openbox is a lightweight window manager designed to run on hardware with low specs, although many people use it because it doesn't have a lot of fancy features.

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In Openbox how do I increase UI Scale? I have 4k / UHD High resolution Monitor

Everything is too tiny to read. Even with all font sizes set to 30, which helps some, many UI items are teensy. Resolutions will only get larger in the future, is openbox dead as 8k monitors are ...
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Changing gnome-panel colors while on openbox

So I tried customizing gnome-panel's colors, but it doesn't seem to apply when on openbox. I'm using gnome-color-chooser, and it seems to be able to change the GTK theme inside the gnome color chooser ...
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Trouble getting Conky to Display Japanese Characters on Xubuntu

I run xubuntu with Openbox and I'm having trouble getting conky to play ball with japanese characters. All of the advice I've found through looking on the internet has been unhelpful and does not seem ...
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Add menu element on right click on taskbar

I am using openbox with lxpanel and pcmanfm. Not sure what program handle that right click on the TaskBar. I would like to add an element to the menu and execute a specific command. (wmctrl or ...
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Blue screen after installing GNOME 3 Desktop

I installed GNOME 3, after testing it a bit I decided to return using Unity and Openbox. Unity works great but when I use Openbox there is a sort of "blue screen" over my desktop. I've no way to show ...
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Tons of Errors in .Xsession

I'm using LXDE with Openbox on Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 (I installed the LTS but had to upgrade the kernel to 3.16 to get my trackpad to work, haven't done a distupgrade though) and I have a bunch of errors ...
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How can I change user from command line

I'm in Lubuntu with Openbox as DE. When I press the power button, a window pops up and displays multiple options: logout, hibernate, sleep, change user etc. However, sometimes nothing happens when I ...
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OpenBox tweaks and other

I only have one simple question: How to customize the /Debian and the menu design in openbox. This link here shows an Openbox menu that has a black title in it. How do I do that? And the /Debian ...
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How do I configure Openbox to work a little bit better?

I work part time at a library as a member of the IT team. We have 12 kiosk computers throughout the library that are dedicated to the catalog. They are currently running Windows 7 with Firefox and 3 ...
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Is there an alternative application launcher for Openbox on Ubuntu 14.04?

For Ubuntu 14.04, I have installed OpenBox. I like it, but want to know if there is an alternative application launcher. I like ADeskBar, but I can't get it to install because of "unmet dependencies" ...
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Chrome scrollbar is not visible, no yellow marker for ctrl + F search matches

In Chrome 41 running in openbox window manager, the scrollbar indicator for the page location is not visible. This occurs in all tabs, including incognito tabs, except for chrome://settings. The ...
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Perform action when moving mouse cursor to certain position in Lubuntu

Is it possible to configure Lubuntu (i.e. Openbox) such that some action is performed when the mouse cursor is moved to a certain position? In particular, I would like to run a script when I move the ...
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Openbox: desktop, autostart, new aplications installation issue

My computer is very old so in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I am running 'openbox', which is minimalist (therefore it makes my computer to run smoother). But I have some doubts/issues about openbox 1) How do ...
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Lubuntu Openbox Autostart GUI Application

I'd like to autostart a Qt GUI application using Lubuntu/Openbox, using a root-only account. I've added the command into: /etx/xdg/openbox/autostart And: /root/test Grepping for test shows that ...
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Auto Login Problem

I have customized Ubuntu by using the tool called "Customizer". The customized OS is based on Mini Remix 14.04.1 (http://ubuntu-mini-remix.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/ubuntu-mini-remix/14.04.1/). Openbox ...
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Openbox and xfce4-power-manager

I am using Ubuntu and openbox. When I start up, I see the normal login screen like when using unity and it connects to Wifi. I have selected openbox from the dropdown list and it remembers this ...
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LightDM login Background Sync with Nitrogen

I use nitrogen to control my background in openbox. Is there a way to sync this with LightDM login so that I have the same background on the log in screen as on openbox?
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Merging window controls with top panel in Openbox (unity-like)

I really like how unity does this, and I miss this feature in #! my netbook runs on. So I'm looking for a way to tweak openbox so it will act similarly. Any clues?
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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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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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Obmenu stopped working

Today I was experimenting with openbox and while I installed and used obmenu it just stopped working. At first I installed it following these instructions then it stopped working and I uninstalled ...
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vim showing weird characters on screen in terminal

So I just installed ubuntu on my Netbook and switched to the openbox window manager. When I open up VIM in a terminal and hit j when I am at the top of the file or hit k from the bottom of the file, ...
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terminal autocomplete doesn't work properly

if I start typing a command like apt-g after hitting tab, terminal completes the command to apt-get, but for the second part of command like install if I insert some other char like insta hitting tab ...
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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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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 to make a Openbox dockapp with GTK?

I'm using Openbox and I want to make a dock-app (NOTE: not a dock like plank/docky but a dock-app like stalonetray or lal) in GTK+. How do I get the simple app I have written to sit in the dock area? ...
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Set Openbox to be readable on a QHD screen?

I have a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, which has a Quad HD (3200 x 1800) screen. Needless to say, the scaling on this make the font super tiny and hard to read. In unity it's easy to adjust the window ...
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Repainting issues with openbox

I did a barebones Ubuntu 14.04.1 install with only command line LAMP server slim openbox firefox smartgit/hg geany That's really it. It's a brand new install. When I'm logged in on openbox, I see ...
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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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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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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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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 ...