I am running LXDE+Openbox on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with Lubuntu installed.

When I click on the client-menu icon, or right click on the titlebar, the client menu opens far to the left of the mouse cursor. It is always a fixed offset from the mouse cursor, about 2/3 of a monitor width. (Unless I on the leftmost monitor, then it appears at the far left edge... never offscreen.)

See attached image for an example. The image shows the mouse cursor over the client-menu icon, and the client menu's actual location offset far to the left.

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I would expect this menu to popup at the cursor position.

Is this some configuration I accidentally set, or some incompatibility with other software, or a bug? Any idea how I can fix it? I am very happy with Openbox otherwise and don't really want to switch to a different window manager.

  • I'm running pure openbox on my Ubuntu and sometimes I encounter to a similar problem while right clicking in Firefox ... I don't know what is causing this behavior, it should be a bug I guess... – Ravexina Oct 8 '18 at 18:05
  • I have just the one monitor, and so don't know if the following will be useful: you could, after making a backup, fiddle with settings in the placement section in your $HOME/.config/openbox/???rc.xml file. (In a pure Lubuntu that file would be lubuntu-rc.xml.) – DK Bose Oct 9 '18 at 2:19
  • I have three monitors, all the same size, arranged in a single desktop. My placement section looks like this: <placement> <policy>UnderMouse</policy> <center>no</center> <monitor>Mouse</monitor> <primaryMonitor>Mouse</primaryMonitor> </placement> I tried changing the settings and reconfiguring openbox after each change, but did not notice any difference. – maharvey67 Oct 9 '18 at 15:52

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