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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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How to automate date in template-generated file with Thunar [xfce4]

In XFCE4 it is possible to install templates in ~/Templates and they will appear under the Create Document entry of the Context and File Menus. Now, let's say I create a Python template there (it can ...
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Restore Xubuntu menu appearance

I'm running Xubuntu (Ubuntu Studio which is based on Xubuntu), and I somehow messed up my applications menu. I had the original menu, with the favorites on the left side and the applications grouped ...
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XFCE theme not applying correctly in settings-menu and panel

I installed Lubuntu 18.04 alternative command-line-system with xorg and xfce4 in a VirtualBox VM and on a USB drive with gtk3 themes. The installed packages are the same and both systems are updated ...
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Script to watch an application status icon

I am looking for a bash/python script to watch an application status icon in notification area and change it whene active/inactive/idle/busy.. (like dropbox status icons). im running Ubuntu 16.04 Xfce ...
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xflock4 turns off the screen

Whenever my screen is locked, the monitor goes blank. If I input my password and log back in (or turn off my laptop with the power button), the monitor turns back on. I once turned the monitor back ...
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How to set default desktop environment (Xfce or Xubuntu) for all the users?

We've a server and it can be accessible only through ssh. and I'm using VNC to get the GUI of the server. the thing is the server has 3 diff users. and all their desktop environment are different. Now ...
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How to add sublime on panel XFce?

How I can add sublime on panel?
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Why does xdotool right click not work with every application?

xdotool click --clearmodifiers 3 works as right-click in firefox and chromium-browser, but not in all programs such as Thunar file manager and xfce4-terminal. Why is that? In terminal, if I run the ...
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Syntax for keyboard shortcuts

What is the proper syntax for adding keyboard shortcuts in xfce4? From the existing shortcuts, I noticed that every shortcuts command is not the same. Different kind of syntax is used for different ...
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A minor issue with almost all docks on xfce and kde

While running a dock like Plank or Docky on xfce or kde and keeping it on the left, an 'imaginary line' is created. Moving windows to this line causes them to 'stick' to it just like when the window ...
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Ubuntu server with independent gnome desktops for multiple users

This is probably a noob question, but I'm trying to set up a new ubuntu 18.04 server in our small office, so different users can access the ubuntu server. But every time each user connects to the ...
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Missing desktop icons

First, let me say I'm new to Linux. Second, I recently purchased a VPS from OVH and I installed Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 LTS 64-bit. Then, I installed Xfce4 using this command: sudo apt install xfce4 ...
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Thunar File Manager left side pane (tree view) configuration

On Thunar 1.6, Xubuntu 16.0.5: I don't know if it's possible, but why when I select a folder in Thunar on left side pane (tree view) and hit for example g, nothing happens. I would expect that the ...
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Onboard virtual keyboard error in RDP environment

When I use onboard command in RDP environment (Xfce), an error occurs. Below is a message when an error occurs. Could you help me with this error? version : 16.04 **hello@gbot:~$ onboard** 14:08:37....
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CTRL + ALT + F1: What's the equivalent command?

I like using the Ctrl+Alt+F1 command to lock my computer / switch users. The one I'm using in XFCE right now via the Action Buttons panel goes to a different similar screen. I was hoping to use a ...
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xfce4: “sudo startxfce4” - all good, but only “startxfce4” - fail. Why? [duplicate]

xfce4: sudo startxfce4 - all good, but only startxfce4 - fail. Why? How to correct this behavior? I think that need to change permissions, but where? Thank for your attention to this problem, and ...
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X11 Automation on VNC

I need to enter login details automatically into GUI program (Ubuntu 18.04) and click login. All that can be done by clicking tab few times, login details and enter. I would use xdotool, but I use VNC ...
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Firefox unmaximizes when I exit fullscreen mode

When firefox is maximized if i enter fullscreen mode (e.g. with F11, or open video in fullscreen) and then exit it, firefox becomes unmaximized with a little gap between window borders and screen ...
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Logitech Marble Mouse lags in Ubuntu Studio 18.04

This is not a 'How to Configure Scroll/Buttons' type question. I have a Logitech Marble Mouse (a two-button trackball), model number T-CM14. Problem: The mouse pointer on screen is very laggy, to ...
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How to add shadow to the Xfce4 panel using Compiz?

I'm using Xfce4 currently with Compiz, which I installed following my own workflow here. After some changes to my desktop setup, I would like to add a shadow to the Xfce panel, but I've been ...
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How to have animated desctop image in XFce?

Is possible to have XFce desktop with icons and use gif/mp4/avi/whatever (I can literally render to any format) as desktop background ? I already tried few things (Komorebi replaces my desktop with ...
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Clementine not following Xfce Theme

I have been using Clementine as my main music player for a while now, and it has always perfectly matched the theme of my desktop environment (be that Gnome, Cinnamon or Xfce) until I installed the ...
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xfce4-indicator-plugin shows “No indicators”

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I was getting issues with duplicate application indicators in my top panel in Xfce. I was instructed to remove indicator-applications to fix the problem, but now xfce4-...
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XFCE4 Interface Glitching.

I have a strange problem on my hand, and after looking for a solution, I haven't managed to find anything to help me. Well... Here is the problem. My XFCE4 interface is glitching quite often. Often ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 XFCE 4.12 window manager keyboard shortcuts not working with Apple Aluminium Keyboard model

Settings in Keyboard > Layout > Keyboard model are set it to Apple Aluminium Keyboard shortcuts specified under Window Manager > Keyboard have no effect at all. I can't cycle through windows using ...
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Why do changes made with menulibre not show up in the startmenu

This question relates to a computer running Xubuntu 14.04 LTE. The start menu manager program is the whisker menu. (BTW: on another computer with Xubuntu 16.04 LTE I have a different start menu, there ...
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Alt-Gr + [Key] freezing XFCE on Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS server

I have an Ubuntu 16.04.5 server installation with XFCE**. Every time I hit Alt-Gr + e (Euro sign), Alt-Gr + . (ellipsis) and other combinations involving the right alt key, XFCE completely freezes. ...
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Customize gtkrc theme xfce-flat

I want to change color of the left sidebar Can anyone help me out?
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Sound settings vanished after upgrade to 18.04

After upgrade to 18.04 LTS the sound settings vanished from the panel: They vanished even from the system settings: What to reinstall? BTW: I had to add the Wi-Fi item to the panel after the ...
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I have deleted XFCE, exo and Terminal in Xubuntu, how to get them back?

First, a piece of advice: in Xubuntu 18.04, there is a pre-installed application called Web Browser. It is NOT a Web Browser. I uninstalled it via Software Center thinking it was redundant with ...
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XFCE top panel not showing when mouse is brought to the top of the screen [duplicate]

Updated to Xubuntu 18.10 and my top panel, which was "always" hidden (needs a mouse brought into it to show) now doesn't show up when the mouse is brought to the top of the screen. Instead what it ...
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How to configure xubuntu panel network to a specifc network interface

Please consider the picture below. I have installed the xfce widget for network load monitoring but in the settings there is no option to select which network adapter is uses. By occasion, system has ...
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Chromium manager that integrates with Virtual Desktops (workspaces)?

I am using XFCE, but this question isn't specific to XFCE. I'm wondering if there is any mechanism that integrates Chromium tabs with the Window Manager. Oftentimes I have too many tabs, and I want ...
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Pinebook 11.6" Ubuntu with XFCE needs consistent sound and resolution choice

The new 11.6" arm processor Pinebook from Allwinner works great except the sound is inconsistent (needs work, pulse or alsa) and there is currently only one resolution 1920 x 1080. Any help or fix for ...
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Losing focus when changing workspace

I've got an irritating issue with losing focus on xubuntu 18.04 while changing workspaces. Lets assume, that I've got 2 displays and 2 workspaces. Active windows are arranged like this: ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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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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 ...