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Xfwm4 settings “Maximize window” hotkey won't save

OS: Xubuntu 14.04 trusty; WM: Xfwm4 Whenever I change the "Maximize window" hotkey in Xfwm4 settings > Keyboard, I can use that hotkey to maximize my windows, until I restart my computer. The next ...
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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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Remove window titles without removing window frame

Is there a way to remove the titlebar of a window (including window control buttons such as hide, maximize, and close) but retain the window frame? devilspie2 doesn't work for me, as it completely ...
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GDM fails to launch xfwm4, but lightdm succeeds?

I use GDM and usually run an XFCE4 session. Suddenyl, if I attempt to boot in using GDM, the following symptoms appear> 1) the GDM background does not go away 2) windows from two applications (remains ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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XFCE unity command mistake

Few days ago I erroneously run the command unity within XFCE. As expectable, what happened was that Unity started (it's a Ubuntu XFCE). I hoped to solve the problem by just restarting the device, ...
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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 I'...
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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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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 {Alt-...
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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, ...