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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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Unable to select installed openbox window manager theme

I am running lubuntu 20.04 lts I have downloaded a WM theme for openbox from "Pling". The themes that I had previously downloaded were .tar.gz files. This theme was a .7z file. I have moved ...
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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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Launch only one chromium instance

I'm running Chromium from snap storage at Ubuntu 20.04 with Openbox and minimal install. How can I run only one instance of Chromium browser by each additional click in panel (lxpanel) or launch ...
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How to remove the Title Bar of Gnome applications

Problem I have one Ubuntu20 Desktop(Gnome) and I want it to be fully black and ideal. As reference, I have taken one Ubuntu20 Server and Installed openbox on it. I hided the title bar of all the ...
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Problem hiding the window on the desktop

How can I lock a window as a desktop so that the windows are not hidden by tapping the desktop with the mouse? Before tapping on the desktop: enter image description here After: enter image ...
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How to add padding/margin to Lubuntu applcation menu

I've just installed Lubuntu 21.10 and I'm trying to get it more pleasant to look at. How can I add more padding around the applications in the application menu? Everything is packed in tight. I'd like ...
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Where is task manager / task switcher configuration stored in a system with LXQT + Openbox?

I am using LUbuntu 20.04, which comes with LXQT + Openbox. I am searching for the config files to see why my task switcher is showing all applications in all desktops instead of only applications from ...
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What's the difference between Unmaximize and UnmaximizeFull in Openbox?

The window manager Openbox (which is, for example, used by Lubuntu 20.04) allows us to define custom key bindings with desired actions. One such action is "Unmaximize" (as covered in the ...
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Openbox vs. LXQt

I have just installed Lubuntu 20.04. I see this $ sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager There are 2 choices for the alternative x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager). ...
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Problem with rendering of Desktop and apps after updating to Lubuntu 21.10

I have just updated my Lubuntu to the 21.10 (Impish Indri) version and after that the desktop environment is sort of pixelated and laggy in a way which makes it impossible to work with. Some ...
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execute fbi image buffer inside a screen rotated Openbox instance

Ubuntu 20.04, I started Opnebox for a minimal x server with a rotated screen (using xrandr) and ran a python script at startUp. this script execute a VLC slideshow, image and video are correclty ...
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Openbox disable "disable touchpad while typing"

I had installed openbox on my system, and I really need to enable the touchpad while typing. I wonder how I can do so. I tried syndaemon but I couldn't get things to work
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How to start a gui app within an openbox window outside of its autorun file

TL;DR Running ubuntu server 20.04 with xserver-xorg x11-xserver-utils xinit openbox installed. I can place a command within openbox's autorun file and its runs well. Now I wish start openbox, then ...
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How to put icons on desktop in openbox using pcmanfm

So I want to be able to put some icons on my openbox desktop but I am using xubuntu so I don’t have nautilus and I’ve heard you can draw icons to desktop using pcmanfm.Is that true and if so what ...
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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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With Ubuntu 21.04, can Openbox be customized like the Openbox of other distros (eg BunsenLabs)?

I'm using Ubuntu because it's easy to dual boot with my particular laptop. Other distros brick my laptop. Not sure why. For WM, I'm used to Openbox. Used to use BunsenLabs. As I'm getting Openbox ...
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How do I change the default Openbox settings for new users on Lubuntu?

I'm preparing a Lubuntu installation on a computer I'm planning to give away, using the OEM install mode so that I can pre-install various apps but still let the recipient create their user account ...
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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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Breeze icons not working in thunar in list mode

I tried searching for anyone who had this specific issue but I only found issues about missing icons in thunar or other icon issues in pcmanfm My issue is a bit more specific. I installed the breeze ...
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unlocking screen returns to login (lightdm)

Unlocking the screen for an openbox session returns to the lightdm login screen. I want to not return to lightdm or allow to switch away from the current logged in user. Had this working in 16.04 but ...
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Openbox autostart.sh file not running all commands

I am using Openbox 3.6.1 with xinit on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. As per normal procedure, i created an autostart.sh file to be run when Openbox starts up. The file is located at ~/.config/openbox/...
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Openbox doesn't apply changes made in lxqt-rc.xml

I've wanted to edit some shortcuts, so I added a keybind to my ~/.config/openbox/lxqt-rc.xml, under <keyboard> <keybind key="W-S-q"> <action name="Close" /> ...
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Changing windows manager without a windows manager

I honestly don't know how to phrase my problem differently (Question title's awful, sorry!)... Just in case this is important, I'm using Lubuntu LTS 18.04. Here's what happened: I wanted to change my ...
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Boot lubuntu 20.04 into command and not gui

So I have been using debian, raspbian and ubuntu, and I'm used to 'systemctl disable/enable lightdm' and 'systemctl start/stop lightdm' when I setup a server so I only use the gui when necessary. I ...
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How to make Openbox to use my custom config file?

I'd like to use several custom keybindings to handle windows more effectively. So I copied the rc.xml from /etc/xdg/openbox/ to ~/.config/openbox/ and edited the relevant (<keyboard>) section of ...
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desktop won't work on lubuntu

Alright so, I was playing around with PHP in atom while using local by flywheel and Firefox open, I was using about 1.5 GB of RAM (there was other stuff open), but anyways, I decided to change my ...
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Is it possible to have separate icons for Openbox active and inactive windows?

Pretty sure this is not the place to ask such a question, but I did not find any Openbox forums. Anyways, I am wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to have separate icons for the Openbox ...
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How to switch keyboard layout in Openbox using keyboard shortcuts?

I'm trying to configure keyboard layout switching by keyboard shortcut in Openbox DE. $ cat /etc/default/keyboard XKBLAYOUT="us,ua,ru" XKBVARIANT=",winkeys," BACKSPACE="guess" XKBMODEL="pc105" ...
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Corrupt rendering in awesomewm/openbox

I experience corrupted rendering of certain applications with window managers like awesome and openbox, but not with full compositing systems (Gnome under X11, Wayland, etc.). Resizing or moving the ...
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Logging in with openbox in Ubuntu 18.04.4

I am installing ubuntu 18.04.4 and plan to use openbox. I have installed openbox, obconfig, and obmenu. The install instructions say to log out and then select openbox from a menu. My login screen ...
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Random grey screen on Ubuntu (Same one as VNC Grey Screen)

I've been looking for an answer to my problem, but never found one because I don't know where it's from. I've looked at all my log files but can't find a log that look related to my problem! Here is ...
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Trying X11 forwarding over ssh (to run Openbox) from Ubuntu server 18 to Windows/Putty

I have Ubuntu server running in Windows VMware (test install before going to independant hardware). Ubuntu has Openbox minimal interface installed/running. I'm wanting to setup ssh for when this ...
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meaning of different sessions in lubuntu

When I start my computer and see the login screen of lubuntu I can choose at least 3 different 'sessions': 'lubuntu', 'LXDE', 'OpenBox'. Why? Even further confusing: once logged in, you can change ...
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Messed up OpenBox installation

I was using Gnome as is it in 18.04. I installed the following - openbox obconf obmenu openbox-menu tint2 arandr I am using a laptop with an external monitor connected through the HDMI port. ...
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Lubuntu 19.10 & 20.04: How to tile windows? The window tiling section is missing in lxqt-rc.xml

Lubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 (LTS) use Openbox as the window manager. For Lubuntu 18.04 and 19.04, the file that allowed users to edit various Openbox settings, lubuntu-rc.xml and lxqt-rc.xml, ...
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Lubuntu Openbox shortcut command not working

So I added the following command into my lubuntu-rc.xml document: alias pbpaste='xclip -selection clipboard -o';vlc -vvv $(pbpaste) and whenever I try to do the shortcut C-l-c, nothing happens. Is ...
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Why does clicking by mouse or touchpad sometimes stop working?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. Sometimes, when I am using Firefox to browse webpages or some other applications, clicking ( left, right and middle) by my mouse or touchpad stops working. It is as if there ...
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How to select a column of text in Sublime Text 3?

In Sublime Text 3 column selection shortcuts are Ctrl+ALT+Up and Ctrl+ALT+Down. Same shortcuts are defined In Lubuntu (/Openbox) as GoToDesktop Up or Down, respectively. I commented those shortcuts ...
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why can't I restart lxpanel and openbox?

My lubuntu 18.04 desktop isn't responding. So I would like to restart it. Only virtual consoles respond, so I ctrl alt f2 to switch to one. I first kill lxpanel and openbox processes, so they are ...
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Lubuntu/Openbox does not recognize bash variable in lubuntu-rc.xml command

Here is an action I have added to lubuntu-rc.xml <!-- Reference files menu --> <keybind key="W-l"> <action name="Execute"> <command>eval "xterm -e links $HD/Reference/...
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can't restore Android Studio window after minimise

When I minimize Android Studio window I can't restore it. I have to use Alt+Tab to navigate to it. And it would be kind of disabled (the icon is 50% transparent). So I would navigate to some other app ...
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How to start applications in certain places ONLY during autostart

As title explains I wish to start programs in a specific place but only at the startup of my computer. If a program is opened afterwords I would like it to launch normally in my current desktop.
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How to make desktop icons on Openbox?

So, I am making an DE for me, and I want to be able to place items on the desktop. How would I do this, exactly? (nautilus -n on startup isn't working)
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How to turn off the desktop autoswitching and autofocus by an app on Lubuntu 18.04?

I'm running hugin+panomatic and it makes a new window for every pair of the photos. I tried to move the main window to the second desktop, but it switches desktop every time the new window appears. I'...
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Openbox disable Alt+F4

Every time I press Alt+F4, the window I have opened in Openbox (3.6.1) gets closed. I tried to follow the official instructions but it didn't work: I removed the following from ~/.config/openbox/rc....
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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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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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