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[26 Dec 2016 | One Comment]

The xfce4-battery-plugin is a simple battery indicator plugin displayed in the panel bar of XFCE desktop.
I use it on my Xubuntu Linux. I preferred using this plugin when I was unable to customize the default battery indicator to show battery percentage on the panel.

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[10 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments]

Here are some linux commands (pactl and amixer) to increase and decrease volume. You can also use these commands to set keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease volume.

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[14 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Xubuntu iBus: Unable to type in local language / No input method listed]

I am using Xubuntu (lightweight version of Ubuntu) and I am unable to type in local language using iBus (an input method (IM) framework for multilingual input in Unix-like operating systems).
iBus is already installed. When I go to its ‘Preferences‘ and then click the ‘Input Method‘ tab, I could only see ‘Chinese‘ language option in the dropdown list of ‘Select an input method‘. I am from Nepal, so I would like to see Nepali/Devnagari language option there.

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[23 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Xubuntu: How to stop applications launching on startup automatically?]

You might face a problem of applications launching automatically when you login to your Xubuntu machine. In my case it was Pidgin and Google Chrome launching automatically on startup. I have not set them as startup applications.
If you logout Xubuntu without closing the opened applications then it seems that Xubuntu saves the session of opened applications. And, then it opens those applications on all next logins.

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[9 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Synapse: An alternative to Ubuntu Unity Dash]

Synapse is a graphical launcher enabling you to start applications and also to quickly find and access relevant documents and files (by making use of the Zeitgeist engine).
This can be a good alternative to Ubuntu Unity Dash for those who prefer lightweight and faster graphical launcher. This can also be helpful for getting Unity Dash like feature on other Ubuntu versions like Xubuntu.

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[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment]

I am using Xubuntu (an elegant and easy-to-use Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu, using Xfce as the graphical desktop). Xubuntu has shortcut for locking the screen. It is CTRL+ALT+Del. But, there was no shortcut for Suspend action (keeping the computer in Sleep mode).
If you would like to add keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu, you may visit this link: Creating custom shortcuts on Ubuntu