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Questions tagged [openbox]

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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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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GUI fonts not rendering correctly/unreadable in OpenBox,Xorg,Debian but commandline ok

I have just installed Debian 8 (Jessie) and with it revived an old PowerPC, which so far has been a very, say, educational but rewarding experience. Unfortunately, my fonts don't seem to work and ...
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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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bad font in openbox after resume

I've got openbox installed on my laptop on a Ubuntu 16.04 base and it works great. Only at times, after I resume from sleep, my system fonts are messed up and they won't come back until I restart ...
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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 - btton on the window header doesn't stay pressed

I am trying to add a button next to the maximize, minimize and close buttons. This button puts window on a top layer so it is always visible. What bothers me is that after I press the button it doesn'...
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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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Openbox: Tweaking window placement

I use openbox with the placement options <policy>Smart</policy> <center>yes</center> This places new windows in the center of the screen if there is space and in the corners (...
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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 ...
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Why do I need to manually enable laptop special keys in openbox

In order to enable the Mute, Volume up and Volume down keys in a fresh installation of openbox, one needs to follow the very simple instructions from the official documentation. On several forum ...
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Switching to concrete windows with Openbox

This is a Lubuntu 16.04 running in live mode, that opens up at startup three windows (lxterminal, geany editor, and a graphic window). The user is intended to switch from the terminal to the editor ...
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make window “always on top” - on boot?

I use openbox window manager. to keep a window always on top... I right click on the title bar and select Layer ---> Always On Top is there a way to do this via command line ? Reason I am ...
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For `tint2`, how do you configure the taskbar to always display what workspace you are on?

I have a Centos-6 machine with multiple openbox desktops configured (8 or 16). I have things running on each desktop. I wish to have tint2 display always what workspace I am on. I tried changing the ...
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Why menu or item on right click can't configed by menu.xml?

ls /home/debian8/.config/openbox/ lxde-rc.xml menu.xml file /usr/share/icons/Tango/32x32/apps/file-manager.png /usr/share/icons/Tango/32x32/apps/file-manager.png: symbolic link to system-file-...
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Conditionally add virtual desktop in Openbox

I am trying to make Openbox add a new desktop upon moving the active window to the left of the first desktop. Moving the window from any other desktop should just move the window. The config I use is ...
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How can I exit Openbox in an orderly manner?

When I exit Openbox by selecting Exit from its desktop menu or by running openbox --exit from a Terminal window, it seems to instantly kill all the processes and then terminate. This results in ...
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How to run gkrellm in the taskbar in Openbox?

How do you get gkrellm to run in the taskbar, in a system tray or dock, in Openbox? I've come across lots of web pages that say it's possible, but I haven't seen an explanation of how to do it. Thw -...
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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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Get the #! (Crunchbang)'s version of Openbox?

I am planning to install Debian 8 on my next computer, and am preparing everything beforehand. On my previous try to have a full on linux PC (and not a linux VM massively used), I discovered #!, and ...