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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Disable desktop switching with the scroll wheel in Lubuntu?

I still want to keep my multiple desktops, I want to disable switching desktops with the mouse.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to avoid dark colour of some programs in LXDE no matter the theme?

Changing the theme in my LXDE (that now I use although my main installation is Xubuntu 12.04) doesn't change the appearance of certain main programs - always dark. Why is that and how can I alter it? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to start LXDE session automatically after tightvncserver starts to make me able see desktop when connecting to the host via vncclient?

I have system which is equipped with Intel Celeron processor 1.1 GHz s370 with 384 Mb of RAM on Intel d815egew motherboard which supports wake-on-lan function. I want to use such a PC for Internet ...
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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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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 get conky to stay on the desktop

I have a conky setup that I've used on a number of desktops (here's the conkyrc). It works fine in Ubuntu Unity, XFCE, Gnome and Openbox, but not Lubuntu (LXDE). The problem is that I cannot get it to ...
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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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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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Compose key in LXDE?

I recently installed LXDE in Ubuntu 11.10, so that I can choose it at the login screen, but I've since noticed that there's no compose key (since I enabled it in Gnome Shell and Unity) so I was ...
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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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What is the difference between Lubuntu and LXDE?

I am planning on using lubuntu, or lxde. One is a distro, one is a de, both are the same? I am confused. What would be the best way to go about installing? Fresh from terminal after installing ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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No Shutdown, reboot in logout menu and no pid for lxde

I've just had a clean install of lubuntu and on top of that I reinstalled packages from a relatively clean install with dpkg. But now I have two problems. First when I boot up I get the error "No ...
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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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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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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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How can I lock screen on lxde

Like gnome Control + alt + L In Lxde how can i do that? What I have to intall to do this? thanks --searching for a solution on my own but... ok if I do alt+f2 and type xscreensaver-command -lock ...
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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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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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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?