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 do I install LXDE / Lubuntu?

I want to install lubuntu on my current (pre-existing) Ubuntu Install because of it's light-weight footprint. Can I preserve currently installed apps after installation?
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Where are the LXDE sound preferences?

I'm confused,how can I change the sound output in LXDE? There's not even a single option anywhere unlike other environments. I've tried doing anything with alsamixerbut still nothing, the output ...
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Something like 'Mac OS X exposé' / 'Compiz Scale' / 'KDE Present Windows' in Openbox / LXDE / Xfce?

Is there a DE-independent utility to show all windows beside each other (i.e. emulate Mac OS X Exposé behavior) in more lightweight DEs like Openbox, LXDE or Xfce? Something like this:
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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 ...
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How to make nautilus the default file manager in LXDE

Correcting this question, I've realised that I was - and still am - unable to sync folders with ubuntu one, because pcmanfm is still my default LXDE file manager, despite the fact that I've changed ...
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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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Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu. It's possible to install compiz, but doing so will make the system far less lightweight. Are there any alternatives or workarounds?
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Why in many themes my menus are too white (text and background)?

I started using Lubuntu (12.04) and I like the customizations that I was able to make, especially fitting icons and themes ('Widgets' - as 'Customize Look and Feel'/LXAppearance calls them.) But for ...
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How do I enable the globalmenu / appmenu on Xfce or LXDE?

I have tried various tricks I could find to install the global menu on Xfce and LXDE on the latest Oneiric, but nothing worked. Does anyone have an idea on how to do that? Thanks. Here's what I've ...
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“Docky needs composition enabled” message even after I enabled that, in Xubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Xubuntu-desktop because I need to use Xubuntu sometimes .I have installed Docky for quick access . But i am not getting it properly because of the error . details you can ...
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pkexec won't launch polkit GUI in Lubuntu / LXDE

I performed a fresh install of Lubuntu 12.04 with minimal desktop, as described here. To clarify, I did a command-line install from the Lubuntu alternative install disc, then I did an apt-get install ...
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How do I remove a broken software source?

I accidentally added this in a terminal: sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -0 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list after which I get this error: E:not known on line 1 ...
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How do I set up xrdp session that reuses an existing session?

I have been trying to set up a RDP terminal server on precise using xrdp and have been having significant trouble getting a working configuration. When a user logs on, I need it to connect to that ...
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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 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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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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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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Lubuntu keyboard shortcut for menu

I'm using Lubuntu on an older machine, and I'm having trouble finding information on keyboard shortcuts. Is there a shortcut for opening the navigation menu? I expected that the windows key might ...
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Is there any other software that can make PPT except libreoffice impress? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Light easy to use Presentation software I'm running lubuntu now, which uses lxde as its desktop manager. LibreOffice Impress seems a little not compatible with lxde. So ...
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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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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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What are the functional differences between Lubuntu and Ubuntu?

I understand that Lubuntu utilizes LXDE over Ubuntu's Unity(Gnome?); But being new to Linux I'm not sure if that change is going to be simply cosmetic, or if there will be functional differences I ...
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Title bar disappears suddenly when Compiz is enabled

I am running Lubuntu 11.10 (LXDE based on Ubuntu 11.10). A few days ago, I installed the Macbuntu, but it isn't compatible with LXDE and so, I uninstalled it. And today I installed Compiz (I have ...
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Lxde - desktop file for opening files in lxterminal

I have a .desktop file in .local/share/applications for opening text files in vim (console version). This works perfectly in gnome, unity. In Lxde it fails. I tried using lxterminal in place of ...
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How can I integrate Dropbox with PCManFM?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.04 and I installed Dropbox. Every time I click on the tray icon, Dropbox opens Chrome to show my files. How to change this behaviour? It would be nice to open my files from the ...
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Any search tool for LXDE menu?

I just installed lxde to boot into when laptop is using battery, but I really miss at least a simple search feature, I am used to Unity so I find myself losing too much time navigating on the menus, ...
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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 to use shortcuts to switch between displays in LXDE?

I mean to switch between the laptop monitor and an external display. I edited /home/user/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file to set shortcuts but how to do it for this specific purpose?
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How to change screenshot file type from png to jpg when doing a Print Screen on Lubuntu?

This computer is running on Lubuntu. Print Screen will do a screenshot and save it automatically. However, the default image file is saved as png. I'd like to save it as jpg automatically. I tried ...
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What is lxsession?

Running lxsession my appearance settings changed to something that looked like the LXDE session (while my normal session is Lubuntu). Running lxsession-edit opens the Desktop Sessions Settings that ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 is a non-LTS release - does this mean that LXDE isn't, either?

Lubuntu 12.04 is not a long-term-support release. That's mostly due to a lack of manpower. But I don't use Lubuntu on my machine, I use LXDE over stock Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So my question is: In the ...
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Start LXDE with Lubuntu configuration using command

On my computer I have a neat little Lubuntu installation running. It loads a nice LXDE desktop themed with the nice Lubuntu theme whenever I use lxdm to login. When I use the startlxde command to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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LXDE also affects gaming performance?

Can somebody clear this up for me please? I always thought LXDE comes without a compositor or an element that is present in other desktop environments (DE's) that causes other desktop environments to ...
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How to get xfce4-volumed to work in Lubuntu?

I want to use xfce4-volumed in Lubuntu, because I like the volume notification popup that it gives when changing the volume in Xubuntu. Lubuntu still lacks this feature. Simply installing ...
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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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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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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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Using LXDE with Kwin window manager

Can anybody tell me how I use Kwin as my winow manager with LXDE.
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How do I set a system-wide proxy in Lubuntu (or LXDE)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio? In Ubuntu with Unity, we have an option to set a system wide proxy. When I tried Lubuntu ...
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How do I change my desktop environment to lxde? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install LXDE / Lubuntu on Ubuntu? I'm running ubuntu 11.10 unity my battery doesn't last more than 2 hours so i want to change from unity to lxde is it ...
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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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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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Unable to sync to Ubuntu One after installing lxde and Nautilus

I've just installed ubuntu 12.04 and added lxde as well as Nautilus. The downloading of my stored files has just started, but I'm unable to sync new folders via right-clicking. How can I solve the ...