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LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a lightweight, extremely fast and energy-saving desktop environment base on GTK. It uses OpenBox as its window manager.

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Is it possible in lxqt (lubuntu 22.04) to maximize-left/right as in LXDE (lubuntu 18.04)?

In LXDE (Lubuntu 18.04), I was used to vertically maximize a window to any of the two halves of the screen using the keybinding Win+left or Win+right as detailed in this answer (https://askubuntu.com/...
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How do I modify right click menu on taskbar/dock?

Is there any way to modify that context menu? img for reference: context menu from dock/taskbar What I want to acomplish is to delete or add items to that menu, for example, delete every item but the ...
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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Interactive.Authorization.Required

My OS is Ubuntu Mate 20.04.2 LTS. I also installed LXDE as second Desktop Environment. I encountered errors on both DEs: MATE: Shutdown button occasionally disappears from the Compact Menu on mate-...
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Is it possible to switch lxpanel to Bspwm panel without install the full Bspwm?

I am running ubuntu 18.04 with lxde, is it possible?
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Connecting to Lubuntu desktop via vnc

I have installed Lubuntu desktop on a Ubuntu 20.03 LTS server. The desktop works fine when I log on to it locally. I can see the SDDM and I can chose between various sessions for the desktop (Lubuntu, ...
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Sudoku does not launch from the application menu (Invalid desktop entry file)

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.6 desktop and then Lubuntu-desktop. When I want to run a game (e.g. sudoku) it writes. Invalid desktop entry file:'/usr/share/applications/gnome-sudoku.desktop Any game isn't ...
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After boot go automatically to graphical login screen

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.6 desktop and then lubuntu-desktop. Now the system boots to non-graphical login screen. The user of the laptop will have to press ctrl+alt+F7 to go to graphical login screen. ...
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Can I configure XFCE or LXDE to look like this GNOME panel?

Can I configure XFCE or LXDE (the lightweight desktops) to look like this GNOME panel? Note: "dock-to-panel" on the left that shows favorite apps starting apps not from the favorites adds ...
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Change keyboard layout with r_shift and r_alt in Lubuntu(LXQt)

I want change my keyboard layout, like Windows with right Shift and right Alt. But now just can one time change. left Shift + left Alt is working but right Shift and right Alt work for one time. enter ...
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Some GUI application does not appear when I mount an NFS share as a home directory

I'm having trouble getting some GUI applications to display properly when I mount a nfs share on my Synology NAS as my home directory. Can someone please provide a solution? The Ubuntu version is 18....
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scrot command overwrites screenshot

I am using LXDE and created a PrtSc hotkey that uses scrot to create a screenshot, but it's overwriting the file, again and again. I want it to create a new file every time I hit PrtSc. However, when ...
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How to diagnose lxpanel crash (18.04)?

I have a 18.04 Ubuntu (not Lubuntu) system with LXDE installed. It's been pretty trouble-free for years (since I installed it in April 2018). About a month ago lxpanel started crashing on the first ...
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How special characters must be escaped in openbox config file when assigning shortcut-keys?

According to https://stackoverflow.com/a/1091953/ five characters need to be escaped in XML documents under some circumstances: " &quot; ' &apos; < &lt; > &gt; & ...
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lxde inverted mouse scroll

I Just installed l-ubuntu, and installed LXDE on it. First of all I really love the LXDE due to its high performance. But what I don't liked that I am not able to do the natural mouse scrolling (...
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onboard onscreen keyboard missing key symbols

I installed the package onboard with all required dependencies. However, the following key symbols are not displayed correctly (please see the attached screenshot): TAB, CAPS LOCK, left and right ...
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How to use NetSpeed with LXDE?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS with LXDE because I prefer minimalism and functionality. GNOME 3 is unacceptably heavy on system resources. MATE (based on GNOME 2) is much better, but still too heavy. ...
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Ubuntu LXDE: window not scrolling down?

I've a problem with my window manager. I've opened a application, but the [cancel] [save] buttons, which are supposed to be at the bottom of window, are below my screen resolution and I cannot drag it ...
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What am I really missing with Lubuntu compared to the regular Ubuntu?

I was reading this article comparing different flavors of Ubuntu: https://itsfoss.com/which-ubuntu-install/ It seems that Lubuntu is extremely lightweight with very low RAM requirements which fits ...
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Display Managers gdm3, xdm not working after upgrade to 20.04; lightdm stuck in login loop, only LXDE working [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. But I'm now stuck with problems with display managers. GDM3 (preferred DM for me) and xdm are just stuck at a black screen (with a blinking cursor/underscore). Next ...
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How to fix black desktop in Lubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Lubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa), When I tried to change my background image, window and the desktop got froze so I thought it would be a good idea to logout, but the desktop was black when ...
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Change window title in Alacritty

I would like to change what appears on Alacritty window title. I would like it to display only "Alacritty" or "Terminal" instead of the current path. I have changed the title tag ...
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How do I disable touchpad while typying in Ubuntu 18.04 with LXDE?

I installed Touchpad indicator recently. At the beginning it did disable the touchpad for 2 seconds after typing, even though the delay was supposed to be only 300 miliseconds. Anyway,something unkown ...
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Panel Automatic hiding and Start Menu browsing on LXDE

After configuring LXDE panel and setting Automatic hiding to on, the panel disappears when I work with applications (this is the expected behavior). When I click on the start menu, and browse the apps,...
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Best way to Install LXDE (Not LXQT) on Ubuntu 20.04

I've successfully installed LXDE (not LXQT) on an upgraded Ubuntu distribution that began as the Lubuntu 18.04 Alternative iso's command line option system (18.04 to 20.04 - Alternative Iso Page For ...
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Network socket icon not showing up in tray (lubuntu 18.04)

I've added the OpenVPN configuration in lubuntu 18.04 32 bit. But the network socket icon is not showing up in the tray anymore. So I'm unable to use OpenVPN from GUI. Images from some online ...
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Change white window and menu background the lxappearance had no effect on

I use Lubuntu 18.04 and changed system colors with LXAppearance using customized color scheme. Most of the installed software, main menu and PCManFM file manager accepted the color change, however ...
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Pcmanfm-qt slow scrolling

How Can I do that pcmanfm-qt scroll up and down fast, like "old" pcmanfm (I'm using Lubuntu 20,04 LTS official, 64bits)? For example, Mozilla Firefox has this option: Photography above is ...
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New to linux, trying to set up ubuntu on chromebook with crouton, but startlxde command is rendering errors

I downloaded crouton in developer mode using shell, and ran a command to set up lxde, but now when I type sudo startlxde is just comes up with error after a moment of black screen. I can post some of ...
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Unable to install/activate MATE desktop after lxde

I am doing proposed installation steps for mate desktop, and no error messages occur. But Mate desktop doesn't activate, I am still logging in into lxde. How to switch to Mate?
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How to solve the "Error Mounting..." error dialog in LXDE / PCManFM [duplicate]

I'm getting the following dialog from time to time when playing music from my external HD (Seagate Expansion+ 2TB): Whenever that happens, my music player (cmus) skips to the next track. This ...
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Lubuntu Minimal on mini.iso after 18.04 - lxde or lxqt?

I am a big fan of the Lubuntu Minimal Desktop from the mini.iso. For 18.04, it is still using LXDE, which I am grateful for. Does anyone know if this will change to LXQT beginning with 18.10, as is ...
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WebGL doesn't work when VNC server is turned on

I don't know why but when I turn on my laptop, WebGL works both in Chromium and Firefox. But, when I turn on VNC server, WebGL will stop working. It doesn't work both in VNC session and on my screen. ...
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External Hard Drive Name LXDE vs LXQt

I have a quick question about an external hard drive. When installed on the same exact system, with the LXDE desktop environment, it displays as "Backup Drive". When I switch the desktop ...
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What's the difference between lxde-core, lxde and lubuntu-desktop?

I want to install a completely minimal GUI on my server. I only need to run a web browser (Firefox or Chromium). Will I get less applications by installing lxde-core or lxde? I tried these packages ...
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No desktop preferences in LXDE

I'm using LXDE over Ubuntu 16.04. My issue is that I can change desktop preferences (like center, tile, stretch) from gdm. But when I login with LXDE, I can't find 'Desktop Preferences' tab/menu ...
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See which windows are open with quicklaunch on Lubuntu 18.04

I am using Lubuntu 18.04 with LXDE and I would like to have a feedback on which windows are already open. Currently the quicklaunch looks like this : Screenshot of the quicklaunch Sure, I can use Alt+...
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lxde desktop non-functional in ubuntu 20.04 but works in 19.10

I'm trying to install lxde desktop on a remote Ubuntu 20.04 server and VNC in. When I use a ubuntu 19.10 server I have no problem: #USING 19.10 sudo apt-get install -y lxde xorg lxdm --no-install-...
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xdg-open commands inheriting user directory

I've been having a fairly longstanding problem that is now preventing me from installing google-drive-ocamlfuse. When any CLI tries to run xdg-open URL it is not able to open the link in a webbrowser....
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Opening hot key application results in error message [LXDE on 19.10]

When trying to set hot keys, I get Error: Sorry, cannot configure keys remotely. This is a pretty fresh install so I can't imagine any of the modifications I've made would cause this behaviour, so ...
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LXDE won't run on Ubuntu Studio 19.10! Installed but after reboot, it immediately starts XFCE

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 19.10 on a Toshiba Satellite, and I wanted to try a different environment, and decided on LXDE because I'm looking to save even more hardware usage. Regardless of that, I was ...
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How to add shortcuts under specific categories in your Lubuntu applications menu

Yesterday I installed some games, by using both the package manager and the software center. Some games are now properly installed, but their launch shortcut icons do not appear in the 'Games' section ...
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Problem connecting to XRDP... (Windows 10 RDP to Ubuntu XRDP)

I have XRDP and LXDE insatalled on my linux machine, and I use RDP to connect to it remotely. Every time I try to connect to my Linux machine after I restart it, about 50% of the time I am unable to ...
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Enhanced session with Lubuntu guest in Hyper-V

Did anybody find a way to make Enhanced session work in Hyper-V (Windows 10) with an Lubuntu 18.04 LTS guest? After creating a new VM with a fresh Lubuntu 'minimal' installation, the Basic session ...
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Lubuntu second monitor problem, windows not showing

I plug in a second monitor to my laptop on lubuntu 18.04 , when activating the second monitor, it is freezing on its first second and only mouse is moving around but the windows and any other changes ...
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My gmail address suddenly appears as a mount point on PCmanfm

To whom it may concern, there appears to be absolutely nothing on the Internet about this problem as searches turned out nothing relevant, but I have a link to my email adress (as a mount point) under ...
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LXDE - Menu icon and panel icon are different, how to fix?

Using 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04.3 with LXDE desktop and Numix Circle icons. Certain applications appear to be using two different sets of icons. An example is google-earth-pro. This screenshot shows the ...
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Keyboard keys swapped after reboot: "Alt" and "Super" (Lubuntu 18.04, lxde)

After having rebooted and connected, as always, my Goldtouch keyboard to my laptop, the keys "Alt" and "Super" were swapped on both sides (i.e. on the right-hand side "Alt Gr" with the right "Super"-...
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Display Settings popup makes it impossible to use LXDE in 18.04

I used the below command to install LXDE in default 18.04 sudo apt-get install lxde I got in through login session to LXDE. It was working fine then " Display Settings " window with monitor details ...
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Will GIMP, Inkscape work on ldm / lxde / lubuntu in 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 default. I would like to use lubuntu-desktopso that the RAM consumption is less. But I see that it needs ldm. I was wondering whether switching from gdm to ldm will make GIMP, ...
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Theme for LXDE in 18.04

I saw some old discussions, but I am not sure whether I could make them work. Gnome was using too much memory ( 1.5 GB ) on 18.04, so I tried LXDE ( now 800 MB ). But the file manager windows reminds ...
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