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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Locking windows on desktop in Openbox

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keep NumLock always on

I have standard keyboard with numerical keys on the right side (I guess it's called 104-key keyboard). I want to use the numerical keys only as numerical keys. That means, I don't want the NumLock to ...
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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 ...
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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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Can I combine two “keybinds” into one in Openbox?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 with its default window manager, Openbox. Is there a way to edit ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml to combine the following two "keybinds" in the "keyboard" section into one? ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Font problem with Openbox session

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and thought to try out the Openbox session instead of the Lubuntu session which I normally use and have customized to my needs. One problem I would like help with is the ...
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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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I use : gtk-chtheme & obconf , each one has 1 theme selected, for gtk-2.0 and non-gtk-2.0 areas, but when I delete all other themes.. stuff breaks

Based on my obconf I have "DiceBox" theme selected. Based on my gtk-chtheme, I have "Shiki-JetBlack" selected. Which means I can go into /usr/share/themes/ and just delete everything except these ...
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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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Adding key bindings for “Fn” + “Control” key in openbox

I need use Fn + CTRL as a key combination, but it doesn't work in openbox (works in XFCE / KDE4`). <keybind key="Fn-C"> <action name="ToggleMaximize"> </action> ...
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Archlinux & openbox - greyish win 95 applications

I have just installed Archlinux & openbox but i have to say i am a bit dissapointed that the applications have this dull greyish (win 95) look: On the picture there are two programs open which ...
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Openbox isn't loading correctly

I'm on Crunchbang 11, 64 bit, it is a Debian Wheezy distro. This morning Openbox isn't loading correctly     All the programs and shortcuts are working correctly. Conky is loading ...
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How to Save X Session — ArchLinux+Openbox

I use Arch Linux and Openbox. How can I save the state of my current openbox/X session and later restart them? The scenario is like this: I've several browsers windows open, terminals, file ...
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X Starting Instead of Openbox (Arch)

I recently installed Arch for the first time in VMWare Workstation 9.0.2, twice (I reinstalled to change some partition sizes). In the first installation I was able to start Openbox instead of X when ...
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lxde-rc.xml: set keybindings for PgDn

I am using LXDE, and I need to create keybinding for ALT + PgDn and ALT + PgUp in my $HOME/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml I already have the necessary code, the only thing missing is the correct ...
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Install Openbox on Tiny Core Linux (core ISO)

How do I install Openbox on Tiny Core Linux (core ISO)? I tried: tce-load -wi openbox Installation finished without errors. Then I did: tce-run openbox But then I got this error: ...
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How can I look at recent system activity to figure out what caused a huge slowdown? [closed]

I'm running CrunchBang Waldorf with OpenBox on a Lenovo e420. I made the switch from Windows a few months ago, and have had no problems with performance since then. Everything runs nice & fast. ...
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Installing Debian without a DE [closed]

I'd like to replace Fedora with Debian testing on a laptop... However, I would like to not install any desktop environment along with Debian, and simply install Openbox once the base is there. I've ...
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Deleted files from home, deleted them from .local/share/Trash/files, System doesn't report back free space

I am running Crunchbang, a Debian variant with OpenBox WM. I have deleted a large number of files via browsing in thunar file manager and pressing del key. They disappear from view. I then go to ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...