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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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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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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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XFCE4 equivalent for GTK2_RC_FILES (for per-application basis themes)

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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xfce4-notes: Toggle notes visibility via keyboard shortcut

I use xfce4-notes in Xubuntu 14.04, und I have the possibility to show/hide the notes via the panel plugin in the notification tray. I will append images of this panel plugin because I can not find ...
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How can I sync Xubuntu's calendar Orage with Google Calendar?

Does anyone know how to sync Xubuntu 15.10 calendar (Orage) with Google Calendar? I found some old links but it doesn't seem to work anymore.
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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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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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HDMI+Acer Aspire 5536 running xUbuntu = nothing

I'm trying to hook up my old laptop to my TV using an HDMI cable but it just won't output anything on the TV or the Display part of Settings. I've tried rebooting it with the cable in and out, tried ...
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What should I do to stop the 'gray' screen when using xrdp?

So far, here are the steps I've taken: In a fully-updated 14.04 (as super user) sudo apt-get install xrdp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xfce4 echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession sudo service ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 not using all Numix icons

My problem involves a few application icons that won't use the numix-circle-icons package for their app icons when active. When browsing the application manager, I can view the numix icons fine, but ...
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Scaled up Chrome window

Since a few months I have a problem with Chrome browser. It always worked perfect but one day I turned Chrome on and it appeared like rescaled up. The window and interface became huge, interface icons ...
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Xubuntu. Suddenly black

This is what my desktop looks like now. It's completely useless, will not do anything. Nothing to right click won't even minimize a program when it's clicked on. I've had this problem before and ...
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Why does indicator-sound-service use so much memory?

What can it possibly be doing to require that much memory? Thanks. -Erik charm /etc/xdg/xfce4 282# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid STAT ...
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Xfce4 Left Handed Touchpad Tap-Button Bug

I'm using Xubuntu 15.04 (xfce4 environment) and want to configure the laptops touchpad for lefthanded. I'm changing the configuration by using the section mouse/toucpad in the controlpanel provided ...
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Need to change Xubuntu(xfce) default suspend settings

If sudo pm-suspend works, but using the "suspend" option from the log-out menu doesn't, how can I get the log-out menu to point to just pm-suspend instead of whatever script it's currently using? ...
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Xfce 4.12 + KWin5

I installed Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12. I would like to use KWin as the window manager. With previous versions of Xfce and KWin replacing xfwm with kwin was pretty straightforward, but now both ...
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Xfce IBus layout switching not working

Somehow, only default Xfce keyboard layout switching is working for me. When I remove all hotkeys from Xfce settings manager and try to switch to IBus I can change layouts from IBus widget, but ...
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Wacom CTL-480-S detected but not properly working

I have been struggling for the past three days trying to configure the aforementioned tablet using xsetwacom commands grouped in shell scripts and it works almost perfectly, aside from the fact that ...
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Xfce background dimming while maximized

I'm modifying my desktop. I made one panel 97 wide so the corners don't touch the end of the monitor. But when I maximize a window, these corners have my wallpaper surrounding them. It looks quite ...
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Remove DBUS support from an application

I'm trying to remove an application from the sound indicator menu (smplayer), and every time I remove it using dconf-editor, if I launch it again, it adds itself back. Is there an .so file or ...