I recently started using fluxbox, I'm using Lightdm as a desktop manager and was using gnome/unity before fluxbox.

I'm facing a few troubles while trying to adapt to this new window manager, the first one (and slightly odd) is this one:

Everytime I try to open Nautilus, the background changes to my unity ubuntu's background and when I right click on desktop's background (to reload fluxbox which was my first try to fix the problem) a unity folder options menu pops up (the one "New Folder", "Paste" etc. options ).

There's another thing that I'm not really sure about: Is it ok that I use Lightdm just for the login screen? I simply change the window manager there to fluxbox and log in my computer normally with fluxbox.

Thanks in advance.


It should be fine to use lightdm to select fluxbox. Next, to fix the nauitlus issue

install gnome-tweak-tool

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

then, use the command


under desktop, look for "have file manager handle the desktop" and make sure this option is set to off

see here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2080212


In ubuntu 16.04 there is no such option as "have file manager handle the desktop".

You can use the command fbsetbg -b -solid black to set the background to black (using fbsetroot). It will also enable/restore fluxbox's desktop context menu.

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