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aterm or gnome-terminal window unresponsive to keyboard events

I try to investigate a problem: Depending on the way I launch aterm or gnome-terminal, the window may or may not be responsive to keyboard events. The cause of the problem may reside in Aterm, ...
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Why would starting a second X server render Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys unable to switch desktops?

I run Enlightenment 18.8 on Funtoo. Sometimes I want to run a second X server (usually because I'm running a game or other app which might mess up my screen layout). For this I use simply startx -- ...
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Fluxbox, bbkeys and java

I have installed bbkeys so I could choose a window when ALT-TABed, but the java applications are not amoung the selectable. Is there anything special that needs to be done for a java app to be amoung ...
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Fluxbox: is there a problem with java modal dialogs and fluxbox?

I have got a java application that opens a modal dialog. The modal dialog is shown behind the main window and there is no way I can bring the modal dialog to front. If I switch to Cinnamon everything ...
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Fluxbox: how to map a key for taking screenshot of selected area?

I want to map the Ctrl+Alt+4 to take a screenshot of a selected area. Right now I can do that from a terminal using gnome-screenshot -a. I have tried putting: Control Mod1 4 :ExecCommand ...
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How to place the toolbar to the top in fluxbox?

The default location of toolbar is in the bottom of the screen. Is it possible to place it to the top instead?
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Can't print from fluxbox unless I first log in to a different WM

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with fluxbox as my WM. If I boot the machine and log in to a fluxbox session, I can't print; the printer doesn't show up in print dialogs. If I log in to a cinnamon session, ...
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Window title centered fluxbox

I'd like to center the window titles in fluxbox. Now they are all at the right side. How can I change this option?
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Is it possible to make a window invisible to clicking in fluxbox?

I'd like to display a few things "on top" of everything else, but making it click-through-able (Conky, or a video player, for instance). Is this possible in fluxbox? Or even in another window ...
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auto-delete fluxbox menu entries

I want to delete fluxbox menu commands that are in the form of - [exec] (foobar) {/usr/lib/xscreensaver/foobar -root} and there are 50+ commands to be deleted. But, how do I do it please? I need a ...
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Fluxbox shuts my screens off after some idle moment

I have fluxbox installed beside unity, my distro being ubuntu 13.04. Under unity I have configured my computer not to suspend, not to lock, and not to shut off screens after some idle moment. This ...
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Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone

I've moved to fluxbox as my default environment on our corporate environment. I obviously can't change the time on the machine. But I'd like the clock to show my local time instead of the machine's ...
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Notification message tray?

Cinnamon desktop environment has a rather nifty idea of a tray in the systray that holds all notification messages till their read and cleared, and then becomes empty. How can I have the same thing in ...
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Fluxbox menu entry that prompts for some input

How do I ask 'which man file would you like to open?' in one command from the commandline, which will also open xterm at the same time. This is needed for a fluxbox menu item. For it to be a fluxbox ...
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ATI Graphics in Slackware not working at command line

I installed ATI radeon's proprietary drivers on Slackware. Prior to install: Output from boot process displayed fine on HDMI out, and upon logging out, I returned to the command line just fine. But ...
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How iconify xterm when it loses focus?

I am attempting iconify a xterm terminal when it loses focus in fluxbox. I am following this wiki: http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Make_xterm_act_like_a_PC_game_console And so far, I've got ...
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Key binding of the Menu Key

I have the Menu key that I don't use. It's right under my thumb when I use the arrows... So I wanted to map it to the Insert key. (mostly because of its important use in vim) I've been looking into ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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I cannot succeed in using the fluxbox ResizeTo function

I often use a stack of terminals one above the other. And I've notice I do it always the same way, resizing each terminal window so as it occupies circa 1/3rd of the screen. I wanted to have a short ...
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Change Chromium from automatically launches Nautilus with the Show In Folder command

Chrome offers a menu for each downloaded item, in which one can Show in Folder the item. This menu-command automatically launches Nautilus at the desired location. Nice. However, now my main desktop ...
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Connecting to a WPA2 LAN on Ubuntu with Fluxbox

I'm trying to connect to a new network with Ubuntu 12.04 and fluxbox, and I'm not sure how to get it working. In the fluxbox menu there aren't any wlan-tools or network-manager, and since I'm not on ...
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Xcompmgr, puts child windows in the background

I don't know if it's related to fluxbox, but whenever I launch the transparency management at startup with xcompmgr -f it becomes difficult to use pop-up windows. They are all sent to background, and ...
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fluxbox keyboard switch german, greek (modern) and polytonic greek

Where can i find a list of keyboard-layout codes to switch between german, greek (modern) and polytonic greek in fluxbox menu? vim ~/.fluxbox/menu [begin] (fluxbox) [include] ...
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Fluxbox, how to launch some applications in a specific workspace at startup

I would like to launch some applications at startup, but I want them to be in a specific workspace. I can edit the fluxbox startup-script to launch those applications, but I don't know how to specify ...
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Conky positioning?

I'm using conky in fluxbox on Arch, and don't like the position of conky on startup. It's pops up in the middle of the screen when I startup. Is there a way to set the position of conky on the screen ...
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Fluxbox battery monitor?

I'm using fluxbox on Arch, and I'm trying to put a battery monitor in the toolbar, next to the time. gkrellm takes up too much space, and can't be configured in the toolbar, as far as I know.
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Fluxbox time is wrong?

I'm using fluxbox on Arch, and the time is displayed incorrectly in the panel. The time works in XFCE, so I'm not sure why it isn't working in fluxbox. Is there a way to set the time in fluxbox from ...
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Fluxbox dual screen configuration

I recently set up a second monitor for my home computer. Through the use of nvidia-settings I was able to set up my two monitors. My second monitor is set up as a seperate X screen to the right of the ...
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how do I enable fluxbox instead of Gnome by default in Ubuntu

I'm working on a VPS which I can control with PuTTY and FreeNX. I don't have enough RAM for Gnome, so I want fluxbox to start by default instead of Gnome. how do I do that?
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“No package wine available” and “No package fluxbox available”

I'm running "Centos 6 64-bit" on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) (i.e. on the cloud). When I issue this command: "yum install vnc-server wine xterm fluxbox vsftpd firefox vnstat" I get some results ...
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Is there a small, lightweight application to have desktop icons like on Windows?

I run Fluxbox with tint2 which I am very happy with, as I prefer it to running a full desktop environment, even a lightweight desktop environment. On the other hand, my normal workflow revolves ...
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Making Fluxbox look pretty

I'm trying to setup Fluxbox to look nice on my machine as I familiar with it and find it functional. One thing stoping me from moving to it fulltime, while seemingly trivial, is that it looks ugly. I ...
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How can I use GNOME's keyboard settings in Fluxbox?

My GNOME keyboard settings do two main things: Switch CMD and CTRL (I'm on a Macbook) Give me a third level (for special characters) This is really the only functionality I'm missing in Fluxbox. ...
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Fluxbox Sytem Tray adding more and more whitespace

My problem is, that some apps seem to remove their needed space in the system tray after remving the icon. For example, when plugging/unplugging my AC, the xfce-powermanager icon changes and adds ...
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Alt+tab on Fluxbox

I've been using fluxbox on my netbook, and have been very pleased. That is, with everything but one feature. I would really like it if I could use fluxbox with the added functionality that when I use ...
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No gnome-power-manager command but it is installed on Arch

I'm running latest Arch, have GNOME and Fluxbox and my main windows manager is Fluxbox. I wanted to manage my power settings in Fluxbox and i added gnome-power-manager in startup but is says there ...
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Gtk theme won't apply in Fluxbox

I installed my Arch Linux with Gnome 3 and Fluxbox on top of it, and I use Fluxbox as the default, but I have this weird problem that I can't manage to fix. I set my theme for Fluxbox and that is ...
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How to put Network places and My computer icon on Fluxbox desktop

I'm getting used to Fluxbox and it is great... I configured everything (icons, keys...) but I have this problem... I can't manage to put my Netowork places and Computer icons on desktop because I ...
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Fluxbox borderWith on focused Maximized windows

Using fluxbox for a few days now trying to get things setup as I want them. I added window.focus.borderWidth: 2 (and .borderColor: white) to my .fluxbox/overlay so I can easily determine what window ...
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Fluxbox shortcut to open an xterm, or switch to an existing one

Is it possible using fluxbox to setup up a shortkey to say winkey+r that opens up a terminal (say xterm or whatever) with these properties: If there is already a terminal that the working directory ...