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Location of automounted USB devices

I am creating a GUI app using tkinter and python. The app calls for a user to plug in a usb flash drive containing video files. I am launching the app with openbox. The USB does not seem to be ...
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Where mimeopen saves default app config?

I associated pdf with Okular using mimeopen. Then I became curious where it had saved the configuration. My first guess was: $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list but it didn't contain the right entry. So I ...
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Qtconfig doesn't apply the theme

As the title says I'm having trouble to make Qtconfig work. The settings in Qtconfig are saved but whenever I use a Qt app the theme not modified and it looks bad, it doesn't changes. I'm on Debian ...
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How does one change the title of any window in X?

I would like to know if it is possible to put an arbitrary name as window title for any application in X or OpenBox. And if it is, How to do it or just a nice link to some documentation which I have ...
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Antergos linux keeps freezing

By freeze I mean that only full reboot makes the system workable again. During the freeze the cursor is motionless, no keys are working (neither AltCtrlF1-6 neither capslock/numlock) and the music ...
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lemonbar in openbox always ontop of other applications

lemonbar seems to stay ontop of every other application I run, even fullscreen applications like games and videos. I use a wrapper called captain, but I can play with the starting parameters of ...
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python weather script not working [closed]

i am using archlinux with openbox. I created a pipe menu with a python script to get the weather from yahoo. at the begining it worked fine, but then it stopped working. the python file: http://...
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I want to increase the size of the close button on the openbox

I am using in the OPENBOX X- window. Was subjected to increasing the size of the title bar, it is the relatively small size of the close button. Can I file through rc.xml adjust the size of the ...
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Remove the minimize button on Openbox

I am using the Openbox window manager. I would like to remove the minimize button. How should I change rc.xml?
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How to disable logging out after the screen going blank?

It might be a very naive question but I've not managed to solve it on my own and failed to find any solution online (I'm probably missing a keyword or two to get helpful search results) I am using ...
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Modify Openbox key-bindings from commandline

I am using the LXDE desktop environment, which is based on Openbox. I know how to change the key-bindings by editing my ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml, e.g.: <keybind key="A-F11"> <action ...
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How to create an X window which won't close by any way other than a terminal command

I'm trying to create a process that will start with X11, will be graphical and unkillable by my own user. More specifically, I have an urxvt drop-down terminal starting at startup and running a tmux ...
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openbox - How to switch user without logout?

I'm using debian 8.3 jessie stable with openbox, fbpanel, lightdm. When I'm in openbox session, I do not find an option to switch user without logging out the current user. How can I switch user ...
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How to Map AltGr + any key to shortcut in Openbox/Lubuntu file lubuntu-rc.xml

I have a highly customised lubuntu-rc.xml file; all key combinations that I can use for command shortcuts are mapped, so I need to utilise more keys so I can have more shortcuts. I would like have ...
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Map F2 to replace the 2 key – also with Shift and Alt combination – in Lubuntu 14.04.3

I run a Danish keyboard layout in Lubuntu 14.04.3. The 2 key is malfunctioning (hardware problem). I wish to replace its use by the key F2. The F2 key value (i.e., the F2 key-press event) will then ...
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Keyboard works in default Ubuntu desktop but not Openbox

I've got a Thinkpad Carbon X1 (the one with the annoying adaptive keyboard) which I've installed Ubuntu on because of it's support for all the hardware on this laptop. However, I don't like the ...
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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 do I find out the window name of fullscreen internet content (eg Flash)?

--- The context --- I'm using Openbox to create a dedicated workspace/desktop for my browser -- the browser only opens on that workspace, and any other windows created on it get kicked onto a ...
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Debian distribution with Openbox already installed

I am looking for a Debian iso that has already Openbox installed and configured. I know there are some Debian based distributions with Openbox installed (Archbang for instance) but I am looking for a ...
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Is it possible to have xrandr in different modes based on workspace?

Is it possible to have xrandr at --right-of the screen in workspace1 and --same-as at workspace2? (I'm using openbox) If you interested why i want to do this: I'm having a presentation and i need to ...
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Using Mutter as pure WM

I am making an Archlinux USB stick. For interface, I usually use GNOME, but it is so much heavy for a 16GB USB Stick. The last time I build an USB stick I used openbox, and I liked it, but I was ...
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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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Difference lubuntu openbox-session: Asked because of aplication error

I am trying to run a packaged Electron application at startup to create a "kiosk" system.When i use it in a fresh install of Lubuntu all seems to work fine. When i install openbox and slim on Ubuntu ...
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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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Can I add a hook in openbox

The idea is to set per application keyboard shortcut. A hook after that application window get focus and before it's lost focus is needed to switch the keybinding. This question is related to http://...
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How to Edit Text Anywhere with Your Favorite Editor in Linux?

Editors like emacs or vim has efficient keybindings. How do I edit every text editing field of all applications which them? There is one for windows already. http://www.listary.com/text-editor-...
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Synergy isn't working anymore after lock screen (LightDM)

I'm trying to get Synergy, which is a keyboard and mouse sharing tool, to autostart on a second desktop. I'm using the distro BunsenLabs which is based on Debian Jessie on both desktops, and so I have ...
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Use openbox instead of kwin in Plasma 5

In old versions of KDE it was possible to configure DE to use different compozitors than kwin in the what is now called system settings (kcontrolcenter). How to achieve this in Plasma 5? I don't want ...
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How to make openbox display window in certain area only

I have a display with a native resolution of 1024X600. I set it to 1024X724, because some window can't be display in the native resolution. I have to use the mouse to do the panning. But for 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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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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How to exit semi unresponsive Openbox session?

I've set up a fresh hard drive with: arch openbox xorg xcompmgr, xfce4-power-manager, volumeicon, dropbox are running in background Now, my computer is hanging on seemingly nothing. No mouse ...
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Obmenu wont start: says I am missing the GTK module

When I type obmenu into the terminal I get an ImportError Import Error: No module name gtk Here is the output of sudo pacman -Qs | grep "gtk" :: local/gtk-update-icon-cache 3.16.5-1 ...
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How to set a single modifier key as a shortcut in openbox?

I want to have my super key start dmenu. I have set it as a keyboard shortcut in my rc.xml as follows: <keybind key="0xffeb"> <action name="Execute"> <command>...
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Super key as shortcut - Openbox [duplicate]

I want to create the shortcuts: Super: Run dmenu Super← Left arrow: Move current window to the left I have both of them working, however when I depress Super it opens dmenu right away. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to replace middle mouse-button

Unfortunately my middle mouse-button is broken. Is it possible to define a keyboard shortcut that'll do the same thing as the middle mouse-button (paste text from XA_PRIMARY)? (I'm using openbox for ...
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notification-daemon icon

I am trying to change the icon of notification-daemon, working on Debian with Openbox, with tint2 as panel, all icons are from Numix theme (I have changed in .gtkrc-2.0 and gtk-3.0/settings.ini that I ...
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What is the exact command to start the openbox-lxde default session in raspbian?

I am trying to configure my .xinitrc to be able to choose different window managers before starting X but I cannot reproduce the same environment as when I just run startx without a .xinitrc file in ...
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Disable Right Click on file (Openbox, LXDE, Pcmanfm)

I want to disable the right click on a file. It's possible? I'm actually using Openbox, LXDE and PcManFM. I had disable the right click to open the menu on the desktop but I want to disable the ...
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hardware accelerated window manager

i got a hand me down lenovo thinkpad and i was pleased that it was still comparatively fast as it was running windows 7 very smoothly... but since i switched to CrunchBang (i'd like to think i'm ...
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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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Openbox Syntax Error in ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml [closed]

I added a new keybinding to my rc.xml and now I get this message every time I log into Openbox. Also, the right-click menu does not work anymore either. Now I would have fixed the error myself, but ...
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No internet connection after uninstalling gnome [Fedora + Openbox]

I removed gnome(running bare openbox)and now lan and wlan both do not work anymore. I used this to set up my wifi before, but now it does not work anymore and insmod tells that the file already ...
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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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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?