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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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Disable background color when using Alt-Tab in XFCE

I am using XFCE with Numix theme and when I press alt-tab, I get that ugly red background, during the alt-tab presses. That red is very disturbing to the eyes. Yes, I can change it with another theme, ...
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Automate switching light and dark xfce theme via cron?

Using this cron should switch to dark mode at 20hrs and light at 7 in he morning. 0 7 * * * /usr/bin/env DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=/run/user/1000/bus && /usr/bin/xfconf-query -c xsettings -p ...
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ventoy app in linux xfce, gear icon for that app in the panel when launch it, how i can change that icon

I downloaded ventoy in xfce linux Ubuntu, to launch it I should launch it with ./VentoyGUI.x86_64 %U after cd to working directory of it, it's pop up authentication window with gear icon in panel, and ...
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Typing randomly (?) stops working in applications, often after they've been open for a while

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04. Sometimes, applications will randomly (?) stop accepting typed input from my keyboard. This just affects a single application at a time; all other open applications continue ...
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Make mouse pointer size bigger, when using 2x scaling over XRDP

I have set up XRDP with XFCE on Ubuntu Server 22.04. Since the Window PC is using a 4K monitor, when I connected to Ubuntu from the Windows PC using RDP (full screen), the resolution became 4K and ...
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How to set xfce4-screenshooter by default to save screenshots as jpg not png?

xfce screenshooter normally saves screenshots as png files and modifying its extension for every file I want to save is an arduous work (considering the many screenshots I take on a daily basis). I ...
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Could anyone help me fix this issue with TightVNC?

I installed TightVNC and it worked fine for the first 2 days. However, when I restarted it, it gave me these errors in the log files: 19/04/22 17:16:32 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.10 19/04/22 17:16:32 ...
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How can I influence the foreground color of Labels of Xubuntu's desktop icons

I am using Xubuntu 20.04. For some special purpose, I have installed Xubuntu on an USB stick. In order to always remind myself of using this special installation, I have set the background on it to ...
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Xfce equivalent for advanced keyboard settings - e.g. for "Right Alt key never chooses 3rd level" or "Caps lock behavior"

I had a situation where I needed to disable right-Alt for selecting 3rd level and to set a new key for that level, as said here. In KDE Plasma there are obvious settings under System Settings > ...
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Thunar freezes when moving many files through terminal

I am running Xubuntu 21.10 with Thunar 4.16.8. The latter will freeze every time in the following situation: In Thunar, go to directory foo. The directory has 100k+ files. With terminal, move the ...
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Reload environment variables without relogin to desktop

I've found multiple ways to update environment variables to an Ubuntu system with a desktop environment, some common answers are: /etc/environment /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d/*.sh $HOME/.profile $...
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Issues with OpenGL on a remote Ubuntu 20.04 machine with NVIDIA GTX 1070

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 machine with an NVIDIA 1070 that I am connecting to with a laptop also running Ubuntu 20.04 with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150. OpenGL seems to work just fine on each individually, ...
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GNOME/OtherDE's Remove all screen top elements (menu/title bars, etc) above application window

I've been using Linux for 10+ years on servers, but only today started trying out the desktop environment on an old MacBook. On small screens of notebook pcs, I feel the "Top Bar / Title Bar / ...
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How to make icon show in xfce panel for python script?

This appears to be the same question as How to add launcher icon for python script? but the solution given there doesn't seem to work for me. I have an executable tkinter script for which I have made ...
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X11 / xkb: Custom Keyboard Layout -- "Error loading new keyboard description"

My machine: Xubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, XFCE 4.14, X.org 1.20.13 I am attempting to create a custom keyboard layout for the Arabic-script (kona yéziq) version of the Uyghur language. I believe I have ...
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Awesome light-blue window theme. What is it?

I was poking around an Audacity tutorial today and saw a screenshot of the PulseAudio controller with this window theme: What theme is it, and can I apply it to Xubuntu 20.04?
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No sound on Ubuntu 20.04 XFCE (ARM) VM

Running Ubuntu XFCE 20.04, the ARM version, does not have sound. Playing music with volume on, keeps silent. I must admit that it runs in a QEMU virtualization environment (UTM) on a Macbook Pro M1, ...
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My compose key doesn't work anymore in Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (with XFCE). Is there another way to quickly digit accented letters?

My compose key suddenly stopped working few days ago, without me doing anything, apparently. I set it to right ctrl, but it doesn't work anymore. If I try another key (e.g. right alt), it doesn't work ...
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Unable to change QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME environment variable

Xubuntu 20.04 LTS I want to change default XFCE theme for Qt applications. It's set to Fusion style on my app. I read from tutorials that I need kvantum manager and qt5ct I installed both packages ...
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Cannot access to the Grub menu and cannot connect as "root"

Being a total newbie in this domain, I've recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook using this guide: https://itsfoss.com/install-linux-chromebook/ and it works, at first. I was able to login ...
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Writing or modifying lxpanel and xfce4-panel plugins

I have no programming skills and would like to ask an experienced programmer, how difficult it is to write a new plugin for lxpanel? Or, if possible, to modify the existing xfce4-panel plugin to work ...
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Rename the Built-In Directory Shortcuts in Thunar

Is there a way to rename the built-in shortcuts in Thunar? In particular, I'm interested in renaming these: Unfortunately, the rename option doesn't appear on right-click like it does for any ...
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In Thunar, how are bookmarked folders hashed to create the accelerator shortcut in accels.scm?

Thunar's accels.scm file contains hashed values for each of my bookmarked folders. For instance, let's say I have the following folder bookmarked: /home/<username>/Personal/ If I open up the ...
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How do I press <Primary><Shift><Alt>Right, what does it do, and where in the GUI is this keyboard shortcut recorded?

On my Xubuntu 20.04 machine, ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml lists <property name="<Primary><Shift><Alt>Right" type="string&...
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Right-clicking on the title bar of a window shows extra options, but how can you see these options for windows that don't have title bars?

Right-clicking on the title bar of a window shows handy options like "Resize" and "Always on Top". However, not all windows have title bars. How can I make this menu show for such ...
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Can run app from terminal but not from menu in XFCE

I have an app which I can run from the terminal in this way python3 /home/me/path/to/my_app.py It works fine. To make it easier for other people I want to use the Menu Editor to create a launcher for ...
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Alternatives to Editing accels.scm File in Thunar?

Since GTK3+ removed editable accelerators, everything I've read online suggests I'm stuck having to edit the ~/.config/Thunar/accels.scm file if I want to assign keyboard shortcuts to actions or ...
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Rename a Tab in Thunar?

When I have two or more tabs open in Thunar, I'd like to give each tab a custom name instead of the name of the current directory. Is this possible? If not, is there a way I could implement this using ...
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How to disable swiping with 3 fingers from popping up a Virtual Desktop configuration window?

On a fresh Xubuntu 20.04 LTS installation with Chicago95, I've created 4 virtual desktops. When I swipe across my laptop trackpad with 3 fingers, a window for configuring my Workspaces shows up, ...
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xfce - Start a window on the workspace where the process is run

Most of the time I open a window from a virtual terminal on a workspace, say W1, via a shell. For instance zsh% libreoffice document.odt & Sometimes it can take a few seconds before the window ...
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Enabling “extra” keyboard layouts from base.extras.xml & evdev.extras.xml under XFCE

In addition to the keyboard layouts which by default can be selected in the xfce4-keyboard-settings app, there are many listed in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.extras.xml and /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/...
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I am stuck in XFCE with no option to change to GNOME [duplicate]

I am usually using Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome DE. Since my laptop is slow, I wanted so see how it will work with XFCE. In the login screen, I switched to XFCE and it was a terrible experience with very ...
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Completely remove the lubuntu lxqt desktop after installing XFCE and Xubuntu-desktop

So I followed this tutorial and installed Xfce4 and Xubuntu-desktop on my Lubuntu machine. https://itsfoss.com/install-xfce-desktop-xubuntu/ After this I started facing a problem with the lockscreen. ...
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How to make system continute with same audio device after resume from suspend to RAM?

I have to unbind a USB audio device due to bug before suspending, so a sink with different number is created during resume. I also have another audio device. How can you make system continue with the ...
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Starting Xfce without HDMI-Device

I use my old Computer with Xubuntu 20.04 installed as Backup Server. I tryed Ubuntu Server but i don't like to use SSH for all. When a HDMI-Device is connected i can use TigerVNC-Server and all is ...
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Password prompt on login only, not on lock screen

I'd like to only be prompted for my password on login, as I thought I had indicated on setup. But when I open my laptop lid, I'm prompted again. Is it possible to eliminate the Suspend (on battery) ...
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How to change the desktop envoirment in xrdp? [20.04]

I have a server with a gui version of Ubuntu installed. I have installed xrdp in order to access it from windows. I had done the same thing once before and when I connected with windows it displayed ...
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Can't seem to make Brave my default browser for local files

I'm running XUbuntu 20.04 and have Brave, Chrome, and Firefox installed. I generally only use Brave these days unless I need to check something on one of the other two. Brave is set as my preferred ...
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Where does xplayer store current position in a video

This started out as idle curiosity, and now I'm starting to get obsessive. When I close xplayer halfway through watching a video, then re-open the same video, it starts from where I was up to. I'm ...
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Cannot connect to Xfce with remote desktop

I installed xrdp and xfce on Ubuntu 20.04: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y sudo apt install xfce4 xrdp -y sudo adduser xrdp ssl-cert sudo systemctl restart xrdp sudo ufw allow 3389 ...
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I cannot use keyboard in VM on Ubuntu 20.04.2 and tightvncserver server via vnc

I have some issues with VNC configuration. So, I will describe issue. I have Wolfpass server with installed Ubuntu 20.04.2, I installed this OS this week, and Only what I did is proxy configuration, ...
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Setting the default desktop environment in Ubuntu 20.04

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 and have installed Xfce which I'd like to set as the default DE when logging into my system. However, everytime I login with Xfce and logout, Ubuntu forgets ...
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How to see content of another screen?

I use laptop with xubuntu 20.04, and have another screen, connected through VGA. But that screen placed not on my deck, this display placed on another room, so I can't see content of screen. Is there ...
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screens keep switching display port names/numbers – how to configure settings?

I have a notebook (Lenovo Thinkpad T14) running Ubuntu 21.10 (and another similar one running Ubuntu 20.4) with Xfce4 (aka XUbuntu) and a Thinkpad USB-C docking station, to which I've connected two ...
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Launch xfce4 or other desktop in Windows 11 WSLg Ubuntu distro

I'm using Windows 11 WSLg (installed using the Windows Subsystem for Linux Preview from the Microsoft Store) and the current WSL Ubuntu distribution from the Microsoft Store. How can I launch xfce4 or ...
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xfce4, xfce4-appmenu-plugin takes a lot of CPU

I am on Ubuntu with XFCE. I installed xfce4-appmenu-plugin. My cooler is quite active from this time, so I checked what is going on and I was surprised by this. Should this plugin really take a lot ...
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Removable media icons not showing up on main window (with trash, main filesystem, etc) - xfce4

I just installed xubuntu 21.10 on a new machine. I had been running plain Ubuntu with xfce4 installed (and using xfce4 as my display manager etc) previously, 21.04, though on a different (similar) ...
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On 18,04 upgrade to 20.04: "Do you want to Start" Dialog too high, buttons not visible

Running Xubuntu Xfce 4.12 My laptop screen is 7.5 inches high inside bezel. The dialog box is too tall and doesn't show "cancel" and "ok" buttons. The window "resize" ...
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RStudio not launching in xfce (ubuntu 18.04)

Even after installing everything and getting the RStudio icon in the 'Development' section of x11 xfce Remote Desktop, the RStudio is not launching. It has no error, yet it is not launching. How to ...
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How to install R studio on xfce remote desktop?

I am currently handling my remote server through RDP with an Xfce desktop interface. It has an ubuntu 18.04 version. I want to use it for implementing R and I am quite familiar with R-Studio. Can I ...
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