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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 browser"...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 choice....
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...