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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keymap automatically returns to default

I'm customizing the keymap of my ubuntu 14.04 PC using xmodmap. After using the PC for a while, say an hour or so, it automatically returns to the default keymap with not other indication. After such ...
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Application launch bar and menu not showing apps

I have got lubuntu 15. I was having an issue with new desktop files not being picked up by the lxde menu. I followed instructions on here -> http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Menu#Refreshing_the_Menu and ...
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Unable to shutdown,reboot,hibernate and suspend from desktop in ubuntu 14.04.2 server with lxde

no problem if I am using CLI on terminal to shutdown, hibernate and reboot. But the problem is when I try to perform shutdown from GUI it shows GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: ...
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Run commands “without” terminal

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Problem installing Spotify on LXDE - E: Unable to locate package spotify-client

I am very new to Linux and am using LXDE (Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS) and seem to have a problem installing spotify. I have looked around and couldn't find this specific problem, I hope I am not asking the ...
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Run synapse (or alternative) on Lubuntu 15.04

On Lununtu 15.04 I installed synapse via PPA: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install synapse ...
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Brightness doesn't change after installing lxde in ubuntu 14.04

I installed lxde on ubuntu 14.04 and now brightness doesn't change any help please :) ?
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How to move/reorder columns in LXTask?

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 with LXDE. Is there any (hidden or non hidden) way to change the column order of LXTask? (I know, it's a very new and rarely seen feature for 2015)
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How to start lxde (lxsession) as a non-root user from ubuntu chroot on android phone?

I've built ubuntu-armhf on a partition on a memory card on moto g 4g phone, i can chroot to this and start lxde on an x-server app running on localhost:0 on the phone, this works fine as root, the ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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How to install lxde without crashing in kubuntu 15.04

I recently installed kubuntu 15.04 on my PC. After that I installed lxde from the code :- sudo apt-get lubuntu-desktop After choosing light DM and successful installation I restarted the PC , then ...
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Grant Root/Admin Priveleges on Chromebook with LXDE

I recently used Crouton to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311). Most things work fine, but I'm having 2 annoying issues: I cannot use Lubuntu Software Center. I go to my app basket ...
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Installing unity on lubuntu makes system too heavy

I have a PC with Intel i3 4th Gen processor and 2 GBs of RAM. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on it and it was running very nicely. I then installed ubuntu-desktop and found that running unity made the ...
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Get keyboard shortcuts menu

How to get keyboard shortcuts menu from Ubuntu LXDE? I can't find any settings section. Is it possible to run command in terminal to get this menu? I'm planning to enable Windows Left button.
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How to uninstall plain lxde/xfce but keep lubuntu/xubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed lxde and xfce just to try it out i.e. the package lxde and the package xfce. Then I installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop and I liked them more than the ...
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How to use terminal from Krusader with LXDE?

I am using Krusader 2.4.0-beta3 on Lubuntu 14.04. When I try to run the "Start Terminal Here" command with default settings I get Error executing konsole --workdir %d! I want to start ...
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Chrome scrollbar is not visible, no yellow marker for ctrl + F search matches

In Chrome 41 running in openbox window manager, the scrollbar indicator for the page location is not visible. This occurs in all tabs, including incognito tabs, except for chrome://settings. The ...
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LXDE - Network Disable - NetworkManager is not running

I use VMware 9.0.0 build-812388. Install from iso. root@VNG:~# uname -a Linux VNG 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux What command to post ...
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LXPANEL directory menu not working

My OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LXPanel Version : 0.5.8 Installation worked very well. But the "Directory Menu" on the taskbar doesn't work. When I click on it, it show me a list including "Desktop, Download, ...
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How to add startup applications in lubuntu on a specific desktop? [duplicate]

i want startup a programm in a specific desktop with a .desktop config file for example firefox on desktop 2
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Spinning circle cursor Lubuntu

I changed from Linux Mint to Lubuntu and I am disappointed that cursor doesn't change to spinning circle when application is launching. I don't know if I clicked it or not. In my cursor theme there ...
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Remove ghost entries from LXDE start menu

There is an invalid entry left by Atom editor (authors failed to provide an unistaller). Entries are not removable using menulibre - it is not listing them, but ghost entries remain in menus.
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Show deletion date of file in Ubuntu trash (in PCManFM or Krusader)

Is it possible to show deletion date? It is really useful for undeleting file that was just removed by mistake. But in PCManFM I see no way to add this column in detailed view (I found way to add ...
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Focus autostarted window

I autostart a python program in xterm like this in /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart: @/usr/bin/xterm -e /usr/bin/python /home/user/file.py I experienced that the autostarted instance of xterm ...
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How do I fix weird graphical glitches and Wine problems?

Newcomer here. I decided to learn something about linux and got myself a local network Ubuntu Server to play with. Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE is installed. However, I encounter really weird things when ...
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Installing a new cursor theme in Lubuntu (LXDE)

I've downloaded a new cursor theme (several .cur or .ani files) but don't know how to install it. I've searched in the previous discussions but they're all about GNOME (they use Gnome Tweak Tool). How ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command sudo ...
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How do you install a GUI on Ubuntu Server in Google Compute Engine (GCE)?

I deployed an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Virtual Machine (VM) in the Google Compute Engine. However, I am unable to make the GUI to start. I followed all the steps found in ...
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How to install synapse in Ubuntu 14.04

I got lxde, and I am very new to it.I found out there were no search tool for it I went online and found it and I did sudo apt-get install synapse it did not work.It says Unable to locate ...
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LXDE/Lubuntu sees Java .jar files as zip archives instead of java archives when Webupd8 Oracle Java 8 is used

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit installed on my computer, with the Lubuntu-desktop installed as well. I have OpenJDK 7, and I can execute .jar files fine in both desktops. After installing Oracle Java 8 ...
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Icon stacking on the LXDE panel (Aero style)

One of the things I enjoy about Unity is the icon stacking. That is, having a shortcut icon on the launcher and when opening that application, the icons group together, rather than having multiple ...
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PCManFM “Create New” not working

I'm attempting to create a new file in PCManFM. When I right-click and choose "Create New>Folder", or any other template, the context menu closes and no new file is created. Is there a way to fix ...
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PCManFM file open escaping problem

I'm using lubuntu (lxde/openbox) & PCManFM as file manager. Sometimes I need to open a file with non-default application (e.g. open a video with smplayer while default is vlc) The default ...
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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, mirage 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 ...
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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, ...