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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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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 ...
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multiload-ng not installing

I am trying to install multiload-ngfrom the webupd8 ppa according to this guide on Ubuntu 18.04 in the XFCE desktop. I run the commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt ...
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Xorg: High CPU Usage (94%) on Moving Mouse (Ubuntu 18.04)

whenever I move my mouse enough it causes high cpu usage. Screenshot provided is on a fresh X session. Xorg Taking up a lot of CPU This also causes some frequent freeze ups if I'm running some other ...
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vnc grey screen (16.04, tightvnc, xfce4) : SOLVED

I've been using vnc for many years but I don't know why this happens sometimes. With a new utuntu 16.04 machine, I first tried using vino, it works well, but I decided it is rather slow, so I decide ...
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Problem with menu bar theme

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with xfce using the arc darker theme. I've noticed on some applications once in a while the menu bar will appear to change themes, as shown in picture. At least that's ...
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ATI Radeon Kaveri - cannot change screen resolution, 640x480 when using dual screen

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with XFCE, with ATI Radeon Kaveri graphics (integrated on the motherboard). I have 1 screen connected on the VGA port, and trying to add 1 TV on the HDMI port. I cannot change the ...
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18.04 thunderbird font on XFCE has floating pixels

Please see the attached picture. The font in Thunderbird has strange floating pixels in half of the letters. This is on XFCE. Changing the font within Thunderbird->Preferences->Display Fonts&...
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18.04 mouse lag / IRQ disabled

I just installed Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 (xfce4 desktop) and I experience a massive cursor lag of my USB mouse. Directly after login everything is fine mostly, but after [a random time] the mouse starts ...
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linux/xfce4: screensaver stopped working, seeming idle detection issue

I'm using xfce4 under ubuntu with the 4.15.0.30 kernel. Starting yesterday after a number of reboots, the screensaver (I'm using xscreensaver) stopped getting invoked when the system is idle. ...
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Natural scrolling in 18.04 system-wide?

This is about getting 'natural scrolling' aka 'inverted scrolling' to work with ALL applications system-wide with USB mice and trackpoints. This issue is driving me nuts since 12.04 where I fianlly ...
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Xfce 4 desktop zooming function conflicts with chrome

I upgrade xubuntu 18.04 from 14.04 recently. I used to zoom in and out with alt + mouse wheel and it works on new system well in most of time. But when the mouse cursor is within chrome web page view ...
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Uninstall Cinnamon And Install Xfce

I Install Cinnamon on my vps but I don't like it I want uninstall it and install Xfce instead of it, I use this tutorial and use below command: sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove cinnamon cinnamon-...
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Sublime Text 2 icon shows fine in the Launcher, but not in the Window Buttons (xfce panel)

As you can see in the below screenshot, the Sublime Text 2 icon shows fine as a Launcher (second icon from the left), but fails to show up when a Sublime Text window is open (i.e. in the Window ...
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xfce desktop right click menu not showing icons on OpenBox

I have a few installs running OpenBox and xfce4 desktop. On some of my desktops,when I right click, I see icons with the menu items. Also in this menu there is a application. This applications menu ...
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ALT+F4 In Xfce prompts logout if no windows are open, can it be disabled?

I believe this was considered a bug and then fixed: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1776 I would prefer to disable it, i.e. pressing Alt+F4 on the desktop with no windows open should simply ...
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GIMP running but cannot view display

In ubuntu, I am launching GIMP from command line like this: user@l1d:~$ /usr/bin/gimp Now instead of GIMP launching and showing its GUI display, the command just hangs. Opening another terminal I ...
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Won't boot after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 (xubuntu)

Towards the end of the boot process, amongst the actions that are OK is one that's not, i.e. Failed to start MDM.service Am I correct in thinking that MDM is the Mate Desktop Manager? If so why in a ...
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GIMP in xUbuntu can't show Layers-Brushes window (and some errors in terminal)

I have xUbuntu 18.04.1 ADM64 (XFCE 4.12) + GIMP 2.8.22 (from of.rep's) I enter and get those one: ~$ gimp (gimp:11933): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 20:41:58.171: g_object_set_is_valid_property: object ...
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pkexec on WSL Error

Launching pkexec synaptic in the below environment fails. My PC specsare: xfce desktop ubuntu 18.04 on WSL VcxSrv for X server Here is the output: ~$ pkexec synaptic Error getting authority: Error ...
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Calling Python from bash script not working with XFCE keyboard shortcut

I have a python script to translate text via command line, the usage is script.py "Hola Mundo" and the output will be Hello World. Now I want to send text to this program via a keyboard shortcut in ...
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How to fix broken dropbox *menu* in xubuntu 18.04?

There are many threads about how to restore the dropbox icon. For instance, this link. Following those instructions in xubuntu 18.04 restores the menu icon, but left or right clicking the icon ...
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After log in, only wallpaper is shown in Xubuntu

I've seen threads similar to this and this isn't duplicate. I can't press ctrl+t because the shortcut key doesn't lead to anything. I am not sure what's gone. Whether it's thunar or the panel. I am ...
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xfce4 pulseaudio plugin - glib update..? Don't know what I'm doing

Need to start by saying I'm a total noob at linux. I've started learning over the past week and messing around with Crouton - installed trusty xfce. I'm trying to do something simple - install the ...
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How to view the keyboard shortcuts window from Unity on Xfce?

Is it possible to view the keyboard shortcuts window accessible with the Super key from unity also in Xfce? If yes, is it possible to change the contents of the window? I would like to have a pop-up ...
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Font promblem in file dialog using xfce

In certain apps (like Opera browser) file dialog shows squares instead of chars. I'm using XFce. Using Ubuntu-Regular font everywhere and always encoding in UTF-8. I read somewhere it is fault of XFce ...
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xfce Desktop Doesn't Load In

I'm running into this strange issue when using xfce where my desktop (wallpaper + desktop icons) won't load in after a reboot until I log out and back in. I don't believe I messed with any settings ...
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18.04 lightdm xfce4 thunar umask used by graphical apps differs from system settings

While Ubuntu 18.04 system reports in a terminal an umask configured to 0002, I can see GUI apps, launched by the same user, creating files with umask 0022 (thunar). I'd like to know how to setup a ...