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$PATH in a shell made by xterm not including a command location, but shell still able to execute it

I am setting up a Debian 10 with fluxbox window manager. One of the components I need is miniconda, I've installed everything from the initial bash (no desktop) and everything works fine. Miniconda ...
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fcitx doesn't show the candidate box of chinese characters in fluxbox

I have no idea about this. The first time it happened was that I installed wine. But now if I rm -r .fluxbox/ It returns; However I need all my configuration files, so I simply cp old-fluxbox/xxx ....
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Dialog windows open larger than screen under fluxbox

I'm using Fluxbox with an Xvnc server on Ubuntu 18.04LTS. The problem I'm running into right now is with using Thunderbird and Firefox at least (they're the only apps that use these dialogs in my ...
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Fluxbox and Zoom, How to get window decorations?

I use fluxbox as my window manager. All of my other applications, besides the Zoom video conference application has window decorations, and they can be toggled on/off with the appropriate fluxbox key ...
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Fluxbox grabs alt/ctrl that I can't swith windows between linux/win10

I'm a new user of fluxbox, and I often switch windows between my linux terminal vs Win10 application(like office, chrome, pdf...). We know under Win10 we can switch windows by Alt+Tab, but when I'm ...
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Prevent application from changing the window layer

I'm running Debian 10 with fluxbox. I have an application where the window layer keeps changing to "Above dock", despite me checking "Remember..." "Layer". This layer change seems to happen randomly. ...
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Debian 8 +xdm + fluxbox error not login

I am trying to install fluxbox in debian 8 with xdm. Problem is when i try to login with my username it shows X "Can't connect display: :0. But when I tried as root is shows fluxbox correctly. I tried ...
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Centos 7 minimal, installing tmux app manager and fluxbox styles

I'm having difficulty installing things like tmux app manager and fluxbox styles. In both cases i attempt to tar into their directories ~/.tmux/plugins/tpm & ~/.fluxbox/styles like this sudo tar ...
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Switch screens on Slax Linux (xrandr, FluxBox)

I use Slax Linux as a Live Linux on a USB drive and I have a problem with multiple monitor configuration. My computer has two screens, this is the output of xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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how to force (enable) window decorations on application

I recently needed to join a "Zoom" meeting from my Debian workstation on which I use Fluxbox for my window manager. The Zoom application starts in the upper left corner of my display with no titlebar ...
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xfce4-terminal in fluxbox follows a different style/theme to xfce4-terminal in xfce

I am using xubuntu 18.04, but this question should preferably be applicable to all linux installations having both desktop managers "xfce" and "fluxbox". So I have started with xubuntu (i.e. ubuntu ...
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Disable “smart” window switch on debian fluxbox

On my debian fluxbox there is a feature, that switches to the window the cursor points at without clicking (it just automatically switches making it difficult to stay within one window). How can I ...
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fluxbox tabbed windows and fine-grained application window control in XFCE

Is there anything like window tabbing feature from fluxbox window manager in xfce? Also, can one configure the size, position and similar properties of any given application window in xfce (I am ...
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Why does my application close when I click it in the Fluxbox Iconbar(?)?

This is really about finding the correct setting. When I click on an icon on the iconbar (the part of the toolbar that holds active window tabs? I'm not even sure I know the correct terms for the ...
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Make keyboard shortcut work with locked screen

I currently use slock to lock the screen. It intercepts all keystrokes, preventing them from reaching the window manager (in my case Fluxbox). This is a good thing. However, I want to be able to use ...
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Fluxbox keyboard layout keys shortcut problem

I added this line to my ~/.fluxbox/keys file: Mod1 Shift :ToggleCmd {Exec setxkbmap fr} {Exec setxkbmap us} But it doesn't work.
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no fonts in menus in nautilus/thunar/iceweasel debian

i am on debian 7.11 . I am running Thunar or nautilus or iceweasel in fluxbox, but I can see no fonts in the menus or i nthe filenames (in the case of the former 2). What do I need to do / what ...
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Using KDE Wallet in fluxbox /openbox or other “light” window managers

I have stored chromium passwords in kwalled5, from KDE. I'd like to continue using wallet in fluxbox. I tried while in fluxbox to start kwalletd5 then run chromium – the same way as it was ...
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Changing the lock screen in xscreensaver to i3lock

I am running Arch Linux + Fluxbox. I have installed i3lock but the screen won't lock automatically as the program isn't designed to do that. Now, I want to change the default lock screen in ...
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Dual monitor, two different desktops?

If have two different monitors, both connected to the same integrated graphics card, one using VGA and the other using DVI connection. It looks like this in my room: ###################### #####...
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Configuring fluxbox (or any other WM) on FreeBSD

First time using FreeBSD (or any BSD). I recently installed FreeBSD and installed xorg and fluxbox with: pkg install xorg fluxbox And put this in the .xinitrc for my user: exec xterm & exec ...
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Fluxbox, how to launch specific instance of application in a workspace (from cli)

This almost does what I want Fluxbox, how to launch some applications in a specific workspace at startup but not quite. I want to be able to save the position and workspace of a specific instance of ...
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Fluxbox: Right click on window title won't open context menu

My fluxbox is running like a charm but unfortunately the context menu which usually pops up when clicking with the right mouse button on the window title-bar wont work. Also the same menu should show ...
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How do I launch a process to a specific monitor in Fluxbox?

I have a four monitor setup. How do I launch a graphical process (ie, inkscape) to a specific monitor via terminal? IIRC it involves setting the DISPLAY variable. How do I also list what possible ...
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In Debian Fluxbox, how do I fix the cursor on the second head? [closed]

I have the problem that my cursor icon doesn't get drawn on the secondary monitor of a two monitor setup. It looks like this on the main screen: But on the second screen it look like: Interestingly, ...
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Does Linux require the decryption and login passwords to be the same?

thanks for looking at this question. I have seen several other questions about eOS login loops--none solved my problem, including upgrading the kernel, deleting .Xauthority, etc. Last night I changed ...
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How to change title of active window using wmctrl

I'm using fluxbox window manager and recently I've added "always on top" shortcut to my "keys" file. Mod1 a :ExecCommand wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b toggle,above But I'd like to know if window state is "...
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Fluxbox's Auto-grouping/auto-tabbing: Does it work anymore?

I'm having hard time building a working setup of fluxbox autogrouping. If anyone happen to have it working, I'd love to have a look at the .fluxbox/apps file. Here's the relevant part of my ....
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VLC always transparent when using Compton

In Manjaro Fluxbox 15.10 the compositing manager Compton makes VLC in default interface to be transparent when playing even if on-top or even in full-screen: If I kill Compton, VLC looks normal. ...
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Icons are not showing on application bar on my fluxbox

Some applications stopped showing their icons on the toolbar. Google Chrome shows nothing, Eclipse shows a red Square, brackets show nothing. Chrome and Brackets were installed using dpkg, eclipse was ...
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How is Numix-Fluxbox style setting the font?

I have installed this Numix Fluxbox style. Installation is done just by copying the Numix folder into /usr/share/fluxbox/styles folder. The font is Monospace Regular. The Fluxbox-style affects the ...
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How to add new keyboard layouts in Manjaro Fluxbox?

I want to try Manjaro Fluxbox, and I would say it's my favorite Manjaro to date, except for some quirks like the one that I don't know --- not only how to get a keyboard layout indicator / switcher, ...
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How to add a keyboard-layout applet switcher to Fluxbox toolbar?

In Manjaro Fluxbox there is no keyboard layout switch in the panel/toolbar tray. How do I add that?
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Toolbar (iconbar) has pixelated icons in Fluxbox (Manjaro)

Increasing the height of the toolbar (panel) of Fuxbox, the iconbar icons are pixelated and look bad. (click image to enlarge or click here) The heigh is set by editing ~./.fluxbox/init and changing ...
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Plank dock problem in Manjaro Fluxbox 15.09

I would like to be able to use Docky or Plank in Manjaro Fluxbox, but they do not work well. A large band of shadow appears close to the dock. This shadow is there even when the dock is hidden. This ...
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Fluxbox: Toggle RootMenu using Mouse1

On Debian Jessie and Fluxbox 1.3.5, the behaviour I am looking for is: Every time I click on desktop, if a RootMenu is not already there, one should be drawn. If a RootMenu is already there, it should ...
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Fluxbox: Wallpaper settings in fluxbox will always reset

I just installed a fresh new debian and after that I installed fluxbox. I logged in with my normal user and start fluxbox with startx. I've now got a simple wallpaper with the debian-logo. When using ...
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fluxbox: how to disable raise (ALT+Down/Up)

I am using fluxbox and would like to disable Alt+Down and Alt+Up when I am inside a specific application. How can I do it?
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aterm or gnome-terminal window unresponsive to keyboard events

I try to investigate a problem: Depending on the way I launch aterm or gnome-terminal, the window may or may not be responsive to keyboard events. The cause of the problem may reside in Aterm, ...
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Why would starting a second X server render Ctrl+Alt+Fn keys unable to switch desktops?

I run Enlightenment 18.8 on Funtoo. Sometimes I want to run a second X server (usually because I'm running a game or other app which might mess up my screen layout). For this I use simply startx -- :...
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Fluxbox: is there a problem with java modal dialogs and fluxbox?

I have got a java application that opens a modal dialog. The modal dialog is shown behind the main window and there is no way I can bring the modal dialog to front. If I switch to Cinnamon everything ...
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Fluxbox: how to map a key for taking screenshot of selected area?

I want to map the Ctrl+Alt+4 to take a screenshot of a selected area. Right now I can do that from a terminal using gnome-screenshot -a. I have tried putting: Control Mod1 4 :ExecCommand gnome-...
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How to place the toolbar to the top in fluxbox?

The default location of toolbar is in the bottom of the screen. Is it possible to place it to the top instead?
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Can't print from fluxbox unless I first log in to a different WM

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with fluxbox as my WM. If I boot the machine and log in to a fluxbox session, I can't print; the printer doesn't show up in print dialogs. If I log in to a cinnamon session, ...
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Window title centered fluxbox

I'd like to center the window titles in fluxbox. Now they are all at the right side. How can I change this option?
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Is it possible to make a window invisible to clicking in fluxbox?

I'd like to display a few things "on top" of everything else, but making it click-through-able (Conky, or a video player, for instance). Is this possible in fluxbox? Or even in another window ...
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auto-delete fluxbox menu entries

I want to delete fluxbox menu commands that are in the form of - [exec] (foobar) {/usr/lib/xscreensaver/foobar -root} and there are 50+ commands to be deleted. But, how do I do it please? I need a ...
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Fluxbox shuts my screens off after some idle moment

I have fluxbox installed beside unity, my distro being ubuntu 13.04. Under unity I have configured my computer not to suspend, not to lock, and not to shut off screens after some idle moment. This ...
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Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone

I've moved to fluxbox as my default environment on our corporate environment. I obviously can't change the time on the machine. But I'd like the clock to show my local time instead of the machine's ...
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Notification message tray?

Cinnamon desktop environment has a rather nifty idea of a tray in the systray that holds all notification messages till their read and cleared, and then becomes empty. How can I have the same thing in ...