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

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Installing Linux Mint 11 LXDE x64 on top of ubuntu-minimal

I want to install a 64bit version of Linux Mint 11 LXDE. It seems as though I should be able to easily install it on top of ubuntu-minimal if I knew the correct meta package(s). Install ...
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How to get lighter (more white) themes for Xfce?

Xfce seems bathing in an ocean of endless gray, unless using dark themes. Are there Xfce themes that are clear, bright, whiter? And also: is there a way to change the colors in a given theme in ...
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How to make LXTerminals open maximized in Lubuntu 11.04?

I have Lubuntu 11.04, I start my terminal sessions with a shortcut. The annoying thing is that the terminal windows are never maximized when I launch them, so every time I launch a terminal I must ...
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Is TWM still a viable window manager? [closed]

I have been using mainly KDE on my main desktop for a while now and have decided it is too bloated (e.g., my issue with Desktop indexing with KDE) and was thinking of switching to LXDE because it is ...
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How to stop appearance of ^T% in the first line when I open a new lxterminal tab with ^T in zsh?

Steps to reproduce: Have zsh as default shell. Open a new terminal. for example, with Ctrl+Alt+T. Press Ctrl+Shift+T to open a new terminal tab. ^T% appears as the first line I'm running ubuntu ...
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LXDE: How to run a program/command when I press one or more keys?

I have a numpad on my keyboard and I want to make the keys do something when (the otherwise useless) ScrollLock is on under LXDE graphical environment. For example, I want to run my browser when I ...
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starting LXDE automatically (without Display Manager)

I am disappointed with existing Display Managers, and so I was wondering wheteher I could live without one. I have very basic needs on my laptop. I have one user martin who wants to be logged into ...
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GTK2, GTK3 or QT for LXDE optimized application

For developing an application optimized for LXDE, should you choose GTK2, GTK3 or QT? Most LXDE apps are currently using GTK2, but it looks like GTK2 is becoming dead and the LXDE developers are ...
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How can I force LXDE to have a transparent background when connecting with X/X11?

Just got my Raspberry Pi in the mail and I've started playing around with it. After getting LXDE up and working working in desktop mode (i.e. monitor and keyboard plugged in) I decided I wanted to ...
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Set system font in LXDE?

I want to set the system font in LXDE, but I can't find where the setting is. This is what the Font tab looks like in lxappearance. As you can see, there is no combo for selecting the font:
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Add $HOME/bin to PATH for a single user in Debian Wheezy with LXDE

In Ubuntu, if $HOME/bin exists, it will be automagically added to PATH, but this doesn't happen in Debian. How do I permanently add it to PATH for a given user, but only for him, not for all users? I ...
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WDM: autologin after boot

I am using Debian Wheezy with wdm and LXDE. I would like to have my user to be logged into LXDE automatically after computer start. I know this is possible with other display managers, such as gdm. ...
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Is there a Lubuntu, Centos equvialent…Centos that runs lxde out of the box?

Are there any CentOS distros that run LXDE out of the box? I want to use CentOS for a server I'm throwing together instead of Ubuntu, but I want to be able to run LXDE as the system I'm using has ...
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Debian LXDE: Theme that works for both gtk2 and gtk3 apps?

I've installed Debian Wheezy, with the LXDE desktop environment. The default Clearlooks theme is fine, but it doesn't work for gtk3 apps (like Transmission). Which theme can I use, so that both gtk2 ...
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gnome-terminal: cursor blinks in inactive window

I am using gnome-terminal in LXDE. When I have several gnome-terminal windows open, after some time the cursor in the inactive window starts to blink as well, as if the inactive window was actually ...
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“Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm

This is an older machine running a Debian-based distro with lxde and pcmanfm used as file manager. pcmanfm normally runs quite well, except when it comes to copying very large files (e. g. *.VOBs from ...
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xDebug compatible PHP editor/IDE for LXDE

Which PHP editor/IDE supports line by line debugging using xdebug on LXDE?
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$PATH not modified inside LXDE on Raspbian

I have a bin directory in home/pi. This is added to my $PATH when I login (by .profile), but when I go into LXDE and use LXTerminal my bin directory is no longer added to $PATH.
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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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Removing LXDE and installing GNOME 3

I have a 700MB CD on which I'm putting the LXDE version of Fedora 18, and I wanted to know what happened when I remove LXDE and install GNOME 3, as the GNOME 3 version is too big for my CD.
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Screen shot in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 and when I press the PrtSc key I get a screen-shot automatically, without confirmation. The problem is that sometimes I press it accidentally and a lot of JPEG files are ...
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How to enable right click on desktop? (Linux Mint 12 LXDE)

I accidentally disabled right clicking on the desktop in LXDE. Does anybody know how to enable it again?
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Source of LXDE panel menu available application categories and items?

Where does the list of "Available Applications" come from? How can items/categories be added/deleted? On LXPanel - "Add/Remove Panel Items": Panel Preferences ==================================== ...
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setting up nested X sessions with Xephyr properly (and securely)

I am trying to set up Xephyr properly and securely, so that I can run another (nested) instance of LXDE under a different user inside my primary LXDE session. I would like to use this nested session ...
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LX Panel crashing mysteriously after 6 restarts

I'm currently experiencing an issue whilst trying to create a bash script that restarts the LXPanel so that the image I use for the background is updated (I'm trying to make a tool that keeps me ...
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How to disable all animations?

I'm using LXDE with Openbox.I hate that animations slow down work. How to disable all animations completely?
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Disabling hibernation in debian testing (lxde)

I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop running debian testing lxde. I can't figure out how to disable hibernation once the lid is closed. Do I modify the systmd files or the lib/systemd/systemd-sleep ...
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Debian Wheezy LXDE: Desktop icons are disappearing, how to restore them?

This happens from time to time - I will minimize a window to find out that the Desktop icons have disappeared, and when right-clicking on the Desktop, the Openbox menu is shown. I suspect this is ...
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LXDE use WinKey to open AND close main menu (LXPANEL)

I was able to set Winkey to open the menu. But I expect that pressing it again would close the menu which is not happening. This issue is almost the same as this: GNOME: Use WinKey (Super_L) as a ...
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What is a “theme” in Xfce? [duplicate]

I have only used LXDE and Xfce. While in LXDE windows styles (decorations) and general appearance themes ("Widgets" in LXDE) can be clearly differentiated when searched on the internet, for Xfce they ...
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How to change desktop enviroment in Raspbian?

I'm running Raspbian “wheezy”, a Debian based Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi and I would like to know where I can change the desktop environment that boots with the OS. In particular, how can ...
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Fedora session / process startup issues

I've installed fedora 16 with lxde(xfce) desktop. My problem is that when I login into the system, it gives me redundant app startup, for instance it launches Installation manager, also I've noticed ...
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Lxpanel sometimes freezes

I'm using Fedora 15 and the latest LXDE. From time to time I see that lxpanel freezes or maybe faults down such that I can't click anywhere except opened application icons. lxpanelctl restart works ...
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How do I make an application beep when I click on it to launch it?

Summary: I use Debian with LXDE desktop environment. On the Panel that runs along the bottom of the desktop, there are small program icons (such as for File Manager, Konsole, Kate editor). When I ...
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LXDE/LXQT distro with 5 years support?

Does a distro exist based on (pre-installed) LXDE/LXQT which has 5 years support minimum. I have seen Lubuntu which only has 3 years support. I am basically looking for a very stable desktop distro ...
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lxpanel borked since dist-upgrade in Debian Sid

On 13-Aug, several LXDE-related packages were installed in my Siduction Linux system. All of these updates came from the Debian repos. Now, lxpanel is not started when I log in, so I have no panel ...
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LXDE: keybinding for single key not working

I am trying to bind lxterminal to the windows key on my keyboard. The problem is, it only works for key kombination, such as W-r. But I would like to use W only. I have added the following in to the ...
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Fedora desktop launcher

I have created a desktop launcher for Midnight Commander in Fedora LXDE environment but this does not work. Where did I make a mistake? $ cat mc.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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Weird mouse problem Linux Mint

I have linux mint 17.1 cinnamon 32bit. I installed these packages: lxde lubuntu-core lubuntu-icon-theme lubuntu-restricted-extras I selected lightdm as defaut. After that I log off and log in on ...
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lxmed data files?

LXPanel Menu-plugin Wiki describes how to edit file to configure the menu. Additionally, it states: One can download and compile LXMED, a menu editor for LXDE I am able to change the menu by ...
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LXDE stuck on Login

Using Ubuntu 14.04, the OS boots to LXDE. I select my username, enter my password, and get returned back to login. I can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to log in through the console. I ran ls -l ~/.Xauhtority and ...
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PHPStorm Only runs on Gnome or KDE

Does anyone know why it is so? I was using unity... then i switched to LXDE and it wont run. I checked the requirements and it turned out that it requires either GNOME or KDE. So what exactly is it ...
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xrandr -o right causes black screen

I use Fedora 20 on lxde. lxrandr allows me to only choose resolution. When I run xrandr -o right it makes my screen black with just cursor visible. /root/xorg.conf.new contains: Section ...
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Skype notifications with dual monitors

I went and installed Arch Linux with XFCE4 and it all went fine until I installed Skype. It went to the tray etc but I had 2 problems really. Once I right clicked the icon on the tray, half of the ...
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Unable to login to Linux box running Xfce using LXDM login manager

I am running a Linux box with the LXDM login manager and Xfce as my desktop environment. Every time I login, this is the screen I get: If I enter the right password, the system logs me in without ...
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How to compile LXDE on OpenIndiana - how to deal with those AM errors in lxde-common-qt?

OI is latest 151a7. Fresh install, total newbie, installed ss-dev, gcc-dev, sunstudio, a few other packages I thought were relevant based on what I read. Just want to compile LXDE from source because ...