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Lubuntu window borders are gone and mouse cursor is a black X

I was writing a python script to do some basic stuff with Skype. I included in this script a way to remotely reboot the computer. I used it, the computer rebooted as expected, but when it came back ...
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Install and run lxde qt

I am planning to install lubuntu 14.04 on a new partition. I am assuming that it runs lxde gtk. How can I install lxde qt? Can both co-exist on the same partition? How to switch between the two?
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How to “redecorate” windows?

I right clicked the title bar of rhythmbox and "un/Decorate". Now the title bar is gone. I want it back and I can't figure out how. I tried hitting D but nothing happens.
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Hibernation and suspension problems in Lubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I have problems when suspending and hibernating my computer when using Lubuntu 14.04. I click the shutdown icon in the lower right corner off the screen, and when I choose Hibernate, I get an ...
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After Upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, Indicator Applets are not showing in LXDE

after I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and I use LXDE as my main DE. The indicator applet is not showing anymore even though I listed in the Add / Remove panel items. Anyone is also facing this problem? :)
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How can I connect to wifi in Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE? [duplicate]

I have upgraded my desktop (which runs LXDE desktop environment). In the previous version I had a network manager icon which if I right-clicked, I could see various network options like enable ...
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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How to change cloud location in deja-dup?

I have recently created an account in surdoc cloud(its a free account). I want to backup my home pc data to surdoc cloud using deja-dup backup. Can anyone tell me what changes should I make to ...
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lubuntu - desktop literally disappeared

I am having a serious issue with my Lubuntu 13.10. After using it about 2 months without problem, it finally shows some weakness. Well, I play some games with Wine in 640x480 resolution, everytime I ...
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Hide app from tray in LXDE (Lubuntu)

In XFCE it is possible to hide app from tray, using tray settings (for example set steam not to appear in tray, using xfce settings). I need such a feature in Lubuntu, however LXPanel doesn't seem to ...
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How can I have an application automatically display on all desktops under openbox?

Is it possible to use wmctrl or something else to make a specific window automatically display on all desktops? I use the Prime Player Google Play Music miniplayer Chrome extension to control music ...
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How can I manually copy over files like LXDE and other apps?

I have a really old laptop which I have recently installed Lucid 10.04.4 Server on because it would not support newer versions. Instead of an ethernet cable it has an internal modem with a phone line ...
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How to adjust the mouse scroll speed in LXDE?

Note: I am NOT asking for xset m 5/1 etc. Following problem: My mouse scroll speed is extremely slow in lxde, wich means I need to scroll like a maniac. Any solutions for this problem?
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Impossible to customize all aspects of Lubuntu theme from GUI

I would turn the default Lubuntu theme into a dark theme, but it seems impossible to change from the GUI: The color of inactive tabs in Panel The background of PcManFM places The theme of Gnome ...
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Is there a tool that can automatically power off monitor on inactivity?

I am using lxde and that, unlike gnome, has no option to power off display after certain time. The screensaver can only display black screen which is still consuming lot of energy. Is there any tool ...
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Is having Lubuntu 12.04 a security risk?

I have a computer with Lubuntu 12.04 installed. Since unlike Ubuntu 12.04 Lubuntu is not LTS, I will not get Lubuntu updates. However, I am still getting updates (I guess these are the general Ubuntu ...
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LXPanel: Show active window title & close/min-max/restore buttons

IMPORTANT EDIT: I have now found out that these plug-ins are possible, but do not exist. I submitted a request on the LXDE SourceForge page here. They responded, saying they like the idea, but the ...
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Is it possible to “semi-maximize left or right” in LXDE in any way?

I mean like in Unity when you drag a window and stick it to the "right", it first shows a shadow covering the right half of the desktop and then the window would cover that half on mouse release. Is ...
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LXRandR error when (un-)installing software

I got this error when installing Transmission and uninstalling some unused dependencies in LXDE: /usr/share/menu/lxrandr: missing required tag: "section" Skipping file because of errors... Is this ...
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Graphic mode in Ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu Server installed on virtualbox, and Ubuntu 13.10 as the host OS. I installed the lxde desktop environment on the guest OS (Ubuntu Server): sudo ap-get install lubuntu-desktop But ...
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Ubuntu Server - can't browse web using LXDE, apache works fine

I recently installed Ubuntu Server (the latest LTS, I think it's 12.04). I also have the LXDE environment installed for browsing. Firefox, ping and nslookup were working fine. Now they don't. When ...
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Launch Keyboard Config GUI from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with the LXDE desktop. I would like to launch the standard keyboard configuration GUI tool but cant seem to find it in my menus. Can anybody let me know whats the name of the ...
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lubuntu panel showing multiple icons of apps

My lubuntu panel is showing multiple icons of apps. It all started out with two network icons - not something major. I did an update and after reboot started transmission which showed four icons on ...
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LXDE Auto Login

I have a VERY old kubuntu server that I had to install LXDE on in order to keep it going (before lubuntu was born). I just upgraded it to 12.04 as I finally had a need for some more modern features. ...
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How to completely disable cairo-dock shortkeys?

i want to disable (not changing) all the cairo-dock shorkeys (I do not need it) plus it cause some problems with other programs that use same shortkeys ....anyway to do it? Environment: Lubuntu based ...
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prevent my screen from either dimming or the screen-lock when watching movies in 12.10

i watch movies in VLC or some time movie player.my screen gets off ( stand by) frequently.. can i do any thing.I an using LXDE on Ubuntu 12.10.pls answer....
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Lubuntu (LXDE) and Dolphin filemanager

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10. I'm really satisfied with LXDE except for the file manager PCManFM which not enough features. So I've decided to switch to dolphin which I've downloaded using synaptic. The ...
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Why lxsession-logout slows down X window system?

In Lubuntu, if you click on the shutdown button, the one to the right on the panel; the whole window system slows down and any click you make takes more than 20 seconds to complete. From around the ...
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Mouse scrolling is not working

I have installed Lxde desktop in Ubuntu 12.4, but the mouse scrolling is not working. Can that be a problem with drivers? and when I minimize a window it doesn't show in the task bar, how can I make ...
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Adding a Google Docs link to my desktop

How can I add a Google Docs link with a Google Docs icon to my Desktop?
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Why does lxsession looks different than normal?

I sshed into a Lubuntu 12.04 box. I then did lxsession. The problem: it looked totally different than the computer I was sshing into! How would I use ssh to have a desktop that looks reasonably ...
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I cannot login following updates

Following updates and a reboot I would attempt to login to lubuntu and the login dialogue would disappear as usual but that would be it. No task bar, no right click menu or icons. I have tried the ...
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Can I change the LXDE appearance from a css or similar type of file? If yes, which file?

I'm experimenting with Ubuntu on my android tablet using the Complete Linux Installer app. I'm using a light image of Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE and Openbox. I'm trying to personalize the theme. I ...
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Can I Hurt my Ubuntu System by installing LXDE

I Have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently installed LXDE. I had heard that it could damage the Unity... but there was no confermation of the bug i havent had issues yet but was wrorried that they could ...
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How to change close button icon in a custom distro using LXDE and icewm? [closed]

How do I change the icon of the close tab button on Gedit in a custom distro with LXDE and icewm as window manager? Do you know where it resides or how I can change it? Now, it looks like this:
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How to get Ubuntu's “normal” style/theme on Lubuntu desktop?

I installed Lubuntu on top of my Ubuntu install via apt-get install lubuntu-desktop. I can now launch LXDE sessions regularly, but the look of the applications follows the GTK standard theme. How can ...
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LXDE: theme that works for both gtk2 and gtk3?

I installed LXDE, but it seems the default theme (ClearLooks) doesn't work for Transmission, which is a gtk3 app. All the themes I see in the Appearance tool are either gtk2, or gtk3, but not both. ...
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LXDE: gracefully logout instead of killing all running applications

On Windows, when you logout, each application receives the equivalent of Alt+F4, so if you have an unsaved document in Word, it will show a message asking you to save it. In LXDE, instead, each ...
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Use the old, XP style Alt+Tab in LXDE

How do I make the Alt+Tab in LXDE to show icons only, similar to Windows XP's Alt+Tab dialog? This is how it looks now: And this is the old XP style dialog:
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conky disappear after moving at desktop - Lubuntu 13.10

I configured conky accord to this tutorial Configure conky-Lua in Ubuntu. I set it starts at the boot. But it always disappears after I click mouse at desktop. I tried all variants as: ...
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Remains left after converting Lubuntu to Kubuntu

I've installed a Lubuntu Raring (which was the only ISO I had that would boot on the PC I tried to install Kubuntu) and installed kubuntu-desktop and then did do-release-upgrade. Now I've got a ...
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Use gpicview to scroll between all images in a directory using mouse or keyboard like arrows or pageup

With GPicView 0.2.3 and Lubuntu 13.04 running LXDE , the next/previous function never seems to work. Keyboard shortcuts show that the arrow keys should move between next and previous images, but ...
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Permissions for /dev/snd/*

I tried to setup a very minimalistic Ubuntu 13.10 System based on LXDE. I just realized that my default user has no access to the sound hardware. Digging around and comparing it to another Ubuntu box ...
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Any tweaks after installing lubuntu?

I have recently installed lubuntu and want some software to make it run smoothly.Also, after i installed lubuntu, i saw no grub image (it seems bad without image) So, Please tell me how to set grub ...
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Can't use startx with lxde?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 and start default with "text". When i need to use GUI, startx didn't work, but "service lightdm start" is worked. How to use startx with LXDE? Thank You!
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LXDE bluetooth gone. How do I get it back?

Suddenly I can't find the bluetooth icon on the LXDE system tray. I might have disabled it by mistake. How do I get it back? I tried to open "run" from the menu and typing bluetooth-agent but nothing ...
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LXDE some windows are longer than the screen's height

I'm using LXDE on my notebook. The screen is so small that some windows are too long to fit in it. Since it's LXDE there's no bottom workspace where the rest of the window should be.
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How to add a 'RAM usage' icon on the panel in LXDE

Sp, I have a 'CPU usage' icon on my panel in LXDE in Ubuntu but want o monitor my RAM usage as my RAM is only 512 MB
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What is the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? [closed]

I want to know the difference between GNome, XFCE, LXDE & KDE? Why there are so many versions of desktop for Linux? & is Apple Mac based on Gnome?
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How to prevent login directly to my defaul desktop?

I installed lxde on my OS. But when I start up my os it doesn't take me to the login screen it just boots to the default DE right away. How do I make it so that I can boot into LXDE right away? Or how ...