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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Openbox changes aren't taking effect at all on Ubuntu 16.04

Im running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I click the gear icon on login to use openbox. And no matter what changes I make to the rc.xml file and no matter if I restart it or reconfigure nothing happens at all....
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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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Can I change the cursor in Lubuntu 14.04 to a block style and control the blink-rate?

I have Lubuntu 14.04. Naturally it's using LXDE/openbox. I often have trouble locating the cursor. It's a tiny little sliver with a slow blink rate which makes it even more difficult to find. How do ...
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Disable Alt-menu in Openbox?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 w/ Openbox 3.6.1. When I press Alt, some applications shows their menu. How I can disable this behavior, so Alt won't do anything?
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How to start Ubuntu-touch in kiosk mode without lightdm

I've bought an Aquaris M10 and I'd like to use it as kiosk. I found a tuto on internet to disable standard desktop manager and just open my app with openbox. Tuto The problem is that ubuntu touch use ...
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Grouping windows by application and bigger icons when switching with Openbox

I recently switched from Unity to Openbox for efficiency reasons. Everything flies now, but I am missing some of the features I liked in Unity. In particular, when switching windows using the standard ...
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How can I replace my desktop switcher in Openbox 3.6.1 and Ubuntu 15.10?

I am running Openbox 3.6.1 and just upgraded to the latest Ubuntu (15.10). I didn't love it in the last release, but it's become impossible to use since the upgrade because it is only visible for a ...
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How disassociate VLC from video/audio files

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 and I have VLC & mplayer and audious. I want to keep VLC but use mplayer & audious as default players. While I change default player for video & audio player from ...
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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 value....
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How do you use Openbox with Unity?

I am not a fan of the way that Metacity positions its Close, Maximize and Minimize buttons on the left of the screen. Is there any way to change this? If not, is there any way to use Openbox with ...
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How does LXDE/Openbox create the app/process environment?

I want Thunderbird to use a different date/time format. A few minor mods in the .bashrc file and we're good to go. export LC_TIME=en_DK.utf8 # yyyy-mm-dd 24:mm But this only works when Thunderbird ...
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Script crashes when starting from .desktop file

When I execute script from terminal by hand, it runs without problems: gksudo /path/to/module.sh But when I use .desktop file to run script on startup: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=gksudo ...
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Lock screen automatically in lightdm

I have a custom install of Ubuntu with lightdm and openbox. I want to automatically lock my screen when it is inactive for a set period of time. I can lock my screen with dm-tool lock But I don't ...
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Send keys to window with Openbox

I'm trying to make Openbox send the Alt+Tab key combination to TeamViewer using this: <keybind key="A-Tab"> <action name="If"> <title type="pattern">* - TeamViewer - *</title&...
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How to change default window manager to Lubuntu from openbox?

After crashing my Lubuntu 14.04, my PC shows me an "ugly" login-window and then loads a desktop environment (or more precise probably a window manager) that has a grey background and a context menu ...
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Triple Monitors, Dual Cards, and Openbox problem

I have a 3 monitor setup on 2 video cards (nvidia and onboard intel) and they all work, however not quite the way I'd like. When it was just the 2 monitors on the nvidia, Openbox would treat them as a ...
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Create own desktop environment 15.04

How do I create my own desktop environment for Ubuntu 15.04? I have heard of doing so but I can't find the answer. I kind of want it to be using lxpanel from LXDE and openbox as well.
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Intel Computer Stick Black screen after restore clonezilla image

I'm having some problems with a project I'm working with Intel Computer Stick. When I clone the finished project and restore the image to another computer stick with the same spec I can't log to the ...
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Integrating Lubuntu's LXTerminal with RVM

I was trying to integrate RVM with LXTerminal and ended up here. On Ubuntu, you could go to Terminal's preferences and select the Run terminal as login shell command and that would be it. Since there ...
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Google chrome remote desktop connection only display wallpaper

I installed Google Chrome Remote Desktop without any problem, i can connect to the machine but for some strange reason all i get when i connect to the computer is the wallpaper and the mouse pointer 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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Perform action when moving mouse cursor to certain position in Lubuntu (hot corner)

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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WinSplit Revolution for openbox?

When on Windows I commonly use WinSplit Revolution to arrange my windows. I found a plug-in for compiz fusion that does a similar task, but I am using openbox. Are there any programs that can do the ...
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Black screen after selecting Openbox

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 on my 2GoPC. At the desktop environment menu, I selected Openbox and logged in. Then a black screen appeared with just cursor. I tried right-clicking, but nothing ...
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Ubuntu Server+OpenBox: How to get obmenu and other conf gui's pointed to the right place

The title pretty much sums it up. Install is Ubuntu server + Openbox. Most of the settings from conf files want debian locations. Anyone know where the pointer to these files are. Ex. obmenu ...
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How do I stop icons from blinking in Conky? [closed]

How I can stop blinking conky? I make in my config all what I want - transparent, showing icons above conky, but I cant do nothing with blinking! When I make double_buffer yes conky stop blinking, but ...
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Is there a way to install globalmenu on lxde or openbox?

Is there a way to install gnome-globalmenu on openbox ? I love minimal linux distro and apps, I don't want to use gnome or kde ...
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Invisible mouse cursor - Ubuntu 15.04 with OpenBox only and no DE

I have installed Ubuntu core 15.04 with OpenBox (to keep minimal) and the mouse cursor went invisible. It works though but just not seen. I have seen similar posts where they have suggested to use ...
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Games made using Unity crash in the Openbox session unless I run the default Ubuntu session first

If I try to run a Unity game like Race the Sun in an Openbox session, the game simply crashes before it fully loads. However, if I exit the session, load the Ubuntu session, exit, then start the ...
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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 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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“Openbox-Message: A window manager is alredy running on screen 0”

I have a problem with creating a remote graphical connection to my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64). I've already tried everything I can find on google and forums. I ...
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Alt + F2 shortcut does not work on openbox when lxpanel is not present

I am aware that https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-default-settings/+bug/1313355 has been solved, but I still cannot launch the default launcher in Openbox. However, once I launch ...
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Panel on the right: how?

I love the right panel I use in Windows (see the picture). I tried to mimick the same under Ubuntu interface, also via XFCE and OpenBox. NONE of them support this option natively, everywhere you need ...
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How to run `~$ xinput --list` in openbox-session &?

I am not able to run ~$ xinput --list in openbox-session &? Is there anyway I could run ~$ xinput --list in openbox mode ?
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Ubuntu with Openbox: desktop switching not working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. It came with Unity and then I installed lubuntu-desktop. I am now using Openbox that comes with Lubuntu. From its documentation, Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys should switch desktop but ...
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Can you have a desktop environment without a display manager?

The following article nicely explains the differences between a display manager, a window manager, and a desktop environment: What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, ...
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Lubuntu: hotkey to toggle displays

I am relatively new to Linux and new to bash scripting. I am trying to set up a Fn-F5 key on my old Asus EEE netbook to toggle between internal and external monitors. Creating a bash script in ~/bin/...
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Making window moves/drags as wireframes in LXDE?

I'm using x2go for remote desktop management over a relatively high latency link, using Windows and Linux clients, and the host/server is Lubuntu 14.04. I've managed to optimize most of the settings, ...
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How to install the printer installer on Ubuntu Server with Openbox?

I want to install the printer (connected to the computer) using the printer installer which is founded in default installations of Ubuntu that come with some graphical part (Gnome, Unity etc). There ...
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Print documents using Ubuntu server and openbox

I'm running Ubuntu server with Openbox on an old computer -- everything is running smoothly. Supposing I got a PDF document or so, how can I print it to the printer? I guess I have to install ...
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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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Is it possible to have an “Always on top” feature in Lubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 64 Bit and I need to have the "Always on top" feature so I can have any window always visible if I need to. I've searched a lot up and down, but to my surprise I could not ...
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How to disable ctrl + scroll zoom in Lubuntu or openbox

If are you in Google Chrome, Firefox or a software that have the zoom functionality, when you press CTRL + SCROLL UP/DOWN` or TOUCHPAD SCROLL the page increase/decrease the zoom how to disable it?
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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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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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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 ...