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Questions tagged [openbox]

openbox is a lightweight window manager designed to run on hardware with low specs, although many people use it because it doesn't have a lot of fancy features.

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Lubuntu 18.10 panel position error (Openbox margins)

Noob here with Lubuntu 18.10. I set up a desktop with two panels - one at the lower display edge with several widgets and another at the upper display edge with just a Task Manager widget. All works ...
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Openbox client-menu is not opening at the mouse pointer

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....
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How to change a window icon in Openbox?

I would like to change the window icon of an already existing application on Lubuntu. By window icon, I mean the one that appears in the window title bar, and in lxpanel. By existing application, I ...
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xfce desktop right click menu not showing icons on OpenBox

I have a few installs running OpenBox and xfce4 desktop. On some of my desktops,when I right click, I see icons with the menu items. Also in this menu there is a application. This applications menu ...
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(SynPS/2) Keyboard usually doesn't work at login AND mouse and keyboard usually arn't recognized by Openbox

The keyboard (usually) doesn't work at the login screen, but works without fail in GRUB or the BIOS Setup. I know for a fact that they are both using SynPS/2 because the output logs from xinit refer ...
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How to fix : could not load “image-loading”

I'm using ubuntu Mate 18.04 with the window manager Openbox, when I try to change the wallpaper using Nitrogen I receive this error : ERR: Could not load "image-loading" from icon theme, this ...
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Autologin Xenial/OpenBox WITHOUT Lightdm

I installed the Ubuntu MINI.ISO on VMWare with OpenBox and would like to set my user on autologin, but I don't want to install lightdm, cause I think I don't need it. All solutions I read until now ...
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How can I make a custom widget in the lxpanel

I am using Openbox as my window manager, and Ubuntu Server 16.04 as the base system. I use lxpanel as my navigation bar. I need to make a custom widget to show the filesystem information in the ...
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Help me to decrease boot time for Ubuntu Core + LXDE-Openbox

I have this result of the commnad systemd-analyze critical-chain systemd-analyze critical-chain The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character. The time the unit ...
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Unresponsive openbox

I have set autologin on an user and when I restarted the computer it runs into openbox, but it freeze when I try to exit. I have ubuntu 17.10.
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Ubuntu user autologin openbox

I have created a new user and set the autologin to on, but it runs into openbox after restarting. I tried to exit openbox but it is unresponsive after I click exit and I disabled the autologin for ...
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How to disable graphical effects in a ubuntu 16.04 server (for ssh X tunelling)

I have an ubuntu server where I installed xauth, xorg and openbox in order to access individual graphical applications from remote using ssh tunelling, e.g. ssh -XC user@server.org qgis How can I ...
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autostart compton on Lubuntu 16.04 LTS

The command /usr/bin/compton -I 0.04 -O 0.04 -D 10 -m 1.0 -C -f -i 1.0 -e 1.0 -G --vsync none --unredir-if-possible --unredir-if-possible-delay 0 -b does exactly what I want, when I run it from a ...
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Lubuntu/OpenBox alt-tab minimized windows

I'm using alt-tab to switch between applications in my current workspace. Some applications for some reason (usually full-screen games) when alt-tabbed out automatically minimize themselves. While I ...
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How do I fix the automounting of USB drives after installing Openbox on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am installing Openbox on Ubuntu 16.04 because I need to eliminate the top window bar for the application I am running. This appears to be a good solution except that the system no longer automounts ...
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Where is trackpad config in Lubuntu 17.10?

I've been working on this issue for a week! Macbook Air 1.1 I'm simply trying to turn off trackpad while typing, and reduce sensitivity. Lubuntu has none of these options in GUI. xinput: ⎡ Virtual ...
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my openbox config file (lubuntu-rc.xml) - the windows resizing keyboard shortcuts stopped working?

so this is really strange. Two days ago I installed lubuntu 17.10 on a new machine. I used my trusty lubuntu-rc.xml file and all my keyboard shortcuts worked fine. I have used this .config-file for ...
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Openbox in 17.10.1

I am currently running Server with no gui, i'd like to use the most lightweight gui possible since this installation will only be used to control one application. So far i've tried sudo apt-get ...
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Apps won't start without sudo first

So, I've got Ubuntu Server 17.10 running with xorg and openbox and I've got this strange problem that I didnt have with my previous build using bspwm. The problem is that I can't launch any app ...
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Get focus on desktop without mouse click

My HTPC connected to TV and don't have mouse, only keyboard with 'arrows', 'enter' and 'escape' keys. When I opened new pcmanfm window I can move between selected files in current folder using 'arrow' ...
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lxpanel not friends with ambiance theme

trying to run the Ambiance theme from light-themes on Lubuntu 16.04. Since it was missing window borders, I spent quite a while creating a modified version of the openbox part of the lubuntu-default ...
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MacbookAir 3,1 (late 2010) suspension under Kubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

So finally I managed to configure Openbox desktop properly on this laptop. Everything works OK except I can't figure how to set up suspension to work as it should. I've installed xfce4-power-manager ...
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openbox - wrong placement of some windows in multimonitor setup

I'm running openbox on multimonitor setup (three monitors). I want to open all windows on monitor where my mouse is, so I have following placement configuration: <placement> <policy>...
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How to assign Super+Left+Up to rezise and move windows to left upper quarter on Lubuntu?

Few years ago I used some version of Ubuntu/Xubuntu, and I remember that I used a keyboard shortcut Super + Up + Left to resize and move a window into the left upper corner, Super + Up + Right to ...
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How to startX as non-root user inside the rc.local?

I am trying to start startx as non-root user in my Ubuntu-server 16.04(Linux nanopim1 3.4.113-sun8i #16 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 13 14:15:57 CEST 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux) with openbox installed ...
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Add a desktop icon in OpenBox

I installed OpenBox and Google Chrome using following command: sudo apt install --no-install-recommends xorg openbox google-chrome When I start openbox, an empty black desktop is displayed. I want ...
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Lxqt application menu categories mixed up and contains duplicates after login to openbox

I logged into OpenBox just to see how it was and then logged back into Lxqt now i have duplicates of half the things and in random categories.
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Openbox login black screen with no gui in lubuntu 16.04?

I dont remember what i did but after restart and logging in only black screen is shown with cursor. When i right click a menu appears Terminal Emulator and some other basic options. Openbox is running ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04.02 with Splash Screen and Kiosk mode

I'm trying to configure a Ubuntu Server 16.04.02 in Kiosk mode with Chrome. It's working but I'm not able to configure a Splash Screen instead of showing boot messages. Working so far Steps to ...
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How to run commands in Openbox?

I have installed new openbox but I don't know how to get the commands executed for an application or directory. I can't add any application if don't know command of that?
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Openbox configuration doesn't take effect

I modified the ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file on my Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (with Lubuntu/LXDE desktop environment) like below to disable window decorations: <decor>no</decor> # enable ...
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How to install elementary OS Openbox theme in Lubuntu 16.10?

I have Lubuntu 16.10 and I am trying to install the Elementary OS Openbox theme from this page: https://www.box-look.org/content/show.php/Elementary+OS+Openbox?content=163471 I downloaded the .obt ...
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Openbox theme installation

I've downloaded an openbox theme (Shikiwise, Openbox 3.0) for my lubuntu desktop. I've copied it to /usr/share/themes and to /home/username/.themes and changed all the permissions to 'Anyone'. For ...
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How can window snap be enabled in Openbox?

I would like to have window snap behaviour in Openbox. For me, this would mean that dragging a window to the edge of the display using the mouse would change the size of the window such that it is ...
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How to run a script when opening OpenBox?

On my Ubuntu Server computer, after I log in (in tty1), I can run startx which opens Openbox. I want to run a specific command when opening Openbox. How can I do that? I did it in the past and I ...
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Openbox configuration issue

So I installed openbox in 16.04 and was setting about configuring it. All was going as expected - gray background, no panel yet etc. Then I opened Nautilus and got a prompt that I confirmed without ...
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Openbox autostart won't work in lubuntu 16.04

I try to test openbox autostart script. So first I copied the global autostart to my user directory and set/check the owner and permissions: $ sudo cp /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart /home/ubuntu/.config/...
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Openbox execute keybind

To adjust my backlight I'm using the command: sudo bash -c "echo $backlight_value > /sys/class/backlight/apple_backlight/brightness;" Now I want to setup a keybinding for the command above via ...
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Function Keys dont work in Openbox

The problem Trying to create a desktop environment with openbox the function keys dont work. Besides in Unity they work well. What I've tried Initially I thought remapping them would solve it, but ...
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Cant get back to Ubuntu after opening openbox

Please help someone. I inadvertently went onto OpenBox. Have been trying to get back to Ubuntu, need my desktop and menu back etc. HELP.
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Switch XFWM to Openbox on startup

I'm running Xubuntu 16.04 (core^ not whole desktop), and I prefer Openbox over the default XFWM. So, I installed openbox and added a .desktop launcher which executes openbox --replace to .config/...
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How to hide the menu bar in Geany

While configuring a Lubuntu 14.04.5 live version, I need to open a lightweight editor in a robust way, to do so I need to get ride of the menu bar, so the file to be edited can only be saved by ...
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Pulse audio and connection refused in openbox in Ubuntu 16.04

Please find the attached below screenshot of the error I am getting. I am getting this error when I start my Ubuntu 16.04 machine in openbox session when my app play the mp3 files. The error is ...
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How to lock screen in Openbox with KDE5 screen locker

qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock gives Service 'org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver' does not exist. and loginctl lock-session doesn't change anything.
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Add restart X Server Shortcut Lubuntu

I am running Lubuntu 16.04 How can I add a shortcut-key (Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace) to kill the X server? To restart from the command line, I can do it using sudo pkill X. I must insert the password too....
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Allow windows to overlap the panel on top or bottom

I often want to have just the top or the bottom of a window on screen. I don't want one program to hog the whole screen. For example, I need to refer to a calculation that is displayed in the bottom ...
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“Failed to start session” Openbox

I'm trying to create a custom ISO so I don't have to always reinstall openbox. I removed ubuntu-session and installed openbox. Booting the ISO works, but when I boot it up after installationf, it ...
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Can I remove openbox if I want to keep lxde? [duplicate]

In the user greeting session, I have 'ubuntu', 'lxde' and 'openbox'. I don't know why I have openbox, so can I remove it by typing: sudo apt purge --autoremove openbox Does this command affect my ...
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Negate wildcard on Openbox rc.xml

I'm trying to configure my Openbox to open every window but dialog type maximized. <applications> <application type="!(dialog)"> <!-- here --> <maximized>true</...
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What is a rock solid and lightweight file manager to use with ubuntu 16.04 and Awesome WM? [closed]

I have been using Awesome with Ubuntu and other Linux flavors as well for quite some time, it is all fine, nothing to complain, but tasks related to files sometimes can be managed faster using a file ...