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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No access to trash:// neither to recent:// from file manager

When I try to access trash from file manager (Nautilus or Nemo), I get an error message The folder contents could not be displayed Sorry, could not display all the contents of "trash": ...
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Help.. in tigervnc, menu bars aren't shown in Gnome window

I was using tigervnc server just ok until an hour ago, then I tried to make the vnc server automatically start after boot(because I had to start it with "vncserver -localhost no :2 -geometry ...
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xfce desktop environment ubuntu 20.04 - desktop not loading

I've updated to 20.04 almost a year ago and everything worked, now the panel shows up but the desktop icons don't, and right-click does nothing, it inverts if I mess with the desktop settings manager, ...
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Graphical Login-Screen disappeared after removing XFCE4

I have tried to get rid of XFCE4 as my desktop was becoming really slow , I managed to remove it but now I don't have a graphical interface at the login screen, the issue is not really important since ...
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anydesk not launching on xfce4

I installed anydesk latest repository using terminal the installation was smooth and didn't faced any error but it's not launching Note - I am using ubuntu xfce4 environment with tightvnc
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How to enable two-fingers/right-click in touchpad?

How to enable two-fingers/right-click in touchpad by editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-synaptics-ovverides.conf ?
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Running xfce4 as certain user on system startup so a GUI app can run

I have a certain application that requires to be run in a gui session in ubuntu (it has a button and menus etc). What I need to be able to do is write a script (or something) so that every time the ...
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Installing previous version of program: chromium-browser

I have an old computer that doesn't support the newest versions of Chromium, since the CPU lacks the support of SSE3 instructions (I saw that in a forum). Recently, I have updated Chromium and version ...
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Mouse buttons and keyboard become unresponsive after varying idle times

At certain times my display semi-freezes. Symptoms are as follows: The mouse moves but no button presses are registered If the mouse is moved over the task bar, the windows are not highlighted ...
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My Xubuntu 20.04 LTS is stuck in a login loop, can't login through shell doesn't work

My Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is stuck in a login loop whenever I enter my password it the screen goes black, it flashes me an error, and then takes me back to the login. when I open the shell with Ctrl + Alt + ...
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LXDM on 20.04 fails to start

Since LightDM decided to drop multiple session support (the machine I'm using has a single dual-head video card so dual-seats isn't really optimal for me), I decided to drop Unity, which I had ...
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xfce4-indicator-plugin does not shows the default email

Upon upgrade to 21.04 the xfce4-indicator-plugin does not shows the default email agent (thunderbird). It is not hidden as you can see. Purge/install did not help. What else can be done? Thanks a lot!
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Xubuntu Locking Up

Xfce (on Xubuntu) seems to have developed a problem on two different computers of mine where if it is left alone for a short period of time it freezes. To elaborate a bit, any background processes ...
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Which setting controls the style of window buttons in Xfce

I am running Xubuntu 21.04 and my apps are showing two very different styles of window buttons on them. The first is traditional and familiar, while the second looks kind of bizarre. I would like to ...
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How to add kali-desktop-xfce Desktop environment in Ubuntu?

The title says it all. Basically, different distros have different ways how their desktop environment looks, and I quite like Kali linux's xfce. So should I just add kali repositories to Ubuntu( with ...
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How do I edit / add fcitx5 input method icon (in Xfce)? I can see that Mozc and Pinyin have icons

I can see that there are multiple files in /usr/share/fcitx5/inputmethod including mozc.conf and pinyin.conf doing this. However, how do I set icon for Keyboard - Thai? Also, I want colored icon for ...
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Xrdp “black screen”: can I break loose by logging in with different user account?

Can I "wake up" an idle Xrdp connection in the "black screen of death" state by logging in from another user account and doing some code magic? Here's the reason I ask. For work I ...
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Xfce: Tile window to left/right does not work for system windows

In XFCE (4.14), tiling windows with custom shortcuts works as expected for application windows These shortcuts do not work at all for system windows : Display, Keyboard, Window Manager. Am I missing ...
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Ubuntu studio 20.04 xfce, power management not working properly. I can't set my display to go off after a set amount of time

I am running Ubuntu studio 20.04 Xfce on an Acer Aspire 5755G with 16G RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M. Everything works fine and the system is pretty stable, but for some reason power management ...
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Disarranged Pixels in XFCE

When I install an ubuntu based linux distro (specifically xfce), The operating system is not letting me choose the correct resolution of my screen. When I choose my original screen resolution in ...
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Ubuntu server 20.04 add sound

I'm building an Ubuntu distro from Ubuntu server 20.04. I added a xfce4 desktop.I i stalled pulseaudio. I had it working with aslamixer but sound stopped working. How do I enable sound? What ...
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My active window is “underneath” the XFCE panel (eg. toolbar). How to fix this?

Thanks in advance for your help! Please see the attached screenshot. I don't want the XFCE panel/toolbar to overlay my active window. I want the active window to expand up to the bottom border of ...
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Remote connection programs on Ubuntu 20.04 are useless

I would like to know what is the best working option for a remote display program for Ubuntu 20.04. I found the following programs annoying. 1- Anydesk: Although via the command anydesk --get-id I get ...
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Custom actions in Thunar: keyboard shortcut already in use

I wanted to add an action in Thunar to open new terminal with Super+T shortcut. I added a new custom shortcut from Custom Actions menu, but it says keyboard shortcut already in use when I try to set ...
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Customize XFCE on Xubuntu custom Live CD [duplicate]

I followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and my custom iso worked, it booted and I have apps I installed and a few scripts I added. I'd like now to customize the GUI: keyboard ...
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Is there a way to get the windows like app launchers on xfce?

I am tired of searching for a way to open apps like it is in windows or other DEs like cinnamon where you click the app launcher and it opens with leaving a indicator on the app launcher. However in ...
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Shortcut to change keyboard language on XFCE without having to click on xfce-panel plugin

I have a Xubuntu 20.04. I added the Keyboard Layouts applet plugin to my xfce-panel. To change the keyboard language, I can click on it. However, I want to be faster. I'd like to press a key ...
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Software Updater crashes on Xfce only

TL;DR: The only clue I could find in the logs is that on a working system /var/log/syslog reports AptDaemon's transactions like this: queuing - simulating - processing - finished. On my system it ...
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Can I make window title bar merge with menu app in Xubuntu?

I just migrated from Windows to Xubuntu with XFCE. After using it for a while, there was something that stuck like the title bar didn't blend with the app menu, unlike when using Windows where the ...
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How to make icon appear in desktop entry?

Tldr; the icon I've added in the .icons folder of my home doesn't appear in my desktop entry, but if I choose another icon already present in the folder, it shows. Why? And how can I make my icon show?...
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Building xfce4-dockbarx-plugin from source: glib-2.0 not found

Trying to follow these instructions: github, I get the following error in the log: Checking for 'glib-2.0' >= 2.10 ['/usr/bin/pkg-config', '--atleast-version=2.10', 'glib-2.0'] not found from /home/...
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I need help starting xfce4 slim

I have installed xfce4 slim in ubuntu but am unable to start it from the command-line
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XFCE Super + Numbers to switch tabs

Is there a way I would be able to switch tabs in XFCE using Super+1-9? As coming from a window manager, I find it much slower to move the mouse up to the top to switch tabs especially when typing?
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apt install xfce4 also installs gnome

I have a small server with Ubuntu server 20.04.2 LTS installed. I wanted to also have a desktop environment on it so I run: sudo apt install xfce4 Then I chose LightDM during install. After a reboot I ...
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Simulating Windows UI Desktop Start button feature

Greetings and salutation, "just use Windows" is not the answer I am looking for, as I just decided to leave Windows for good and finally use Linux again. I use Ubuntu Studio, currently ...
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Why does mouse-wheel input steal focus to the window under the mouse cursor?

Ubuntu Studio 20.04, XFCE window manager. This behavior has started somewhere in the last months. As soon as the mouse cursor is outside the active window, scroll-wheel input will activate the window ...
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Unable to login to VNC server on Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME setup, only XFCE works

I have tried to set up a VNC server through tigerVNC but it is only working with XFCE. My XFCE setup is #!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS exec startxfce4 For GNOME, I ...
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Any Crux-like window manger for Ubuntu 20.04 and XFCE?

I've been using Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE) for many years, using the 18.04 LTS release almost since it was released. My preferred GUI configuration is to set the Appearance to Crux (from the gtk2-...
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Switching windows hides other windows

Running Xubuntu 20.04. It seems that I am only able to view one open window at a time. That is, when I switch windows (whether by Alt-tab, clicking in the panel, or opening a new window with a ...
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How to launch Orca and use it?

I find it really hard to know how to make Orca work properly in Xubuntu. How can an accessibility tool be so hard to use ? So, can anyone help me to find what I need to use Screen reader and to ...
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Lightdm is very slow to load, how to safely update .config files to remove depreciation warnings?

My system info: jovial@xpsl502x:~$ neofetch .-/+oossssoo+/-. jovial@xpsl502x `:+ssssssssssssssssss+:` --------------- -+ssssssssssssssssssyyssss+- ...
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Keyboard backlight turns off when typing passward at login

I set the keyboard to be backlit using xset led on. But recently, at the lightdm login prompt when I start typing the password, the light goes dark. After I log in I can reissue the xset command at ...
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Status Notifier plugin does not display application icons after Xfce upgrade

I upgraded from Xubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. Now, the Status Notifier plugin stopped displaying all the applications that used to appear there (Network Manager, Skype, Telegram, etc.) If I remove it from ...
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xfce4-notifyd doesn't start automatically, and I don't know how to start it

I'm using Xubuntu 20.10 and have noticed that no notifications come through, and when I check my notifications settings, it says "The notification service is not running. No notifications will be ...
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External monitor does not wake up properly

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with Xfce using lightdm, and I have a very annoying issue. I have an old-ish Dell external monitor (slim CRT I think, it's way heavier than an LCD but only a little thicker) ...
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Startxfce without a screen?

I'm connecting to my Ubuntu 18 server through RDP (xRDP) with xfce as environment. Some scripts are launched when the graphic interface is launched. (these scripts required the graphic interface). ...
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Dolphin not showing icons in Xfce

I am accessing my Ubuntu server via Win 10 Remote Desktop (XRDP). The desktop environment is xfce. When I open dolphin, it does not show the normal icons, as in the left figure. Compare with the right ...
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XRDP on Ubuntu 20.04 server multiple issues

I just built a new server and installed Ubuntu 20.04 server on it. Actually twice now. I've followed multiple guides but cannot get XRDP to work correctly. Best I have done so far is 1 connection ...
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How to display opened windows in task bar in xfce ubuntu desktop environment?

I am using xfce ubuntu desktop environment, i want to be able to see which windows are opened currently in task bar just like windows desktop environment. Is their any way to get it ?
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xubuntu core doesnt let me zip large files

im running xubuntu-core (xfce 4.14) on a remote VPS. I had to install the thunar-archive-plugin in order to get any zip functionality. Apparently xubuntu-core doesn't come with it by default? Anyways. ...

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