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Openbox is a lightweight stacking window manager. It is ICCCM and EWMH compatible and can be used alone or inside other desktop environments such as Gnome.

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Openbox - Set shortcut keys to change decor and layer attributes for active window

In the Openbox window manager, is it possible to set a shortcut key combination to decorate/undecorate the active window, or change the layering of the active window (normal, above, below), or can ...
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fbpanel: only use one monitor

I am using fbpanel in openbox. I have 3 monitors: One in the middle, and two on each side. Currently fbpanel is spread along all 3 monitors. Can I configure fbpanel to only appear on one monitor (...
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Windows issue on fresh Openbox

I have a fresh install of Open Box on Debian Buster (with GNOME desktop installed before, I want to switch to Open Box). I have an issue with the windows : when I drag (or resize them) it produces ...
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openbox: window on layer “below” is inacessible

I am trying to set up a "terminal as desktop wallpaper" in Openbox, as described here Openbox has the possibility to set <layer>below</layer>, so that window is running as desktop ...
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Openbox autostart do with big delay or until user made any action

I have autologin with lightdm and i make some command to run automatically in openbox autostart, but it not work until i click mouse/keyboard/touchscreen Also i check sometime it started after few ...
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How to add a non-queried “Quit X” menu item in obmenu-generator's schema.pl

In Arch, I have obmenu-generator called by my ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml in the recommended way from Openbox. All is working normally and when I summon the generated menu, the last active item is Exit,...
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Hide login console when load lightdm in Debian 10 Buster

I do debian minimal installation (no desktop on install), then add openbox, lightdm apt-get install xorg openbox lightdm plymouth plymouth-themes Also i hide grub menu and boot log messages. For it ...
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What window manager allows to customize the options menu of a window?

Question's pretty simple. What window manager allows me to customize the window options menu (the menu that appears when you click the icon in the top left corner of a window)? I've been checking and ...
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In openbox, how can I control a window that has no _OB_APP properties?

The Openbox config file says that application windows can be controlled, identifying them by one of the following: application name - the window's _OB_APP_NAME class - the window's _OB_APP_CLASS ...
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Treat 2 displays as 1 in Raspbian

I am running the latest Raspbian which uses LXDE and Openbox, and I want to treat the 2 discrete outputs as 1. When I click Maximize or full screen, I want the application to span both monitors. ...
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Why does clicking by mouse or touchpad sometimes stop working?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. For several times in the past few months, when I am using Firefox to browse webpages or some other applications, clicking ( left, right and middle) by my mouse or touchpad ...
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Problem with “--firstrun” option in Openbox Autostart, + how to test Autostart/--firstrun without actually installing

I am trying to build a customized Debian with OpenBox+LightDm setup. Everything works, except for the --firstrun option in Openbox Autostart. In short, I want to run a specific postinstall script "...
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Populating .Xauthority file when DISPLAY and HOST variables are non-existent

I just installed the new Debian 10 Buster and I am not satisfied. I installed it without any desktop. Only basic system utilities were installed during the initial install. After reboot I signed in ...
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Launch Openbox actions through script or cli

I was wondering if it is possible to run openbox actions, like the ones that can be found on rc.xml like MoveResizeTo , through a console command so I can launch it from terminal or inside a bash ...
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Is there a tablet-like desktop or theme that works well with touch screens?

I am trying to find either a desktop or desktop theme that works well with a touch screen. What I need must be as light weight as possible, compatible with debian stretch (preferably) or other *buntu ...
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How can I open the Openbox applications menu from the Tint2 taskbar?

The usual way of accessing the applications menu in Openbox is by right clicking on an empty spot of your Openbox desktop or by binding a key to the ShowMenu-action in the rc.xml file. I would like ...
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Where does Openbox's Alt-tab fetches icons from?

I'm using Openbox in Debian 9. When I run some apps (Slack, for example), their icons are missing. I checked the regular desktop entry and everything seems to be alright: $ cat /usr/share/...
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Thinkpad x240 requires three fingers to scroll, only after suspend

Every time I suspend, when I start up again I can't scroll with two fingers but I have to use three. Does anyone know how to fix this? It works after restart. My system is a Thinkpad x240 running ...
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xxkb set layout globally/fixed layout for an app (xxkb with tint2 and openbox)

I use xxkb with openbox. xxkb will track the individual apps, and set their keyboard layout individually. I would rather set the layout globally, so it I set en_US, all the apps would have that ...
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Problem with mouse area not reaching lower section

Under Debian 9.3 and 9.8 with OPENBOX and LIGHTDM. I have a problem with the mouse pointer on screen. Depending on the orientation, there is a section on screen that the mouse pointer doesn’t go. BUT, ...
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Hide client hostname (Docker container ID) in title bar with remote X server connection

When running a GUI app in a Docker container I'm mapping the X11 socket to give the application access to the X server on the host like so: docker run -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix my_image The ...
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downgrade or upgrade manjaro-openbox-theme-18.0?

manjaro linux with openbox related question. Updates via package manager just stop working properly, but it still possible to update the system via sudo pacman -Syu. Via command line I get this ...
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How to autostart LXterminal in openbox maximized?

The problem is that I found a solution for my .config/openbox/rc.xml, but not for .config/openbox/autostart.sh. Normally, it's just the command with options like in CLI, but man lxterminal doesn't ...
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Ubuntu(Mini) - How to replace the shell of system message dialogs with my own version? [closed]

I'm using Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on VirtualBox using mini .iso and trying to make my own distribution based on it. I know, support of that version ends in 3-4 months, I'll update it on my ...
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Open a application on the second Screen

I have one pc with one graphic card and two displays connected (one is a touchscreen). Openbox is used a window manager. I try to start two instances of the chromium-browser in the kiosk mode (--...
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Arch/Tint2/OpenBox Displaying boxes instead of text [closed]

I have a fresh Arch setup with the following installed: xterm openbox tint2 Now after starting tint2, the panel in the lower left-hand corner displays what seems to be a working panel, but with ...
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Start X and browser within openbox on start

I have a virtualbox setup and I am logged in via ssh /opt/kiosk.sh #!/bin/bash xset -dpms xset s off openbox-session & start-pulseaudio-x11 chromium-browser --kiosk --no-first-run 'http://...
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openbox autostart only works partially

I'm new to openbox but have already found great appreciation in using it. I've however got some troubles with my autostart file. My ~/.config/openbox/autostart looks like: tint2 dbus-launch xfce4-...
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Change simgle key with mod key behaviour in openbox and x11

I'm trying to change de behaviour of pressing key AltGR + z. Now, when I press this combination of keys, character « is written, but I would like to write < symbol. I executed this command: ...
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Changing color of window resize area

When resizing a window, the area between the area of the current window and the area of the resized window is colored gray. I would like to either change its color to black, or to not draw it at all. ...
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Roboto font not working with Openbox GTK3 applications while other fonts do

I am using Debian Stretch with Openbox window manager and I am trying to set the uniform look for GTK2, GTK3, QT4, QT5 widgets. Everything went smoothly except for GTK3 that partially ignores ~/....
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Openbox: How to ignore keybinding based on condition?

Using Openbox I'm looking for a way to pass through a keybinding as normal if a condition is not met. I was looking unsuccessfully for something like "default", "cancel" or "ignore" in the ...
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How to make my wallpaper to appear after autologin in lightdm

These are things I did Inside [Seat:*] in /etc/lighdm/lighdm.conf I changed greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=pi autologin-user-timout=0 and in /etc/lighdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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Arch Linux ARM: autostart openbox

I want to boot into graphical session on my Raspberry Pi 3 with Arch Linux ARM. I have installed xlogin (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd/User#...
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Deactivate openbox desktop context menu on 2nd screen

I'm using Debian Stretch LXDE (OpenBox) in a dual monitor setup. I activated the openbox context menu of my second screen by setting Desktop (right click) -> Desktop Preferences -> Advanced (...
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How to change autologin from root to non-root user?

I have installed Ubuntu server 16.04(Actually it's 3.4.113-sun8i ) with Openbox. and put this command startx inside /etc/rc.local to have graphics after boot. but the problem is that it automatically ...
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Terminal urxvt shows squares instead of ASCII bold characters [closed]

I have just installed urxvt terminal, but the characters with bold formatting are replaced by squares: https://imgur.com/a/Hwrwa When I copy the squares and paste them elsewhere, the text is ...
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How to disable trackpad horizontal scrolling

I've recently switched from Ubuntu to Debian+Openbox on my ageing laptop. The minimalism is refreshing. When I drag sideways with two fingers on the touchpad, this is interpreted as a horizontal ...
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Openbox: Way to assign multiple possible keys to same action?

I have set up some keyboard shortcut to organize my windows: <keybind key="W-A-Left"> <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/> <!-- <action name="MaximizeVert"/> --> <action ...
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Openbox is ignoring menu.xml

I just set up openbox 3.6.1. And pretty much what's going on is that no matter what I try to do with ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml or rc.xml, the right click menu will not change, it insists on being ...
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diagnosing unexplained openbox unresponsiveness

For the past few months, I have experienced periodic unresponsiveness of openbox, the same problem described in this post. My setup is linux 4.9.0-3-amd64, debian 9.0, openbox 3.6.1. As described in ...
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terminator intercepts F10 when run in openbox

When I am in openbox and I start terminator and inside it mc, I cannot use F10 to exit from mc because it is intercepted by terminator an terminator menu opens (same as right-mouse-click). On ...
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How does Gnome (or LXDE or UNITY) logout?

I want to make a desktop environment and I want to make a button that logs you out back to the default GUI login. Any ideas thanks.
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How do I close a window with a command/keyboard shortcut?

I have openbox, but I want to use the i3 close shortcut (Mod+Shift+Q). How do I do this using a command that I can link to the shortcut?
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How to reconfigure openbox from a different configuration file

Once an openbox session is running, ps ax | grep openbox shows that it has been started from ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml. Now, openbox --reconfigure will re-read this file and apply any changes ...
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Openbox/PCManFM/LXDE, how can I assign the middle mouse button as Alt+F11 fullscreen?

I'm using Openbox/PCManFM/LXDE in a Linux distro based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 (LXLE) and I want the middle button of my mouse to do exactly the same as Alt+F11 does (ToggleFullScreen) in every application. ...
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How can I drag windows on Openbox without title bar?

I removing the title bar from Openbox by modifying the /openbox/rc.xml. I know that I can use keybinds for minimize, maximize, close, etc. But, can I drag the windows with the mouse like i did before?
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Volume icon for PulseAudio on Tint2 — nothing works!

I'm using Debian 8 with Openbox which comes with PulseAudio by default. And I cannot find a volume icon which works properly. I try Volti (the volume becomes very low and sometimes doesn't work), ...
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How to bind a hotkey to a specific virtual desktop in Openbox?

I am using several virtual desktops in Openbox main, dev, media. I can switch between them via hotkeys using DesktopNext and DesktopPrevious calls. But how can I explicitly bind a hotkey to a ...
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How to launch an application as a dock on openbox

If i do obxprop|grep dock and click on gnome-panel for example, my result is : _OB_APP_TYPE(UTF8_STRING) = "dock" For the rest, it's : _OB_APP_TYPE(UTF8_STRING) = "normal" How can i force a ...