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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Not every feature supported in lubuntu interface

I ve been using LXDE for a month and newly I ve realized that not every option included in LXDE interface. for example when I start ubuntu with default unity interface, everything is normal. but when ...
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LXDE directory menu not working

My OS : Lubuntu 14.04 LXPanel Version : 0.6.1 Installation works very well. But the " directory menu " on the taskbar doesn't work. When I clicked on it, it show me a list including " Desktop, ...
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Impossible to start Ubuntu after installing lxde

i just tried installing lxde on my Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to try working with two different screen at the same time. So to do that typed CTRL+ALT+F2 to go in another terminal and then i typed the ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: Cannot start Power Manager

I recently installed the Lubuntu Desktop and I can't start the Power Manager. It returns the question: Xfce4 Power Manager is not running, do you want to launch it now? but when I click Run, it ...
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Lubuntu desktop not loading on admin user

My lubuntu crashed, and after reboot, when I log in on any of my administrator accounts, it would show the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. Also, can't open the terminal or any other keyboard ...
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Restore main menu items in Lubuntu

Can someone post here /home/your_user/.config/menus/lxde-application.menu file? I've got it rewritten and now my menu is broken. Or if someone know how to restore main menu applet - feel free to ...
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Lightdm does not start automatically

When booting Lubuntu 14.04, a terminal screen is shown instead of the usual graphical log-in screen. Then, I have to type sudo lightdm and use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch to the graphical log-in screen. I ...
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Installing LXDE broke my system

I installed LXDE and when I rebooted all I got was a black screen. I didn't even get the screen to choose desktop environments. What do I do?
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How do I switch layout with Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift in LXDE?

How do I switch layout with Ctrl+Shift, Alt+Shift or such in LXDE? All else being equal, I would prefer: a command-line solution a desktop environment-independent solution so that I can automate ...
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plank has duplicate icons for added launchers in LXDE

I am on Lubuntu and just installed plank for a dock. I have figured out how to remove launchers by dragging and dropping and the go [poof] in a cloud, and I figured out how to add by right clicking ...
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How to completely remove unity? [duplicate]

I have read many ways to purge unity on the internet but was unsuccessful in doing so. I have just one question - Can I completely uninstall unity with lxde installed in my ubuntu 12.04? If yes, ...
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Slow performance on LXDE due to power setting

I was very happy with my LXDE running on my Dell XPS 13 until, a few days ago, I found myself confronted with a dialgue box that presented the choices "desktop" or "laptop". It was set to "desktop", ...
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LXDE input incredily laggy

As of this morning my LXDE keyboard input is unbelievably laggy. I have to very carefully type one character at the time and it can take several seconds for the glyph to appear onscreen. Sometimes I ...
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How to set time to “keep synchronized with internet servers” in Lubuntu

I'm having hard time making my Lubuntu realise daylight savings has started. I was told to go to "Menu->System Tools->Time and Date" so that I can adjust my time zone and enable "keep synchronized ...
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Adjust daylight savings in LXDE

Is there a way to make LXDE adjust the clock for daylight savings? It doesn't have to be done automatically, I can "click the button myself" but just not tamper with the value of the clock itself. ...
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Alt+Shift combination isn't working on Lubuntu 14

Well, I've just installed Lubuntu with two langauges and for some reason when I'm pressing Alt+Shift, things just don't work and the language isn't changing. This is the first time that this some kind ...