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Running CLI/terminal programs as entirely separate program (i.e not as an instance of Urxvt with -e toggle?)

I'm currently running Openbox as WM, with Urxvt as terminal emulator, and zsh as shell. I use Mutt for emailing, Ranger for files, Cortex for redditing, Newsbeuter for RSSing. All of these programs ...
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Any volume control applet for openbox?

Folks, Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 minimal + openbox. It is a development box. Audio is based on alsa. I love the lightweightness of openbox. I don't even use tint2 as I feel it doesn't add much ...
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Openbox - How to automatically suspend on idle?

Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 bare minimal + Openbox I have installed pm-utils. Specfically, pm-suspend works great on my laptop. However, I have to run it manually. I am wondering if there is a way to ...
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Can't get Chrome to start at a specific desktop in Openbox

I'm using Openbox (ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with compton). I've configured all apps to start at specific desktops, with terminals at desktop 1, Spacefm at desktop 2, and then finally, Google Chrome at ...
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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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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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how to run applications after start in openbox automatically? [duplicate]

So, i decided to run openbox, but how do i set that after logging in i automatically xfce4-panel and nitrogen starts up?! I looked here something, but that only speaks about unity.
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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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Can openbox use nm-applet.desktop?

Folks, I am running minimal Ubuntu 14.04 + openbox + network-manager. In the past, when I bring up openbox, "ps" would reveal that nm-applet is running (because of ...
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Raise all windows with a specific title

I'm trying to find a way to raise all the windows that have one, specific title. For example, I have two windows named superconky (yes, you guessed it, I'm trying to get conky running in lubuntu). I ...
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problem: GNOME-Do and Launchy wrongly open a text file with one application or another depending on the file size

The same text file is opened with my default text editor or Firefox depending upon the content of the file. For example, let's say I have a file "textfile.txt" If I add 878 lines of text, the file ...
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Some keys are not detected in my keyboard (multimedia keys?) by either xev or xbindkeys or keytouch: how to detect them?

It is one more attempt to get Fn keys to volume up/down, brightness, etc. working. Those controls are simply not working in my non-branded ultrabook. I want to detect them to modify ...
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How to get the “name” of the key combination (keybind key) for the Openbox config file

It is one more attempt to get Fn keys to volume up/down, brightness, etc. working. Those controls are simply not working in my non-branded ultrabook. In the configuration file: ...
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enable special keys in lubuntu 14.04

I've done a lot of reading and cannot find a simple answer to what seems like it should be a simple question. How do I define the functions of the extra keys such as the "my computer" and "web ...
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Window positioning problem

I have watch a movie on TV via HDMI. Now I disonnected from TV, but VLC still loads as second screen available (but it doesn't). I checked monitor settings, shows only default monitor (1) with default ...
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How can I edit the client-menu menu of openbox? (invoked by alt + space)

I would like to remove the following items in the openbox client menu: Send to Desktop Restore Move Resize Iconify Maximize Roll up/down Un/Decorate This is the menu you can invoke by right ...
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Failed to execute child process “palimpset” (No such file or directory)

I just started using Linux and Lubuntu. It's been several weeks of trial and error, with both breaking things and having to reload the OS several times. Specifically, I have Lubuntu running on a ...
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How can I have an application automatically display on all desktops under openbox?

Is it possible to use wmctrl or something else to make a specific window automatically display on all desktops? I use the Prime Player Google Play Music miniplayer Chrome extension to control music ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - i am running in KIOSK train station public place, but this autoupdate window is annoying every day. How to remove it please? [duplicate]

I need to remove this auto update notification dialog window which is very annoying and scary for public location where people is clicking the system and breaking it down to crash every day. I tried ...
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My ubuntu randomly automatically logout after installing openbox

i got this error on my log, it keep logout automatically already reinstalled openbox, but this still happen btw i'm running ubuntu 12.04 ERROR: apport (pid 26391) Sun Mar 2 20:57:36 2014: gdbus ...
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openbox ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work properly

I uninstalled metacity and replaced it with openbox. However, it's not working properly. As a result, I'm not able to login to ubuntu desktop 12.04. I'm not able to do anything when I login under ...
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What does SIGUSR1 mean in “killall -SIGUSR1 tint2”

I want to use tint2 as my panel in an Openbox session. The tint2 configuration file is ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc. The tint2 configuration instructions have this: When you change the config file, ...
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Xfce-Volumed Messes Up My Shortcuts

I recently switched my to a new motherboard and processor which seemed to have messed up my volume shortcuts a bit. The notifications were displaying but the volume would not change after further ...
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How to start dconf and gconf in a non-Gnome environment?

I am running Openbox without any DE. And I also use some Qt apps such as VLC, Virtualbox and Skype. However, they require some gconf / dconf settings to be set. For instance to set the correct icon ...
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Unity Wallpaper with Openbox WM?

I've installed Openbox, tint2 and synapse to replace Unity on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When I log into my account openbox starts with a grey background, as expected. I just replaced Compiz as ...
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How to end X session?

Is there a generic way to orderly end X session regardless of display mangager or window manager? More specifically, I use different windows managers for different users, and after reboot one user ...
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XRDP and Openbox

I have a problem with my server. It is running on ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using XRDP as remote desktop server for other machines. Recently I installed OpenBox WM, I set it in login screen and it works on ...
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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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Disable Right click menu

I want to customize a lubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso. So I make changes in filesystem.squashfs and build the iso. I would like to disable the right click menu on the Desktop and right click menu on ...
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How do I debug an x-terminal-emulator that fails to start?

I am trying to start a terminal window in openbox. However, the window never pops up. I tried to execute $ x-terminal-emulator $ echo $? 1 The same happens if I try to run gnome-terminal. There is ...
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Howto run jupiter script as superuser in lubuntu-rc.xml?

I'm trying to bind to my asus eee hotkeys couple of jupiter functions to work as on Windows. The problem is that I have to run those as superuser. Under terminal scripts are working fine so I put in ...
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Gnome-Do's 'run' is not working

I have gnome-do installed, and would like to use it to execute files that aren't necessarily in the application menu. Typing the command produces a 'run' context, however when I press enter the ...
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How to login Desktop without being interrupted by ctrl+c?

I made a ubuntu system from ubuntu server by adding xong and openbox on it. I also edited .profile to auto login X, so I can power on and wait a few seconds , then it's in the openbox desktop. But ...
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Indicator synapse in tint2

I'm using Openbox with Tint2 in Ubuntu 13.04 Is there a way to make indicator synapse (indicator-synapse) to appear in the systray area? I don't know why it appears in Unity but here it doesn't, ...
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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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“OnlyShowIn” and “NotShowIn” not being obeyed in Openbox session?

I'm running an Openbox session in Lubuntu 13.04 with the same lxpanel as I do in a standard Lubuntu session because I prefer that rather than the "right-click" menu provided in the Openbox session. ...
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does openbox cause an ubuntu internal error? [closed]

I get this error constantly, and i don't know what should i do :( I use the lubuntu 12.04 does lxde come with openbox, i don't know whether i have installed openbox. ...
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User defined upstart jobs using Openbox

I know that to enable user defined jobs for upstart you need to uncomment ubuntu in /etc/upstart-xsessions and this will allow user defined upstart jobs in ubuntu default Xsession. The question is ...
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How to place window controls in chromium/chrome to the left side?

Anyone knows how to do it? It doesn't inherits openbox's settings so i tried advices, related to other unity/gnome (maybe chrom* inherits it): $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/metacity/general/button_layout ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is throwing segmentation fault on every command in terminal, also often suddenly going to login screen

I am running openbox. What ever command i apply it keep saying "Segmentation fault" and then often sometimes going back automatically to the ubuntu login screen even its mentioned to use openbox only. ...
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GNOME classic minimizer tweak/similar desktop enviorment

I've been using the GNOME classic desktop environment for Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now, and after installing conky, I've realized that the taskbars make it look cluttered. Are there any tweaking ...
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Starting xterm windows via cron

I am using cron on Ubuntu Server 12.04 to schedule the system to automatically reboot at midnight, and on reboot, execute a script that starts a vnc server and opens eight terminal windows and runs a ...
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How do I install OBApps in Lubuntu 13.04?

OBApps is a graphical tool for configuring per-application settings in Openbox. While it's possible to make per-application settings by editing lubuntu-rc.xml as described here, a GUI approach may be ...
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Keyboard shortcut added to lubuntu-rc.xml is not executed on keypress

I wanted to add a custom keyboard shortcut to control mplayer. mplayer config file is set up properly. ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml: <keybind key="XF86AudioPlay"> <action ...
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How to Enable Two Tap For Right-Click using OpenBox on Xubuntu

## Detect and configure touchpad. See 'man synclient' for more info. if egrep -iq 'touchpad' /proc/bus/input/devices; then synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 & synclient TapButton1=1 & In ...
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Taskbar and Tray on Lubuntu gone missing but not on guest account

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04, and something strange happened. I rebooted after installing some updates, and now when I choose "Lubuntu" on the login screen, I get something similar to "OpenBox"--no ...
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Why is tint2 blank in Openbox but not in Unity/Gnome Shell

I'm playing around with tint2 and openbox. First all went fine, but suddenly there are no icons, systray etc. shown in tint2. Just a black panel. But only in opebnox. When starting tint2 in Gnome or ...
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Screen tearing without compiz

I am trying to setup a working 13.04 desktop. If I use default ubuntu desktop, it loads compiz and I don't have any tearing. If I run openbox, I get tearing while compiz is disabled. Ive tried to ...
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Openbox : launch a maximize application through ob menu

I am trying to configure my openbox's menu.xml, and I would like to define a menu entry which launch a maximize application, for example firefox. <menu id="root-menu" label="OpenBox 3"> ...
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System load indicator only display in system tray

System load indicator (indicator-multiload) starts only in system tray part of the panel. Therefore, having more than one monitor/meters (e.g. CPU, network) will only occupy the space of a single ...