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Mouse scroll wheel speed far too sensitive

In my Crunchbang installation with X11, openbox, my wireless usb mouse is listed at both /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mouse0. It's working fine apart from the scroll wheel, which although active, is far ...
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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 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 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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“Un-iconify” windows in openbox

I have a keybinding in my ~/.config/openbox/rc.conf which iconifies the current window: <keybind key="W-r"> <action name="Iconify"/> </keybind> Now I'm looking for an action ...
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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: 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/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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How will GUI applications behave if there is no system tray?

Currently I'm running Openbox and I have no need for a pane. However, I know that some applications, like network managers etc, like to place themselves in the system tray - either by default or when ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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Dynamic configuration of monitors (Debian, Intel i915) [duplicate]

I have an 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 get a ...
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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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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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What handles notifications in a pure Openbox environment?

I'm running Debian and logging in straight to Openbox. I'm sure that I sometimes receive notifications, which I can actually theme and modify through Xfce's notification settings manager, but what is ...
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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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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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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 do I minimize disk space usage

One of my machines is the 2GB EeePC Surf, a neat netbook with very limited resources. So limited that right now, I have 22MB free space left. On it, I'm running Arch Linux with the Openbox DE and a ...
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Hint driven Mouseless gui navigation

Is there any software that can display a hint on buttons so I can click around with just the keyboard? Like in those firefox plugins https://github.com/mooz/keysnail/wiki ...
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Run program under conky

I would like to have a web page as a background so I use a custom python browser. But my conky is now running under it. How can I ask my program to stay under conky ? Or ask conky to stay above it?
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Avoid feh from blinking

When I change my wallpaper, feh and hsetroot put the image above all windows for a split second, making the screen blink. How can I avoid this behaviour?
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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 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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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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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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Panel with lets forwards mouse events to window manager

What the panel except tint2 permits to handle click event to window manager? Is it possible to do so in LXPanel? Here is tint2: LXPanel: Thanks.
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Openbox Session mount webcam/other usb devices?

I am following http://thepcspy.com/read/converting-ubuntu-desktop-to-kiosk/ guide to turn my Ubuntu into a Kiosk, and everything works fine except when my Google Chrome boots it doesn't have any of my ...
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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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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"> ...
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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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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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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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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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Icon not visible on tint2 and openbox

I have a problem with icons on my tint2 panel and in openbox. I changed the icon pack to be Numix via "Customize the look and feel" option which comes with Archbang. Now I can see all icons in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...