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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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XFCE notifications are covered by fullscreen

I just install Xubuntu 14.10 and my notifications are not visible when i go into fullscreen mode in Chrome or VLC or anything else. I found some threads about this, but they were from 2009! I don't ...
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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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configure a simple (stripped down) desktop environment for xrdp sessions using xfce4

I'm building a session server for xrdp remote desktop sessions. I want to run just a browser and an X client program in each remote desktop, so my casual remote-desktop users can perform some specific ...
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How to make Qt apps use GTK+ style in Xubuntu 15.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 right now, and Qt apps like qBittorrent and Clementine looks like they were GTK+ apps, they use the systems icons and style. But I installed Xubuntu in another PC and doesn't ...
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Krusader & Xfce - Wastebin is full

I've just installed Krusader and have annoying problem. Whenever I try to delete a file (move to trash) I've got a message: The wastebin has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the wastebin ...
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Mouse cursor scaling issues in Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10 and I just recently bought a Seiki 39' 4K display for home. While I think that the display itself is working great so far and I love it, I am noticing some ...
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Xfce notification area printer icon does not respond

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Xubuntu (Xfce) desktop. When I print something, the printer icon appears in the notification area in the panel. But the printer icon does not respond to anything. I try to ...
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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 to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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How to change the xubuntu scroll bar?

How to change the XUbuntu scroll bar? I have looked in various forums, and found nothing about. I've tried the command: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal But it ...
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Laptop doesn't suspend after closing lid

None of the solutions on here have worked for me. Recently I've installed Lubuntu. I'm getting used to DE (switched from GNOME), however, I have a problem with the power management (Lubuntu uses xfce4 ...
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Why does Xfce sometimes not properly load the theme (Appearance) on login?

Sometimes when I log in, Xfce (4.10, on Xubuntu-14.04) doesn't look right at all – the colour theme is an odd mixture of the correct settings (Xfce-darkness, in my case) and what's presumably ...
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Xubuntu - opening files with Enter

I don't understand why if I select a file either in thunar or in the desktop and press Enter, nothing happens! I'd like to make them files be opened. How can I do it?
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How to disable monitor auto configuration?

Im running Ubuntu 16.04 (dev branch), XFCE as desktop environment. My computer is connected to two monitors. One via regular VGA cable and the other is connected to a HDMI Switcher. That setup works ...
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Per-application xfwm theme

I want to run separate applications with different themes, the only solution for this that I could find was to use bash -c 'GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/gtkrc program'; however, I currently am using a XFCE4 ...
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How to diagnose a vnc-crashing problem?

Tightvnc server keeps crashing on my dedicated Ubuntu server. The Ubuntu Unity main desktop is unaffected, but the tightvnc server crashes and takes down any program that was running in its (xfce) ...
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Secondary screen rotation unavailable in Xubuntu

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 15.04. I want to use my old Samsung full-hd TV as a secondary portrait monitor. I connected it using HDMI and it works, but in Settings > Screen there's no option in the ...
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Select xfce4 desktop environment with autologin in Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS

I am trying to select xfce desktop environment upon boot up with autologin enabled. I created a config file in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-myconfig.conf with the settings as below: [SeatDefaults] ...
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find out all available gtk icon sizes

With gtk_icon_size_register () an app can register a new icon size, but how can I find out on the console, which icon sizes exist? I hope to be able to adjust icon-sizes of apps (in xfce4) that don't ...
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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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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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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 borked 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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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Ubuntu 14.x with xfce4-session desktop - Terminates abruptly

I am setting up Ubuntu 14.x to use XRDP so that I can use RDP clients to use my computer. I saw several articles which state clearly that you cannot use gnome sessions for this. And a work around is ...
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BInd “Super (Win) Key” release event (not press) in XFCE 4.10

The heading says it all. In short I want to have the behavior as in gnome-shell : when I release the super key, the overview is triggered. With xfce, I want it to trigger the main menu. I have the ...
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I don't understand why one disk is missing a label in XFCE

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I have an issue with the labels of my EXT formatted disks on my graphical desktop: Disk one is shown as foo. When I right click the disk and choose "Properties", this ...
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xrdp and xfce4 Ubuntu 14.04 slow refreshrate

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit and I am connecting via windows rdp to my ubuntu machine that has xrdp with xfce4 session. Network is 40mbps/5mbps. RDP to a windows machine from a windows machine ...
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“not authorized to perform operation” message in Xfce remote desktop

On ubuntu 14.04 i installed Xfce to maker remote desktop working. when i rdp to the machine and while performing some tasks like mounting removable usb media I get "not authorized to perform operation"...
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How to install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin on 14.04?

I would like to add GNOME2 applets to an XFCE panel. According to this, I should install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin. I can't do sudo apt-get install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin because xfce4-xfapplet-plugin is ...
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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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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce 4....
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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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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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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 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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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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Items names incorrectly displayed on desktop (Xubuntu 16.04)

recently I noticed that the names of elements on my desktop on Xubuntu 16.04 are displaying incorrectly. I didn't mess with any XFCE settings or anything. Just after some update they broke. Here you ...
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Change XFCE Notification Area Frame Color

Hey how do I change the color of the frame over the notification area?... Its default color is black, but I would like in white or another good color...
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Syntax for sending notification hint using gdbus or python's dbus module

I'm trying to update a previous notification (which displays the screen's brightness after being changed using a progress bar) with gdbus, as notify-send does not support updating. Previously I use ...
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Installing xubuntu Desktop Environment on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I've installed xfce as my desktop environment using the following command: apt-get install xubuntu-desktop xfce4 However, the Graphical User Interface doesn't look ...
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Xnvc process continues to run after remote user logs out

Running xrdp and xfce. When remote users log out in the gui they continue to see the xfce logo on an otherwise blank screen. If they close the window there are no apparent errors. But running htop on ...
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DBUS warning message appears on login - org.freedesktop.DBUS.Error.Noreply

Following message appears on login : "Couldn't apply network settings. org.freedesktop.DBUS.Error.Noreply message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus). It may not be possible connect to ...
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Configuring Xbuntu 16.04 and external monitor names

I'm using a laptop - sometimes alone, sometimes with an external monitor placed on the right side and sometimes two monitors, where one is on the left, and the other on right of the laptop's display. ...