Lubuntu is a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu. It and the default applications included use minimal resources. As of the 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" release, Lubuntu is an official Ubuntu derivative. Lubuntu uses the Openbox window manager.

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How can I change the icon size on lubuntu's desktop?

I want to change the icons on the lubuntu desktop.
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How to change Ubuntu into Lubuntu?

I want to install Lubuntu on my old desktop with 128MB of RAM. As the memory is not enough to run the graphical installer, I had to follow the minimal install from a minimal.iso file as described ...
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How to launch an Xulrunner app with a desktop shortcut?

I have created a simple xulrunner app and it works great when invoked from command line. clain@desktop:~$ xulrunner /home/clain/myapp/application.ini The problem is that I need to keep the terminal ...
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How to change priorities of x-www-browser?

I'm on 15.04 64 bit Lubuntu and I downloaded chrome from their website, because it can be useful at times, but I want to keep firefox as my default browser and despite having put it as default browser ...
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Why so many files in /usr/share/app-install/desktop?

For 14.04, I'm trying out Lubuntu LTS. If I run ls -l /usr/share/app-install/desktop, I get a list of 3085 .desktop files. All except one are dated Apr 18. The exception is: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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Something like 'KDE Present Windows' / 'Compiz Scale' / 'Mac OS X exposé' in Openbox / LXDE / Xfce?

Is there a DE-independent utility to show all windows beside each other in more lightweight DEs like Openbox, LXDE or Xfce? Something like this:
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Can't get Mouse back in gEdit after Shift Key Is Pressed

By default when you type in gEdit, mouse disappears and you can get it back by moving your mouse. So, you can do whatever you want using your mouse. But when I press Shift or Ctrl or Enter and move ...
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How do I set the default size of /dev/shm?

I'd like to change the default size of /dev/shm in Lubuntu 11.10 (also known as /run/shm now, I guess). It doesn't seem to appear in my fstab: # / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation ...
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It is possible to create two graphic terminals in one computer?

I have a computer with two screens, and I want to share it with my daugther. If I attach two mice and two keyboard, can the computer be configured so each screen is like an independent computer? I ...
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Some keys are not detected in my keyboard (multimedia keys?) by either xev or xbindkeys or keytouch: how to detect them?

It is one more attempt to get Fn keys to volume up/down, brightness, etc. working. Those controls are simply not working in my non-branded ultrabook. I want to detect them to modify ...
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Switching keyboard layouts in Lubuntu 11.10

I have found an older thread in the Ubuntu forums but I guess there is a more simple solution now. I would like to switch between the default German layout and an English (US) one.
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Disable desktop switching with the scroll wheel in Lubuntu?

I still want to keep my multiple desktops, I want to disable switching desktops with the mouse.
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How to remove lubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed lubuntu-desktop in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I want to get pure Ubuntu. How can I revert back to Ubuntu only ? Note: I have searched in the google and found solutions for 12.04 / ...
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How To Connect to Wireless Network in Lubuntu?

Im new to lubuntu have used ubuntu before there is no nm-applet in lubuntu. So how to connect? Pls help
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Closing laptop lid suspends Lubuntu, since upgrade

I recently upgraded my Lubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. I have my xfce-power-manager set on the lock screen action on lid close, but closing the lid still suspends the laptop in 13.10. How can I set it ...
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How to boost mplayer (SMPlayer) sound (in Lubuntu)?

I am thinking of the useful feature present in the MPUI video player (mplayer for windows) that can enable volume boost to impressive levels (not from the volume slider, but just from the mouse ...
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Is there a `Locate pointer` helper in Lubuntu (for visually impaired)

One the most difficult things for visually impaired people is locating the mouse looking up to the screen. Therefore enabling locate mouseor locate pointer give some extra visual attention (flashing ...
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How to quickly open an application in Lubuntu?

I just switched from Ubuntu, where I can hit the Super key and search for any application I want and just hit Enter. In Lubuntu there doesn't seem to be a convenient way to quickly open an app in such ...
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Can I add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu in Lubuntu?

In vanilla Ubuntu, there is a quite useful application called Nautilus-open-terminal, which allows the user to open the terminal in any folder by simply right-clicking and selecting "Open in ...
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How to access Samba shares in Lubuntu 12.10

Lubuntu uses PCmanFM as it's default file manager. I want to access my samba share with PCmanFM to upload and download files. I've already installed the "samba" and "cifs-utils" packages and thier ...
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pkexec won't launch polkit GUI in Lubuntu / LXDE

I performed a fresh install of Lubuntu 12.04 with minimal desktop, as described here. To clarify, I did a command-line install from the Lubuntu alternative install disc, then I did an apt-get install ...
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X does not want to start. At all. “No screens have a usable configuration”

I recently installed a fresh copy of lubuntu 11.04 powerpc on my computer. I was following the instructions from this fourm post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1798792 All I get is the ...
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Why do top and lxtask show different degrees of memory usage?

Why does top show 730MB of RAM used, but the "Task Manager" shows 190MB? Some more information on my system: Lubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox Screenshots:
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Lubuntu enforces screen lock

I can't disable screen lock in Lubuntu. In Power management I have it unchecked. There is another option "Enable light locker" in the "Light locker settings". I also have this unchecked but I still ...
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Make the sound louder in Lubuntu

I have a Toshiba r835 running Lubuntu 11.10. Turning the volume slider up all the way doesn't give very loud sound. I've tried typing alsamixer in a terminal and turning up all the levels there to ...
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Can't send file to smartphone via bluetooth in Lubuntu?

I'm a new Lubuntu user (never used any Linux OS before). File Manager --> Preferences --> Bluetooth Manager I can't seem to send a file to my smartphone. I click the bluetooth icon on the task bar, ...
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SD card is not mounted in Lubuntu

I have a 2GB Transcend SD card for my Camera but when I entered it in my laptop's SD slot then it is not mounted automatically by Lubuntu. I did not have the same problem with Ubuntu. I can not see it ...
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Top software to install on Live USB drive, for Windows recovery purposes

I installed the latest Lubuntu image on a pen drive(2GB), using Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator. My goal for this pen drive is for maintenance of old Windows XP machines. What software should I install ...
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How to install Lubuntu Desktop Environment and ONLY the desktop environment?

I have a slower computer that I would like to use the Lubuntu desktop environment with. However, I do not want to install any of the software that is not related to the desktop environment. I am ...
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Is there an easy way to change Ubuntu flavor during upgrade?

I used to run Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) 10.04 on my Asus Eee 901. I recently upgraded to the "regular" Ubuntu desktop 11.10, since UNE was discontinued. Due to the limited hardware, my netbook has ...
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Bind the windows key to Lubuntu start menu

I am running Lubuntu 11.10. By default the main menu is bound to Alt+F1 (A-F1) which works. Here is the relevant code from ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml <keybind key="A-F1"> <action ...
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How do I change my wallpaper in Lubuntu?

About 2 days or so I upgraded my version of Lubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. But the problem is that I now don't know how to change my wallpaper. Google doesn't give me any answers.
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Taking screenshots in Lubuntu (11.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Print Screen key doesn't work if a drop-down menu is active As you know, by pushing PrintScreen button on the keyboard, a screen-shot of desktop will be saved on ...
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How can I make smaller pop-ups on Lubuntu?

I want to see smaller pop-ups but where have I to go to configure this?
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Lubuntu vs. lubuntu-desktop

I've heard that Lubuntu consumes less resources than Ubuntu. Is it because of the fact that Lubuntu uses different desktop environment and window manager? If so, would it be equivalent to install ...
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Running a startup program in terminal as sudo

I need to run a python script in a terminal, myscript.py at startup (on Lubunt). This script requires root. I've setup a .desktop file that runs the following command: lxterminal --command="python ...
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Why does the Lubuntu minimum install say that it requires 10.7 GB of available drive space?

I have a 4GB Dell Mini 9. I used UnetBootin following the instructions at pendrivelinux.com. I have tried Xubuntu minimal install, Lubuntu minimal install, and vanilla Lubuntu, and all result in the ...
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How do I install KDE or XFCE or LXDE to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with no internet connection?

How do you install a desktop environment such as KDE without an Internet connection in Ubuntu / Linux Mint? I want to install KDE 4.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without an Internet connection?
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No sound on USB headset. How to manage soundcards and audio devices?

I had a fresh reinstall of Lubuntu 13.10 and my USB headset seems to be not working. I looked for solutions in some forums, but these didn't work for me. My headset is a Genius Wire Gaming headset. ...
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Set Terminal window size (and position)

I use Lubuntu and want to set bigger Terminal window (for default). How can I do that? Maybe in lxterminal.conf but how?
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How do I install the Lubuntu Software Center?

I'd like to install the lubuntu software center on lubuntu 11.10. Here is the launchpad project, they have a PPA
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Is it possible to install and run Thunar 1.5.1 in Lubuntu 12.04?

I hear that a new Thunar (with tabs!!) is ready - see this. I have added the PPA and run the update and upgrade commands but I still have Thunar 1.2.3 In Synaptic, Thunar looks ready for upgrade: ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 is a non-LTS release - does this mean that LXDE isn't, either?

Lubuntu 12.04 is not a long-term-support release. That's mostly due to a lack of manpower. But I don't use Lubuntu on my machine, I use LXDE over stock Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So my question is: In the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 'alongside' Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. That's great, but sometimes I miss Ubuntu's eye-candy. I can install Ubuntu 'as a layer' on Lubuntu, so I'll be able to choose the 'layer' in the login screen. But doing this ...
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There are lines in the notifications in Lubuntu 14.10. (See image below) What's wrong?

I'm using Dell Vostro 3446, Lubuntu 14.10, 64-bit. It's a completely clean installation. No problems in the installation. But, the notifications have lines in them, and aren't "clear" like it used to ...
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How to force user to type username & password for LXDM Login Window Lubuntu

Is it possible to remove the drop down box with the list of users on the login window to Lubuntu and replace it with a text field that forces the user to type in both the Username and Password. ...
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Why won't windows remember their size in Lubuntu?

If I close a window, I expect it to remember the size it was, and reopen the same size next time. On Lubuntu, this isn't happening. I close a window, and the next time I open that app, the window ...
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Will GNOME3 installation break Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu on my netbook and I'm wondering whether it is safe to install GNOME3 via PPA or if it will break the system just like in Ubuntu. My logical thought is that since there is no GNOME, ...
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Redshift doesn't work with Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have a problem running a program called Redshift. When I open it it closes immediately. Here is the error when I try to run it from the terminal: $ redshift (process:3525): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL ...
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How to run a script when password is entered at the lock screen?

To toggle the enabling/disabling of my notebook's touchpad according to connected USB mouse, I used touchpad-indicator, which runs a daemon to monitor connected devices and take appropriate action. ...