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Are you actually asking about having 'desktop icons', because it seems to be the situation. I'll go with the assumption that you want 'desktop' style icons, and still use the *box style right click menu. Yes it is possible, and some good guides already exist. Although Fluxbox is different from Openbox, the minimal environment is similar. The are quality ...


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Nvidia uses its own "TwinView" technique, are you sure you really use Xinerama? In case you do, give a try w/o it. UPD.: Reading man fluxbox: session.screen0.toolbar.onhead: <integer> For those that use xinerama, users can set this value to the number of the head where they would like to see the slit and toolbar, ...


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To expand slightly upon @frostschutz comment, the TZ environment variable is present in large part to allow exactly what you desire: having programs show you time information in your preferred zone. Indeed, Unix system clocks all run on UTC (GMT-like) and things like file timestamps and what your clock program gets back from the system is in UTC. Programs ...


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This will prompt for a manpage and open it in xterm: read -p 'which man file would you like to open? ' xterm -e man "$REPLY" This will run the prompt in a new instance of xterm: xterm -e sh -c 'read -p "which man file would you like to open? " && man "$REPLY"'


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Here's how I'd do it: make your shell set the title to "bash" when at the prompt, and the name of the command when it runs a command, or anything so you can tell them apart create a script that calls wmctrl to list open windows, then: if wmctrl finds a window with a title of "bash", raise it else start an xterm use xbindkeys to call that script when you ...


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The packages you are getting the warnings about do not exist in the standard CentOS yum repo. You will need some 3rd party repos. You will want to be careful when adding new repo's, the good repo vendors ensure packages do not break each other, however there is some sloppy repo's out there. I recommend checking Elrepo and RPMforge repos first for the ...


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fluxbox can match windows based upon certain patterns on its own. With at least fluxbox-1.1.1 this is possible: Mod4 r :If {Some Matches (title=.*bash) (class=XTerm)} {NextWindow (xterm)} {Exec xterm} (translates to: on press windows-key + r: check, if there is a xterm with its title ending in 'bash'. if there is, go to that window; if not, open a new ...


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The idea is to create a custom session , which launches fluxbox Create a file e.g /usr/share/xsessions/custom.desktop Which contains: Name=Xsession Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession Change that (Exec=) to your customized script , e.g if you favors xinit , you can edit ~/.xinitrc , place a startfluxbox there (IIRC) And in that case , the Exec= script would be ...


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Nautilus seems to be the default application to open a directory, more precisely to open a file of type inode/directory. Furthermore Nautilus has the bad habit to mess with the desktop as you have noticed. What you need to do is to tell the system what default application to use to open a directory and chromium will obey. In this example I use midnight ...


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I'm not familiar with Ubuntu's Network Manager. You can always disable that using: sudo service network-manager stop Then use: sudo iwlist wlan0 scanning | grep ESSID To see if you can even see the network. If so, and you're using wpa2, you'll have to do a few things. First generate the key/value pair that wpa_supplicant will use to connect: sudo ...


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You can open a man page in an xterm window using the following command: $ xterm -e "man xterm" This will results in the man page for xterm being opened in its own window.                   If you'd like to make it a single command that will do this you could create an ...


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the keys-file of fluxbox does not map keys to other keys; it maps keys to fluxbox-actions. So, you need something that maps keys to keys: man xmodmap. xmodmap - utility for modifying keymaps and pointer button mappings in X examples: $> xmodmap -e "keysym Menu = Insert" $> xmodmap -e "keycode 135 = Insert"


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You can directly modify ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list Change: inode/directory=nautilus.desktop to: inode/directory=YourFileManager.desktop Eg: inode/directory=pcmanfm.desktop


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I prefer conky, You may display a bar, or merely a percentage number: battery_bar (height),(width) (num) Battery percentage remaining of ACPI battery in a bar. ACPI bat‐ tery number can be given as argument (default is BAT0). battery_percent (num) Battery percentage remaining for ACPI battery. ACPI battery ...


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Try batterymon-clone: Clone of BatteryMon, a simple GNOME applet to monitor battery status. This adds i18n support, a distutils based build infrastructure, etc. The homepage of the original software is at http://code.google.com/p/batterymon/ A PKGBUILD is available.


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For CentOS 5, the fluxbox package was available in the RPMForge repo. But the CentOS 6 version of the RPMForge repo does not currently include fluxbox. The EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repo for CentOS 6 does include fluxbox. rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm yum install fluxbox wine does remain ...


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If you have a fluxbox-binary that is linked against the XFT-library, then you can use anti-aliased fonts in fluxbox. Menus and corners: corners only look jagged when you use a style which uses "rounded corners". The rounded corners feature is achieved by using the shape-extension of X11 and that is a bitmap-mask, there is no way to antialias this. Use ...


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If, by "third level", you mean using eg. the American Internation keyboard layout, you can set up your system to use it by default. On Debian (and quit possibly siblings; (X|K)Ubuntu, Mint and so on), you can put the following in /etc/default/keyboard: XKBMODEL="pc105" #physical keyboard model XKBLAYOUT="us" # keyboard layout XKBVARIANT="altgr-intl" # ...


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I had the same issue a while ago: it's because you're using Gnome 3! Gnome 3 uses GTK3 not GTK2, so all those awesome themes now need to be completely reworked. The most difficult problem I ran in to was locating a complete theme that included GTK2+GTK3. To set your theme for GTK3, while not running the GNOME settings daemon, create this file. ...


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submit a feature request to sf.net/projects/fluxbox. what you want is currently blocked by this piece of code in src/WindowState.cc: 38 bool WindowState::useBorder() const { 39 return !fullscreen && maximized != MAX_FULL && deco_mask & DECORM_BORDER; 40 } (if maximized is not vertical-only or horizontal-only)



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