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icewm puts new windows into move/resize mode?

New to icewm and can't find an answer to this in docs. When I open a new window (either by clicking on taskbar or using a keyboard launcher like rofi) the window starts in move/resize mode and I have ...
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AntiX linux, iceWM, how to suspend, and require password?

In AntiX Linux, using the default iceWM window manager. When I suspend a session, then wake it up, I expect it to ask for my screenlock password. Current behavior: it just wakes up without asking for ...
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Weird recursion in setting the default file manager in antix/icewm

I've installed antiX Linux 19.3, and I want to change the file manager - for the first user and by default - to something other than the annoying rox (sorry, I just don't like it). So, I've installed ...
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How do I avoid the "pin board has not yet been used" error

I just installed antiX Linux 19.3. When I (auto-)login and IceWM comes up, I get an error dialog saying: The pin board has not yet been used ... set the default background. Start ROX-Filer with 'rox -...
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Can't open display. Error with IceWM

I wanted to create my own small lightweight distro based on Debian. So I have decided to use IceWM, Xorg and XDM. I used these commands: apt-get update apt-get install icewm xserver-xorg xdm apt-get ...
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Set the order of non-builtin tray applications in Icewm

I have several applications in my system tray which are not the default monitoring gadgets of Icewm. For example, below you can see, from left to right, [1] pnmixer, [2] nm-applet, a keyboard leds ...
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How do I use IceWM's 'icesh' command to set the task-bar layer to 'Normal'?

The current taskbar layer is stuck on "onTop" and I would like to change it to "Normal" so it will be hidden when not focused. A similar issue to mine can be found here but I'm unfamiliar with Linux ...
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Linux Mint out-of-box install: How to Replace Cinnamon with icewm [closed]

I am currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. Nothing unusual, just the main download available when one goes to the Mint website. (I can update to the latest 18.2, if that is needed.) This is what ...
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xfce and icewm - window manager configuration file doesn't work

I would like to replace a default xfce windowmanager (xfwm4) with icewm. I have installed the following package using apt: icewm. In the file: /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-...
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Why won't Konsole start from the icewm menu?

This used to work. My icewm menu has an item for running konsole. In .icewm/menu the line is: prog "xterm" xterm konsole Sometime, a month or so ago, without any changes to my .icewm/ files or /...
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How do I make Debian start with IceWM-lite by default at startup?

On a Debian box, I have installed IceWM and IceWM-lite, I'd like it to boot with IceWM-lite by default. So far I have done this through the desktop menu after each boot.
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How do I start an application fullscreen without loading IceWM desktop environment?

Setup ARM computer FriendlyARM mini210s Debian Linux 3.0.8 (armv7l) + IceWM How can I start an application alone without the desktop environment? For the sake of prototyping I want to start ...
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How to remove XTerm button from the Icewm taskbar

I'm using preinstalled on opensuse icewm-lite as distraction-free environment, and already got rid of the menu/start button. Is there an option to disable XTerm button too?
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Start IceWM from the command line *and* get sound working?

So, I hate window managers. I hate them all. My current distribution is Ubuntu 12.04. Here is my /etc/init/lightdm.conf: # LightDM - light Display Manager # # The display manager service manages ...
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notify-send fails to specify a destination, and my notification doesn't appear onscreen. Why?

Notification through libnotify seems to work under icewm, as the different notifications from applications like konversation show. But I can't get it to work from the command line using the notify-...
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Bind MetaL in icewm

Anybody managed to bind the Windows key in IceWM ? It seems I can't bind it to anything since I disabled the "treat as Ctrl+Alt" option. # Treat Super/Win modifier as Ctrl+Alt # ModSuperIsCtrlAlt=1 ...
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How to restart icewm from the command line?

I'm looking for a way to bind for example the Ctrl+Alt+Ins key combination to a command line that would restart icewm (just to make it read the configuration files again and be aware of the edits). ...
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