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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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How do I access the Lubuntu menu in Openbox?

Is there a way to include the Lubuntu applications menu in an Openbox menu (~/.config/openbox/menu.xml) so I can use it within a pure Openbox session?
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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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Modify Openbox key-bindings from commandline

I am using the LXDE desktop environment, which is based on Openbox. I know how to change the key-bindings by editing my ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml, e.g.: <keybind key="A-F11"> <action ...
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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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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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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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Save desktop window state in Lubuntu

Is there a way to save state of opened windows before restarting the computer? I use lxsession and openbox. I found this in openbox manual pages: --sm-save-file <FILE> Specify file to ...
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Synergy isn't working anymore after lock screen (LightDM)

I'm trying to get Synergy, which is a keyboard and mouse sharing tool, to autostart on a second desktop. I'm using the distro BunsenLabs which is based on Debian Jessie on both desktops, and so I have ...
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Use openbox instead of kwin in Plasma 5

In old versions of KDE it was possible to configure DE to use different compozitors than kwin in the what is now called system settings (kcontrolcenter). How to achieve this in Plasma 5? I don't want ...
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Show which workspaces have applications on openbox

I run openbox on debian, and I have 49 workspaces, and use the setlayout command to have them put in a square instead of a line. I also have keyboard shortcuts to navigate around the workspaces. When ...
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How to add a key binding to maximize/close all windows?

Lubuntu uses LXDE with Openbox. I can configure key bindings in ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml I want to add key bindings to maximize all windows and have the current active one on top. I also ...
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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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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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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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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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Restart Openbox with other profile, is it even possible?

As part of my multi-monitor setup problem I decided to create two openbox configurations in ~/.config/openbox, one being the default lxde-rc and the other being lxde-dual-rc. Every other part of my ...
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Arch Linux guest (VirtualBox): cannot configure X

I'm trying to install and configure Xorg on my Arch Linux virtual machine. I can start the X server with startx but when I try to generate the configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the command ...
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Using Mutter as pure WM

I am making an Archlinux USB stick. I usually use GNOME as my DE, but it is too much heavy for a 16GB USB Stick. The last time I build an USB stick I used openbox, and I liked it, but I was wondering ...
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MasterPDFEditor use black theme for PDF pages

@Crunchbang/Debian x32 I've been using MasterPDFEditor for quite some time & I'm impressed by its PDF annotation capabilities. However I decided to start using a black GTK+ theme & after ...
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Adjusting the width of the grip for an Openbox theme

I'm trying to recreate the Blackbox Gray theme for Openbox. However, the size of the grips is smaller in Openbox compared to Blackbox. Is there a setting somewhere that controls the size of the grips? ...
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Keyboard-bound applications in Openbox

Following the template of another stack user I've bound a keyboard shortcut to toggle an application between hidden and fullscreen. The only problem is, no matter what application I apply it to, I ...
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Setting same gtk/openbox theme in both 64 bit native and 32 bit chroot environment

I'm running Arch Linux and have setup a 32bit chroot environment inside a 64bit native install per their wiki instructions. I've installed the Zukitwo and Zukitwo-Openbox themes via the Arch Linux ...
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Stuck on Fedora splash screen after OpenBox3/tint2 install

My system was bogged down by Gnome3 DE and so I made an install of OpenBox3 and tint2 on a Fedora 17 system yesterday. Both were working marvelously. After a system reboot this morning, my system is ...
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Qt application gray on OpenBox when launched from autostart.sh

I have a Qt application, I have added it to ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh like this: (sleep 5 && /home/user/UI/UI) & When I start Openbox from terminal, the Qt application opens as a ...
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hardware accelerated window manager

i got a hand me down lenovo thinkpad and i was pleased that it was still comparatively fast as it was running windows 7 very smoothly... but since i switched to CrunchBang (i'd like to think i'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use xhost for linking the display of one virtual terminal device to another?

I am currently trying to make an autonomous drone using the Robot Operating System (ROS). To do this, I have installed Raspbian Lite (Jessie) on a Rasperry Pi 3 and am currently using ROS Kinetic on ...
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Gnome equivalents of Openbox <application> section

I need to configure windows geometry, but the session has no root privileges, meaning openbox cannot be installed, so only core commands are allowed to modify the properties of its Gnome 3.4.1. How ...
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Antergos linux keeps freezing

By freeze I mean that only full reboot makes the system workable again. During the freeze the cursor is motionless, no keys are working (neither AltCtrlF1-6 neither capslock/numlock) and the music ...
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lemonbar in openbox always ontop of other applications

lemonbar seems to stay ontop of every other application I run, even fullscreen applications like games and videos. I use a wrapper called captain, but I can play with the starting parameters of ...
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Difference lubuntu openbox-session: Asked because of aplication error

I am trying to run a packaged Electron application at startup to create a "kiosk" system.When i use it in a fresh install of Lubuntu all seems to work fine. When i install openbox and slim on Ubuntu ...
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Can I add a hook in openbox

The idea is to set per application keyboard shortcut. A hook after that application window get focus and before it's lost focus is needed to switch the keybinding. This question is related to https://...
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How to Edit Text Anywhere with Your Favorite Editor in Linux?

Editors like emacs or vim has efficient keybindings. How do I edit every text editing field of all applications which them? There is one for windows already. http://www.listary.com/text-editor-...
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notification-daemon icon

I am trying to change the icon of notification-daemon, working on Debian with Openbox, with tint2 as panel, all icons are from Numix theme (I have changed in .gtkrc-2.0 and gtk-3.0/settings.ini that I ...
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KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin

I just installed Cygwin a few days ago. Now when I want to explore it, I can't run KDE-Openbox. I haven't tried anything else, except compiling Mplayer which did work. Last time I had Cygwin ...
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Disable hardware ad-hoc

I am running Parted Magic doing some data recovery, that I am finding myself concurrently using for some other minor tasks also. Problem being, typing is a nightmare, as the trackpad is enabled (No ...
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Openbox placing cursor on the window titlebar

I was able to use one really neat thing. In many DE or WM, when you Maximize the window and then try drag the window from the Titlebar, the window would be Unmaximized. I achieved this by the ...
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Apple keyboard in openbox

I just upgraded from Fedora 15 to 16. I'm using Openbox as an alternative to Gnome 3. The problem is that I cannot find a way of using the multimedia keys properly in Openbox. Changing the keyboard ...
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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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How can I cycle between a stack of evenly sized windows in Openbox?

I want to have somewhat of a three dimensional desktop where the window manager appears tiled but beneath tiles are layers of evenly sized windows that I can cycle through by modifying which window is ...
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Make specific window transparency and forward all event to under window

I want keep watch to a terminal window and I no enough screen space, so I want that terminal window keep transparency as if it non-existent but show transparency content, so I can simultaneous watch ...
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Openbox right click menu changed

$ uname -a Linux devuan 4.9.0-12-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.210-1 (2020-01-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux $ openbox --version Openbox 3.6.1 Right click > Openbox menu. I used the standard option in the Openbox ...