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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Fully Disable PrntScr Key

I recently came across a Linux feature I have never seen before, where pressing the PrntScr button on the keyboard prints a physical piece of paper with the contents of my console. I really need to ...
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Skype window doesn't show on Debian 7.0 with Openbox

I'm running Openbox on Debian, and I don't use any panels or docks because I don't really need them. I installed Skype (from here: ...
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Shutting the computer down from Openbox

I've recently installed Openbox,and read a guide that said the PC should be shut down via this command: gdm-control --shutdown && openbox --exit However, it seems a bit counter intuitive. ...
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Having desktop icons with Thunar on Arch Linux with Openbox

I'm using Arch Linux with Openbox as my window manager. And Thunar as my preferred file manager. I'm using zsh in case that's relevant in any way. How would I go about having desktop icons? I find it ...
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Can't seem to add `tint2` to the startup process in Arch Linux with Openbox

I've already tried adding it as an entry in the ~/.xinitrc and even in the ~/.config/openbox/autostart file. I tried adding it as the following variants: tint2 tint2 & tint2 -c ...
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Is Openbox a non-reparenting window manager?

Installing jre7-openjdk prints this message: when you use a non-reparenting window manager set _JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1 in /etc/profile.d/jre.sh My WM is openbox, have I to edit the file? ...
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File manager multifunction on openbox

I've just installed ArchLinux with only OpenBox, I need a file manager and a programme to manage the icons on the desktop. I read that PacManFM can do that, which other filemanager can do each task ...
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Error writing /home/alessiomtx/.config/tint2/tint2rc: Not a directory

I need to edit my ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc because the file is blank and so I don't have tint2 shown in my desktop, but when I try to save I have this error: [ Errore durante la scrittura di ...
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Multiple monitor with Linux

I' m installing Arch Linux with OpenBox, at the moment I've only downloaded OpenBox and tint2, but I have to install all the necessary. Before doing everything I'd like to know how to use my two ...
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Openbox placing cursor on the window titlebar

I was able to use one really neat thing. In many DE or WM, when you Maximize the window and then try drag the window from the Titlebar, the window would be Unmaximized. I achieved this by the ...
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Arch Linux, Openbox and Desktop

I' m installing Arch with OpenBox, I' ve done everything but when I type openbox-session I have this error Failed to open the display from the DISPLAY environment variable. What's the problem?
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How does Menumaker select categories?

I am using Gentoo with Openbox and would like to switch which categories the mmaker (Menumaker) program puts programs into for my menu. But I am unsure of how/where Menumaker pulls this data from, and ...
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CrunchBang & Openbox: no reaction to laptop power button pressed

I've just installed #! and I'm loving the customizable Openbox DE. However, when I press the power button on my laptop, the system doesn't react. For example, when I was using Debian & Gnome, ...
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How is ssh-agent being autostarted?

I am currently running Crunchbang Linux with Openbox, and as soon as I log in I have an ssh-agent process running and I can't for the life of me figure why it is being autostarted. Here is the ...
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Attempting to insert characters via shell script bound to hotkey

I added the following to /root/.config/openbox/rc.xml: <keybind key="C-A-t"> <action name="Execute"> <command>/root/my-applications/test1.sh</command> ...
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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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Running 'Leafpad' on terminal opens Gedit

I am running leafpad on the terminal but it opens gedit instead. Any Ideas why this happens? I am using Openbox btw.
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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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Crunch bang Linux login fails

I cannot login to Crunchbang Linux. When I boot the computer, it goes to the login screen, and if I type the correct username+password combo, it goes to a black screen that reads "failed to execute ...
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Help w/ Minimal Notifications? (Pipes?)

I am trying to instate a more minimally-graphic notification scenario in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars. ...
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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 to change keys for window manipulation (from menu, default: alt+space) in openbox?

I'd like to change default keys which manipulate window. For example default set is: maximize: x key but unmaximze: is e key I really want to have for example x key for maximize and unmaximze. How to ...
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Openbox overwrites xmodmap configuration

I am setting up openbox on my laptop running Linux Mint 13. I want my Caps Lock key to act as an additional control key. I put the required settings in my ~/.Xmodmap file and checked it by running ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restart

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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How to get brightness keys working inside openbox session?

I'm using Openbox window manager without DE. I'd like to get fn + [brightness up/down icon] working like it is in GNOME/KDE, but i'm looking for lightweight solution without gnome-power-manager and ...
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Stuck on Fedora splash screen after OpenBox3/tint2 install

My system was bogged down by Gnome3 DE and so I made an install of OpenBox3 and tint2 on a Fedora 17 system yesterday. Both were working marvelously. After a system reboot this morning, my system is ...
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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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Is there a small, lightweight application to have desktop icons like on Windows?

I run Fluxbox with tint2 which I am very happy with, as I prefer it to running a full desktop environment, even a lightweight desktop environment. On the other hand, my normal workflow revolves ...
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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 can I split Openbox `rc.xml` into multiple files?

I don't like big text configuration files. So, I would like to split my rc.xml file into multiple files: rc.xml rc.keyboard.xml rc.mouse.xml
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My debian-menu.xml is missing

I have a relatively new Debian installation -- when it was first installed, it was without a gui, but I ran apt-get install xinit and apt-get install openbox, so when I run startx I get an openbox ...
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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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How can I configure OpenBox session for opening files by mime type?

I've started using OpenBox and I really like it. But my chromium opens everything with firefox. Is there any fix for that? I'm looking for most lightweight solution, but also with easy and fast ...
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Columns of Virtual Desktops in Openbox

I'm setting up Openbox in Arch and was trying to setup the virtual desktops like I usually like them, in one tall column. The default is to have them setup as a single row and the Openbox config ...
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Apple keyboard in openbox

I just upgraded from Fedora 15 to 16. I'm using Openbox as an alternative to Gnome 3. The problem is that I cannot find a way of using the multimedia keys properly in Openbox. Changing the keyboard ...
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OpenBox autostart in OpenSUSE?

How can I use autostart with OpenBox (in OpenSUSE)? Previously xfce was installed to run in the first place. I have added xfce4-panel & to autostart in /etc/xdg/openbox/ and autostart ...
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Can you switch between windows within an application in Openbox?

Is it possible to set up a keybinding in Openbox for switching between open windows within an application? Just like you can in gnome 3 with alt + [key above Tab] .
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“Linux kernel source code directory” requested in Cisco VPN client install

I'm trying to install Cisco's vpn client, and it requests that I provide the directory containing linux kernel source code. Specifically, it reads: In order to build the VPN kernel module, you ...
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In Openbox, is it possible to execute a command in a matching window, or open a new one if no match exists?

Essentially, I'm looking for a way to keep one terminal open running tmux, and open new windows inside of the session rather than spawning new terminals. On pushing a key sequence, I'd like to open a ...
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How to assign an icon to a program in Openbox?

I am running on Arch Linux using Openbox as the window manager. I want to assign icons to some programs that are using the generic icon. This is helpful because when I do an Alt-Tab, I will know the ...
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Feh - strange behavior when loading backgrounds in Arch Linux

I am experiencing a strange problem with Feh in Arch Linux. When I start my openbox session, feh loads the background for a split second and then it goes away. If I manually load the background then ...
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Qt application gray on OpenBox when launched from autostart.sh

I have a Qt application, I have added it to ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh like this: (sleep 5 && /home/user/UI/UI) & When I start Openbox from terminal, the Qt application opens as a ...
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Are there any screen locking solutions for openbox?

If I want to use OpenBox then how can I lock my "monitor" when I leave the PC for a few minutes? Like the gnome-screensaver under GNOME.
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How can I automount devices with no desktop environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Replacement for halevt? I've installed Arch Linux on my computer and I'm not using a desktop environment. I just have Openbox window manager installed and bit by bit ...
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Command to move a window to all desktops

I'd like to be able to move (pin) an existing window to all desktops using a scriptable command, rather than through the window menu. wmctrl -r <WIN> -t <DESK> will move a window to a ...
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KDE theme manager in pure OpenBox WM?

I've setup a pure OpenBox system with no specific desktop environment like Gnome, KDE, or Xfce, etc... It works well, and I have been able to customise the desktop's appearance with software like ...
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Lock screen w/ slock after a certain time?

I am running OpenBox in Arch Linux, how can I set it up so that I can have slock lock my screen after a certain amount of time (with no activity)? Thanks!
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Keymapping problem when working with Emacs and Openbox

I have an Apple keyboard and I had to do some remapping of the keys to make the mod-4 key the first key to the left of the Space bar for when working with Emacs. The below script worked fine when I ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to a specific application in Openbox?

I use the web browser Uzbl and the window manager Openbox, and I wondered if I could configure openbox to add a keyboard shortcut to minimize / maximize Uzbl's window ...
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What is the most compatible tiny X server?

I've been building LFS/BLFS for about a month now, with multiple failures and almost no successes, and I've just been informed that there exist Xorg-like window systems that are incredibly tiny, as ...