understand what i ...
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XFCE blank screen 13.10

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu gnome 13.10 , and installed xubuntu-desktop on the side. With my last installation(still 13.10) everything worked fine. This time, howevere logging into XFCE flashes a ...
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Xfce-Volumed Messes Up My Shortcuts

I recently switched my to a new motherboard and processor which seemed to have messed up my volume shortcuts a bit. The notifications were displaying but the volume would not change after further ...
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Can't set xfce4-mailwatch-plugin to watch my claws MH directory

I experience difficulties to configure xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. I use claws as email client - it seems to store mails in MH format, so it's is indeed possible to connect it with the plugin. But I ...
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Xubuntu not shutting down

I've installed the xubuntu-desktop package onto my Ubuntu 13.10 install. I like the look and the feel of the Xubuntu desktop however, I'm running into several issues: Shutting down / logging out ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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How can I make Xfce click when changing the volume?

In Unity, when I change the volume, I'll see a notification and hear a click sound to indicate the current volume. In Xfce, there's a notification too, but no click. I want to hear a click too. How ...
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Errors on Xfce startup, update-notifier-crash

I get an error pop-up every time I log in, it says system service crashed or some thing like that.. I'm pretty sure this is what is happening.. any insight? openConnection: connect: No such ...
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Configuring splash screen to fully cover the boot

I'm trying to set the splash screens for the whole boot, from the selection in grub until DE fully loads. My DE is xfce 4.10, running xubuntu 13.10. Now, I have the default plymounth xubuntu theme, ...
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Mutiple music player play pause toggle problem

In my setup I use xfce. xfce does not have any method to control the playing and pausing of music players, so I wrote my own script to control the play\pause, next, and previous commands. The problem ...
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Acer Aspire running Ubuntu 13.04 running slow/locking up with xfce

I'm having serious speed problems with my laptop lately. I had been experiencing periodic lock ups using Windows 7, so I switched to Ubuntu (Raring, 13.04). I eventually install xfce in order to help ...
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sometimes xfce4-power-manager stuck

sometimes the xfce4-power-manager does not show up in the panel and it`s not working at all, and sometimes is working. when it`s not working I have 2 solutions: log out, and log in. start system ...
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Turning Backlight on on external Monitor

I have a lenovo laptop running xubuntu smoothly. I plugged in a dvi monitor with a hdmi to dvi wire. The display works perfectly for two seconds then the backlight turns off. I cant find a way to ...
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How can I exclude a (already via fstab mounted) single partition from automounting?

Since I moved my (encrypted ecryptfs) /home to new partition on another disk and modifying my fstab, Xfce shows a shaded device icon on my desktop, which mounts the same partition (as it is done with ...
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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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Show window size while resizing or moving

In other desktop environments, it was possible to display the window size (and position) while resizing (or moving) the window. In Xubuntu 12.04.2, this feature was terminated. There are at least two ...
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XRDP Xsession Errors

So I'm using xrdp to remote in to my linux box running xubuntu 13. I had some issues originally logging in getting a gnome error, which I was able to fix thanks to this: I get "Failed to load ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 + Xmonad alongside Xfce

Is it a possibility to run Xmonad with the menus etc from Xfce? Or is there any other tiling window manager that behaves in the same way but can retain the vanilla Xfce?
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How do I setup Network Manager and VPN on Ubuntu Server with VNC/XFCE4?

I have an Amazon EC2 Micro Instance that I use for semi-anonymous web browsing, but just to be safe, I would like to use Network Manager to setup a VPN. When I login to VNC and try to use Network ...
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xfce4 - 'Run Program' dialogue box does not appear when double clicking script

Ubuntu 12.04 > Xfce4 On my previous Ubuntu distro, when I double clicked scripts I got a little dialogue window that asked me if I wanted to run the script as a program or run it in terminal. ...
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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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Nvidia-settings overrides my XFCE settings (styles,fonts,colors)

I added a monitor via the Nvidia settings tool and saved to /etc/X11/xorg.conf . When I restarted X all the WM styles seemed grey and "default" - basic. I moved xorg.conf.backup to xorg.conf, ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes way too often

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit desktop on a Lenovo E430 ( ThinkPad Edge ) laptop, with XFCE desktop. But it freezes very often. Usually when playing videos, browsing the web and viewing pictures ( or ...
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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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Device is busy error when trying to unmount tmpfs home area

I have been trying to get pam_mount to mount a tmpfs drive for domain users, so that it is volatile storage and is cleared on every logout. The problem I found was that although the area would mount ...
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xfce4-panel clock is slow to update after resume from suspend

On Xubuntu 12.10, when I resume from suspend, the clock displays the time when the suspend occurred, and it takes about 30 seconds for the clock to update to the correct time. Then the clock works ...
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XFCE on Nexus 7: onboard and closing windows

I have recently installed XFCE on my Nexus 7 Ubuntu installation and I really like the increased speed, but I just have two issues with it: The onboard does not pop up automatically when I click on ...
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Can I add a shortcut in xubuntu to make a top panel (one with window buttons) appear on the screen even if in fulscreen mode?

When I used windows xp, when I pressed a key with the windows logo, start menu opened and the bottom panel with window buttons appeared no matter what. Even in a fullscreen mode it was possible to ...
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Missing icons in a GNOME app in XFCE

I'm running Xubuntu (12.10). I was looking for a simple standalone contacts manager and ended up installing gnome-contacts. Some of the icons appear don't seem to be showing up properly though: Is ...
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what is the issue between VLC and Firefox in ubuntu 12.04?

In ubuntu with the XFCE interface when I have VLC loaded and attempt to load Firefox the video freezs and loops for almost a minute. I have a 64 bit AMD with 2 gb of ram. I am also running a nvidia ...