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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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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Blurred Windows fonts in Openbox

I have nice sharp Microsoft Sans Serif font in start menu (enable hinting enabled, enable antialiasing disabled), but windows titles and tab titles in dialog boxes are blurred. What can I do? (Nice ...
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Openbox windows not updating when moving windows or when changing desktops in tint2

I am installing openbox in Ubuntu 18.04.4, using xfce as the desktop envirionment and tint2 to show a taskbar with multiple windows enabled. When working properly, I can click on a desktop icon box ...
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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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How to map a single touchscreen across multiple displays?

I have a project that will have a single touchscreen spanning across multiple displays. The displays are not butted against each other, there's some space between them, but the touch sensor spans that ...
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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 18.04.3 LTS - Cannot get a separate Openbox at login after installing it

Lubuntu - Openbox installed on Lubuntu 18.04.3 but cannot get a separate session at login. To install Openbox I run: sudo apt install openbox obconf obmenu and it completed succssfully. I restarted ...
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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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Startx using ssh on local connected screen

I am running an Ubuntu server with Openbox and startx. I can run startx locally and it starts the session. I need to remotely restart startx session due to maintenance work. Can anybody help out ...
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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 can I override Gnome theme while running Openbox?

I've recently installed Openbox on Ubuntu 18.04 and decided to tweak it. However, in some apps the default Gnome theme is displayed as is in Openbox session (even though I use Adapta Nokto theme both ...
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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 didnt work: I removed from ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml : <...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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