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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 - query window width and position within a keybind action

I'm trying to configure a keybind in Openbox that performs different actions depending on the active window's width and it's position on the screen. These can be relative values like "50%". ...
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How to remove the Title Bar of Gnome applications

Problem I have one Ubuntu20 Desktop(Gnome) and I want it to be fully black and ideal. As reference, I have taken one Ubuntu20 Server and Installed openbox on it. I hided the title bar of all the ...
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How to make my Program Display Always on top

Program Info & Problem I have created a Python Program Using Pygame Module which displays the Ads on the monitor. It shows The Ad on screen But as soon as I launch different applications like kodi ...
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Openbox does not recognize key remaps

The remaps don't work in Openbox menu nor Openbox window decorations. Remap example: xmodmap -e "keycode 31 = i I i I Up Up rightarrow" xmodmap -e "keycode 44 = j J j J Left Left ...
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Openbox autostart --firstrun not working

I am trying to run a post-install script, i.e. at first boot. This is what I have put in ./config/openbox/autostart: (sleep 10s && /filePath/myScript.sh --firstrun) & The script runs ...
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How to set up i3-like bindings for Openbox-Kde

KDE Plasma 5. I want the keybindings like i3. I want to press my "windows key + directonal arrows" to move my windows. This window is the active window rn, i want to move it around my screen ...
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How does a window manager (or X11) handle taskbar?

I am using openbox and plank. Whenever I open (and maximize) an application, the window will automatically avoid collision with plank area. My question is, is it possible to designate a window to be a ...
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Openbox HiDPI scale problem

I installed openbox wm on my 2160x1440px 200DPI Huawei Matebook 13 laptop. But since I can't scale, applications (Firefox, Termianl, Discord etc. ) are not readable and everything is too small. How ...
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How to tell if an openbox menu is showing or not?

Openbox doesn't come with any option to toggle show/hide a menu, the window manager only has an option to show a menu, and then it can only be closed by clicking outside or pressing Esc. So, I am ...
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matchbox-keyboard grabs the upper half of the screen

When I run matchbox-keyboard, all maximized windows become resized to occupy only the lower half of the screen, while custom-sized windows stay intact. In the screenshot below, Chromium got resized, ...
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Openbox problems after removing Monero GUI Client

I have a problem with openbox menu, after i removed monero gui client and monero, the entry in openbox menu didn't remove and it shows me that file is missing. I use obmenu-generator and i'm on artix ...
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how to install themes/icons themes with lxappearance

In lxappearance there is a git "+ install" button but it only accepts .tar.gz files. When downloading a theme/icon theme, the file is a .tar.xz, and when I try to turn the .tar.xz into a ....
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How to use the special character < for assigning shortcut-keys in openbox config file?

According to https://stackoverflow.com/a/1091953/ five characters need to be escaped in XML documents under some circumstances: " &quot; ' &apos; < &lt; > &gt; & ...
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Program/Package to display pop-up windows

I have a very minimal version of linux and it seems that I'm missing a package to get pop ups. I'm using raspbian with xorg, lightdm & openbox. I also have linphone installed. It should display a ...
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openbox: open new windows in specific locations

Is it possible to configure openbox that it opens new windows of specific apps in certain areas? For example app A should open in the upper left quadrant of the screen, app B in the lower left ...
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Dual Battery Thinkpad shuts down at 50%

My thinkpad t470s likes to cut off with no warning when one of its dual batteries dies, not a great feature. I use Openbox WM, with debian 10, which was installed with Gnome DE, using Upower as it's ...
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Wine in Openbox maximizes to only part of screen

Inside Docker, I used linuxserver's image ghcr.io/linuxserver/baseimage-guacgui as base (with openbox and xdrp), installed wine, and dotnet48 with winetricks. I then used this image to run a .exe GUI ...
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Linux -- programable menu application for wayland

I am using openbox window manager and I love the and I love it's menu concept where I can edit menu in XML and I can program it to call my scripts, open a terminal and open somethjing inside the ...
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openbox: how can i rearrange desktops

I am using openbox in archlinux I have 5 virtual desktops I have opened a set of windows in each desktop now i want to work on desktop5 I want to bring desktop 5 to first i.e change desktop 5 as ...
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xev does not show names for function keys

I have function keys on my laptop, for instance XF86AudioLowerVolume. I can associate this key with some command in my openbox configuration file, and use it to lower/increase audio volume. I found ...
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Raspberry OS lite, TFT display, Openbox : Cannot init x

I just installed Raspberry OS lite (no desktop environment), plugged a WaveShare 2.8 TFT display in and installed Openbox and the tools below: xorg openbox obmenu openbox-menu menu slim (slim for auto ...
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XDM stuck on login prompt

I've recently attempted experimentation with Arch Linux, and have managed to get an install with basic utilities, a network manager, etc going. I plan to use the Openbox window manager, with (at least,...
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Openbox: How to show windows from all virtual desktops in Alt+Tab dialog

I want to cycle all windows from all virtual desktops when using Alt+Tab in Openbox. At the moment, only windows from the current desktop are shown. Is there a way to configure Openbox so that it ...
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Openbox keyboard shortcut to python program

I have a custom python script that I woud like to run when a keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-W is pressed. I have made the customization as follows in lxqt-rc.xml and run openbox --reconfigure but I don't ...
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Openbox mousebinds not recognizing remaps of Pointer_Button1 & Pointer_Button3

In openbox, when I press the left or right buttons from the mouse over the titlebar of a window, the later focuses, raises and unshades. The behavior is given by the following mousebinds from openbox ...
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What is the small edit widget shown in LXDE on Openbox?

When I start typing but no application has focus, a small window is displayed in the corner of the desktop. Any ideas what it is and what can it be used for? Pressing Enter just closes it. Writing a ...
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What is D-Bus practically useful for?

dbus is supposed to provide "a simple way for applications to talk to one another". But I am still not sure what it is useful for, practically. I have never seen a situation where dbus is ...
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Why does this XF86 keybind cause my laptop to hang?

I have a Thinkpad W530 running Archlabs. I've just moved to a new ssd so I'm editing my configs. On the previous ssd, I made it so that when I pressed my ThinkVantage button it would play random audio ...
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tint2: add "systemmenu" to panel

I am trying to customize tint2 panel using the tint2 settings (panel configurator). This is how it looks at the moment: I can add application icons to the launcher, etc. But I cannot find how to add "...
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How to get my terminal to open NeoVim with maximised window size using Openbox rc.xml key bindings?

I am using Openbox 3.6.1 windowing with Arch 5.6.4, and NeoVim 0.4.3, with gnome-terminal 3.36.1. These are the most up to date versions. I am currently sizing my gnome-terminal window using these ...
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Fbpanel on multiple monitors: how to filter displayed application per screen?

Based on my earlier question and answer from Arkadiusz Drabczyk, I have set up 3 different instances of fbpanel, separate one for each of my 3 monitors: This is how I start fbpanel: fbpanel -x 0 --...
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cluster-ssh with multiple monitors

I have 3 monitors, one big and two small. When I start cssh, the xterm windows cover all 3 monitors. That would be fine, if the xterm windows did not overlap the monitor boundaries. But unfortunately,...
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OpenBox tiling keybindings

I'm running OpenBox on a Debian 10 Buster system and I would like to configure it to behave like a tiling window manager. I know OpenBox is a stacking window manager but since it is pretty well ...
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Minimalist X11 tool for night light

I'm running OpenBox on a Debian 10 Buster system and I'm looking for a simple minimalist command line tool to toggle night light (as in Ubuntu). Any suggestions?
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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 the below layer is inaccessible

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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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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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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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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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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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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