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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lxde: active window in task bar 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: 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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Making an openbox dockapp without X [migrated]

I'm using Openbox and I want to make a dock-app (NOTE: not a dock like plank/docky but a dock-app like stalonetray or lal) in GTK+. How do I get the simple app I have written to sit in the dock area? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?

I am trying to instate a more graphically minimal notification system 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Openbox doesn't seem to have correct environment variables set

I've installed Debian 7.0, and then installed Openbox on top of it. I've got some executable files in ~/bin, and this line in my .bashrc and .profile: export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" I can normally ...
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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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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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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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Which run dialog

I just switched from the standard Gnome window manager to Openbox (still running inside Gnome) and like it a lot. However, now I need a new run dialog, e.g. the thing popping up when hitting Alt+F2 in ...
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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...