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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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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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 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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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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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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Is it a good idea to install gedit in Lubuntu?

I've been a Ubuntu user for years now, but since 11.10 will come with GNOME3/Unity, neither of which I like, I've decided to switch to Lubuntu, which uses LXDE as the desktop environment. The only ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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How to configure Grub to show only splash-screen and error messages during boot and shutdown?

I want to know where do I configure grub boot commands and commands called by lxsession-logout. I wish to make splash screen and only error output on both startup and shutdown/reboot. Startup, as far ...
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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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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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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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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 restrict a user to a specific desktop environment?

I'm running a more or less standard installation of Ubuntu Precise 12.04 and I am quite satisfied with doing everydays task with Unity desktop environment. When it comes to playing, however, I feel ...
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Is it possible to set the default behaviour of double clicking a folder to be “Open in New Window” with PCManFM?

My mother uses separate desktops heavily and finds it very irritating when she accidentally double-clicks on a folder on her desktop rather than right-clicking and choosing "open in new window" as she'...
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How to use shortcuts to switch between displays in LXDE?

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 ...
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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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“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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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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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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Disk information Pane in Disk Utility is Black in LXDE

When I open Disk Utility, and click on one of the drives, the information (right)pane is black. Any ideas? Thanks
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How to get back menu bar in Kile after switching to LXDE?

I switched from Gnome/Unity to LXDE on my netbook because it has only 1 GB RAM. Now the Kile window has no menu bar. How does one get it back? This does not affect all KDE applications - for example, ...
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How to add more workspaces in Lubuntu?

I'm on Lubuntu 14.04 and using it on a bootable USB drive. How do I add more workspaces? Right now there are two workspaces, but those were there by default. Do I have to download additional software ...
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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 Unity,...
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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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How to get lock screen option in Lubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with many DE. Lubuntu is one of them. I don't have any option to lock screen in Lubuntu while I do in Unity and other DE. Is there any program / application that I can ...
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How to fix the look of KDE apps in LXDE?

I am using LXDE in Ubuntu 11.10. KDE apps like Kate and Kile have an ugly Windows-95ish look when run in LXDE, but look fine in Gnome. How do I choose the theme/widget style for KDE apps in LXDE? In ...
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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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“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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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 do you swap the caps lock key to control key in lxde?

I know it is easy to this in Gnome, but how can I do it in LXDE?
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Wanted: Drive Activity Light panel item for Lubuntu 14+

I am seeking a panel object of some kind which would put a flashing light on the panel for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, for I have an elderly small screen laptop which has no drive activity lamp. Lots of such ...
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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 swoop,...
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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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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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How to completely uninstall LXDE (12.04)?

I'm trying to remove LXDE from my 12.04 system. I've tried running the following commands (as root from a terminal): apt-get remove lxde apt-get purge lxde apt-get autoremove I've also tried a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to add greek polytonic with setxkbmap

I want to add greek polytonic keyboard layout under Lububtu (so in LXDE). I already realized there is no easy tool to do it with the graphic interface, so I need to use setxkbmap executing something ...
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“@” sign in startup commands

In my ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart file I have lines like: @lxpanel --profile LXDE @pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE Other lines (that I added using the Preferences/Default Applications for ...
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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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Is having Lubuntu 12.04 a security risk?

I have a computer with Lubuntu 12.04 installed. Since unlike Ubuntu 12.04 Lubuntu is not LTS, I will not get Lubuntu updates. However, I am still getting updates (I guess these are the general Ubuntu ...