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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 can I install XFCE along side unity?

I would like to be able to install XFCE to run alongside unity so I can choose, upon startup, which DE I use, without breaking any features of either DE. Following this: Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: a ...
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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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What is tumblerd?

I've recently switched to Xubuntu and just noticed a process I've not come across before---tumblerd that was eating about 100MB. I can't find much information about this, except for this on ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu?

There are many derivatives to Ubuntu, of which Xubuntu is one, using XFCE as a desktop environment. One can install Xubuntu directly from an ISO or install XFCE as an alternative session on Ubuntu. I ...
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How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?
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How to set up Google Chrome as default browser in Xubuntu

I use Xubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled Firefox and now use Google Chrome version 19.xxx. To solve this problem, I tried: galternatives the "default apps" under settings and sudo update-alternatives -...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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How can I get the monitor resolution using the command line?

I would like to find a wallpaper that best suits my resolution. How can I get the resolution just by writing commands in the command line?
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Run application on local machine and show GUI on remote display

Is it possible to run an application on my local desktop but display the GUI on my laptop (remote X)? I'm wondering if it is possible to emulate a dual-monitor setup using 2 distinct lan connected ...
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Automatically size windows using Xfce like in gnome

I would like to drag my windows to the left or right side of the desktop and have them automatically resized like it works with Gnome or Windows 7. And to maximize them when dragging them to the top. ...
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make qt programs look good under XFCE?

I use xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because XFCE is gtk and most programs use gtk theme, but some programs use qt and thus don't use gtk themes (...
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How do I switch to another audio output sink in XFCE?

From the command line I can easily create another pulseaudio sink and switch to that but I have not found a way how to do this using a GUI from the XFCE desktop. In GNOME I use gnome-volume-control ...
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How can I have a dash-like search under Xfce?

About 1.5 years ago, I tried out Ubuntu 11.04. I remember the dash being a rather helpful tool and I like the equivalent features on both Windows 7 (via the Start-button) and the Mac OS. When I press ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How to install Xfce desktop environment?

I have read this post How do I switch to Xubuntu?, but it tells me to install xubuntu-desktop. Can I install Xfce (only)? I mean, I don't want to install any application which is not related to Xfce ...
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How can I change xfce bottom panel to the top?

I am using Xubuntu 12.10 and would like to change the panel which is currently on the bootm to the top. This is the opposite of what most people using Unity want to do. I have done this in the ...
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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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How do I enable Alt + middle mouse button window resizing in Xubuntu?

As of the 11.10 release I've switched from vanilla Ubuntu to Xubuntu for a plethora of reasons. Thus far I'm loving XFCE and have nearly everything configured the way I like it. The one thing that's ...
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How to remove Alt+F7 window moving hot-key in Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Alt+F7 to search for files in Double Commander. But when I press Alt+F7 - the hotkey is intercepted and I am offered to move the window. Settings - Settings manager - Keyboard - ...
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Command to change the wallpaper in XUbuntu

Doing a google search reveals the command xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path -s <image-path> The first time I run this command I got a message saying that ...
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Why do I have no prompt in terminal on XFCE in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and have tried a few desktop environments. I am currently testing out Xfce. It has a terminal emulator called "Terminal". When I launch it, I just get a black screen. Xterm, ...
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Are there 3D effects on Xubuntu? (hardware-accelerated graphics)

Does the default XFCE's window manager offer any 3D eye candy? If it does, how do I enable it after installing the relevant drivers? I want to install Nouveau's experimental 3D driver (which worked ...
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How to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu

I've been having enough problems with Unity that I've actually installed Xubuntu fresh on my laptops. Unfortunately, my main desktop was upgraded over the net from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 and, even ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-...
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xubuntu 12.10 window tiling shortcuts

To align a window to left/right/top/bottom half of a screen with mouse you should go to 'settings editor' -> 'xfwm4' and uncheck 'wrap_windows' property. Now you can drag window beyond the edge of the ...
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Restart xfce from tty1

I am new to xubuntu, somtimes my xfce desktop crashes, and I can only use tty1 from command line. I want to know how can I restart my xfce in tty7 from tty1? I've googled it, but didn't found the ...
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How to change tooltip's background color in Xfce?

How do I change tooltip's background color on Ubuntu desktop "Xfce". I know how to change in Gnome but I can't find out how to do so in Xfce. Tooltip's background color in Eclipse is black, and font'...
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How to tile window by mouse to left/right edge in Xfce (like in Unity)?

I don't interesting in shortcuts. I want to do it by dragging windows.
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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 can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...
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Is there a global menu for the XFCE panel?

It would be very useful, and am thinking of switching to XFCE for the speed.
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Keyboard shortcuts not working anymore in xfce

Although everything was working perfectly well, keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. have suddenly stopped working in my Xubuntu 14/Xfce4 installation. Nothing happens if I hit them, and ...
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How to make Thunar show short file names?

By default, Thunar always shows full names for files, while Nautilus adds "..." to the end of the file, so they all look the same. Can I somehow make Thunar behave like Nautilus?
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How do I enable the globalmenu / appmenu on Xfce or LXDE?

I have tried various tricks I could find to install the global menu on Xfce and LXDE on the latest Oneiric, but nothing worked. Does anyone have an idea on how to do that? Thanks. Here's what I've ...
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make Shift+...
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How to customize files context menu in Xubuntu XFCE Thunar file manager?

I generally prefer XFCE desktop environment of Xubuntu, but I found its files right-click context menu too humble (no option to compress/decompress files for example, and I'd like some my very special ...
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Can I unhide the panel in XFCE 4.10 using a key press rather than using mouse cursor hover to reveal it?

I would like to be able to unhide the XFCE panel by pressing a key instead of placing the mouse cursor at the edge of the screen. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 but updated to XFCE 4.10
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How can I swap CAPSLOCK for BACKSPACE?

I want to swap Capslock with Backspace and came only so far as to mix them both together. By that I mean: hitting Capslock does work like the Backspace key, but also activates Caps (including the LED)....
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How can I have xfce automatically adjust to changing available outputs?

In xfce, I can run Settings -> Display to change my preferred output monitor. What I haven't found an option for is to have it automatically adjust to a change in available outputs. For example, if I'...
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Can I install Unity aside with XFCE and switch them as I want?

I am using XUbuntu 11.10 with XFCE and am willing to give Unity a try, but don't want to loose my well-tuned system and desktop. I don't think LiveCD is what I need: I want to try the behaviour of ...
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how to display network manager icon on xfce panel

I install xfce in U Trusty,but the network manager icon disappear.when I run sudo nm-applet,the icon shows.Not only the network manager,but also power manager and fcitx icon disappear,fcitx is a ...
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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 whether 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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XFCE 4.10 panel auto hide feature stops working on occasions

After upgrade to Xubuntu 12.04 XFCE panel auto hide feature has stopped working.This happens especially after launching applications in full screen mode. After restart it goes back to normal. But it ...
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How to set up transparent background in XFCE terminal?

I can't find the option to make the terminal background transparent :-( Any idea where can it be?
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Modify actions when battery is critically low?

I am running Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) and am using Xfce4 on my laptop. When my laptop battery is critically low, Ubuntu/Xfce4 performs some action (perhaps hibernate?) which causes my laptop to shut down. ...
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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 /usr/share/...