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Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based (Ubuntu with XFCE desktop environment) GNU/Linux operating system. This tag is not meant to be used as a wildcard as to the desktop environment variant of Ubuntu that you are asking about.

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How to configure multiple displays with different DPI settings using xfce >= 4.14?

XFCE 4.14 promises HiDPI support. I'd like to use different DPI settings on my laptop screen and on the external monitor, but I can't find any new features improving this particular situation. So what ...
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How to use notification area (system tray) over indicators in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu has both notification area (system tray) and indicators. I prefer the first one, as it allows me to hide items. Is there any way to force the apps that support both (e.g. Tomboy, Dropbox etc) ...
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How to put task switcher on only one monitor (xfce)

I would like to put task switcher only on first monitor, not on all. I use configuration where second monitor (VGA) is on the right of first one (LVDS). Task switcher ivoked by alt-tab is on both ...
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Geforce GTX 1650 - nvidia-settings 'ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system'

I am trying to plug an external monitor to my laptop with a HDMI cable in order to have a dual screen. When I do so, nothing happens, the external screen is not recognized at all. I think that's ...
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Cannot disconnect from NordVPN

System Info: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS NordVPN Version 2.0.0 I recently installed the nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb following these instructions. I'm able to connect to a VPN server via terminal using ...
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x11 clipboard not available after quitting vim

While I'm running an instance of Vim (version 7.4, in the terminal) I can copy text into the + (Primary Selection) and * (Clipboard Selection) registers. If I switch to another program in a new window/...
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Problem with timedatectl and network time synchronisation in 16.04

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Xubuntu 16.04. Because of Windows, the hardware clock is set to local time, so I had to use timedatectl to make Xubuntu aware of that after the upgrade to ...
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How can I sync Xubuntu's calendar Orage with Google Calendar?

Does anyone know how to sync Xubuntu 15.10 calendar (Orage) with Google Calendar? I found some old links but it doesn't seem to work anymore.
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Getting WiFi AP working with hostapd and isc-dhcp-server [Xubuntu 14.04]

I have tried using ap-hotspot from WebUpd8, and it did not work for me in 13.10 or 14.04, so I have been working on getting hostapd manually set up, using isc-dhcp-server since dnsmasq was having ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform Shift+Home to select content from caret to start of string, while NumLock is turned off. But if in that case I press just Home, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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Xubuntu - Desktop Visible After Suspend Before Lock Screen

Xubuntu 21.10 is a pretty solid system with a lot going for it. That said, there are a few little things that can make a person scratch their head. One issue that I'm facing is that the desktop (and ...
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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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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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Application icons not showing in window buttons item in xfce panel

The icons for some applications are not being displayed properly on the window buttons item in the xfce panel. On the screenshot below, you can see the sound settings icon perfectly but the icon for ...
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Get 2 or more keyboard layout indicators in XFCE

I am using 2 monitors and have 2 panels for each one in XFCE 4.12. I want to have a keyboard indicator on each panel but it seems that I can have only one instance. Add button disabled. Indicator ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 black screen after screen lock

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12 in a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop, model 3442. Whenever I lock my screen, then put my password and unlock it, the screen brightness gets very low, it's almost as if ...
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Xubuntu: How can I avoid the double-password entry (lightdm then xscreensaver) on user switching?

I'm running Xubuntu raring with lightdm and xscreensaver. Both users on the system have xscreensaver set to lock the screen after n minutes. However, when I click "switch user" (or do gdmflexiserver --...
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Redshift alternatives on Xubuntu 21.04 with Wayland

On Xubuntu 21.04 with Wayland, Redshift doesn't work anymore. I have already tried the following apps that were mentioned to me: f.lux doesn't work. Safe Eyes no temperature color settings. Blue ...
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xset dpms force on no longer working after update

I have an application that is supposed to sleep/wake the display on my XUbuntu box by using the following commands: To sleep: xset dpms force off xset dpms 0 0 60 And then to wake (and keep awake): ...
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How to automatically select HDMI audio after sleep?

My system has 2 audio devices. TU116 HDMI through the monitor "Built-in audio analog stereo" which is for a headphone jack Both work fine. But after the system puts the monitor to sleep, ...
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XFCE panel shows unwanted number of grouped windows

I have just updated to 19.10. Now XFCE windows panel shows small number in black circle over window icon in the panel that amounts to the number of grouped windows. It is mighty annoying and it looks ...
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Creating a WiFi hotspot in Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I am new to Xubuntu and I would like to know if I could setup a WiFi hotspot from a Wifi connection? How can I realize that?
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How to remap (swap) Function and Control keys?

I've been trying to remap the Function (fn) and left Control keys on my laptop. I'm using xubuntu on a Macbook Air. I found these answers to be extremely confusing and haven't tried using xmodmap ...
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No presets visible in pulseaudio-equalizer

I've installed pulseaudio through the ubuntu repo, ie; sudo apt install pulseaudio* then following Arch Linux wiki's instructions appended the following lines: ### Load the integrated PulseAudio ...
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Getting video from an UVC device

Now I have a UVC device (OPTRIS PI 160), an Infrared Thermometer. I have already read official doc that tells me to use Guvcview. I can get a video stream from the device, but now I’m just getting a ...
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Mouse & touchpad sensitivity settings have no effect - Xubuntu 16.04.3

I will start by saying that I'm completely new to Linux, so bear with me please. I saw other questions on different sites but either there was no answer, or I didn't understand it. I'm on a Asus ROG ...
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Keys U, I and O are working not like they should be on Xubuntu

I'm really confused by this. So: The keys U, I and O are working BUT only under two circumstances. A: When I press one of those 3 keys really quick after pressing for example the key "A" B: When ...
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How can you actually decrease the cursor speed?

My mouse has a high DPI, which makes using any of the Acceleration and Sensitivity options in "Mouse and Touchpad" uncomfortable. I can set both to the lowest possible values, and it's still too fast. ...
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How can I get "Unlock private key" dialog (gui) with more than only insert password in Xubuntu?

In Xubuntu 17.04 with XFCE interface, when I am in terminal app, I only get a cli interface asking: Enter passphrase for key '/home/myusername/.ssh/id_rsa': I remember that in Ubuntu, when I was in ...
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Long boot time on Dell XPS 13 9350

I installed Xubuntu 17.04 on my Dell XPS 13 9350. It looks like everything works fine except one thing. The boot time is more than 100 seconds. Here is the dmesg output. Scroll it to line 914: [ 4....
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Xubuntu task switcher in Zesty lost its ability to go backwards with ALT-SHIFT-TAB?

Is it me or has the Xubuntu task switcher in Zesty lost its ability to go backwards with ALTSHIFTTAB? Can I fix this? Or is this is bug in the switcher? UPDATE 1 Somehow, pressing ALT and then SHIFT ...
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Xubuntu 16.04.2 locking/closing lid results in black screen

I've Xubuntu 16.04.2 installed on dell laptop(UEFI mode). It's the only OS on it. It has nvidea graphics card, which I think is causing the problem. Now whenever I lock the screen or close the lid, ...
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Why Wifi is not working in this Asus laptop of Ubuntu 16.04?

My Asus laptop wifi is listed as hard block on rfkill and unblock all does nothing. I dual boot with Windows 10. The wifi works fine on Windows. I have tried a live USB of Fedora and the wifi cannot ...
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Text partially disappearing in many applications after unlocking on Xubuntu

Ever since I updated to the new Xubuntu version (16) I have two behaviours: sometimes I have to switch tty after unlocking the Laptop to make my mouse cursor appear again. I heard it is related to ...
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Why does Xfce sometimes not properly load the theme (Appearance) on login?

Sometimes when I log in, Xfce (4.10, on Xubuntu-14.04) doesn't look right at all – the colour theme is an odd mixture of the correct settings (Xfce-darkness, in my case) and what's presumably ...
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Tile and move window across displays with keyboard (Xubuntu)

I have two monitors: display L on the left, display R on the right. My current window is in the centre of L. I have configured the Super+Right shortcut to tile it to the right of L. That works fine. ...
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Weird mouse behaviour in Xubuntu - BUG?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 x64 installed and I'm noticing a very strange behaviour. Sometimes my mouse acts as if I've pressed the right button and opens context menus at random. I've tried finding out ...
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Why does Xubuntu asks for my password twice when it wakes up from the blank screen?

Every time Xubuntu wakes up from the blank screen it asks for my password and then, after I enter it, it asks for it again. This doesn't happen if I lock the screen manually. How can this be fixed?
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Secondary screen rotation unavailable in Xubuntu

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 15.04. I want to use my old Samsung full-hd TV as a secondary portrait monitor. I connected it using HDMI and it works, but in Settings > Screen there's no option in the ...
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USB drive not working

Up until a few days ago my USB drives worked fine. I'm not really sure what changed between then and now. Both the USB flash drive and the USB external HDD work fine on another Windows machine, but ...
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DHCP server on subinterfaces

I have created two subinterfaces on eth0 : eth0:0 with IP 192.168.10.1/24 eth0:1 with IP 192.168.11.1/24 Configured /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf like that: option domain-name-server 194.204.159.1; subnet ...
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Xubuntu hangs after crypt setup succesfully

I have done a clean install of Xubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer with full disk encryption and LVM. It has been working just fine for about three days with no problems. Now on start up after entering ...
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When I turn my monitor on after it has been off, it does not display anything

I am running Xubuntu 14.10 on a desktop and use LightDM. As I said in the title after I turn off my monitor (with the computer already on) and then turn it back on again there is no input from my ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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Xubuntu Alt+Tab behavior

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and I want to change the Alt+Tab behavior. In Xubuntu, it just has the option to alternate between applications, but I prefer something like Gnome Shell or Unity, that have the ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks. Is this problem fixed in 14.10? Could someone check?
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How to completely remove Xubuntu login page?

I have Unity installed and later I installed Xubuntu; now I removed Xubuntu and switched back to Unity. However, every time I log in, the there will be first the Unity login page and after logged in, ...
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Displaylink udl in xubuntu 13.10

I'm using Xubuntu Saucy Salamander (13.10). I'm trying to connect DisplayLink wireless monitor with my Linux machine. My configuration is Nvidia GT310M Intel HD Graphics for 1st gen i5 processors [...
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Sudden black screen after login Xubuntu 13.10

Everything worked fine (except for the audio widget), and suddenly, i boot and after i set my login credentials in the session manager, the screen goes black. How is one supposed to fix it? I find ...
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How can I rebind Print Screen to Delete?

I'm running Xubuntu Raring Ringtail. Using xkbcomp, I used the following commands (I can go into more detail as to the context and what command I use, if it's relevant), which successfully remapped my ...
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