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If you want to just test it, use a virtual machine. sudo apt-get install virtualbox However, if you are sure you want to install it: Run sudo apt-get update Then sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop This should install XFCE, while keeping LightDM as the display manager. Any display manager you use, however, should retain the ability to switch ...


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Update list sudo apt-get update easily install xfce desktop by this command sudo apt-get install xfce4 And then logout and login Also, note this will not remove the ubunu-desktop(unity), then all of what you want is just swapping between the different desktop managers From your login page click on the Ubuntu icon near the place you entering your ...


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Well, I just find what causes this problem. This is due to I added export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=xfce in ~/.profile. I added that line to let Qt5 porgram to use native gtk file dialog but it causes this unintended problem.


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It's "focus stealing prevention" in the Kwin Window Settings. If it's set to "medium", newly opened windows get the focus automatically.


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The clean solution I do not use plasma, so I cannot look into what causes the issue. No need to explain that eliminating the cause would be the "cleanest" solution. If that seems impossible, and you do want to use this combination, you can however use the bandage below to make it work. The solution is an extremely "light" background script, keeping an eye ...


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I have each of these commands set to keyboard shortcuts. It may or may not solve this bug though. amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%- amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+ amixer -D pulse sset Master toggle The last one toggles between muted and not muted.


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For some reason the xfce sound mixer doesn't work well with pulseaudio. I have found the following two commands helpfull. run the following command to turn mute on: pactl set-sink-mute 0 1 run the following command to turn mute off: pactl set-sink-mute 0 0 http://askubuntu.com/a/404242/167115


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from XFCE Getting Started Guide Stick / unstick windows If you “stick” a window, it will be visible at the same place on all your workspaces. The same repeated action make a window to stick/unstick : click the stick/unstick button of the title bar open the window menu button from the title bar and choose “Stick” or “Unstick” item use the ...


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I always got the same problem recently with xubuntu 14.04 My temporary solution is to type xfce4-panel -r in a terminal window to restart the panel.


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Ok, apparently the systemsettings shipped by (X)Ubuntu 15.04 is for KDE 5. This means that control center modules for KDE 4 don't show up there. They can be loaded through the kcmshell4 command. In my case, it was kcmshell4 kcmnotify Then go to “Player settings” → “No audio output”. Silence.


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You can adjust the amount of transparency in Guake's preferences. Click on the whisker menu and search for guake and choose Guake Preferences. In here click on --> Appearance and then at the bottom you can adjust the transparency.


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Try this link: https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=9449 I think it will tell you how to accomplish your objective.


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If I understand your request, you must use the action: shade instead of lower to hide the window but still see the titlebar. If you want to hide the window, the action is iconify. Best regards, Chris.


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If you have Xubuntu 15.04 (xfce 4.12) you can make panel to be inteligent hided


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Open up the hidden file named .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory with any text editor you want. If the file doesn’t exist, create it. If you want to change the background color of the menu window add something like this: style "darkback" { bg[NORMAL] = "#404040" bg[ACTIVE] = "#606060" bg[PRELIGHT] = "#808080" } widget "whiskermenu-window*" ...


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When I had Xubuntu I had the same issue just for Hebrew. But playing with settings fixed it. Check that your system settings are correct (Settings -> Text Entry). Make sure also that shortcut is not taken in Keyboard Shortcuts and that no key associated with Next input method. Try to remove everything from Input Methods settings. Go to keyboard settings, ...


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tl;dr: My specific problem was that at one point I had put exec /bin/zsh in ~/.bashrc (no memory of why I did this). strace was not able to track this down but fatrace was since it could trace accesses for the whole system, not just a process subtree. Probably boring details: I was pretty sure that my issue had to do with something in my primary users home ...


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By reading man 5 core I have found what happens when a program crash. By setting core_pattern, I can launch something else than apport that fork-setuid-setgit-exec zenity.


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It seems the user as to be part of the sudo group to set the picture, so i added the user to sudo group,logged in with that user, added the user picture on mugshot, and then removed it from the sudo group. Now my wife as a picture on her profile. Hope this will help someone. The tip for the solution came from ...


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Got a working DSL connection like this: sudo pppoeconf in terminal. It asks several questions for configuration, and then it is possible to connect by typing pon dsl-provider and disconnect with poff dsl-provider Made two buttons on the panel with these commands for convenience, not to open terminal every time, and Mate also has a network ...



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