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 display photo thumbnails of .heic file in Xfce?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 with Xfce desktop environment and the thumbnails of my .heic files are not showing. I can see the pictures in Image viewer, but not on the thumbnails and I'm bothered by that. I ...
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How to change cursor selection box color Xubuntu 20.04 (Not Ubuntu 20.04)

As you can see from the image here my cursor selection box is blue and like many other Linux users I wish to change mine to match my theme. I am running Xubuntu 20.04, NOT Ubuntu 20.04 (don't mind the ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 unable to change cursor size

I recently updated from Xubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 on my Dell XPS 15 with hi-dpi screen and I'm unable to change cursor size. I'm using XFCE with i3 as window manager. So far I've tried: Adding Xcursor....
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Showing on-screen keyboard in lock screen

I need onboard (or similar virtual keyboard) be shown in xfce lock screen. I switched to xfce because onboard had different problems in unity (ubuntu 21) and ubuntu-xorg interfaces
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xfce restart application in place

I was wondering if there was a way I could create a shortcut that would restart the currently focused application in place. By this I mean that the application would close and then relaunch with the ...
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Firefox incomplete load

im recently installed firefox on xubuntu 21.04. that works but does't show everything and have super slow click response. for example only some of menu items shows (Help, Newtab, Histroy, Downloads, ...
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Ubuntu20 headless xfce slow response on VNC

I have installed Ubuntu20 on intel NUC. I have also installed VNC on it so that I can access this machine at client site from my office. I have to operate it without monitor, so as soon as I unplug ...
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Configure Xfce4-screenshooter to take screenshots and save them with a unique name every time I click Printscr button

I have been experimenting with Xfce4-Screenshooter for sometime. I figured out a way to save my screenshots just by clicking Ctrl+1 on my Laptop by assigning xfce4-screenshooter --window --save /media/...
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Reset Xfce4 Application Finder Size

On Xubuntu, when you press Alt+F3 the Application Finder usually pops up as a small window in the middle of the screen. I messed up something and now it spawns as a much larger window at the top half ...
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Xfce. Show last notifications keyborard shortcut

On xfce there's the bell on the panel that I click to view last notifications. I'd like to popup the last notifications window with a keyboard shortcut. How is it possible to do this? OS - Xubuntu 20....
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Connection to VNC server failed: Connection refused; VNC server closed connection and X server already running on display :1

I've set up a VNC server along with xfce4 on a remote machine following this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-20-04 in short, on ...
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xfce panel clock - where is the clockface stored?

hi this is a simple query for anyone who knows the Xfce panel (Xfce added to Ubuntu Studio 20.04) I'm setting up a pc for small children to use and would like it to have a usually-visible analogue ...
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Which menus and folders are used to install xfce themes? And what permissions?

hi I'm trying to install a theme on Ubuntu Studio 20.04 with Xfce. It is a theme from gnome-look.org The various online guides for Xubuntu say to go to Whisker Menu > Window Manager to choose a ...
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Command for “Delete” button rebinding

I'm running 18.04.5 with Xfce4 installed on a Chromebook via Crouton. I've noticed that some of the normal Chromebook shortcuts for things like Delete have not transferred over onto the Crouton ...
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Display is lost when turned off (standby), desktop is automatically adjusted randomly

I have two displays connected via HDMI and whenever I turn one off (power button/standby), the system thinks that the monitor was disconnected entirely and automatically reconfigures the desktop, ...
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How do I remove Xubuntu title bar text shadow in WM Dark themes?

For most applications, but not all, title bars if in dark theme, has text shadow. Badly rendered apps include Thunar and XFCE terminal. I am happy to install a compatible theme, but no themes in https:...
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How to get rid of graphical streaks on WSL1 and X11 server?

I have a WSL1 app in my Windows10 on my laptop. I installed VcXsrv and I launch it and I manually specify the Display Number to be 0 . I do: $export DISPLAY=:0 in the WSL1 bash. I installed the xfce4 ...
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XFCE4.16 - Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2 LTS unusable after critical bug manifested - troubleshooting req

I put desc and a placeholder for this critical bug and solution making is here and https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/-/issues/502 for anyone experiencing a rough XFCE 4.14 -> 4.16 upgrade ...
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remote display freezes & poor performance (x2go, XFCE, lightdm)

I have a server runnning Ubuntu Server 20.04 with XFCE4 (lightdm) and x2go. On the client side I use the x2go client for windows on windows 10. Since the client and the server are usually in the same ...
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crouton with ubuntu focal fossa (GNOME not working and other issues)

so recently i tried installing focal fossa on my chromebook with GNOME. (i did it because what do you expect xenial is dead. so yeah. it did not install right the first time but my next try worked... ...
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Restore Tab key function

I am not very proficient in Linux and have to deal with it because it is part of working environment (hardware hosts of measuring equipment). It is accessed remotely over VNC and has XFCE as desktop ...
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laptop monitor stays off after resume

My laptop system is running Ubuntu 20.04 with Xfce 4.14. When I suspend the laptop by closing the lid and then resuming by opening the lid, the laptop screen does not turn on. If I have an external ...
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Visual artifacts in x2go XFCE4 sessions after upgrade from 20.04 to 21.04

folks. I've been using x2go XFCE4 sessions on a box for ages with no problems but after an upgrade to 21.04 (from 20.04) I'm now getting strange visual artifacts: black boxes around windows, ghosting, ...
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Gnome - Shell _ gthumb is taking a lot of ram and swap, and freeze my laptop

hello i use linux lite with xfce but i like gthumb for working with pictures. gtumb freeze my system because of taking the hole 4gb (or the most) ram. maybe because i use xfce with gthumb ? in the ...
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Running xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 0.75x0.75 blacks out my primary monitor only if a secondary monitor is plugged in?

The DPI of my primary monitor is unreasonably large, so at boot I run xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 0.75x0.75. This is done automatically due to a ~/.config/autostart/xrandr.desktop file that I have ...
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All icons disappear from the desktop

Sometimes (every other day) all icons disappear from the desktop. I don't know what triggers it, but mostly it is when I start the pc. Then I have to use terminal command xfdesktop --reload. That ...
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Does Xubuntu support Ubuntu's Alt+F2 command?

On normal Ubuntu Alt+F2 lets you enter a command that will execute as if ran in a terminal. This is most commonly used when your computer is not running properly and you need to xkill. Does Xubuntu ...
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Is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS still supported for five years if I change the desktop environment?

I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this: Will Ubuntu 20.04 LTS still be supported for five years if I change the desktop environment to MATE or Xfce? And if I change the desktop environment ...
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Cannot open Libreoffice files from network

I am using Ubuntu Studio 20.04 with xfce, I am having troubles to open Libreoffice files which are on my network server (Synology NAS), regardless which protokol I use (smb, afp). Other applications ...
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XFCE remaining elemnts after changing desktop enviorments

I am running Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. I had been using the XFCE desktop environment for the past month, and now when I change the desktop environment back to the default (Ubuntu Studio Session),I ...
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When I switch to xfce4 desktop, my login credentials don't work until I switch back

Installed the xfce4 desktop environment, logged out, did the desktop environment switch, now I can't login. How do I get xfce to recognize my login?
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Stuck in cryptsetup

I have installed xfce Desktop once, more or less as a second desktop. Today I wanted to uninstall it. It worked. But now, after I entered my password correctly in cryptsetup, nothing happens. I have ...
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XFCE Desktop not shown

When all windows are minimized, the XFCE desktop is not shown. Instead the most recently open window is still shown as if it was still open. For example, this happens when clicking on the desktop icon ...
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Switching between users in XFCE / LightDM without locking session

When I was using KDE with KDM it was very simple to switch users. After I logged in multiple sessions I could easily switch by pressing ctrl+alt+f7 and ctrl+alt+f8 and so on. It was seamless because: ...
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Headset microphone recognized with 'unplugged', but not working at all

As the title suggests, my headset microphone is not working. pavucontrol input As an output device headset is working fine. pavucontrol output cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf options snd-hda-intel ...
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Transparent window in xfce (or compiz or at all)

So I tried using compiz for this and after hours of googling trying to figure out how to even turn it on, and what plugins to install, and whatever, I finally made the "scroll + button = ...
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Can't Boot in Recovery Mode (Ubuntu 20.04)

Normal boot works (sort of) while in recovery mode hangs before the login. Recently I've had a problem with Xfce desktop not loading except through recovery mode, following this: While in GRUB and on ...
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What's the button on the left corner of a XFCE4 window

I'm using xfce4 and my theme is orchis-dark. I was always wondering about a select button on the left corner of my window. You can see the button in the following screenshots: What does it do?
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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

right-click does nothing, the panel shows up but the desktop icons don't though it inverts if I mess with the desktop settings manager, either way tabs/windows aren't responsive or behave abnormally. ...
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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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