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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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Automatically access external drive at startup

OS: Xubuntu (XFCE), Ubuntu 18.04 I have an external sd card on my machine and a hotkey to automatically open folder on that drive. It works just fine except. The problem is when I first start my ...
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Missing icons with Xfce on Ubuntu 18.04.2

I use Ubuntu with VNC connection from Windows. I see most of the icons as follows: System information: Linux vps568 4.15.0-52-generic #56-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 4 22:49:08 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Ubuntu Studio 19.04: How to enable hibernation with swapfile

So, I installed Ubuntu Studio on a laptop that has 16G of RAM. By default, Ubuntu Studio partitioned it with a single ext4 partition, no swap partition, but with a 2G /swapfile. I noticed that ...
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Samsung booting to bios (no ubuntu) after ubuntu 14 update

I updated ubuntu on a friends' laptop and now when it turns on, it shows the BIOS (not GRUB like before) with the option to enter "windows boot manager" which is nonsense because the laptop does not ...
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How can I clear scrollback and reset with a keyboard shortcut, rather than the mouse, in xfce4-terminal?

xfce4-terminal does not advertise a keyboard shortcut for "Clear Scrollback and Reset," although you can pick it from the Terminal menu. Is there a way? Thank you.
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Package version conflict when building network-manager-applet ubuntu package from source

I am using xubuntu 18.04, which has an XFCE user interface that uses several GNOME widgets, notably network-manager. network-manager has some limitations such as the lack of a way to prioritize ...
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No option for “Do Nothing” on lid close when using XFCE

The only options in the Settings -> Power section are "Switch off display", "Suspend", and "Lock screen". Unfortunately, my display does not always come back to life with "Switch off display" or "...
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system suspend mode doesn't work Dell XPS

I'm trying to find a reason why the "suspend" mode doesn't work on my machine (Dell XPS 13, model 9370). More specs here. OS info: aechchik@fixie:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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How do I find the CSS selectors for specific elements in a XFCE theme?

What i'm trying to do, is take an existing XFCE and just switch the accent colour by changing its hue. I've search-replaced all occurrences of the colours (darker and light shades of the accent ...
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Customized environment for new users in XFCE

I come back to the community because I have a sad problem. I just migrated from Xubuntu 14.04 to Xubuntu 16.04. The environment was personalized. That is to say, every time a student (I am in a high ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Xfce alt scroll window opacity resets everytime I close the window

The title describes it! Basically when I use alt+scroll to change the window transparency, it works and the opacity changes. But when I close that window, the opacity resets the next time I open any ...
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Mousepad editor - how to disable 'save changes' pop-up?

Mousepad asks about "Do you want to save the changes before closing?". I would like to default to silent discard and no popup (disrupting the workflow). Nor prefs. nor the cat .config/Mousepad/accels....
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Reset xfce xfconf to default [duplicate]

Start by ignoring all of the advice posted here: Resetting Xfce Panels to default settings? Then you can do this: #!/usr/bin/env bash while read channel do for property in $(xfconf-query -l -c $...
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Ubuntu xfce need more disk space (Chromebook)

I recently downloaded Ubuntu xfce4 4.12 for my Chromebook. It is running pretty smoothly and I want to make the full switch. Is there any way to allocate more disk space to xfce or just remove Chrome ...
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xfce4 on Ubuntu Server 19.04. Update or bad install?

I just installed Ubuntu server and XFCE4, however the desktop is completely different than any other xfce I have installed, with a gnome-like launcher and both Ubuntu and Debian screen backgrounds, as ...
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18.04 Server can log in remote but not local

After reading through the forums, I feel I have the opposite issue of most remote access issues. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 Server and logged in. Installed Xfce desktop and Mozilla Firefox to allow me ...
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How to increase fonts size in Viber on Xubuntu?

Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (XFCE 4.12), Viber 7.0.0. I increased size of all XFCE-fonts in XFCE settings editor, but in Viber it didn't give any results. So, I need to increase fonts size in Viber, but only ...
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Compiz in Ububtu Studio

I'm trying to setup up compiz in Ububtu Studio 18.04 on a dual boot mac (specs below) I installed compiz: sudo apt-get install compiz* Seemed to work and the settings manager is there. Then I ...
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Installing Gnome Software center for Ubuntu 18.04 on Chromebook

So I have a Samsung chromebook. I put Ubuntu on it using the crouton and it installed ubuntu 16.04 with xfce. I was able to update the system to 18.04 and have confirmed that it is actually running ...
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How to move launcher bar to the bottom in 18.10 [duplicate]

According to all the answers I've read, I just need to open a 'settings' menu in the top right-hand corner of my screen, but there isn't one in 18.10. (see screenshot) Where is this menu that I can ...
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Stripes on desktop wallpaper in Xubuntu 19.04

Sometimes after quiting from suspend I can see this picture: It's only on main screen. Any ideas how to fix it w/o reboot? Any links to bugtracker? Thanks. My video is GeForce GT 630 and proprietary ...
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Libreoffice and scrollbars

Since I have a 4K display I have changed gtk.css for wider scrollbars, and this seems to generally work (I have also disabled overlay scrollbars). However, librecalc seems incompatible with this - it ...
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Panel doesn't auto hide Ubuntu Studio 19.04

I've set 'Automatically hide the panel:' to 'Always' AND 'Intelligently'. 'Always' did work for a while but now the panel just won't budge no matter what it's set to! It's really frustrating to have ...
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Is it possible to change desktop envroinment if it's already installed? [duplicate]

I just installed my first Ubuntu, but Gnome is too heavy for my PC and I don't like it much. Is there a way I can put XFCE instead, without having to repeat the OS installation process?
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I can't get rid of the XFCE “mouse” wallpaper on the login screen in 19.04

I had installed Xubuntu in the past. Now the "mouse" screen showed up after updating to 19.04. After researching I have tried many "solutions" and nothing works. It is very frustrating. I set the lock ...
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Why are (Qt) menus misplaced on some screens?

Using XFCE4 on 18.04 together with Qt applications has strange effects on different monitors: I have two extra monitors attached to my laptop. When I move a Qt application (qpdfview and quassel tried) ...
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The backports upgrading changes all my desktop

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.2 LTS (64 bit Linux) in two desktop PCs (both are the same machine: MSI MS-7788, Intel i5 at 3 GHz, 8 GB RAM) and one laptop HP 250 G5 (Intel Pentium at 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM). ...
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Why does running Minecraft create window tearing/lag

I have a Titan X graphic card running on Ubuntu 18.04 + Xfce4 desktop, and I experience tearing while dragging windows when Minecraft is open. I have two monitors, and it seems to always happen to the ...
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Xfce 18.04 vnc view

I have Ubuntu 18.04 server and xfce. Installed tight vnC server. When I open the vnc viewer (port 5901) from other pc I see bad/empty icons. If I open TeamViewer I see good icons on the desktop. ...
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using gnome-power-manager with XFCE4

I really love XFCE4, and have been using it for a while with my Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 (model 7373). The only problem I've encountered is that when I let the screen time out or the computer auto-...
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Weird and new asking panel at startup

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.2 LTS (64 bit Linux) in two desktop PCs (MSI MS-7788, Intel i5 at 3 GHZ, 8 GB RAM) and one HP 250 G5 Laptop PC (Intel Pentium at 1,6 GHZ, 8 GB RAM). Two day ago I "opened" ...
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How to fake an audio card Ubuntu 18.04?

I am trying to create a minimum required setup to run an app with GUI that uses Java (already included in the install) on 18.04 cloud server. I installed Xvfb + X11vnc and launch the app without ...
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High pitched continuous static noise at boot up. Stops after login

I am using Ubuntu Studio 18.04 on a desktop PC. I am getting a high pitched continuous static noise from Roland DS-30A active studio monitors connected via s/pdif to a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd ...
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Can't start Visual Studio Code installed with snap

I've installed Visual Studio Code with snap on Ubuntu 16.04 but it won't start or give me an error message. How do I debug it? $ sudo snap install code --classic $ sudo reboot $ snap list Name ...
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Xfce can not start preferred applications under Ubuntu 19.04

After updating from Ubuntu 18.10 to 19.04 under Xfce the terminal can not be started from the Panel. "Failed to launch preferred application for category TerminalEmulator. Failed to execute child ...
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Cant acess Cinnamon Desktop Form Ubuntu Mini net install [duplicate]

so installed the cinnamon desktop from a net install and didnt install any other desktops cause im trying to make this distro light as possible So it installed but when i go to reboot it doesnt show ...
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Is there a hot corner program/addon for Xfce?

Brightside and xfce4-hotcorner-plugin xfdashboard don't exist any more. I'm looking for a hot corner feature for Xubuntu 18.04.
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Cannot login anymore to XFCE

I cannot login anymore to my XFCE desktop environment, since today. From the login screen (GDM3, LightDM and SDDM behave the same), I login to my account choosing XFCE, the screen turns black, and it ...
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Can't open folder from directory menu in Xubuntu Xfce panel

The base directory is set to home, but when I clicked open folder it gives notification like this: Printing home/meowmeow failed How to I fix this? Help me I am noob.
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Screen goes dark after suspending or locking from Xfce logout menu

I know that there are multiple others questions about screen not turning on when waking computer from suspend, but I do believe my issue is different from the others. If I select Suspend from the ...
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No keyboard focus in unlock dialog XFCE

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with the XFCE 4.12 desktop (Xfwm4 window manager) on an ASUS ROG laptop. The primary screen is 2560x1440 joined to the laptop's own 1920x1080. I have a small but ...
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Screen output stays blank if screen turned off and on again Mythbuntu

I have a Sony Bravia KDL-40CX520 TV connected to my Mythbuntu box (Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS) via HDMI. The TV is detected and shows up correctly under Settings-> Display. The box is running an AMD-A4 APU, ...
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Login error: cannot login even from terminal

This is what I'm getting when trying to login via terminal (ctrl+alt+F2) (==) Log file: "/home/joe/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.1.log", Time blahblahblah (==) using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/...
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How to share folders over the network in Xubuntu 18.04?

I could easily do it in previous version, but now I'm getting error: Unable to start "gksu system-config-samba". I googled, found solution, system-config-samba opens, I add folder to share (read & ...
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Xfce Launcher icons do not click in Xubuntu 18:10

If you right click the Xfce4 panel, select Panel > Add New Items... from the pop up menu you can add custom Launchers to the Panel: Xfce4 Panel with custom Launchers These launchers can be configured ...
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Making XFCE GUI programs

I would like to make an application that keeps the icons on the desktop grouped within certain application defined "fences" on linux. I have a general idea of how to interact with the linux operating ...
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Keyboard not working after login screen

I am using an Acer Swift 3 laptop and just got Ubuntu, everything worked fine, now I got xfce and my touchpad ”tap” stopped working, so I did some apt-get xserver-xorg-synoptics to get the drivers and ...
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Need help with xubuntu

A few days ago I was using my computer perfectly fine, but now it's acting up. The computer boots up fine and loads the login screen with almost the options. I can still log in and I can still see my ...
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Ubuntu Gnome to Xfce

I am trying to install Xubuntu on a fairly fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I want to avoid reinstalling my whole system. While I know about xfce4, instead of xubuntu-desktop, I want to ...
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Need help with xubuntu environment, live cd useless [duplicate]

A few days ago I was using my computer perfectly fine, but now it's acting up. I tried using some code to reset my proxy, but it seem to have done more than it needed to. if [ $(id -u) -ne 0 ]; then ...