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

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Will switching from Gnome to LXDE improve battery life?

I currently have Fedora 14 and the battery life is not so good. I am planning to switch to Fedora 16. Will I get significantly more battery life if I go for the LXDE spin instead of GNOME?
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How can I take a screenshot in LXDE using scrot and the Print Screen button on my keyboard?

I have already installed scrot following the instructions here. The Windows Manager appears to be Openbox.
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.profile is not sourced in Debian Wheezy LXDE

I add $HOME/bin to $PATH from ~/.profile. However, it seems it is not sourced during login. I use a login manager - lxdm I think, and not startx. I know this matters as to which scripts are executed. ...
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configure ToggleShowDesktop in Openbox to only act on specified layer

I have a keybinding for ToggleShowDesktop. When I press Menu, all windows get minimized and I see my Desktop Wallpaper (as expected): <keybind key="Menu"> <action ...
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notify-send/notification-daemon: disable tray icon

When I use notify-send to send a simple message to notification-daemon: notify-send "hello" it not only displays the message but also creates a system tray icon, as shown on the screenshot below: ...
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Is it possible to login as root user in LXDE desktop environment?

Is it possible to configure certain settings to allow me to login as root user into the GUI on a Fedora 17 with an LXDE desktop? I know I can do it using KDE, but KDE is not an option for this ...
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How to display xclock on another computer?

I want to display xclock on another computer. On my computer (111) I am able to ping the other computer (222) inside my home network: $ ifconfig wlan0 wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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lxde: active window in lxpanel Task Bar (Window List) plugin is indistinguishable from other (inactive)

In LXDE, the task bar shows tabs for all currently running applications/windows, as shown on the screenshot below: The problem is, I have hard time distinguishing which window is the one I am in ...
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LXDE environment looks and behaves like openbox

I have two logins on my box, one for work and the other for personal (I'm on crunchbang). Both run LXDE by default. As of yesterday the work login started acting like an Openbox session, ie you had ...
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How does one add an application to the LXDE Panel?

How does one add an application to the LXDE Panel? I'm using version 0.5.8 on Lubuntu 11.10
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How do I install LXDE and the X Window System on Debian Squeeze

I recently did a netinstall of Debian Squeeze and during the install I unticked Desktop Environment because I didn't want to install Gnome as the default DE. So I end up with a command line during ...
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LXDE (Openbox): add “resize corner” to the window

I am using LXDE (Openbox). Every time I need to re-size my window, I have to position my mouse carefully to grab the thin window frame until my mouse cursor changes and I can re-size the window. I ...
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Completely disable the menu when I right click on the desktop (LXDE, Openbox, Ubuntu)

I would like to setup an old PC as a thinclient for our VMware View infrastructure. I need to disable the menu that pops up when I right-click on the desktop, along with some other things such as ...
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command to log out of LXDE directly

To log out of LXDE, I can click on the "Start" menu, click "Logout" and when the menu pops up click on "logout" again. Or I can type lxde-logout in my terminal and when the menu opens, click on ...
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Add VPN button is disabled in Debian Wheezy/LXDE

I want to configure a VPN connection, so choose VPN Connections->Configure VPN..., and I get to the Network Connections dialog. But the Add button is disabled. How do I enable it?
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Why can't I source a script file from .xsessionrc?

I am running LXDE/Openbox on Debian Linux. On logging in I want to: add a user specific directory to the $PATH variable (A) execute some (non-graphical) commands (e.g. mount directories) (B) The ...
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Remember applications on logout from LXDE

When I start my computer I want that remember my applications opened before close the last session such as Ubuntu, and other distros do normally. Googling, I see that I can run apps when I start ...
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change location of $HOME/.Xauthority

Is it possible to change the location for .Xauthority, to something other than $HOME/.Xauthority ? AFAIU, this file is being created every time I log into LXDE, by my login manager slim. The problem ...
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How to enable on screen keyboard with lxdm?

I use a touch screen PC (archlinux + lxde). I want to login with lxdm and enter password with florence. I tried to add /usr/bin/florence in /etc/lxdm/LoginReady but it didn't work. Any suggestions?
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restarting X

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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notify-send not working on Debian Wheezy

I have libnotify-bin installed, yet when I type notify-send "hello" nothing happens. No error, no message I have the necessary packages: # dpkg -l | grep notify ii libnotify-bin ii ...
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Add xinput to the start up secuence of LXDE

I want these 2 commands to run on boot. xinput --set-prop "Razer Razer DeathAdder" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 4 xinput --set-prop "Razer Razer DeathAdder" ...
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LXDE: change battery icon in the panel

I have installed LXDE on Debian (LXDE metapackage). I have also installed some additional themes and icons, but when I chage the icons, the battery icon in the task bar stays the same (basically just ...
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per-instance application settings in Openbox

I need to run two instances of the same program, and have different Openbox properties for each. Lets say, I want to run two instances of Thunderbird. Even when I create two symlinks, i.e. ...
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Replacing LXDE with XFCE, startx issues

Apologies if this seems straight forward but I've recently downloaded XFCE to replace LXDE environment on my raspberry pi running raspbian. I did this by using sudo apt-get install xfce4 and ...
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GTK+3 config Arch/LXDE

I use Arch + LXDE. I performed a full system upgrade and upgraded packages seems to have included GTK+3. Since the upgrade, my GTK+3 progs such as GEdit, Evince, etc. look somehow terrible (unusual ...
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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 ...
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Openbox: disable Alt-F4 on per application basis

I am using LXDE and in my .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml I have action for ALT-F4 defined: <keybind key="A-F4"> <action name="Close"/> </keybind> This works, as expected, for all ...
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Items in context menu in Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 11.10. When I call the context menu (right click) many programs appear to open some file. For example, for .tex files, besides TeXstudio and Leafpad, Gnumeric (what a strange ...
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Modify /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart before boot

I have some parameters that I would like to change in /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart, before it is run. I get the parameters from a grep command. I would like to feed them to the autostart file but ...
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Arch + LXDE + lxdm -> INIT: Id “x” respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes

I've been trying to install LXDE with lxdm on Arch, and followed the instructions given at archlinux.org and lxde.org on how to set these things up together. Here's the manipulations I make to ...
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Radeon HD 6570 Display Problem

I recently upgraded my graphics card by buying and installing an AMD Radeon HD 6570. My Windows partition works fine, but my OpenSUSE 12.1 Linux partition is having a strange issue. When I try to ...
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cannot access hidden LXDE panel

Thinking that CPU and RAM information would clutter the primary default panel, I decided to create a separate side panel to display it optionally. I then set the panel to hide at 0 pixels and can no ...
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How to add a key binding to maximize/close all windows?

Lubuntu uses LXDE with Openbox. I can configure key bindings in ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml I want to add key bindings to maximize all windows and have the current active one on top. I also ...
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Why won't this shutdown script work when executed by ACPID?

Based on this thread I modified my /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh script to account for LXDE sessions: # getXuser gets the X user belonging to the display in $displaynum. # If you want the foreground X user, ...
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LXDE customize main menu add SEARCH BOX like in KDE Kickoff or Windows 7/Vista

When you open the main menu in say MS Windows (7/Vista) you can quickly search for any item (apps/docs etc.) the same in Ubuntu (Dash), Kubuntu (Kickoff menu). Is there any easy way to add such a ...
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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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What's stealing my F11 key?

I've just installed Arch Linux with LXDE and Openbox on my Asus Eee PC 1000. I can't get my F11 key to work in any application. It doesn't appear to do anything when I press it. I installed xev, ...
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How do I set mouse double click speed in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. The only problem I have that the mouse double click speed is a bit high (it seems to me that it is around 100-200ms) and I would like it to set it to around 500ms. Is there a ...
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How to change the window manager on a Raspberry Pi?

I want to try out X11 on a Raspberry Pi (running as a server without display connected, OS Raspbian) and access it through VNC. I don't like LXDE very much, so I want to change to another window ...
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How does one remove items from the menu plugin on LXPanel?

How does one remove items from the menu plugin on the panel? I am using lubuntu 11.10, LXPanel 0.5.8.
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Live-Build Debian blank desktop

Following the example in the live-build manual, I build the iso, and run it with qemu. The only difference between what I did and what it says to do is in the package list, where vim and tmux ...
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Do not lock screen command

I am running Lubuntu with LXDE and xfce power manager. I have set lock screen when going to sleep (suspend/hibernate) and I like it this way. However, I'd like that the screen does not get locked when ...
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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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lxde-rc.xml: set keybindings for PgDn

I am using LXDE, and I need to create keybinding for ALT + PgDn and ALT + PgUp in my $HOME/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml I already have the necessary code, the only thing missing is the correct ...
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Run autostart program in a terminal instead of having it run hidden in background

I have added to sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart the line: python /path/to/script.py This launches script.py on boot. Which is what I want. However, I can't see the output from ...
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How to set separate global/user keyboard settings in LXDE?

I need to have English (US) and no compose key for the system, and I'd like English (Dvorak alternative international no dead keys) + Caps Lock as the compose key for myself. How can I set this up? I ...
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Battery monitor for LXDE in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux plus LXDE installed in my laptop. I want to know the status of the battery level. I tried to install batterymon, but got too many errors that I couldn't decipher. Is there any ...
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How do I make the 'super' key open the app menu?

I'm running LXDE on Mint atm, and I was wondering if there is a practical way to make the super key open the menu up, somewhat like it does in Windows.
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xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded “file:///” urls with LXDE

I noticed that xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded urls. For example, these lines will succeed (provided the files exist): xdg-open "/home/sashoalm/Has Spaces.txt" xdg-open ...