LXDE(Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a lightweight, extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment base on GTK, and uses Openbox as it Window Manager.

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Can I have Unity/eOS/OS X - like top panel that merges with maximized window's title bar in LXDE?

Everything is in the title: Can I set up a panel in LXDE so it merges with window's title bar when the window is maximized? Like it is in Unity, Elementary OS or OS X.
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how to invoke/call up LXDE

I have Lubuntu 14.10 installed on my laptop at home. LXDE is installed - I can see it in the software centre as being installed. But I cannot bring up the LXDE desktop environment. How do I do that ...
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Configure GTK and Qt system fonts

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 with the Awesome window manager. Is there a set of programs where can I set system-wide fonts? In particular the monospaced font? I can set the system-wide sans font for Qt ...
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[Lubuntu 14.10]How to download missing file like panel-gb.png

I need help. I deleted this file in /usr/share/themes/Lubuntu-default/gtk-2.0/images/panel-bg.png and I woder how can i get it back?
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Lubuntu default keyboard shortcuts for always on top, normal, maximize

I have found that Windows+Left put the window in the left, Windows+Up put the window in the top... I was not able to find the default shortcut to maximize, Layer-always on top, Layer-normal and ...
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Can't start default file manager on Ubuntu 14.04

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and access it remotely with X2Go. Currently I have tried both Mate and LXDE but neither works correctly. I can log in and browse the desktop menu, but no desktop icons ...
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Installed MATE on Lubuntu and still have leftovers from LXDE

I didn't like Unity and wanted that old Ubuntu look that it had back when I first touched linux (Ubuntu 6.04 it was I believe). I first installed gnome via apt get, then I installed MATE and removed ...
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Open Java program from SSH into VNC display

If I have an Ubuntu 12.04 system that has LXDE and TightVNCserver installed and run a session on port :1 (not tunneled through SSH) and an active SSH connection, then how can I use SSH to start a ...
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Simple image viewer that is using trash rather than permanently deleting files?

I tried gpicview, nomacs and viewnior - all are permanently deleting images (there is a prompt) rather than using trash. I would prefer moving to trash without confirmation. Moving to trash after ...
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Installed lubuntu, worked great, however upon reboot menu items are now gone

So, I installed lubuntu, and was working great. However, when I logged out of it, everything that was in the menu was gone, and now it only contains "run" and "logout". Also, sometime after trying to ...
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Rotate LxLauncher

I'm trying to rotate lxlauncher (netbook interface used by LXDE) to display the items in the vertical menu on the left side instead of the top horizontal. Do you know if it's possible? Thank's
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How do I start Compositing in LXDE for programs like docky?

Recently, I switched to LXDE due to performance issues with Unity. I've always liked LXDE, just I needed to tweak it to make it better. My favorit improvement is to add a dock bar to the bottom of the ...
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How can I change out the LXDE panel/menu for a better one?

I changed out Unity for LXDE because this old desktop just couldn't handle the load well. The problem is that the menu is plain and somewhat difficult to work with. Is there a way to replace it with ...
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Drag and Drop in VMWare

I installed LXDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare. I try to drag files from Windows to Ubuntu but it does not work.
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Installing USB in LXDE

I installed LXDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 but I cannot see my usb in LXDE Ubuntu when I plug it in. Howcan I auto detect my usb?
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How to disable LXDE and use Openbox

i'm using Lubuntu 14.10 for old laptop and i would like to disable LXDE and use just Openbox window manager as default envroment at logon. Do you know how to do it? Thanks for help
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How to suspend the machine from command line in LXDE

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with Openbox 3.5.2. There are one-liners for locking the screen: dm-tool lock and for popping up the quit menu: lxsession-default quit However, if I need to perform a suspend, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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lxsession-default-apps fails to update

Each time I run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade, the program lxsession-default-apps is available for update but I always get an error that it can't update. How do I fix this?
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got a problem with the package youtube-to-mp3

When ever I try to install or remove a package in Ubuntu 14.04, I get an error that 'youtube-to-mp3' could not be configured. I tried to remove it, but that is also not possible. Most recently I tried ...
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LXDE task bar and reversed mouse wheel scrolling

I want to use so called natural scrolling, i.e. reversed scrolling with the mouse wheel. I can do this in Lubunu 14.04 (i.e. LXDE) by editing .Xmodmap in the home directory to contain the string ...
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Empty Lubuntu desktop after login

I am using Lubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop. Since today morning, the desktop shows empty after login. No desktop icons, no menu bar, nothing. Just the mouse and the desktop background. I have no idea why ...
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Where is `libX11.so.*` corresponding to LXDE?

I'm trying to link Matlab to the latest JRE, and I'm getting an extremely slow GUI for which the solution seems to be to link Matlab to an older X11 library. Since the problem is essentially caused ...
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LXDE with only a file manager

I've succesfully installed lubuntu-desktop on my server just now. I wasn't quite sure what would be installed besides the desktop environment and I found that there's quite a lot installed that I ...
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What should I do if the desktop is off the monitor?

I have a Samsung Series 7 LED TV that I've hooked up to a computer. But my problem is: When I start Lubuntu, the second the framebuffer initializes, it goes off screen. I disabled the framebuffer, and ...
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Lubuntu 14.x - no create link or shortcut menu on right click

I have to use good old ln -s command to create a desktop short cut. I am on Lubuntu 14.x running LXDE There is no right click menu on the folder tree that means : right click --> create desktop ...
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How to restart the network manager applet

I'm on LXDE. Sometimes my network manager indicator (applet) shows as if I'm not connected to wifi (no bars) and when I right click it it says "networking disabled" although I am connected to the ...
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Error Desktop Manager not Active (Sometimes)

Once again I have a weird bug. It doesn't happen every time I start my Ubuntu partition, but rather every once in awhile, maybe every third or fourth start? I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE ...
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Configuring XKB fails

I am running LXDE on ubuntu 12.04, and I use two keyboard layouts (german and greek). My problem is that I cannot use the "AltGr" key of the German keyboard (it is the right "Alt"). It somehow ...
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What file specifies the desktop environment for a user?

I'm having problems with Unity on a slow laptop, but it's configured to autologin so I never see the login screen. Also, the screen or display driver is messed up so I don't see the far right part of ...
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'Run command as login shell' in LXTerminal

So I'm trying to get RVM setup on Lubuntu using instructions here. They say to change my shell settings, but the UI of Lubuntu / LXTerminal doesn't have that option (as far as I could see). If I try ...
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No wallpaper at startup

I'm using lubuntu 14.04. The wallpaper fails to show at start up on the screen, only a black screen with the desktop icons. If I click on the Desktop 1 or Desktop 2 icons, the wallpaper will show. ...
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Some keys are not processed

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.01. After the upgrade my computer wasn't able to start, so I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 on the partition where Ubuntu 12.04 was before. Everything went ...
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Lubuntu-Desktop not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently decided to install LXDE on my Ubuntu 14.04 (it's not a fresh installation, however it's quite recent). I wanted to use mainly Unity and use LXDE sometimes when I needed higher performance. ...
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PCManFM custom directory icons

I'd like PCManFM to show custom icons for my work folders; for example to show the AndroidDev folder in this picture (italian locale here): like this (Gimp used): I saw the other folder icons ...
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Tiling windows horizontally and vertically under Lubuntu (LXDE/Openbox)?

Is there any way I can tile two windows horizontally (⬒) or vertically (◧ ) under Lubuntu/LXDE/Openbox? Maybe via a keyboard shortcut or panel button?
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Lubuntu Light Locker settings incorreectly starts power saving mode

In Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit on a desktop computer, my monitor goes to power saving mode almost immediately after the blank screen has appeared, regardless of the Light Locker settings. I do not want the ...
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Restore task switcher menu on Lubuntu

My system is Lubuntu, freshly installed, and has been working fine for a couple of days. I don't know since when, but when I press Alt+Tab I cannot see my task switcher. Instead, some window border ...
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Installed minimal lxde having problem with software doesnt get added the gksu

Hello im having problem with my minimal installation of lxde sofware like synaptic doesnt get the gksu added automaticly infront of its exec=synaptic, and some other software like update-manager ...
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When I open Rosegarden something strange happens

Okay. Now I'm listening to some music on audacity (an audio playback program). Then I open up Rosegarden. Audacity just "stops". I also think all other sounds don't come out any more. Anyway; I took ...
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Make lubuntu open folders on the desktop with nautilus

I've followed many threads and questions on how to replace pcmanfm with nautilus but still when I double-click a folder on the desktop it's opened in pcmanfm. None seems to work. How do I make it use ...
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Ubuntu: Xfce or Lxde? [duplicate]

Which one is the faster and will I get all the features of Ubuntu on them? I've done a little homework too on it, I think xfce will be the better option. My pc specs aren't good enough to handle ...
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“Focus application” keyboard shortcut in Lubuntu (LXDE)

In Unity, pressing Super + 1 to 9 launches or switches focus to an application. Can I assign a keyboard shortcut with a similar property in Lubuntu (i.e. in LXDE)? More precisely, can I set up a ...
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What actually does a release upgrade do? [duplicate]

I see several questions about problems during release upgrade have been posted but mine is more basic . I have a Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed LXDE on. I fear now if I upgrade that all my ...
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Help with xdotool

I'm trying to make Conky work with Lubuntu using xdotool. xdotool search --class "Pcmanfm" behave %2 focus windowraise $(xdotool search --class "Conky") I get an error: xdotool: Unknown command: ...
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LXDE panel keeps rueverting to default

I recently reset the LXDE panel to default and now it does it every time I reboot. I'm using Lubuntu 12.04. It is a fresh install.
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A faster Ubuntu 14.04.1, will LXDE break things? [closed]

I know using LXDE instead of Gnome will speed up my older machine. But, will some apps be unusable, since many seem to be designed just for use on the Gnome desktop? Also, can anyone recommend other ...
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Font colour problem in LXDE [duplicate]

I was tweaking around in LXDE. I was having the help of this guide But at some step I ended up with this problem. The font colour at some places is very close to the background. I want to fix the ...
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LXDE and Nautilus?

I have LXDE desktop installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Im having issues with the pcmanfmm file manager. Like if I try and copy a file from desktop to my secondary storage drive it says permission denied. I ...
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lxsession-default tasks broken

Using Lubuntu. When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, it logs me out to the login screen. It's supposed to bring up the task manager. Turns out that "lxsession-default tasks" is the problem. I searched, and ...