Openbox is a lightweight stacking window manager. It is ICCCM and EWMH compatible and can be used alone or inside other desktop environments such as Gnome.

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Restricted access remote desktop [closed]

I want to create a remote desktop session with a distribution such as Debian with a window manager such as Openbox that has limited access: only have access to one program and nothing else. Best way ...
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LXDE (openbox): double click on text selects only part of word (not whole text)

I am using LXDE as my desktop environment (on Debian Wheezy). My question is related to how mouse behaves in LXDE, but could be general to other desktop environments. When I double click with my ...
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GNOME recognizes a second monitor once it's plugged in. Does Openbox not?

I'm running Fedora 20 on a small Openbox setup that I'm fond of. I sometimes want to send things through a second display, e.g. plugging into a projector or a television. Given the pretty spartan ...
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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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How do I bind a command to a double key press (key chain) in Openbox?

I wonder, is it possible in openbox to create shortcut to application where click one button twice triggers some command. For example to run dmenu I want to click ` twice fast. If it's not possible ...
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Show which workspaces have applications on openbox

I run openbox on debian, and I have 49 workspaces, and use the setlayout command to have them put in a square instead of a line. I also have keyboard shortcuts to navigate around the workspaces. When ...
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How to programmatically change wallpaper in openbox?

I'm not looking for tools change wallpaper. But what do those tools do? How do I implement one?
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KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin

I just installed Cygwin a few days ago. Now when I want to explore it, I can't run KDE-Openbox. I haven't tried anything else, except compiling Mplayer which did work. Last time I had Cygwin ...
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Displaying time in 12 hour format in OpenBox? [closed]

I have a version of Linux which lacks the ability to adjust the time format in a GUI. I want it displayed in my panel in 12 hour format Can I do this in bash? I am using openbox and sparkylinux.
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List of acceptable entries in openbox config (keyboard)

Is there an exhaustive list of the tokens that openbox config xml files recognize for keybindings? e.g. F1 = F1 ... W = Windows C = CTRL I'm specifically interested in how openbox ...
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openbox window positioning

Can one somehow instruct openbox about the desired location to open new windows? For example, I have two screens (LVDI, VGA) and would prefer that new windows be opened on VGA, whereas they are always ...
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Disabling anti-aliasing in fonts.conf causes random color

I installed Debian and Openbox. Whenever I disable anti-aliasing for fonts in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, all the fonts turn into random colors, different color every time I refresh. I tried doing it ...
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enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox

I recently abandoned gnome and switched to a minimal openbox setup without any desktop environment. However, of the function keys on my laptop (ThinkPad), only the brightness keys are now responsive ...
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Mirror a single X application on a dual-monitor setup with Openbox

In a dual monitor system is it possible to mirror a single window and not the entire screen? Put it another way, can I ask an X application to open simultaneously on DISPLAY :0.0 and :0.1? ...
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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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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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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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Window resize slowly and freeze with compton, openbox and catalyst-hoo

I'm try for the second time use Arch Linux. In this installation I get: openbox tint2 compton catalyst-hook (Vi0L0's) After starting the compton, I can not see what I'm typing in the terminal, ...
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Openbox pipe-menu script error

This is the weirdest thing. The script works when run from the shell with no problems. When I run it as an Openbox pipe-menu I get the error "Invalid output from pipe-menu". After playing around with ...
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MasterPDFEditor use black theme for PDF pages

@Crunchbang/Debian x32 I've been using MasterPDFEditor for quite some time & I'm impressed by its PDF annotation capabilities. However I decided to start using a black GTK+ theme & after ...
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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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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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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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Dynamic congifuration of monitors (Debian, Intel i915) [duplicate]

I've got Asus EEE PC 701 laptop with 7" 800x480 screen running Debian Jessie with Openbox as a WM. As I try to maximally use all the capabilities of this laptop, I'm searching for a way to somehow get ...
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Openbox 3 theme: How to set color for menu background and scroll bars

I want to create a dark theme. But I have failed to see how I would change the background color of the menu row and the colors of the scroll bars even though I have tried looking at the relevant Wiki ...
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What is the difference between a system with consolekit and the one without it?

First of all, I'm using Debian testing system with standalone Openbox. I don't have systemd, just sysvinit, and I certainly won't use systemd . Yesterday my Debian box started returning messages like ...
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How do I access the Lubuntu menu in Openbox?

Is there a way to include the Lubuntu applications menu in an Openbox menu (~/.config/openbox/menu.xml) so I can use it within a pure Openbox session?
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Adjusting the width of the grip for an Openbox theme

I'm trying to recreate the Blackbox Gray theme for Openbox. However, the size of the grips is smaller in Openbox compared to Blackbox. Is there a setting somewhere that controls the size of the grips? ...
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Openbox - problem with background of windows

I have a problem with themes in Openbox, I checked every theme and none of them changed the background or the style of the windows! Openbox only changes the titlebars and the right-click menus. What ...
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Openbox won't load wallpaper on startup

I've tried a lot of things. I googled and followed tutorials and I'm still unable to have my wallpaper load on startup. What I've done so far is I've added the wallpaper of my choice via feh feh ...
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Wake monitor from sleep remotely

I have an Ubuntu server running xdm with openbox on which is plugged a monitor that displays a video which is launched via a cron daemon. When the monitor is not used for a certain amount of time, it ...
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How to close all apps before X-server goes down?

I'm using debian testing OS and openbox WM. Moreover, I start X-server via the .xinitrc file, which has the following content: xrdb /home/morfik/.Xresources exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch ...
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How to start dbus with a fixed address?

The issue concerns the same thing which is described here and here, but I don't see a clear solution there. I mean I have the same error: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-CwQMg2RxWx: Connection ...
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Is the crunchbang openbox autostart script simply a bash script

Is the crunchbang openbox autostart script simply a bash script, thus concluding I can put anything bashy in there?? And when is the script executed (e.g. login after rc.local)? System: Crunchbang ...
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Locking windows on desktop in Openbox [duplicate]

How can I protect a window from being hidden by the ToggleShowDesktop global action? I've found that Openbox 3.5 can do that trick only for windows with the desktop or dock type. For example, ...
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How to shutdown the computer from Openbox as a menu item?

How can I add a menu item to Openbox which launches a prompt to cancel or provide a root password, then shuts down X and the computer if the correct password was given? The question Shutting the ...
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lxappearance, FreeBSD and normal user

I set pure Openbox desktop on FreeBSD 10 and I am usingn lxappearance for theme, font and icon changes. but if i do $ > lxappearance I can't install icon themes or GTK+ themes. if i do $ > sudo ...
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How can I make a keybind involving xdotool in Openbox?

I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 (on Lubuntu 13.10) by logging into Openbox session. In an Openbox session, if I run xdotool mousemove 1000 5 click 3 from a terminal, the mouse cursor moves to the specified ...
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Openbox menu.xml: keyboard accelerators possible?

I like the right-click menu of Openbox. I've customized things to bring it up by means of the keyboard as well: <keybind key="W-space"> <action name="ShowMenu"> ...
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What are the practical implications, if any, of using software which processes are not the descendants of the window manager?

I've set up Openbox on bare X with the slim login manager, all on a systemd init (on Gentoo). I'm using two different terminal emulators on the desktop so as to be able to create different behaviors ...
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Command to re-enable decoration on windows

I'm running openbox, I have accidentally undecorated a window (By clicking on Un/Decorate) Now is it possible to restore the decoration? Since the title is "invisible" now, I have no where to click ...
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Launch Iceweasel (Firefox) window undecorated

I am on Debian, where firefox is called Iceweasel. I would like it to start undecorated. I have added the following to my .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml, but it has no effect: <application ...
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What graphical programming language does OpenBox use primarily?

Is there a specific graphical language that OpenBox uses for most of it's apps, or one that it likes to run with? For example how KDE uses primarily QT for it's apps, and also includes a large ...
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Mouse cursor disappearing after running gnome-settings-daemon in OpenBox

I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 on Fedora 20. For extra comfort (font rendering, tap-to-click, ...), I used to let gnome-settings-daemon run in the background. Now since upgrading to the F20 beta, my mouse ...
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Keyboard-bound applications in Openbox

Following the template of another stack user I've bound a keyboard shortcut to toggle an application between hidden and fullscreen. The only problem is, no matter what application I apply it to, I ...
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What's wrong with my zenity dialog? selector is not extending vertically

zenity list dialog looks different after a system upgrade, %> zenity --text "Select" --list --column="Profile" --list a b c Any idea on the extra space in the dialog? The selector should extend ...
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Ubuntu with Gnome and Openbox

I've in my laptop Ubuntu 12.04.03 which comes by default with Unity. I like Unity, and Gnome. It has a nice look, some nice apps, things frequently works nice. However I would prefer to use Openbox. ...
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A window disappeared after I pressed a key in Openbox, how do I bring it back?

I had Firefox running, then (possibly) as a result of a key combination I don't recall, it quickly vanished from screen and Task Bar/Window List. From my other question it was established the issue is ...
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Disable hardware ad-hoc

I am running Parted Magic doing some data recovery, that I am finding myself concurrently using for some other minor tasks also. Problem being, typing is a nightmare, as the trackpad is enabled (No ...
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I broke my openbox menu.xml by mistake

I'm on a Debian distro, it's been a long time that I edited Openbox menu.xml, so I forgotten that I had to use obmenu or whatever, I opened it in a normal text editor, edited something in the right ...