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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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 ...
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Logitech Trackman Marble cannot middle-click

I have a Logitech Trackman Marble (also known as a MarbleMouse), which lacks a middle button. Previously, I have emulated a middle-click by clicking with both left and right buttons. This works ...
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How to get Openbox as kde's window manager

I successfully installed Openbox on my laptop running Kubuntu 12.04 but when I login using the kde/openbox session, the desktop icons of kde, show me an "open with ?" pop up, while the kmenu is almost ...
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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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How do I change the GTK (the gui) theme in 12.10?

So I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.10, and somehow changing GTK themes (from ubuntu-tweak, gnome-tweak-tool etc) can't seem to change the archaic-looking rendering in: into the selected theme. Am I ...
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How can I change GTK3 themes from XFCE or Openbox?

Running Ubuntu 12.10, the problem I'm having is that when running XFCE or Openbox as my desktop I cannot seem to switch the gtk theme away from the default Ambiance. I've tried gtk-theme-switch, ...
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Lubuntu window geometry - force window to always open in the same location?

I'd like my Chromium window to open with the same size and in the same place every time. I thought I'd be able to make this happen by editing lubuntu-rc.xml like this: chromium-browser ...
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How can I have the applications listed on an application menu be invoked on a remote system?

I can invoke an application via a command line in a terminal emulator: $ ssh -X rome xeyes I can also invoke an application from a GUI application menu on a panel. I can have two GUI application ...
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How can I fade the screen to black?

I've got an Ubuntu setup with OpenBox, and I'm just using it to play various media using vlc and feh. When switching media I have been "fading out" by using xrandr --brightness to decrement the ...
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Lubuntu 12.04: unresponsive windows with certain applications

OS: Lubuntu 12.04 64-bit (Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE) System: HP DV7-1040ED notebook with Nvidia GPU: NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9600M GT] (rev a1) When working with certain applications windows ...
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How do you uninstall openbox/gnome?

So I installed a couple desktop environments like gnome and lxde for my older computer because unity seemed really slow afterwards I logged out and went to select one and notice after I installed lxde ...
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I got rid of unity but have gnome-panel: blank screen

I got rid of unity in my Ubuntu 11.10 on a dell mini following the steps as in this post. I had ensured that I installed gnome-panel before I did this and removed unity from within gnome-panel. When ...
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Openbox overhead is similar to that with gnome-panel

I just installed openbox via sudo apt-get install openbox. It already has obconf, btw. I noticed that when I logged into my openbox session instead of the one I usually use (gnome-panel and NOT ...
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Disabling Clipboard completely in Ubuntu - Openbox environment

We are working on a project of Ubuntu customization with openbox. For some specific requirement, we need to disable the clipboard completely in the system. I have searched a lot over openbox and gnome ...
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How can I install and use OBLogout?

OBLogout is a expandable, configurable, and theme-able logout script designed to be used in a Openbox desktop environment. This was taken from their Launchpad page, it was created to be used in ...
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how can I shutdown from the command line using lightdm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart /shutdown from a terminal? In gdm I could use os.system("gdm-control --reboot && openbox --exit") In a Python script. What would the ...
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Are there benchmarks available for Openbox vs Metacity resource usage?

I'm reading a number of sites on making ubuntu faster/more lightweight (e.g. this guide, and many mention replacing Metacity with Openbox. However, in 12.04 on an Inspiron e1405, I only see Metacity ...
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Can I safely reinstall PCManFM in Lubuntu desktop?

I seem to have some problems with pcmanfm (openbox took over my desktop) and I would like to reinstall in Synaptic but it says it wants to remove (reinstall eventually) lubuntu-core, lubuntu-default ...
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How to remove permanently those error prompts while using openbox gnome?

How to remove permanently those error prompts while using openbox gnome? Such as: update ubuntu latest release, this kind of errors etc, how to permanently disable them so that it does not show in ...
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Compiz in Lubuntu

i have lubuntu 12.04 on my laptop . i just installed compiz and do the " compiz --replace" to change it from openbox to compiz . it's actually working but there's no windows borders!!! window ...
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How can I logout from the GUI using CLI?

I chose an Openbox DE at the time of login and the system took ages to load the DE. So I switched to CLI (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and rebooted my system (but I wanted to logout from the GUI and not restart the ...
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What is the equivalent of # compiz --replace in lubuntu?

What is the equivalent of this command in lubuntu? # compiz --replace
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GTK Fonts too large with openbox

I am having a problem with the default font sizes for GTK apps in openbox being too large. I do not quite understand how to fix the issue. They do not follow the settings set from within un or from ...
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Why does Openbox on Gnome give me an empty desktop?

I installed new 12.04 and Openbox. I logged in with GNOME/Openbox and now after system starts I see only Desktop background image and nothing more. When I right click I can do normal GNOME actions ...
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How do I move my top panel?

I'm running Gnome-shell GNOME/openbox, not Unity, on a dual display. My top and bottom panels are always on my laptop screen. I really want them on the external monitor when that is plugged in. I've ...
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Autostart apps in different desktops in openbox

I would like to start many GUI apps within openbox, so every window was fullscreen in different desktop. Is there possibility to run app in specific desktop in openbox? or any other idea how to write ...
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Thunar not showing thumbnails in Openbox

I am using openbox 3.5 and my file manager of choice is Thunar but the problem I am facing is thunar not showing thumbnails for folder,video files etc. My Thunar: You can see in the above image ...
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nm-applet icon disappears after connecting in tint2 panel

I am using openbox and my panel of choice is tint2. Everything is working fine with tint2 except nm-applet. Problem I am facing is nm-applet icon shows fine when I am not connected to any network but ...
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How to uninstall kwin without installing openbox?

I haven't found anything about this anywhere, but when I remove kwin it automatically installs openbox for me and vice versa without me having any say in it. I realise this is to prevent users from ...
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switching over to awesome from openbox, can I still use my menu.xml

I've been using openbox in LXDE for a couple of years now, and I have my menu.xml just the way I like it. I see in awesome the default menu seems to be constructed in the rc.lua, but I also see that ...
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LXDE: Switch Tool Bar Menu and Desktop Right Click Menu Around

On my desktop I currently have a right click menu that looks like: However, I want to have the full system menu that looks like this show up: How do I do that?
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How to Remove the openbox menu items from my login-screen resulted due to LXDE installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove session entries from LightDM? Installed the lxde desktop environment from ubuntu software center in my 12.04 lts version... The lxde installation is ...
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gnome-control-center can't set display resolution under openbox

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Openbox on my laptop. Since I need to plug different external displays into it and Openbox environment doesn't automatically pick them up, I thought the best solution I ...
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GDM2 not respecting my conf setting, default blank theme. Lucid OpenBox no gnome-settings-daemon

I'm running Lucid and OpenBox, also I dont use gnome-settings-daemon. I really want to set a background and gtk theme + icons for GDM2. I have been through the gonf settings, for example, sudo -u ...
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Why does Unity 2D start when I choose the “GNOME/Openbox” session?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity 2D and Gnome Shell, and I have also installed the Openbox window manager. If I choose to start an "Openbox" session, it works fine (i.e. the Openbox window manager ...
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How to make chromium-browser show in only one virtual desktop?

I am now using the "Lubuntu version based on lxde", which is based on "openbox". What frustrats me a lot is that the chromium-browser is omnipresent on both workspces. I have tried to modified ...
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I want to map keypresses onto shortcuts in Lubuntu, but xev's output confuses me

I'm using a Toshiba r835 with Lubuntu. After a clean install, pressing the power button while the machine is on does nothing. I fixed the power button by following this advice: I added these lines ...
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Customize gnome-panel in Openbox?

I'm running Gnome/Openbox and I was able to load gnome-panel, which is great, but for some reason I can't right-click on it (i can, but nothing happens) and I don't see any other way to customize my ...
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How to Change the look of Openbox?

I am using Openbox Environment in Ubuntu 11.10, i wanted to know if there is any way to make it Decently-Aesthetic. Change Wallpaper Change Iconset Add Menubar Thats it
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How do I activate docker?

I'm using Openbox (because the gnome3 GNOME shell and Unity were both making me c-r-a-z-y, not because I don't have hardware) and want to install a dock. I've heard good things about Docker and Docky ...
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Openbox stops accepting keyboard and mouse input [closed]

I'm using Openbox on 11.10 under a gnome/openbox session. Every so often, Openbox will stop accepting keyboard and mouse input. When this happens, none of my keybindings work, and while I can move the ...
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How to set nautilus to --no-desktop via gconf

I need to set --no-desktop via gconf for nautilus, I use OpenBox. I used to just set it like this # Disable Nautilus desktop. gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false ...
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How do I change the background colour of Leafpad? (changing .gtkrc insufficient)

All the information that google returns says to change ~/.gtkrc2.0-mine. Here is my .gtkrc-2.0: # -- THEME AUTO-WRITTEN BY gtk-theme-switch2 DO NOT EDIT include "/usr/share/themes/Dust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc" ...
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How to start applications such as xcompmgr at start up? [duplicate]

I've been trying to make xcompmgrto autostart in Lubuntu 11.10 but it just doesn't, I have to start it manually. I have added the next lines to the autostart script in ~/.config/openbox/ #Run a ...
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Does installing multiple desktop environments affect performance?

I love having multiple DEs on my linux laptop... I currently have Unity, Gnome3, gnome classic and Openbox. Would this mean slower performances? Thanks a bunch! Alex
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What programs does the GNOME desktop environment start, after loading Metacity?

I installed Ubuntu full version. It's shipped with the GNOME desktop environment. Now I want to start some kind of experiment for my netbook, having only a selection of applications for a custom, ...