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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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VNC gray screen when using systemd sudo service on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm following along with this tutorial. Everything is working well except for the 'VNC server system startup script' step. When I run VNC with the following command: /usr/bin/vncserver -depth 24 -...
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free -h command in ubuntu minimal

I run free -h on Ubuntu minimal with XFCE and the output is misaligned. Why does it look misaligned? On Ubuntu standard, the output is aligned properly.
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How to apply no background?

Where is the option to apply no background on the desktop settings? I'm using Ubuntu Studio (Xfce desktop). On the desktop settings there is no option to apply no background or just a solid color. Of ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 problem with keyboard key

I have two keys that don't work. I tried use the keyboard and language GUI to reconfigure the keys. Strangely, I can press >, but the greater sign < does not work, and the other key is the 1, ...
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Install xfce4 desktop on ubuntu headless server, for remote desktop (x11vnc)

I would like to install a full xfce4 desktop into my ubuntu 16 dedicated server. I remember accessing the remote desktop with this command years ago: ssh -v ip:port -L 5900:localhost:5900 "x11vnc -...
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Which Ubuntu distro is right for this 2-in-1?

I own a Dell Latitude 11 inch 2-in-1 ... it has a m5-6Y57 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.. Which Ubuntu distro is right for this 2-in-1 ? I want to read ebooks on it so the distro has to support ...
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Menu bar missing on some programs

I'm running XFCE on Ubuntu 16.04.5. Two days ago the menu bar disappeared randomly in LibreOffice programs only, still worked in other programs like FileZilla, Thunar, Thunderbird, etc. But in ...
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No thumbnails are showing on Xubuntu 18.04

I recently re-installed Xubuntu 18.04. After re-installation thumbnails stopped loading after some time. At first it loaded a few thumbnails and stopped, but it even stopped showing the loaded ...
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Can't use any DE besides Ubuntu on Wayland after last update

I have Ubuntu 18.04.1 system installed on my laptop. I was using XFCE ontop of it. I just updated it using built-in "Software Update" application, which told me to reboot after the update. After the ...
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Issue with steam on Xfce interface, ARM Chromebook

When I run sudo apt-get install steam it says steam doesn't have the required 32-bit libraries. I read somewhere that I could run sudo nano /etc/ld.so.conf.d/steam.conf and put the following into ...
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Change Alt+Right-Mouse Drag for resizing window

I use Alt+Mouse-Right-button for resizing window (xfce DE). But it's not convenient to do so with a touchpad. I want to bind this combination to other key combination without pressing right mouse ...
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Chromium 70 doesn't respect XFCE Window Manager border

After upgrading from 69.0.3497.81 to 70.0.3538.67 using sudo apt upgrade. Using the --app-id={appId} flag to open a page as a standalone app, Chromium adds it's own window border with the three dots ...
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Disappearing background

Ububtu 16.04 LTS running on Dell 5520 laptop with xfce4.12. Can someone point me in a direction that can help me solve why the background image keeps dissappearing, and reverting to what I think was ...
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Different UI elements from different desktop environments? (UI mixture) [closed]

There is no entirely perfect desktop environment for Ubuntu. Some advantages, distinctions and lacks: Xfce: Easily configurable taskbar and panel height. Multirow taskbar. Xfce: Lack of native expo ...
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Can't login to Xfce4 session (login loop)

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I installed the Xfce4 desktop (sudo apt install xfce4) to use it by remote desktop (it works faster). I have a problem with logging in to the Xfce4 desktop. When I first login ...
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Moving your Dropbox folder to a new location

I'm a Ubuntu user with an XFCE interface. I have installed such configuration in my desktop and notebook computers. But in the notebook, I can no longer use Dropbox since it asks me to move the folder ...
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How to run Plasma (KDE) session in Xubuntu 16.04.5 running xfce by default?

When I logout on Xubuntu (xfce) I get a screen to login again, on top bar of this screen is placed an icon and when click it the drop down menu offers 3 options to login: Plasma, xfce and Xubuntu. By ...
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Integrate xfce4

I uninstalled gnome from my Ubuntu Because of performance issue and installed xfce4.So on booting up I get only terminal , so I type sudo startxfce4 to start GUI . Everything is ok till here.But when ...
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Xfce Ubuntu internal crash - no programs are opened, such as terminal

When I open a program in my DE (even terminal, or appfinder except thunar), nothing shows up; then after some time, it shows me a crash report. Then I press ctrl+alt+f3 to switch from x server DE to a ...
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Display a specific interface on the xfce panel top bar without polling it using genmon

I'm running on Xubuntu 18.04 and I would like to put a text box in the top bar of the panel that displays a specific interface (a string) e.g. "enp9s0". Many people have suggested that I use xfce4-...
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Show static user-set message in the notification bar on the Ubuntu panel (xfce)

I'm running on Xubuntu 18.04. Is there a way to add a specific text box to the notification taskbar on the top of the screen? i.e. but I don't need the dropdown menu or any of that fancy stuff. All ...
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Confirm before quit thunar file manager

Thunar support user custom action. But is this possible to add something like 'Confirm before quit'. Because I saw CUA examples mentioned doesn't change thunar behavior it self. But 'adding' more ...
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How to show in menu apps of different desktop environments?

I have installed different environment flavours (Unity, Mate, Xfce, KDE...) on my machine. I have set on login to use Xfce. But there are some apps/software in the other environments which I would ...
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txt files corrupt/invalid byte seq on reboot - xubuntu/mousepad

So this is the second time this has happened, reboot and the last text file I had open in mousepad won't open. Says invalid byte sequence. I open it in sublime, reencode it in every single encoding ...
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Xubuntu 18.04: How to make fBreader the default ebook reader?

How do I set fBreader (already installed with sudo apt-get install fbreader) to be the default epub and mobi file reader in Xubuntu 18.04? How do I set FBReader as the default mobi ebook reader? is ...
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Some applications disappear reopening laptop lid

I update some days ago to Xubuntu 18.4 and I set to switch off the screen when the lid of the laptop is closed but when it is reopened some application windows disappear and the processes stay active. ...
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XFCE (Xubuntu) Alt-Tab switcher: missing app icons

I have missing icons for Slack and MailSpring (Electron based apps I believe) in Xubuntu 18.04 application switcher: The application's icon appears correctly everywhere else (i.e. in panels, app ...
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XFCE global appmenu (vala appmenu) in Xubuntu 18.04

I use Xubuntu and am very happy with XFCE. I use it in a netbook and saving screen space is vital for me. So I want to move the menus to a bar like it was in Unity. Some months ago I had followed the ...
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problems after upgrade xubuntu 16.04 64 to 18.04 64

Let's see if someone can help me I have updated from xubuntu 16.04 lts to 18.04 lts, the process showed no errors but when trying to use it I find: start extremely slow compared to the previous ...
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No GUI after Login, GUI works if I drop into TTY terminal then back to lightDM

Just installed Xubuntu 18.04 on my HP Pavilion 15 in a dual boot configuration with windows. I was running Gnomebuntu 16.04 previously, but I am now unable to either install any distro or get the ...
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Xubuntu. Shortcuts “Super” and “Super+key” run commands simultaneously

On Xubuntu I have shortcut-key Super for command "xfce4-appfinder". So now I have difficulties when I use combinations with key Super. For example when I press Super+F1, two commands "xfce4-appfinder"...
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Xubuntu, combinations Ctrl+key don't work when I use Ctrl as hotkey for switching keyboard layout

On Xubuntu 18.04 I'm using hotkey right Ctrl for switching keyboard layout. And now I can't use any combinations with Ctrl+ in applications. And for example if I use Alt for switching layout, ...
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Editing IP through xfce4 desktop

Alright, so I am new to using the server version of ubuntu and even newer to the /etc/netplan. I have tried creating a .yaml file but always seam to make mistakes with the syntax, I have xfce4 ...
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xubuntu 18.04 disable screen lock

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I set the XFCE power manager to sleep after about an hour in 16.04 and never saw a locked screen. Now I do. I have disabled the screen locker in ...
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How to change the clock color on Xubuntu

I'm using the adapta nokto theme on Xubuntu and the icons on my panel are white, but the problem arose when I switched to the binary clock. The clock dots are in blue! And that makes it very difficult ...
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Dropbox syncs, but does not open in Xubuntu

Just installed xubuntu 18.04 today on dell optiplex 755 (former Win 7). Everything seems to be working fine except for dropbox. Installed dropbox nautilus via "Software" and signed in at the Dropbox ...
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How can I restore the password in xubuntu 18.04.1, by not finding the rw command at startup?

In grub, type "e" adding "rw init = / bin / bash" in the last line but say "can not find the order rw" and the same.
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Why xfce is too slow?

Ubuntu 18 comes with gnome DE by default, but after I installed xfce: sudo apt-get install xfce4 I found it much slower than gnome. People say it's the most lightweight DE, so apparently something ...
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Copy old Numix theme from 16.04 to 18.04

I just updated from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and it seems that someone played with the Numix theme making it more ugly. 1.The panel font color "white" is not "white" anymore, is some kind of "grey". 2....
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Inconsistent touch behavior in UIs

I have installed lots of ubuntu flavors on my new Surface Go, but I've seen some strange behaviors while trying to use the touch as mouse replacement. 1st, in ubuntu-mate and xubuntu, menus from ...
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Restoring a hidden application in Application Finder

Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder) has a feature where I can right click on an application and Hide it. I have done that to an application that appeared double before but now there are no results at ...
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how to make focused buttons/items (by TABbing/arrows) actually visible in xfce4 (Xubuntu) using Adwaita-dark theme?

Please, how to make focused buttons/items (by TABbing/arrows) actually visible in Xfce4 (4.12) using Adwaita-dark theme? It cannot be distinguished :/ and TABbing (TAB key) is not usable :/ I am ...
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google-chrome fails to display when launched under xfce on headless server

I am having a problem launching Google Chrome 68.0.3440.106 on Ubuntu 18.04, running on a headless server via a TightVNC remote connection and xfce. The odd part is that everything ran great until I ...
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Can not install a new language on Xfce4

I'm trying to install Arabic language but when I press on " Install / Remove language " from " language support " these messages shows up: first message second message
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Alt-tab selection icons are too big in Xfce-4

For my new machine (ubuntu 16.04.LTS), I'm using vnc4server and Xfce4 gui and I access the computer using RealVNC from my windows 10 PC. I can press Alt-tab to select between applications being ...
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Choose notification daemon having multiple window managers

I have Xubuntu 16.04 and multiple window managers installed. I'm migrating from Xfce to i3wm, but in the meantime I want to maintain both installed in my system. So I don't want to uninstall any ...
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Monitor loses my desktop on F7 - how do I reconnect from F1 shell?

I don't exactly know why this happens, but when I run XFCE4 with a normal monitor, I lose the desktop if I unplug the HDMI cable. When I plug it back in, the screen is blank. All the apps are still ...
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ubuntu 18 + XFCE : compose key no longer work after upgrading

I have just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04. Things seems to work well except for the compose key that does not work anymore. I have a english (US) keyboard and in the configuration tools the compose ...
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Show File, Edit etc menu in title bar in XFCE

I'd like to have a titlebar that has no title in it... instead it should display the menu (File, Edit, View, etc) and the standard buttons like minimize, maximize, etc. I'm using XFCE, not Unity. So ...
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How to change Fingerprint-GUI appearance

I use the software Fingerprint-GUI on my Thinkpad X60s running Ubuntu w/ Xfce for fingerprint reading on login, sudo password in terminal, et al. This software is completely fine but I have an issue ...