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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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 ...
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I Can't receive files via bluetooth on lxde

I needed to receive a PDF file from a friend in a class. I use ubuntu LXDE (13.10) and my friend had a Samsung tablet. I enabled bluetooth. We went through some sort of "setup" and entered a security ...
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How can I activate a Desktop Environment? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is an incredibly stupid question, but I'm new to Linux on a whole & I'm trying hard to get into the flow with it. I recently installed LXDE which as you know is a DE, but I can't ...
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Is there a screensaver settings GUI for OpenBox/LXDE?

I am using Lubuntu and I can't find any GUI for screensaver settings. I am missing something ? Lubuntu 13.10 .
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Ubuntu mini remix and network

I want to build distro from ubuntu mini remix,however when i install network manager to mini remix, desktop wont load anymore, and error comes out "failed to load gnome session" even when there is ...
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How to turn Ubuntu into LXDE without a fresh system instruction?

I would like to know how to convert Ubuntu into Lubuntu, without a fresh installation of the system.
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How to customize lxpanel/menu on lubuntu?

Does anyone know "how to add item PCManFM or some programs likes terminal, anjuta or more programs on panel menu". The configuration file located on ~/.config/lxpanel/lubuntu/panels, but I dont know ...
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Switch sound to HDMI in Lubuntu without installing additional packages

Lubuntu doesn't use pulse audio, only ALSA. The only tools that come with it are alsamixer, alsactl, and aplay. I have already managed to output sound from my TV using this command: aplay -D ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 update-manager Never Shows Notifications

I have Peppermint 3 installed on several family laptops at home. On all of those machines, the LXDE desktop has a shield icon in the notifications area that displays an alert symbol if there are ...
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How to disable tap to click in Lubuntu 13.10

Tap to click is usually the first thing I disable when I have installed a new OS, but this time I couldn't get rid of it. In earlier versions of Lubuntu, I was able to disable it by writing @synclient ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE shows no energy options

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on which I installed LXDE by running sudo apt-get install lxde. I am currently using the lxde desktop. The problem is, that I can't find the energy settings. I need to ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Environments, No Internet Access

Windows has been a pain, so I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my parent's HP Pavilion first with Cinnamon. For the first few days, it worked wonderfully, and then stopped connecting to the internet. I tried ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Authentication LXDE

Installed Ubuntu 13.10 for my parents. They are used to Windows, so Unity was not ideal. I tried installing Cinnamon, which worked wonderfully initially, then stopped connecting to the internet and ...
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How to add a specific keyboard layout in LXDE?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and LXDE. I use a phonetic keyboard layout to write Bengali in Unity. Now, I want to use LXDE, because of its better performance on my PC, but problem is that, I ...
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Need to force specific resolution at boot

Got a Ubuntu 13.04 server set up. Now I need to add a GUI so I can occasionally, at will (not every time) load a web browser to control a device. Problem is, it's in a rack in a lights-out server room ...
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How do I actually disable F11-fullscreen on Lubuntu 13.04?

I have already deleted the entry for F11-fullscreen from ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml even after a reboot, the F11 fullscreen functionality remains, and I can't use F11 in other applications as ...
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I can't add songs to lxmusic

I'm using lxmusic to play sounds. When I try to import files using the bottom left button, the files appear in the list for one second and then they disappear. Running it from the console only ...
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Launching firefox through putty, and open it up in LXDE desktop

I am trying to run from local machine firefox on remote server, and don't know how to accomplish that. I use putty to connect to server and when I type the firefox command, I get Error: no display ...
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How to open files and directories using a single click in Lubuntu?

Is it possible to configure Lubuntu so that I can open folders or run applications with a single click instead of a double-click? Thanks in advance.
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My power button doesn't work under LXDE. How can I fix this?

Ever since I switched to LXDE my power button won't work anymore. I would love to be able to display a fancy logout menu like the one in Unity and similar DEs. How can I achieve this?
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lxpanel volume control not visible plus no sound

I installed Lubuntu on my laptop, and it is working extremely well. However, I cannot figure out how to add applets to the panel. In particular, I cannot add volume control, so I cannot figure out how ...
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LXDE desktop installation

How do I install the LXDE desktop environment? I have it installed in Ubuntu, but cannot figure out how to install it so that it can be used.
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Graphics problem on new lubuntu install

I've just install Lubuntu 13.04 32-bit on an old machine. When I boot, I essentially get no GUI. I have a cursor, and very poor 8-bit colour background, but no windows or buttons etc. I believe ...
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LXPanel Volume Control tells me to install alsamixer

I am using lubuntu 13.04 and out of the blue, the volume control icon that sits in the panel stopped opening alsamixer, when I right-click on it and chose "Volume Control Settings" - it used to open ...
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Blank menu bar in LXDE

As depicted above, I have a blank menu bar in my LXDE desktop environment. I am running this desktop with regular Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried re-installing LXDE: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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Is LXDE/Lubuntu under active development? [closed]

I got here a comment that LXDE is somehow "deprecated", not actively developed, entailing that the problems some programs may have in LXDE (qBittorrent, in the case of the linked comment) should be ...
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How I can set-up LXTerminal in Lubuntu to start maximized?

When I push CTRL + ALT + T I want see my default LXTerminal in Lubuntu 13.04 in full size (not like F11). I know that I can push CTRL + ALT + F1 and get tty-terminal - it good for some situations, but ...
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LXDE: PCManFM Thumbnails of images > 2MB are not shown

Im using LXDE, with PCManFM but images bigger than 2MB are just shown with image-symbol and not with the thumbnail. How Can I change that behavior?
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Cannot change keyboard repeat/delay in Lubuntu 13.04

Settings are located under Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard. Adjusting the Repeat Delay and Repeat Interval does nothing. Neither rates change in the test text box, nor do they ...
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How do I use ARandR to create a permanent monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

So ARandR is great for setting up my monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10 but even if I save the layout to the ~/.screenlayout it doesn't seem to save that layout no matter what I call the file.
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How do I add xfwm4-settings to the Preferences windows in Lubuntu?

So I am running Lubuntu 12.10 and I just switched my windows manager to xfwm4 following the instructions here: Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu? I was wondering, how do I add ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE Desktop Configuration Files/Desktop Shortcuts

Novice problem: I'm running Lubuntu and on my desktop I've created (mangled) two shortcuts... I created them by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create New... > Shortcut If I try to ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE Shortcuts Broken [duplicate]

Novice problem here: I'm running Lubuntu and on my desktop I've created (mangled) two shortcuts... I created them by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create New... > Shortcut If I try to ...
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lubuntu (lxde desktop) - is there any device notifier in panel?

I have lubuntu 13.04 and I'd like to know if there is any device notifier to show in lxde panel in order to safetely remove safely or manage usb and other device without opening lxde folder manager? ...
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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 ...