Questions tagged [xfce]

Lightweight and fast free software desktop environment for UNIX-like platforms. Xfce (currently Xfce4) is the desktop environment of Xubuntu.

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Xubuntu20.04 LTS desktop keyboard and mouse stop working randomly

On my desktop computer (recently changed to Xubuntu and kept up-to-date), the keyboard and mouse stop working about once or twice per day. The mouse pointer continues to move, but no mouse clicks ...
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My Epiphany browser is crashing after i deleted a `.desktop` file; How do I fix that?

A while ago i added two websites as the standalone apps in Epiphany. Then I tried to delete one, which is an option that doesn't exist in the app menu (XFCE), but only to remove from Favourites. So in ...
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xfce panel settings not remembered on power off

Ubuntu Studio 20.04 on a Toshiba laptop using the laptop screen and an hdmi monitor. I have read all of the questions relating to to xfce panels and have tried all of the resetting and setting ...
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Restore contents of /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh

I was trying to setup remote access to my Ubuntu machine from Windows and followed the advice here: https://www.tweaking4all.com/software/linux-software/use-xrdp-remote-access-ubuntu-14-04/ However ...
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Launch error for desptop icons in xfce

Just started using Xubuntu 20.04 (which I love), but here lately I am occasionally getting a "Launch error" upon startup (maybe once every 10 or 12 startups). Clicking on any desktop icon yields the ...
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Removing right-click menu option in Xubuntu/XFCE - Imagemagick

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04. Every time I right click on a picture I get an option to use Imagemagick at the top. I would like to get rid of it. I've tried removing display-im6.q16.desktop from the ~./...
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VirtualBox Moving the Mini Toolbar

In VirtualBox, I'm running 6.0.16, I can see you can move the mini toolbar to the top of the screen, but I am running XFCE in the guest OS which means the mini toolbar will go over the opened item ...
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Gnome and Xfce at the same time?

I thought that I had changed my Ubuntu to a Xubuntu by switching to xfce desktop (Ubuntu 20.04). Though, when I enter gnome-shell --version in the terminal, I get GNOME Shell 3.36.1. When I enter ...
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No Permissions Button in gnome software xubuntu

Hi I am using xubuntu with the xfce desktop. The version of ubuntu is 19.10 I have been having a lot of problems with snaps being able to access files from other sources then my main hard drive. For ...
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How to make Xfce start menu persist favorites?

After an upgrade I installed Xfce with xubuntu-desktop after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04. Previously I was using gnome-shell and now I'm using Xfce. I noticed that modifications (deletions, additions, ...
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Positionning Xfce terminal on desktop

At lauching Xfce terminal with Ubuntu Studio, it usually pops up in the middle of the screen but I want it to locate to the lowerleft corner. 1) Using the "Scrolling terminal" tab in xfce4-settings-...
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Menu bar disappeard in LibreOffice, Waterfox after upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04

After upgrading Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04, both LibreOffice and Waterfox no longer have menu bars. I am using XFCE4 as my desktop environment. I have seen that this problem pops up from time to ...
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How to set XFCE indicator plugin clock format? the plugin not work properly

I like the clock show as HH:MM:SS. But I can't find a way to set XFCE indicator plug's clock as I wanted. Does somebody have an idea? I try to uninstall and reinstall the plugin. But there are no "...
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Ubuntu studio desktop doesn't render properly

I have just installed Ubuntu studio 20.04 and the desktop renders like this: All the other screens like the loading screen and login screen look normal. Only after logging in, the desktop looks like ...
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Why do Plymouth shows after I log in?

PROBLEM Plymouth works correctly, but it shows after I log into lightdm (so I have to push ctrl+alt+F7 to show the desktop again). Why do you think it loads after I login? It is a known issue? Thank ...
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What handles backlight control in XFCE?

I was fiddling with various packages and settings, and suddenly, my backlight controls started working in XFCE. I'm not sure what actually made it start working, but I'd like to be able to reproduce ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 suspends when idle, even if relevant power settings are disabled

Last night I upgraded my stationary desktop computer from Ubuntu 19.04 to 20.04. The upgrade went without any difficulty whatsoever. Next day I found myself needing to use my 3D printer for a small ...
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Can not display gnome desktop after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

I've upgraded my computer from 19.10 to 20.04. However, I can not see the gnome desktop. The login window displayed as usual, but after I input the password and press "Enter", the signal was cut. My ...
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XFCE install on top of server 20.04 is missing main menus in apps

I first freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 server and then xubuntu-desktop on top of it. I immediately noticed that many applications were missing main menus. The examples I remember were got-cola and ...
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xfce open save dialog box pathbar does not show buttons in Chinese

I am using xfce on my linux box. As the screen capture shows, the pathbar in any open save dialog box shows only directory name but not the button. That makes it hard to read. And my GUI language is ...
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Display notification when unattended-upgrades is running

I configured unattended-upgrades on xubuntu (20.04) desktops. I manage my own apt repository, so I can still manage what package to update and when. While unattended-upgrades is running, the reboot/...
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I am trying to resolve a “Dummy Audio,” problem

I am a new Ubuntu user, and I have been trying for a couple of weeks to fix what I now know is a relatively common problem. My laptop's sound has not worked since I have installed Ubuntu Studio 20....
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Shutdown and Restart are greyed out Ubuntu Studio 20.04

When I first installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04 I did not have this issue, but starting yesterday I realized that I can't shutdown or restart using the XFCE panel. This seems like a somewhat common issue ...
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Weird 'double exposure' effect in font name and size in LibreOffice toolbar, on Ubuntu Studio

I've been using various Linuxes (Linuces?) for years, but never come across this issue before. I've just installed Ubuntu Studio (20.04, running Xfce 4.14). Firing up LibreOffice Writer, I've got a ...
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How do I disable Chromium icon in system tray in XFCE?

OS: Xubuntu 20.04 DE: XFCE 4.14 Package: Chromium 81.0.4044.129 How can I disable the Chromium icon in the system tray? It appears the first time I open Chromium, and remains until I shut down the ...
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Delay in search using whisker menu

I just upgraded to Xubuntu 20.04 and noticed the whisker menu search has a short delay before it actually starts searching, perhaps 0.3 seconds. It then has an animation where the application list ...
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How do you make the Xfce Sensors Plugin fit in the Panel

I want to display two temperatures on top of each other in my panel, but even with the text set to be x-small they won't fit. There is an option to 'Small Horizontal Spacing' which reduces the gab ...
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Software app is not loading software in Ubuntu 20.04 with Xfce DE [duplicate]

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 20.04 today to test on an old Dell OptiPlex 390 workstation. I decided I like the Xfce desktop environment the best, so I installed that as my ...
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monitor half detected on Xfce

On my originally-gaming model computer with Nvidia RTX 2070, running Ubuntu 18 and Xfce everything runs smoothly, but when I plug in a HDMI monitor (model LG Flatron E2281, nothing special) I cannot ...
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my touchpad isn't working please help me!

My touchpad doesn't work. It used to work when I used Elementary OS before. I have now installed Xubuntu 20.04. But my touchpad didn't work. But my USB mouse is working. What can I do?
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Loss of icons positions 1 screen or multiple screen XFCE

I use a lot of icons on my desktop and I work practically every day with my laptop alone or with it but with 2 connected screens. When I’m placing icons with my laptop only this configuration ...
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Having an apps overview in XFCE like in GNOME

I am configuring my ubuntu XFCE desktop, and I would like to know if there exist a good alternative to the Activities overview of GNOME desktop. More generally, where can I find customization guides ...
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Does XFCE/Xubuntu have a system monitor panel applet?

Gnome has a system monitor panel applet that can be seen even when all your windows are maximized: Is there anything similar for Xubuntu / XFCE?
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu Studio 19.10 Eoan to 20.04 Focal Fossa

I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu Studio to 20.04 following the official guide here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FocalUpgrades/UbuntuStudio However when I get to the last step I reach an impass ...
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Why does my nvidia graphics card in combination with XFCE compositor have poor performance?

I have a fancy (for my standards) graphics card, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060. Xubuntu used to work very well. Since upgrades to, I think 19.04, and also the recent 20.04, the overall experience is ...
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Unable to Launch “Xfce4-terminal” on boot

I would like to Launch "Xfce4-terminal" on boot using Xfce desktop, Xrdp-client, and Centos. I tried creating a .desktop file under .config/autostart and also tried to set the xfce4-terminal on login ...
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Start command as superuser at login (SOLVED)

How can I start a command as superuser at startup on Xubuntu? Normally I enter any command in the option 'Session and Startup -> Application Autostart', but I don't know how to do it as superuser ...
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Display won't turn off with inactivity

I am using Ubuntu Studio 18.04.4 TLS on a desktop tower and the display won't turn off when system is inactive. In fact, if I trigger the "screen off event" with sh -c "sleep 1 && xset dpms ...
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Keyboard shorcuts don't work when laptop is connected to external keyboard or screen

I have a Thinkpad T440 and every time that I connect an external keyboard or screen, almost all of the shortcut keys stop work, like volume buttons, super and ctrl + alt + t. This started when I ...
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VMWare Horizon client focus stealing

I run VMWare's Horizon client 4.10.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 under XFCE. Typically, I need to click on an application window to set focus (i.e. cause keyboard input to get sent to that window). If I then ...
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xfce panel and whisker menu hidden after removing monitors

I'm running xubuntu 18.04. I recently switched from a triple-monitor setup to single monitor -- and now the xfce panel and the whisker menu don't show up on the desktop. I can seexfce4-panel in the ...
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Xfce keyboard shortcut to unmaximize window

I have been trying to set up my newly installed xubuntu 18.04 the same way I have been using gnome desktop, and I'm struggling to find a way to have my keyboard shortcut for unmaximizing windows set. ...
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Xubuntu on Lenovo X240, external mouse LMB ignored until touchpad LMB clicked

I'm not sure what triggers this, but I frequently experience the left mouse button (LMB) of my USB mouse not working anymore (haven't checked on RMB). I can move the cursor with the external mouse, ...
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Messed up by installing GUI on WSL (xfce)

a few weeks ago I wanted to add GUI(xfce4) in my WSL. then it didn't work as I expected, so I tried to uninstall it. I guess I didn't know correct way to uninstall it so it still have updates for me. ...
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Workspaces Won't Work Ubuntu Studio 19.10

Can't get Workspaces to work. Can someone please show me how to do it? Can't find any info in the documentation. I'm using Ubuntu Studio 19.10 Thanks in advance for your help.
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Weird white lines displaying in xfce status bar

I just installed a new theme using sudo apt install adapta-gtk-theme. It looks great but i noticed some white lines at the left side of the status bar. I thought maybe it was a glitch since i opened ...
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LXDE won't run on Ubuntu Studio 19.10! Installed but after reboot, it immediately starts XFCE

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 19.10 on a Toshiba Satellite, and I wanted to try a different environment, and decided on LXDE because I'm looking to save even more hardware usage. Regardless of that, I was ...
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How to fix missing panel in Ubuntu Studio 19.10?

The top panel in Ubuntu studio vanished from my system. I have tried several suggested methods to restore it, but none have worked. Today, I reinstalled the OS, but the panel is still gone. When I try ...
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How do I resize the Xfce 4 panel on Xubuntu?

I'm on Xubuntu 19.10 and how do I resize the top panel as shown on the link below (Click on the link below for the picture) as it looks too small. https://i.stack.imgur.com/hOs7n.png Thanks in ...
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Remove desktop after upgrade to ubuntu 19.10 and not install xfce4

after I install xfce4 with sudo apt-get install xfce4 in the middle of way my net is disconnected and I try to install again but I got error like this: W: Not using locking for read only lock file ...

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