Questions tagged [xubuntu]

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 can I display the list of available WiFi networks?

My Ubuntu laptops's WiFi works fine on various Wifi networks. But the list of available networks accessed from the toolbar icon of nm-applet by no longer appears. I just see the known networks. The ...
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How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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How to fix non working Dropbox icon on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64?

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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How do I set system-wide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the proxy settings anywhere. Do I have to set it through terminal, through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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What is tumblerd?

I've recently switched to Xubuntu and just noticed a process I've not come across before---tumblerd that was eating about 100MB. I can't find much information about this, except for this on ...
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How can I change xfce bottom panel to the top?

I am using Xubuntu 12.10 and would like to change the panel which is currently on the bootm to the top. This is the opposite of what most people using Unity want to do. I have done this in the ...
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How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. How do I either swap or remap the Control (or any key) and Caps Lock keys?
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How can I disable Alt-Scroll zoom in XFCE4 (Xubuntu)

In XFCE4 desktop environments, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key ...
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Resetting Xfce Panels to default settings?

How do I reset my Xfce panels to the default settings that Xubuntu uses?
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

How do I prevent Skype from automatically starting every time I boot my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook? Things I've tried: Removing it from the Settings Manager->Session and Startup->Application ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of Xubuntu?

I know how to pronounce Ubuntu but I don't know how to pronounce Xubuntu (which I'm currently enjoying). Should it be 'zoo'-buntu or 'eks'-ubuntu or something else ? (Similarly 'loo'-buntu or 'el'-...
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How to update Python to the latest version on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

The current version of python I've now which is installed by default with Ubuntu is 2.7rc1 , Is it possible to update it officially to the latest version (3.7.1) ? Thank You .
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Lighter in CPU/Memory Usage: Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I am looking for an Ubuntu version that consumes less Memory and CPU. I have read both Lubuntu and Xubuntu (The homepages, wikipedia, phoronix and other sites comparing both). But from experience, ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make Shift+...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at shutdown

I am having this weird problem in Ubuntu 18.04. My laptop gets stuck at the shutdown screen every time I use shutdown and I have to manually press the power button for 5 seconds to turn the machine ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu?

There are many derivatives to Ubuntu, of which Xubuntu is one, using XFCE as a desktop environment. One can install Xubuntu directly from an ISO or install XFCE as an alternative session on Ubuntu. I ...
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Thunar files view, date format "today, yesterday"

The detail view of Thunar shows the modification time as localized date (dd.mm.YYYY for my location), which is fine, but I would like to see the time, too. And it doesn't show the recently modified ...
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How do I change my keyboard shortcuts in xubuntu?

I am a new Xubuntu user. Earlier when using Gnome, I was able to configure several desktop shortcuts, particularly for navigation between workspaces. But, now in Xubuntu, I cannot find those options. ...
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No sound settings available in the settings manager window

Last night I decided to upgrade my system to the latest version of Xubuntu, 13.10. The process went fine, but now I'm facing this strange issue. There is no sound settings available in the settings ...
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How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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ubuntu 14.04 xrdp grey

I installed the latest ubuntu desktop and when I install xrdp I get a grey screen when I connect from windows rdc. this works fine in ubuntu 12.04. I found several solutions but they are not really ...
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How to remove Alt+F7 window moving hot-key in Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Alt+F7 to search for files in Double Commander. But when I press Alt+F7 - the hotkey is intercepted and I am offered to move the window. Settings - Settings manager - Keyboard - ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox icon fail [duplicate]

Affects: 14.04 / 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 / 16.10 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my Dropbox icon. ...
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Why do I get this warning from Gnome keyring in Xubuntu?

I have installed xubuntu-desktop ontop of a stock Ubuntu installation. When using ssh, or more specifically git, I always get this warning WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /tmp/keyring-...
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How do I switch to Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Xubuntu in 11.10 instead of Unity, how do I install it and switch to it?
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Ugly lock screen in Xubuntu

when I lock my screen, I don't get the nice login dialog which is present after my laptop reboot. I get something ugly similar to this: I googled this picture, it is not exact screenshot, but it is ...
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How to tell Xubuntu not to clone but to expand the laptop display to the external one?

I went to the Settingsmanager and selected Display. The external display was listed there. So I selected Use this output (see Screenshot) and after hitting apply the notebook screen was cloned to the ...
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Clicking links in pdfs opened with Okular opens Abiword (instead of the default browser)

I work with Xubuntu 12.04 and use Okular (version 0.14.3) to view pdf files. If I click a web link in a pdf file (created with "pdflatex" using the "hyperref" package), "Abiword" (It's a word-...
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How to I change from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

I've read this Q&A and I'm ready to try it with Xubuntu. That is, I'll go from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. At this moment, my laptop is slow, even after the various optimizations. My question is whether ...
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How to auto-login in Xubuntu or Ubuntu Server with XFCE?

In spite of setting auto-login in the Xubuntu settings (XFCE/System/Users and Groups) I have to login each time when I start up the computer. How can this be changed?
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IT staff said that Linux cannot connect to the school's Internet (EduStar) and refused to try

I live in Victoria, Australia, where schools connect to the Internet via EduStar. In my school, we have to ask the IT staff if we want to connect to EduStar. I just installed Xubuntu 20.04 on my ...
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Desktop icons not showing up in xubuntu (and I cant right click on the desktop)

In xubuntu, my desktop icons have dissapeared. I can not remember the cause, but if I do, I will edit this and put it here. Also, when I try to right click on the desktop, nothing happens. I have ...
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How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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systemd-resolve high cpu usage after update to 17.04

I have recently upgrade my Xubuntu from 16.10 to 17.04. Every things works well except systemd-resolve. some times it makes cpu usage too high and I don't know why this issue has been happend. And ...
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Bind Windows key to xubuntu "Start Menu"

Simple problem: I have a fresh xubuntu installation (16.04.1) on a very old notebook. Everything works fine now, but I'd like to toggle the "start menu". (I don't know what it's called in ...
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NetworkManager tray (nm-applet) is gone after upgrade to 14.04 Trusty [duplicate]

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and now the nm-applet no longer shows in the system tray. I already tried purging and reinstalling the network-manager-gnome package but that didn't help. When I run nm-...
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How do I disable window move with alt + left mouse button in Xubuntu?

Title pretty much explains it all. I tried viewing other questions with the same topic, but none of the solutions work. I tried CCSM, and I de-ticked "Move Window", nothing happened. I tried using ...
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How to turn off Software updater? (Xubuntu)

Is it possible to turn "Software updater" off? It pops up on startup every single time offering new (unwanted) updates. I have tried to set "don't check for updates" and all this kind of stuff in ...
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How to add a custom program to "Open With" list of programs in Xubuntu 13.04? How to associate a file with a program to open it with? [duplicate]

How to associate file types with Sublime Text 2? have downloaded Sublime Text 2. I've unpacked it in /opt/Sublime Text 2/ directory. Now I want to open all .conf files with ST2. But I can't set this ...
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How do you set system display color profiles in Xubuntu and Lubuntu?

Some applications, such as Gimp, Geeqie and Rawstudio claim to be able to use system color profile in their color management, but how do you setup such a profile? How do you see, if such a profile has ...
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Alert when terminal program finishes running? [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 15.04, but maybe this question has a general solution for all Ubuntu flavours. I usually leave long computations running in a terminal window, which may take from a couple of ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do this ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?
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How can I have a dash-like search under Xfce?

About 1.5 years ago, I tried out Ubuntu 11.04. I remember the dash being a rather helpful tool and I like the equivalent features on both Windows 7 (via the Start-button) and the Mac OS. When I press ...
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Xubuntu Thunar Menu Bar disabled, now lost forever

I have been using Xubuntu (latest version 14) for quite a while, and I love it. However, recently I was using the Thunar File Manager, and decided to see what it looks like with a little more real ...
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How to make Qt programs look good under Xfce?

I use Xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because Xfce is GTK and most programs use GTK theme, but some programs use Qt and thus don't use GTK themes. ...
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