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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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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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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“Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable” warning

Good evening! Today, I turned off my computer without any problems and went out. When I came back and tried to surf the net, I saw that my firefox started giving me this problem: "Shockwave Flash is ...
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How can I integrate Dropbox with PCManFM?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.04 and I installed Dropbox. Every time I click on the tray icon, Dropbox opens Chrome to show my files. How to change this behaviour? It would be nice to open my files from the ...
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How do I open “apt” links in Firefox (in Lubuntu)?

Many answers on Ask Ubuntu direct to links like this that in Xubuntu opened in Ubuntu Software Center. In Lubuntu I get this error message: In Firefox-Preferences/Applications cannot see something ...
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Fresh install of lubuntu synaptic is missing the search box in the tool bar

A complete new install of lubuntu 11.10 has synaptic 0.75.2ubuntu7. Previously when using synaptic on another system there was a search box in the tool bar where a search string could be entered which ...
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How do I install LXDE / Lubuntu?

I want to install lubuntu on my current (pre-existing) Ubuntu Install because of it's light-weight footprint. Can I preserve currently installed apps after installation?
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How to add startup applications in lubuntu?

Is there a 'Startup applications' app for lubuntu? Or how do I add apps to startup? I attempted a tutorial to add entries to ~/.config/autostart, but it did not work. Isn't there an easy way? Any ...
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“♦: command not found” in tty after login

I have this problem after upgrade Lubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. I press Ctrl + Alt + 1, enter login, password, wait two seconds and get: ♦: command not found". After this message I can type commands ...
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What is “Unlock keyring” and how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

(In my case this message never appeared before installing Ubuntu One - see this question). Can I use Ubuntu One and avoid being prompted each time like this? I use Lubuntu 12.04. Edit: After ...
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Keybord input not work in Chromium 34 Ubuntu 14.04 aura (260972) [using Fcitx would avoid this issue]

Updated: Replacing iBus with Fcitx would be a good solution for this issue. After my test, Fcitx English, Chinese input methods do work in Chromium 34 Ubuntu 14.04 aura (260972), and of course in ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 - Brackets

I installed Brackets on Lubuntu 13.04. When I use the command brackets to open it, I get the error: /usr/lib/brackets/Brackets: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/...
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How to add “Refresh” option to right click menu in Lubuntu?

I have many users at the place I work, expressing the notion of switching to Ubuntu. Most of them, for whatever weird reason wanting to know if its possible to have refresh added when you right click ...
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How can I lock screen on lxde

Like gnome Control + alt + L In Lxde how can i do that? What I have to intall to do this? thanks --searching for a solution on my own but... ok if I do alt+f2 and type xscreensaver-command -lock ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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Is it a good idea to install gedit in Lubuntu?

I've been a Ubuntu user for years now, but since 11.10 will come with GNOME3/Unity, neither of which I like, I've decided to switch to Lubuntu, which uses LXDE as the desktop environment. The only ...
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How much faster is Lubuntu? [closed]

Will I notice performance increases if I switch to Lubuntu? In what areas will I see the most significant changes? And in what areas am I unlikely to notice any? Would switching to Lubuntu be ...
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How to get conky to stay on the desktop

I have a conky setup that I've used on a number of desktops (here's the conkyrc). It works fine in Ubuntu Unity, XFCE, Gnome and Openbox, but not Lubuntu (LXDE). The problem is that I cannot get it to ...
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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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Compositing in Lubuntu

Is there any compositing built in Lubuntu? I do not mean installing compiz but rather something simple like Metacity compositing to satisfy apps that require it.
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How can I add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?

In Lubuntu, there's no 'Add New Program...' button in Desktop Session Settings. Is there an easy way to add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?
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How to stop screen going black after 10 min

My OS is Lubuntu 13.04. After 10 mins of inactivity the screen goes black. What I did to stop it without effect: uninstalled xscreensaver completely in power setting I set to never blank the screen ...
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How to restore the default Lubuntu panel?

I accidentally deleted the whole panel. How can I restore the default panel? UPDATE: I found a minimized panel on top. But I have 2 more questions. Now I have a small panel that has a network ...
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What's the best lightweight dock for Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a dock supporting not only launchers but also a list of currently running apps that is fairly lightweight and suited for Lubuntu install.
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Lubuntu nm-applet wifi icon missing [duplicate]

I have a Lubuntu (now 14.04) installation. Recently, I logged in to find that the Wi-Fi icon had disappeared, and there was some sort of a keyboard icon in it's place. I have restarted multiple times, ...
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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related to older hardware?

Please notice the three updates at the end of the post. Original problem I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on an older Acer Travelmate 4500 using the forcepae option and adjusting upowerd.py according to ...
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Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu. It's possible to install compiz, but doing so will make the system far less lightweight. Are there any alternatives or workarounds?
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How do I edit the menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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What are the differences between Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Are Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu the same except for the desktop environment and a few programs?
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How can I create a quick launcher in Lubuntu?

How can I set up quick launchers in Lubuntu? I've installed Lubuntu 14.04. Now I see no way to set quick launchers, especially for programs not listed in the menu (which must be started from a ...
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ubuntu appears in BIOS menu (UEFI)

I've just installed and uninstalled ubuntn and win7 on my laptop for several times, and this happened: see the pictures below. The first one is about BIOS: The second is what I got after ...
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Does 12.04 LXDE have LTS? [duplicate]

This question sparked my question. Will my PC receive the Long Term Support (LTS) using LXDE in Ubuntu 12.04? What does it mean that Lubuntu doesn't have long term support? Does it just mean it's ...
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Ubuntu One on Lubuntu?

Is it possible to sync a Ubuntu computer with a Lubuntu computer with Ubuntu One? Can you install Ubuntu One on Lubuntu with no problems?
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How to disable autologin in Lubuntu?

I like to switch sometimes between Lubuntu and Ubuntu 2D on my laptop. But I especially like to choose which one I will use in the session I am about to start. But the only way of choosing is start ...
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Set a specific screen resolution with xrandr

So I installed LUbuntu 11.04 on my VirtualBox. I couldn't find the 1366x768 resolution so I installed Guest Additions but it wasn't there. So I used this code to set the correct resolution: gtf 1366 ...
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How do I make the login screens and boot splashes match when installing different desktops?

I wanted to try out different desktop environments so I installed XFCE, KDE, GNOME, etc on top of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 After a while I decided that I didn't like those other DEs and would stick to ...
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Double-clicking on .md or .mkd or .markdown files doesn't open them in ReText but in the default text editor

I installed ReText 3.1.3* and all suggested dependencies on Lubuntu 12.10 using apt-get. If I run touch ~/Desktop/abcd.md, and subsequently double-click on abcd.md in PCManFM or on its icon on the ...
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Lubuntu - Disable screen saver…for real this time?

I know this has been asked multiple times. I have tried multiple things, however nothing I seem to do stick. I am trying to disable the screen saver/screen blanking on Lubuntu 14.04. I've tried the ...
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Network indicator disappeared in Lubuntu [closed]

I just upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 successufully, via do-release-upgrade. But after reboot, I found that the network indicator has been disappeared, so I cannot switch different network ...
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What are the minimum system requirements for Lubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which version and derivate of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minmal system requirements? Will Lubuntu work well on a Dell Dimension 4100 with ...
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No sound on Skype

I use Skype for Ubuntu , but there is a problem: I cannot send and receive sound. When I open the Skype's options window in the Sound Devices it says that in all (microphone, speakers and ringing) I ...
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What is the difference between Lubuntu and LXDE?

I am planning on using lubuntu, or lxde. One is a distro, one is a de, both are the same? I am confused. What would be the best way to go about installing? Fresh from terminal after installing ...
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How do I download the terminal application for Ubuntu 12.04 in Lubuntu 12.04?

I recently installed Lubuntu. The terminal look and feel are not as good as compared to L&F for terminal that I used use in Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to know from where and how can I download ...
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Do different desktop environments affect game performance?

I am in the midst of building my own Ubuntu gaming computer, and I was wondering: If I used a variation of Ubuntu, such as Lubuntu, would more resources be put into the game(s), because the operating ...
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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 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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Can I use other than Ubuntu Software Center to open apt links?

Without Ubuntu Software Center in Lubuntu I was unable to edit opening apt links in any program in Firefox (see this question) After installing Ubuntu Software Center, that problem is solved, but ...
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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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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...