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Here are some points you could start with: Have a look at the packages installed on your system with pacman -Q and remove the ones you don't need. A good start may be to append the -t switch: Restrict or filter output to packages not required by any currently installed package. Clean the package cache of pacman with pacman -Sc Always use pacman ...


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Openbox will give the functionality you are looking for to windows whose _OB_APP_TYPE property is set to "desktop" (You can use obxprop to check the properties of a window). So we need to set the _OB_APP_TYPE for your terminator window to "desktop" so that this will happen. Reading through the openbox source code, in client.c I could see that _OB_APP_TYPE ...


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There's probably hundreds of equally valid answers for this, but I use gmrun: It has miscellaneous useful features: You can run a command in a terminal using Ctrl+Enter It keeps a history of commands, so you can just keep hitting Up to cycle through them, or search through them with the standard shell mechanisms, Ctrl+R and !. It also has ...


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Edit ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml with your favorite text editor and then, within the existing <keyboard> element, add the following lines: <keybind key="Print"> <action name="Execute"> <command>scrot</command> </action> </keybind> Use the openbox --reconfigure command to use the new settings. ...


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If you are talking about icons in your panel (like tint2, for example), then you can use xseticon (there is a PKGBUILD in AUR). You can set an icon for an application like so: xseticon -id "$WINDOWID" path/to/icon.png


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The simplest is slock, the suckless screen locker. You could combine this with xautolock if you wanted to automate it after a period of inactivity. If you want something more "featurefull" you could install xscreensaver. Of course, gnome-screensaver is an option as well...


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On LXDE ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml config is used instead. To check how openbox was started you can do: $ ps ax | grep openbox 2109 ? S 0:29 openbox --config-file /home/marcin/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml


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I think you would be better off just removing libnotify and notify-send from the equation, given your stated requirements they do not provide any additional flexibility of functionality. If you are looking for a minimal status bar, conky has a comprehensive amount of functionality, all of which can be updated in real time (depending upon how resource ...


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After further investigation, this post in the Arch forums revealed the answer. I used dconf-editor to navigate to org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/cursor and unticked the active setting. gnome-settings-daemon is behaving perfectly well now.


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(I assume you mean after a certain amount of time with no activity) slock doesn't have that capability built-in; you have to use another tool that watches X and tracks how long there's been no activity. For example, using xautolock with a delay of 15 minutes: $ xautolock -time 15 -locker slock


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Alt+Space, x is the default shortcut for maximize/unmaximize in most window managers. Does that work? Or maybe it's Alt+F6 and Alt+F7 as suggested in the Actions Documentation. If not, you can add a binding using the information in the Openbox Bindings Documentation, but it sounds like you can only set shortcuts for all windows, not just for one program. ...


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Personally I use gnome-do for that kind of stuff. Yeah it's mono and some people don't like that, but if you enter a command. it runs it and when it's about running GUI applications it's a really quick way to trigger them. Since gnome-do has so many plugins, many of the actions I'd usually run via alt+F2 (like quickly mounting something) I can just do via ...


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I had some success using bashrun. It's simple, has many features, and is very customizable. a few screenshots:


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I have implemented this function by using wmctrl. The relevant part in rc.xml of openbox: <keybind key="A-space"> <action name="execute"> <execute>wmctrl-switch-by-application</execute> </action> </keybind> below is the code in wmctrl-switch-by-application: # taken from: http://www.st0ne.at/?q=node/58 # get ...


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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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Apparently, it was the entry in ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml. Logging out and back in wasn't enough for some reason, but I rebooted and now my F11 key is back in action.


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That's not the right way to initiate a x session with openbox, Perhaps you meant to put that line in ~/.xinitrc, and execute startx instead. Remember that an X app can't be run outside the Xorg environment.


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I have used arandr, this utility allows to save a script configuring your two screens. (I know there is also the utilityxrandr but I have not used it.) I have added this script to my startup in fluxbox (I don't know where to put it for openbox) so each time a session is started, my two monitors get configured. I don't understand what you mean with desktop ...


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Yes, Gnome and KDE provide some of their own keyboard shortcuts in addition to the ones provided by their respective WMs. However, this may not mean what you think. The fact that Fn + UpArrow produces the keysym XF86AudioRaiseVolume is mainly due to your laptop's keyboard. You can verify this by using xev again (in the Openbox environment); It should have ...


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The applet for the Battery Monitor plugin does not use a simple icon. It draws a 2D vector graphic using the Cairo library. You can only edit the panel item's appearance within the limits provided by the plugin, which does not currently include an option for replacing it with an icon. It's normal that themes do not affect this panel item's appearance ...


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First, Openbox depends on Xorg so it needs to and will be installed as a dependency. Second, you can set up your machine to boot only into a shell which is the standard for a minimal Debian install. Then you can run startx (if Xorg isinstalled) in that console and this command will start your X11. To start an Openbox session with startx you have to edit ...


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One application is using GTK2 and the other is using GTK3 (unless I'm mistaken). Thus, you need to switch to a theme with both GTK2 and GTK3 components. One theme that supports both is Phenix, but if you search you can find many others. Most GTK3 themes on OpenDesktop.org also support GTK2. As for Qt, install qtconfig (I'm sure Arch has some version of it ...


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Use Ctrl-Alt-F2 - F5 to bring up a tty login. After logging in you can open you menu.xml file with a text editor and fix the problem. Once finished run the update-menus command and then reboot the computer or kill the Openbox session. Instead of restarting or killing the session, you might get lucky with the openbox --reconfigure command. Then just ...


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The main practical implementation is that descendants of the window manager will inherit the environment variables of the window manager. This is helpful for dealing with cryptographic key agents such as gpg-agent or ssh-agent where the login manager starts up the agents so the window manager and its descendants inherit the SSH_AGENT_PID and SSH_AUTH_SOCK ...


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xset --help usage: xset [-display host:dpy] option ... To control Energy Star (DPMS) features: -dpms Energy Star features off +dpms Energy Star features on dpms [standby [suspend [off]]] force standby force suspend force off force on (also implicitly enables DPMS features) ...


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There is no option to change the appearance for the active window in lxpanel's Task Bar (Window List) plugin. You can patch the lxpanel source file launchtaskbar.c in the most recent version, LX Panel 0.7.1. - LXDE - Lightweight X Desktop Environment - Browse /LXPanel (desktop panel) at SourceForge.net For example, you could make the active window use bold ...


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KDE apps are written using Qt, so you need to use a Qt configuration tool (package qt4-qtconfig in Debian/Ubuntu)


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Almost certainly feh is loading the background, then something else is resetting the X background during the rest of the startup process. I suspect this has to do with the fact that you are firing up the gnome-settings-daemon. This starts a whopping chain of things that will include setting the background and other desktop settings like font rendering. You ...



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