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Workspace keyboard switching won't let me change

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 and I noticed that it had Ctrl+F1...etc assigned to switch workspaces. This is very annoying since Ctrl+F4 is for closing tabs in my browser and I use it a lot. In ...
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How to fix Xubuntu 14.04 screen flicker that started after update?

Every few seconds the entire screen flickers. This began after updates over the weekend (30-31 August). The machine is a Toshiba Satellite P200D, 2GB, AMD Turion 64X2 running Xubuntu 14.04. Things ...
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White text on some system windows

I get white text on most windows, (it switches to its regular color when the said window loses focus). I'm using a windows dual boot xubuntu 12.04 with xfce, xfwm, and a GTK theme 'zukiwi'. Can ...
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xfce: Show window borders on maximised windows

I am using a Plank dock at the bottom of my screen and set it to never hide because I want to use it instead of a normal taskbar. This causes even maximised windows to not overlap it. You can clearly ...
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Xmodmap conflicting with Xubuntu shortcuts

In Xunbuntu 14.04, xfwm is responsible for window management shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. Now, create a .Xmodmapfile in your home folder, containing for example keycode 77 = NoSymbol ...
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Is there a way to display virtual workspaces in XFWM?

Is there an alternative to Unity/Compiz/KDE's ability to display virtual workspaces in a grid on XFWM? If not, what would one need to do to attempt to build one?
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Xubuntu 13.10 new app windows open with buttons at top of frame concealed

In Xubuntu 13.10, many apps, such as Bluefish, Calibre and Firefox, when launched put their window off-kilter, high and to the right, so the top of the window's frame is concealed. Pressing ...
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How to set the path of “Application Finder” in Xfce?

In Xfce, ALT-F2 opens a dialog "Application Fincer" (xfce4-appfinder -c). How to customize the $PATH of Xfce's session that is used for autocompleting and running the command? (It's not the $PATH of ...
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How do I add xfwm4-settings to the Preferences windows in Lubuntu?

So I am running Lubuntu 12.10 and I just switched my windows manager to xfwm4 following the instructions here: Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu? I was wondering, how do I add ...
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wmctrl ignore other workspaces

My question is very similar to Make wmctrl ignore other-than-current workspace's windows. The fact is I use XFCE so wmctrl actually sees more desktops. petr@sova:~$ wmctrl -d 0 * DG: 1600x900 ...
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how to change xfce4 default window manager

How can I change the default window manager for xfce4? for some reason xfwm doesn't run when I run xfce4 shell.
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What compositors can I use in Unity-2D?

I would like to install a compositor in unity 2D. And I've noticed a number of other compositors: compiz, mutter, xcompmgr, xfwm4, etc. I'm interested in using a lightweight compositor but I need to ...
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Massive Xubuntu desktop malfunction

I'm using Xubuntu 11.04. Before everything worked fine, but when booting today the following happened: Window focus does not leave the first-opened program. This means that if I keep Firefox open, ...