LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a lightweight desktop environment for resource-limited systems.

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What would be less taxing on an older system, a more old school system like debian or a lighter desktop environment like lxde? [on hold]

So I have 2008 Dell latitude e5400 laptop. It can be very slow and I am looking for a balanced OS to put on it. I have been using XFCE based ubuntu. I tried installing LXDE based debian on it today ...
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lxde stop auto maximize vertical when moving window to right edge of screen

I am running lxle version 14.04.3. I would like to stop lxde from maximizing my window vertically when I drag a window to the right edge of the screen. Does anyone know how to change this setting?
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Gray screen on LXDE

I turned on my computer this morning only to notice this random gray area on my desktop. I recored it to better explain it. This gray area does not show up when my screensaver starts, or when I'm on ...
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LXLE defaults to non-graphic UI on boot, cannot launch LXDE

I installed LXLE (latest ubuntu LTS version w/ LXDE) on an old laptop. During the live session and installation, the GUI worked fine. During installation I chose "automatic login" and upon first boot ...
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Remotely start LXDE via SSH

How can I remotely (e.g. via ssh) start lxde on my linux box which has no keyboard and mouse but only a monitor attached to it? I can login via ssh fine.
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LXDE/Openbox shortcuts are slow

I've noticed that when using a shortcut on Openbox (the ones in ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml) They tend to react slowly at times. Especially when launching applications. If I launch fehlstart ...
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How can I rotate my display using some GUI tool, in LXDE?

I'm using LXDE. Is there a utility, menu item or other GUI-ish way to rotate the display on my monitor (e.g. by 90 degrees)? lxrandr doesn't seem to offer me that option. My system is Debian Stretch ...
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How to change the default file manager in GNOME 3 (Fedora 23) with LXDE installed?

I did a fresh install of Fedora 23 workstation (GNOME spin), then later installed LXDE on top of it using dnf for running the more memory-extensive applications. The problem is, since I installed ...
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Touchpad too sensitive on LXDE

I've recently installed LXLE (with LXDE desktop environment), and I keep having problems where my mouse clicks are being triggered while typing on the keyboard. Basically "Mouse Click" is super ...
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How do I re-add the Quick Launch icon?

On LXLE Distro, LXDE, I've accidentally removed (by double clicking) the Quick Launch icon on the Application Launch Bar Settings: I tried to find it, but I can't see it anywhere (neither System ...
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LXPanel reconfigures itself after restart

My current configuration for lxpanel. # lxpanel <profile> config file. Manually editing is not recommended. # Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can. Global { ...
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Default Screen Resolution

I have a LXDE Debian machine and control it via teamviewer, so monitor is not needed for it. The resolution is, I believe, default 1024x768 which is very small. Is possible to change this default ...
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Panel icons sometimes don't respond to clicking

Summary: This is a DIFFERENT enquiry to my similar post at How do I make an application beep when I click on it to launch it? I use Debian, with LXDE desktop environment. On the Panel that runs ...
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Change the oder/location of yes/no or OK/Cancel on Raspberry Pi

I'm a Windows user and the backwards nature of Linux and some Open Source apps/programs prompts drives me nuts because I am used to things a different way. How can I change the location of the yes/no ...
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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...
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Run tpb at login or startup and have it continue in the background (Debian+LXDE)

I'm trying to have tpb automatically, actively running when I'm logged in. I'm not sure when it needs to be run to continue on in the background after the GUI's started and I've logged in. The ...
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How to mute system sounds in LXDE

I used some guy's script to disable system beep. Now I am annoyed by sounds stored in /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/. Zypper, however, told me that to get rid of them I would also need to uninstall ...
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Installing Xorg on ASRock AM1H-ITX (Xen DomU Arch-Linux LXQT): startx and no screens

Dom0: Arch Linux DomU: Arch Linux The problem seems to be that the DomU can't find the Video Card. inxi -F (DomU) System: Host: ArkOS_Dev Kernel: 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 ...
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Save desktop window state in Lubuntu

Is there a way to save state of opened windows before restarting the computer? I use lxsession and openbox. I found this in openbox manual pages: --sm-save-file <FILE> Specify file to ...
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How to extract packages from Fedora live CD?

I wanted to install the lxde desktop environment from the Fedora spin live CD on my virtual machine. Initially I tried to set up the local repo. YUM is able to find the local repo but it's not able to ...
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Why is LXDE displaying only boxes for font - and how to fix

A picture is worth 1000 words: This is fedora 20 running LXDE using X2GOServer, with X2GO client on windows. I am on a VPS at ramnode. I assume it's an issue with encoding, but I just can't ...
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bodhi linux deleted lxterminal [closed]

I deleted loads of stuff to make space on my Bodhi Linux install. Including: Leafpad Midori LXTerminal Openbox LXDE These removals caused: LXTerminal : can't install anything Openbox : can't ...
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Recreate Lubuntu LXDE visual style in Debian

My Debian's LXDE looks quite different Lubuntu; and I want it to look more similar. I've found this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Artwork/Incoming/Oneiric/Ozone detailing the changes from the ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - connect via RDP from login screen

Is there a way to connect via Remote Desktop Protocol to another machine from login screen in Lubuntu?
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Catching a LXDE Logout with bash

I am using LXDE which runs my custom bash script as I login (defined in ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart). My problem is that this script is not stopped as I logout. It hangs waiting in a ...
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Why can't I change my desktop background to a JPG in LXDE?

I would like to set my desktop background to a JPG wallpaper, but I cannot seem to. I have tried to by right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Desktop Preferences", but even when I select a JPG ...
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Debian Jessie removing leafpad

I have installed Debian Jessie, in short: graphical Installation mostly options set to default software selected to install: Debian desktop LXDE SSH server standard system utilities Then ...
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LXDE Installation Error

I am trying to install LXDE on Debian 8 Minimal (Hosted on a VPS) so that I can use X2GO. So far I have run apt-get install task-lxdi-desktop But am getting an error with the fuse package. I have ...
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With EN/HE layout, why do the arrow keys switch from logical to visual with Ctrl down?

I type in both Hebrew and English. When I use the Windows Manager's dialogs, or a GUI text editor such as leafpad, and type Hebrew text, I find the horizontal arrow keys (LeftArrow and RightArrow) ...
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LXDE not turning on laptop monitor where VGA disconnected

I'm using LXDE (on Lubuntu 15.04) on my laptop (which is a Lenovo X201). When I connect the laptop to an external monitor and tell LXDE to use only that (and blank the laptop monitor) - it obliges me. ...
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How to correctly set fonts rendering in ArchLinux/LXDE?

I've just installed ArchLinux and LXDE, everything is working fine but fonts rendering is not optimal. Reading the wiki about font configuration and using external source of information, I've build ...
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LXDE, Ubuntu 14.04 - use i3 as WM instead

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE using crouton on my chromebook and it's working fine, I would like to try using i3 with it instead though (which is what I usually have on my main system). I'm ...
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Kill LXDE when disconnecting from VNC

I've managed to set up LXDE to start only when I connect over VNC. But I'm putting together a small web server that has low CPU and RAM. LXDE is really cool because it requires only a little of that ...
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Revert needlessly altered scrollbars

Among myself and a few friends, we use the term "improved user experience" in a sarcastic tone, as most of the "improved user experience" we get with some application updates tends to have showstopper ...
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Cannot start KDE in Fedora 22

I cannot load KDE, XFCE or any desktop environment other than GNOME in my Fedora 22 system. Every time I try startkde I get $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to X server. Tried all the solutions ...
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How to pass arguments to command through Desktop shortcut without having to open a terminal?

I'm using a LXDE desktop. I created a shortcut in the desktop to a python program, which can be passed files to, which are then opened in the GUI. I mean passing files (file absolute paths) to the ...
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How to run custom script as screensaver in Openbox?

I run Openbox/LXDE on a somewhat special platform (a Banana Pi Pro) which doesn't have DPMS support. I have to run specific commands to put my HDMI screen to standby and switch it back on. My scripts ...
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Why can't change my destktop from mate into others?

I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce. I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when ...
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OpenBox Mouse binding for dragging window to screen edge

I am trying to edit the lxde-rc.xml file (in ~/.config/openbox) so I can implement Window snapping like in Microsoft Windows. When a window is dragged to the right edge of the screen, it maximizes to ...
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Debian continue running script from lxde even after logging off

I'm trying to play some games on Steam (specifically Half-Life 2), but having Xinerama enabled with my dual monitor setup results in the infamous: Could not find required OpenGL entry point ...
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LXDE hotkey to start app or switch to it if already running

I got used to Win+(1..9) hotkeys in windows 7+, and would like to implement something like this in LXDE. So, I need to define a hotkey that will: launch defined application if it is not launched ...
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Can't get Obkey python program to work for lxde keyboard shortcuts

After installing obkey, I get these errors: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/obkey", line 40, in <module> ob.load(path) File ...
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How to configure certain programs to always open in full screen?

Under LXDE desktop manager Alt+F11 can be used to switch a program to full screen. I use this shortcut so often that'd I rather have certain programs always open in full screen instead of doing it ...
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XRandR script runs correctly from command line, fails as cron job

I'm running LXDE on Fedora 21. My script's purpose is to extend the display across two monitors: #!/bin/sh xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output LVDS1 --mode 1440x900 --pos 1280x124 --rotate normal ...
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Changing screen scale in LXDE

I have installed Lubuntu on a very old laptop, and it performs great! I know there is an option in Ubuntu unity desktop which allows changing the scale of what you see on screen. Since my old laptop ...
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Slow dragging of windows in Debian 8 LXDE

I did a fresh installation from Debian 8 with LXDE desktop iso. Everything is lightning fast except dragging of windows of programs.
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xscreensaver screenlock Couldn't Grab Pointer - Already Grabbed

Running lxde and lxpanel on Debian 8.1. xdotool key "XF86LogGrabInfo" lists no actively grabbed devices in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Clicking the Screenlock icon in the application launch bar has a long ...
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Run commands “without” terminal [closed]

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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How to boot to Weston as KMS

Is there a config or script out there that instead of loading X server, then showing me the GDM (asking me for what desktop environment session I want), would instead start Wayland by running ...
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How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (olstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I ...