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xfce4-mixer Lubuntu shares many components with XFCE. My suggestion would be to use the XFCE4-Mixer. This still gives you a lightweight solution compatible with the lxde ethos. to install sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer gstreamer0.10-alsa This installs the following limited number of xfce packages - exo-utils libgarcon-1-0 libgarcon-common ...


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For 11.10 and 12.04 For 11.10 and 12.04, you'll need to do this through a terminal. Open up a terminal (Super, then type Terminal into the dash), then run the following: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop Or install via the Software Center: You will get asked to enter your password, and you will also be asked to choose ...


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Install libfile-mimeinfo-perl from the repository Run (in terminal) mimeopen -d ~/Desktop (any folder can be used) mimeopen should prompt you to pick something to open it with. For me, PCManFM was the first option. Select the option that lists PCManFM. Open Dropbox from the system tray. It should now open in PCManFM.


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Seems like setting window type to desktop is not enough sometimes. Try: own_window_type desktop own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager Got it from here. Works for me in XFCE. I'm guessing it'll be fine for lxde/openbox as well.


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None of the packages on that list will load anything that can make your system slow down. It will install the necessary libraries, the rest of the dependencies that are not satisfied, etc but will only call them when you run gedit and will go away when you close it. I dont think you will have any performance issues related to installing gedit on your ...


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In ~/.kde/share/config/kilerc, look for the section [KileMainWindow], and within that look for the line menubar=Disabled. Change Disabled to Enabled or delete this line. Thanks to @fossfreedom for suggesting looking in ~/.kde/share/config/kilerc.


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When you open file manager you get Now go to Menu --> Accessories --> File Manager --> right click, and choose properties Change pcmafm to nautilus and you will get However that only changes the application that will be opened by the shortcut "file manager". It does not make nautilus the "default file manager" in the proper sense: Opening a folder ...


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LXDE is a Desktop Environment, in other words, a collection of specific programs and tools like OpenBox window manager, Pcmanfm file browser, lxpanel, etc. You can have it anywhere (in fact, you actually do), for example, on Debian, Suse, Fedora, PCLinux, etc. Lubuntu is a distro, in other words, a *buntu base with LXDE on top, instead of Gnome, Unity and ...


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For 10.04 and 11.04 Lubuntu uses the LXDE desktop enviroment, which is less resource intensive than GNOME2. Other than that they are the same. To install Lubuntu you need to do this: Go to the Synaptic package manager and search for: lubuntu-desktop lubuntu-restricted-addons lubuntu-artwork lubuntu-core ...


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I had this same problem, and I just found an easy solution. I originally just installed xrdp using the standard proceedure: apt-get install xrdp After that, its all about your xrdp.ini file, which is located here: /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini by default the first xrdp session handling script looks like this: [xrdp1] name=sesman-vnc lib=libvnc.so username=ask ...


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Forget about that, there's nothing like that for the LXDE menu, use Synapse. Install it from the terminal: sudo apt-get install synapse Synapse review with screenshots http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/synapse-gnome-do-launcher-app-review-ubuntu The correct, fancy name for it is semantic launcher BTW :) Other related stuff: Zeitgeist - indexing tool ...


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I connect to Lubuntu using NoMachine's client under Windows 7. Under your NX client connection under the Desktop area, select "Custom", then click on settings. Just be sure the settings look like this: Now connect and you're ready to go.


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cd ~/.config/openbox cp lubuntu-rc.xml lubuntu-rc.xml.bak (this makes a backup file so that when you think you've messed it up you could revert it back.) leafpad lubuntu-rc.xml and delete the lines which says; <mousebind button="UP" action="click"> <action name="DesktopPrevious" /> <mousebind button="Down" action="click"> <action ...


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setxkbmap -option "compose:caps" for CapsLock setxkbmap -option "compose:ralt" for right alt =)


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You should be able to bind the screensaver lock command to CTRL+ALT+L by editing your Lubuntu keyboard & mouse configuration file Add the following to ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml <keybind key="C-A-L"> <action name="Execute"> <command>xscreensaver-command -lock</command> </action> ...


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enabling docky effects in xfce By default, Docky should work with the built-in XFCE/Xubuntu compositor. In 12.04 the compositor can be checked (if it is not already) via the window-manager tweaks The image above shows Docky does not have the 3D effects, but by checking the options you'll have the 3D effects as per the next image: If, for whatever ...


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If you want dual monitor functionality in Lubuntu, you have limited options. The following will show you how to enable and disable dual monitors "on the fly" using ARandR as help. These directions are a bit complicated, but trust me: they are not dangerous. This is a SAFE operation. First, get ARandR from Synaptic or by opening the terminal and pasting: ...


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How about Skippy-XD? It is a full-screen task-switcher for X11 similar to Mac OS X's Exposé feature. From the above site: Skippy-XD is a standalone application for providing a window picker with live previews (including live video) on Linux desktops that run an X server with compositing support. That means it's not baked into the window manager, and ...


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If you are the only person using the machine then the easiest option is to include the following line in the keyboard section of your XF86Config-4 file. Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps" These ensures that the swap is done automatically whenever X starts. (Reference: http://www.manicai.net/comp/swap-caps-ctrl.html)


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Using a lightweight window manager You could use the lightweight compositing manager used by XFCE called xfwm4 This will give you basic windows snap. N.B. if you dont like the default "change workspace when dragging a window off the screen" capability then untick the very last option shown in the picture. Getting Tiling to work However - if you want ...


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Or sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop


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In Lubuntu it is an option in preferences called "Light Lock". It's annoyingly on by default.


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Install QT4 COnfiguration. sudo apt-get install qt4-qtconfig Then Select GTk+ in GUI Style


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What version of ubuntu are you using? You tried to add the gusty repository which was from something like ubuntu 7.10. So open the dialog where you can change your software sources (depends on which ubuntu youre using). Synaptic - Settings>Repositories>Other Sources Software Centre - Edit>Software sources>Other Sources Remove the medibuntu sources from ...


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I personally use quicktile: https://github.com/ssokolow/quicktile It allows you to snap windows in different regions of your screen based on keyboard inputs (e.g. ctrl+alt+1 to get the window to the top-left corner). It can be run as daemon on any X11-based desktop and only requires python as a dependency. As far as I can tel, it does not have a ...


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gedit installs GTK+ libraries - GTK+ is already in use in parts of Lubuntu. For example - the default editor leafpad is a GTK+ application. No real Gnome dependencies are actually installed that you really dont want in LXDE such as gnome-panel. Thus - dont expect any adverse "performance" issues when using gedit.


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No, there are no alternatives that present results like Unity's Dash nor as convenient. You can, however, use one of the semantic launchers available for linux: Old but gold: Gnome Do Better and newer: Kupfer My favorite (I am using it all the time, much faster than the dash): Synapse All of them are in the USC. Here is a link to synapse: USC LINK


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Lubuntu, does not use Composition, you can a very basic compositing manager in the form of xcompmgr just make it auto start when you log in. sudo apt-get install xcompmgr will Install it.


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I just use the keybindings I've always used on ubuntu. Press: Ctrl + Alt + L Should work


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LXDE comes only with the essential packages needed to run that desktop environment. And even then there are still packages that are duplicates of their stock Unity counterparts. Lubuntu on the other hand is a full-blown distribution with its own selection of default programs for different use cases. If you install this on a machine that's already running ...



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