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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I open specific applications on specific workspaces in Lubuntu 13.04

I'm running Lubuntu 13,04 and have four workspaces set up. I want certain programs to open in a specfic workspace every time (like BOINC in workspace 4, an application for writing books in Workspace ...
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Lubuntu / LXDE make the panel like in Ubuntu / MacOS

How to make Lubuntu or LXDE panel to be on the top and behave like Ubuntu / MacOS panel (having the application menu placed to panel) I have a small laptop screen and I like this ability of Ubuntu ...
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Change LXDE desktop context menu

I am currently running on LXDE, and I'm curious as to whether there is a way to change the context menu when right clicking the desktop. I'd like to replace Xterm with LXTerminal. Is there a config ...
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Cairo-dock and LXDE: Cairo-dock is always behind all of the Windows.

I have ubuntu installed, and I'm running it in the LXDE environment. When I have Cairo-dock running, I have it set to 'Always on top', however, it sits behind all of the windows. I want the dock to ...
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Nvidia optimus hdmi out tutorial not working correctly

After recently installing ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Edition lts on my nvida optimus equipped laptop (ASUS N53J) I tried to get hdmi out to work by using the method described in this guide here. I am able ...
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LXDE System Tray: Skype, Pidgin and other active applications not showing up

I'm running LXDE, and I've noticed that applications that normally minimize to the tray are not showing up in the try in LXDE. I don't have a specific system tray applet installed, and can't seem to ...
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Which of the major Desktop Environments are known to “hurt” each other, if installed simultaneously?

I have a friend who is new to Ubuntu, and he wants to find the right Desktop Environment. I'd like to be able to recommend that he simply install several of the major DE's simultaneously, then try ...
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polishing LXDE by fixing the scroll bars

I like LXDE, but how can I get full, always showing, scroll bars on my windows, and not the "pop-up scroll bars which cause me time and trouble?
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LXDE is not starting after upgrading to 3.5.0-26-generic kernel

I've upgraded my Lubuntu distribution to the 3.5.0-26-generic kernel and after rebooting, LXDE is not starting up anymore. I had to revert to 3.5.0-25-generic, which still works. Any suggestions on ...
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how to use default lxde theme instead of lubuntu-theme?

I have install Lubuntu 12.10. I really didn't like the lubuntu-theme. Its very confusing to distinguish whats there on task bar. Therefore, I wanted the theme like fedora lxde or default-lxde theme. ...
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Problems after changing from PCManFM to Nautilus

I have to use LXDE because of the age of my system, and I quite like it. But after I changed the default file manager from PCManFM to Nautilus (via this) and restarted, I just get a background color ...
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Can I change LXDE default file browser to [duplicate]

I have to use LXDE as my DE because of the age of my computer/hardware, and I like it a lot, but I also like using Nautilus as my File Manager (it appears to have more options) for basic file ...
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Something like 'KDE Present Windows' / 'Compiz Scale' / 'Mac OS X exposé' in Openbox / LXDE / Xfce?

Is there a DE-independent utility to show all windows beside each other in more lightweight DEs like Openbox, LXDE or Xfce? Something like this:
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Where does LXRandr save its display configurations?

It looks like LXRandr can save configurations. But where are they saved and in what form? (I was thinking about activating them by shortkey.)
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Can a script starting with a bad shebang line work?

Creating certain scripts to use in Lubuntu/LXDE as described here that should look like this and were made to be run by shortcut as described in the last part of that answer, in order to search on ...
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Can I get .deb packages for LXDE?

Is there any way I can download LXDE and all its related packages as .deb packages? I had done this with Synaptic but since there's no Synaptic on 12.10, can this be done with apt-get? Thanks
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Can't apt-get update or install, Ubuntu 10.10, LXDE, Virtualbox VM. Can't resolve us.archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I know this has been asked before, but none of the previous answers have worked for me. I'm on a NAT ...
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Why does the screen refuse to lock after I installed LXDE?

I have a computer, I think it's running GNOME (it's running whatever the default is; I have the Unity panel,) and I installed LXDE for use on another user, but after installing LXDE, it will no ...
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Enable Sync to VBlank on LXDE with Intel Video Card

How can I enable Sync To VBlank in LXDE? My video card is Intel, and I'm having screen tearing.
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I cannot copy and paste between window and ubuntu with LXDE desktop

I installed VNC in the VPS with Ubuntu OS, then I installed LXDE desktop. I remoted to the desktop of VPS via VNC, then I tried to copy between my Windows computer and the VPS, but it did not work. ...
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Lubuntu Taskbar Problem with X2go

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and then the lxde and lubuntu-desktop packages were installed. When accessing the box with X2go, suspending the session and returning, the taskbar is mostly ...
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Remove LXDM and start DE via startx/startlxde

I want to remove lxdm and start lxde with just startx or startlxde. I previously just had an openbox installation and was building that up. I then installed lxde, but wanted to get rid of lxdm, so I ...
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Two-Finger Scrolling in LXDE (Ubuntu 12.10)

I can't get two-finger scrolling to work in LXDE w/ Ubuntu 12.10. Here's a brief history. I upgraded my machine (an old Dell Inspiron 1200) from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 12.10 all in one fell ...
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Cannot find firefox in Lubuntu desktop

I have just installed lubuntu-desktop on top of ubuntu 12.04. I understand that chromium is the default browser in lubuntu but I was expecting Firefox to show up under the Internet menu. It is ...
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Can Dolphin manage the desktop?

I am looking to replace nautilus on LXDE with Dolphin. At the moment I rely on nautilus to manage the desktop, i.e. access ~/desktop from the desktop and display mounted drives as icons. Can the ...
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Is there a shell-independent search tool like the Unity's Dash?

The only thing I will miss after moving to LXDE from Unity will be the Unity Dash. Its functionality, not the piss-poor performance that is. So here's my question. I know there is synapse but AFAIK it ...