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

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System Program Problem Detected after login on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS

Right after logging in my Ubuntu 22.04.4 with XFCE4 installed, I am prompted with the following message: Error prompt No further details are available in the prompt (which is quite odd...to say the ...
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XFCE4 whiskermenu left pane to open Favorites instead of Recently Used by default

XFCE4 Whiskermenu left pane defaults to "Recently Used" when pressing "mouse" button on Ubuntu 22.04.4. How to default to "Favorites" instead?
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xRDP reinstalled on Ubuntu 22.04.3. Can't get it to load into Gnome desktop instead of xfce

I have an Ubuntu setup, 22.04.3 lts. A while back I set it up using xrdp and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. When I RDP to that computer I get the xfce desktop. I then set up another Ubuntu setup for xRDP, ...
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How to set up remote desktop software for a PC where I will only have remote access to in the future?

I have set up CCTV running on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on Intel NUC. I want to be able to remote access the PC for troubleshooting mostly and want a graphical interface for the remote desktop. The software I ...
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XFCE 22.0.4 won't wake up after hibernation

XFCE 22.0.4 won't wake up after hibernation, I did all the hardware stress tests and everything is fine with the hardware, but at the system level there is probably a problem, when I logout then and ...
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Mouse buttons and keyboard stop working for no apparent reason. Xubuntu 22.04

I have a new Lenovo Ideapad, running Xubuntu 22.04. It stays on all the time, with an occasional suspend. Occasionally (e.g. every 2 or 3 days) mouse buttons and keyboard stop working. The mouse ...
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Ubuntu versions (or flavors) to replicate what I have

I know this is an odd question but I hope someone can advise even though it isn't an actual problem. Last year I did a fresh install on my old laptop and I then tweaked the install a bit to get the ...
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Volume output changes when resumes from blank screen

I have a Ubuntu xfce environment, connected to a usb-c dock feeding 2 HDMI monitors When my screens go blank, after no mouse of keyboard press, and resumes my volume output is change to a different ...
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How to find which application is used ctrl+y?

my sistem is xubuntu 22.04 with i3wm window manager. Now, when i press ctrl+y, the cursor has transformed into a cross and requires you to select an area to copy to the clipboard, it will be an image ...
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Multiple Problems on XUbuntu after Python upgrade, deinstalling default Python. How can I fix them with out going back/reseting the system?

I recently installed XUbuntu LTS 22.04 on an old Laptop, all went well with the setup but today I wanted to set up the latest stable version of Python (3.12.1) and I installed it no problem, but then ...
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Is it possible to check what file tumblerd is currently looking at?

I just cloned a big folder and tumblerd has started eating my CPU. I'm now curious about what particular file it is working on. Is there any way to see what file it is currently trying to make a ...
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Keyboard shortcut to blank screen Xfce/Xubuntu

does anyone know the command to blank the screen in Xfce/Xubuntu?
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Xfce desktop files and folders not showing

Im using ubuntu 22 and for some reason the xubuntu/xfce sessions have started to fail to display the files and folders. The taskbar/appbar is there and works but the rest of the screen is just the ...
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Autologin disabled, but being logged in a few seconds after I try to type my password (suddenly started happening)

I am using Ubuntu 22.04.3 on an LG gram 2-in-1 laptop. According to the settings, my GNOME version is 42.9 and my windowing system is X11. I have only one monitor and have never had any extra monitors ...
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Remote Desktop cannot connect to Ubuntu xfce4

I am trying to get a desktop environment up and running on my ubuntu system running with WSL2 on Windows 11. I ran these commands in ubuntu to get everything installed: sudo apt update && sudo ...
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X11 appears to be stuck on DISPLAY (:1) affecting nvim yank

My Problem Today I discovered that my "native" display is :1 as seen below: $ who kwilkins :1 2023-11-27 22:13 (:1) This is affecting the ability to yank in nvim. My only hope is ...
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characters in terminal not 100% white and backgournd is not 100% black on terminator window on xfce4

I use two machines often using vnn. One is ubuntu 20.04 unity the other is ubuntu 22.04 xfce4. I used terminator window on both systems. But in the xfce4 case, the character is not 100% white and the ...
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How can I make keyboard shortcuts work again?

All shortcuts don’t work any longer on my Xubuntu 20.04 system. When I add a new definition, it appears in the file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml, as I found ...
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In xfce4, how do I change to a left-handed mouse on the command line?

I change mouse hands often. It's easy to swap the buttons through xfce4-mouse-settings, but I'd like to script it or set it from the command line. Something like: xfce4-mouse-settings --device=usb --...
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Is ~/.profile run when connecting remotely with xrdp?

Environment: Running Xubuntu desktop, with default xsession set to xfce4 (echo 'xfce4-session' > ~/.xsession) After logging in remotely (from Windows via Remote Desktop Connection) my path is not ...
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Laptop fails to open desktop after upgrade to 23.10

Sorry, the information here is going to be basic as I am on my Windows OS as the xUBUNTU will not open since my upgrade. I upgraded yesterday, following the usual instructions. Was straightforward and ...
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Xrdp on Ubuntu: "Failed to execute default web browser input output error"

I am running Ubuntu and have set up an xrdp server for remote desktop access. When I connect to the server using xrdp, everything works fine except for the default web browser. I encounter the error ...
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Highlighting on XFCE4-terminal no longer persistent when upgrading to Ubuntu 23.10

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 23.04 to 23.10 and have observed that highlighted text (using left-mouse button, swipe) no longer remains highlighted once the mouse button is released. Other terminal ...
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Window edge remains when moved, and cursor becomes hollow square (only showing edge line) sometimes ( vnc, Xfce4.16, Ubuntu22.04 )

I don't know exactly when this is happenning, my cursor turns holow box(showing only edge box). I saw this when I was working remote from home but it's the same in my workplace. When I run settings ...
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xfconf-query not working in crontab

i have a script as follow /usr/bin/disable-sleep #!/bin/sh xfconf-query -c xfce4-power-manager -p /xfce4-power-manager/blank-on-ac -s 0 now=$(date +"%D %T") echo "disable sleep $now&...
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Why does system asks for encryption passphrase the INACTIVE user when mounting encrypted external drive?

When I am the only user logged to my laptop (XFCE session), mounting encrypted portable HDD works as expected: I connect HDD to USB port. A window asking for encryption passphrase pops up. I enter ...
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How to fix XFCE's xflock4 reapeatedly launching the screensaver?

I just upgraded to Xubuntu 23.04 and it turns out that now, xflock4 repeatedly launches the screensaver when locking the screen, even if I keep moving the mouse and typing into the keyboard, it keeps ...
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mozc seems to be nonfunctional, no Japanese characters appear

I am using Ubuntu 23.04 lunar with Xfce. I want to be able to type in Japanese language. I installed iBus and mozc. It does not seem to be functional. I do see "Japanese - Mozc" in the IBus ...
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Switch back to Xfce from Gnome (login screen/file dialog)

I'm running Lubuntu with Xfce. I installed ubuntu-desktop-minimal to test some software on Gnome. Now, the login screen is the Gnome type login screen. I can select Xfce as the desktop environment. ...
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How can I let Xubuntu / Xfce ignore me turning my screen on/off?

I'm using Xubuntu Jammy 22.04.3 LTS with Xfce 4. I have a multi-monitor setup and I don't like the default behaviour when I turn one of my screens off. When I turn a screen off (using the button on ...
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Libreoffice not displaying fonts properly (Ubuntu 22.04 XFCE)

I'm trying to edit a PDF on LibreOffice Draw and the fonts aren't displaying (or exporting) properly in it which makes editing it very difficult. Here's an image showing what I mean. What do I do?
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Hex characters showing instead of unicode on Ubuntu 22.04 (XFCE)

I was trying to fix an issue I had with Libreoffice not displaying certain fonts properly, and when I tried this solution, every character turned into a square, which a reset fixed. Since then, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04: xfce4-panel shows high cpu, possible fix?

When using xfce as GUI for ubuntu 22.04 I sometimes get high CPU usage according to htop, sometimes over 60%. I use Ubuntu 22.04LTS and xfce4-panel 4.16.3 (Xfce 4.16) I have searched the internet, but ...
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GParted shows hard drive as two drives of equal storage capacity

I'm trying to format my Xbox One S hard drive with GParted. It appears to show two 900GB disks as /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd instead of one 900GB disk, on top of that. /dev/sdc : /dev/sdd : The first ...
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Cannot write to NTFS partitions after upgrade to Kernel 6.2 (Ubuntu 22.04LTS, xfce)

I am dual-booting Windows 10 with Ubuntu (both OS reside on different physical disks). I am using XFCE desktop, not a clean Xubuntu install, but changed from a standard Ubuntu installation a while ago....
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How to install a desktop GUI on WSL2?

A newbie here. I spent a couple weeks trying to use a desktop GUI on WSL using xfce4 and xrdp. I already tried a couple ways, following some tutorials to make it work, had no success though. So I don'...
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ALT + Mousescroll for Zoom on Desktop like XFCE on Ubuntu

On XFCE there is the in-house function for zoom the whole screen by using ALT and Mousescroll. I love this function but changed to Ubuntu 22.04. Is there a package or an extension in extension-manager ...
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Bluetooth "br-connection-profile-unavailable" issue on upgrade to Xubuntu 23.04

Recently I upgraded from Xubuntu 22.04 to Xubuntu 23.04 using the Software Updater. Aftert upgrading, Bluetooth doesn't connect to either any of the previously paired devices or to any new device. The ...
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How do I add horizontal gaps above and below my horizontal XFCE 4.16 panel?

I've been customizing my Xfce 4.16 top (main) panel. I've done so via the settings first and then modifying ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css but there's someting I can' acuieve. Or it works... sort of. ...
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Alternate Tightvnc configuration Ubuntu 22.04

I tried installing tightvnc server using https://serverspace.io/support/help/install-tightvnc-server-on-ubuntu-20-04/ The log file says there is an active X-server already running so the xfce4 does ...
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How can I disable automatic screen lock for Xfce4 on vnc?

I have tightvnc server on my new ubuntu-22.04 machine and can use vnc. VNC xstartup is configured to use Xfce4. How can I disable the automatic screen lock of the Xfce4 window? I tried setting '...
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Xubuntu 23.04: Firefox icon is not shown on the panel. How to fix it?

I am running Xubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster on the old Dell laptop (2014). Firefox icon is not displayed on the panel (see figure) Any ideas how to fix it?
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Multiple and long entry in xfce4-panel.xml for mpris-players

Xubuntu 22.04/xfce. I noticed a very long entry in the xfce4 panel configuration file xfce4-panel.xml (~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/), for plugin "pulseaudio": <property ...
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"Oh no! Something has gone wrong" / ubuntu 23.04 / xrdp / xfce-desktop / Google Compute

How to run desktop over xrdp in Google Compute nodes? Here is what I did: Create compute node using Ubunutu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) image gcloud compute instances create ask-ubuntu \ --zone=europe-...
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Getting Ubuntu 23.04 to run XRDP on Hyper-V (Windows 11)

I'd like to be able to run my 23.04 hyper-v image on full-screen. I've tried a few options: I've installed xrdp, xfce4 and xorgxrdp I've used various setup scripts that have made changes to ~/....
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Unwanted Applications Installed after Installing Desktop Environments on Ubuntu

Hello Ubuntu Community, I recently installed additional desktop environments on my Ubuntu system using the following commands: arduino sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt install kubuntu-desktop #...
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XFCE (Xubuntu) - How to make launcher only launch when not yet started

I have been using Ubuntu for 10 years now, always with Gnome and now I tried XFCE I have to say I think it's better. I learnt how to add launcher in the taskbar to pin my favorite programs, but I find ...
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double lock screen in Xubuntu after upgrade from 18.04 to 22.04

I made two successive upgrades of Xubuntu: from 18.04 to 20.04 and just after from 20.04 to 22.04. The second step had some failures due to root partition becoming full, but terminated. I now have ...
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GPU system load monitor for xfce panel

I am trying to get a GPU system load monitor to work in xfce4 panel. Is there any way to configure the current CPU system load monitor to reflect GPU usage? I know we can run a script in genmon ...
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Why can't I call /usr/bin/xfce4-find-cursor on Xubuntu 20.04?

In order to switch between workplaces and simultaneously highlight the current mouse cursor position, I have associated shortcuts to certain keys. They activate one the commands sh -c "wmctrl -s ...
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