In Lubuntu 22.04, I found two config files for openbox at /etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml and /etc/xdg/xdg-Lubuntu/openbox/rc.xml, respectively. (And neither of them are symlinks). So I wonder:

Which one is the openbox config file actually used by Lubuntu? (or are they used by Lubuntu at all?)

Also, if I want to change the config file, e.g. to disable a shortcut key, should I change one of the above files, or copy the openbox/ folder above to ~/.config/, and then edit in there? (, as suggested in the question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1243088)

I searched around, but couldn't find a definitive answer except the fragments above. Also, by default, I don't seem to have ~/.config/openbox folder.


1 Answer 1


You will find an answer to your question here:

Just create an openbox directory in ~/.config/.

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