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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 '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 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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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 ...