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How to add snap to edges feature to openbox by dragging windows with mouse

How could we add Snap to Edges feature (also known as AeroSnap) to Openbox by dragging windows with mouse, NOT with keyboard?
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Why won't my raspberry pi 2 model B open any files or display the taskbar?

A friend and I are trying to set up a new raspberry pi 2 model B that runs Raspbian Wheezy. We can boot into open box, but we cannot do anything more than see that GUI and right click. When trying to ...
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How to close window by press left and right mouse button at the same time

I tried xbindkeys with this setting in xbinkeysrc "xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key F4' 'keyup Alt_L'" b:1 + b:3 Doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?
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How do I make emacs-key-bindings work everywhere in linux

I am just tired of reaching for the home and arrow keys. There is a windows hack: http://www.davesquared.net/2008/02/emacs-key-bindings-everywhere.html How can we achieve that in linux? The ...
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How can I dynamically add a virtual desktop in openbox

I know that I can set up openbox to allow manual creation and destruction of virtual desktops by linking keyboard shortcuts to the actions AddDesktop and RemoveDesktop like so: <keybind ...
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How can I instantly move the active window to a secondary monitor in openbox?

By looking at http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Configuration I have figured out a few things about modifying the behavior of openbox. My config lives in ~/.config/openbox/conf.xml. I know that I can use ...
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How to bind clicking both left and right mouse button to close window in openbox

How to bind clicking both left and right mouse button to close current window in openbox? I want to keep the middle button for other action.
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How to find SSH user logged in and their display number

Running Ubuntu 12.04. I have many users logged in via SSH and opening an Openbox session. How do I loop through all the logged in users and their display number so that I can execute a command for ...
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How to make the icons work on Panel and Window Manager?

How do you get Window Manager and Panel to show up icons in Linux? I am not able to get the icons working for Zathura and Termite applications. I use OpenBox with Tint2 as the Panel. termite.desktop ...
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Chrome browser kiosk mode initial focus on Linux

If I run Chrome with the --kiosk flag from some startup file (eg. .config/autostart/chrome.desktop) on Linux / Openbox, it doesn't attain focus on startup. Wich is o.k. for mouse or touch controlled ...
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How to set a single modifier key as a shortcut in openbox?

I want to have my super key start dmenu. I set it as a keyboard shortcut in my rc.xml: <keybind key="0x85"> <action name="Execute"> <command>dmenu_run</command> ...
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Different Java Path between window managers for some applications

I'm having trouble getting PyCharm to work under Openbox on my laptop. I'm certain this is a Java path problem but I don't know how to solve it. I have (admittedly) a complicated laptop setup. My ...
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Alternative to Alt-Tab on Openbox?

I get RSI from using Alt-Tab. 1) Any easier app or way to switch tasks? 2) Can I map it to a single key ? I use Openbox as my Desktop Environment and I don't use panels much.
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Evo/lution AIS crashing when I run the installer

I'm trying to install Arch using the Evo/lution installer. After I boot into the Evo/Lution system, I am presented with a desktop. I connect to wifi, and am able to load webpages. I right click on the ...
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Openbox environment for Windows

I often find myself wanting to NOT multitask on Windows - or just have the machine devote as much as possible to a couple important programs, like photoshop. I really enjoy using openbox under ...
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Linux startup scripts

Background: I am running an Arch Linux build on my laptop. The system has been sitting there for three years. I've re-installed a couple of times, and I carried over the old dot files in my home ...
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OpenBox folder label color changing?

I'm currently struggling agaist a little irritating thing - I'm new to Linux overall, I have Arch Linux installed and Openbox for GUI. I'd like to change folder label (names) colors - they are grey in ...
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How to create desktop (or task bar) shortcut to eclipse IDE on Debian LXDE, OpenBox?

Using Debian (Wheezy) with LXDE/OpenBox. I know how to add shortcut items(panel applets) to panel at the bottom - as shortcut to some application. But, with Eclipse IDE its different, because Eclipse ...
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wbar recognised as dock by openbox

I'm debian user. I have got tint2 dock on the top and this is recognized by openbox. I mean when new window appears it is under tint2. I have installed wbar as well. Here's the problem. I don't want ...
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Microsoft wireless mouse scroll speed too high

I am using arch linux. I have a new microsoft wireless mouse which scrolls(with the middle scroll wheel) too fast. I don't use kde or gnome but openbox and sometimes xmonad. I want to know how I can ...
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Openbox won't start with 5 GPUs. How to investigate?

I have a headless server ubuntu-12.04.3-server-amd64 with Xorg, Openbox and amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64 drivers installed. It works just fine with 1-3 GPU, but with 4 or 5 Openbox usually ...
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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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How to enable suspend on exit in CruchBang Linux?

I use CrunchBang Linux and the Openbox window manager which is very minimal. The Exit command on the openbox main menu opens this window which does not list Suspend. Currently , I have to login ...
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Matlab launching from terminal but not Openbox

I have installed Matlab and can run it fine by using the command matlab from the terminal but when I try to open it using the Openbox menu GUI the Matlab starting screen appears as normal but then the ...
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AbiWord not using GTK2 theme

I have a linux desktop that uses Openbox and GTK2. I installed abiword, because honestly, I don't use Libreoffice Impress, etc. at all. I just use a word processor. Anyway, I installed Abiword and ...
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What is crtc and how many outputs can I enable using xrandr?

I'm using a Lenovo x220i thinkpad, running crunchbang linux (which uses the openbox window manager). The laptop has a DP and VGA plug on the side. Hooking up the DP and VGA cables and running xrandr, ...
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Openbox: run program and exit when it closes

I need a way to open a program in its standalone X server (for the RaspberryPi)... Sadly I can't use startx directly with my app as a client because it has some weirdness... startx /path/to/my/app ...
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crunchbang - Increase window border thickness

Just recently installed CrunchBang Linux 11 "Waldorf". Would like to know how to increase the border thickness of windows. Or be able to change the threshold of the mouse cursor changing to the window ...
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Background from terminal emulator to Openbox session

Is there any way to run a command from a terminal emulator in Openbox, so that Openbox would own the process, rather than the terminal? Then I could launch a program from a terminal emulator that ...
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Make openbox window border transparent

Is there any way to make the windows border/system chrome of a window transparent in openbox?
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How to emulate mouse scroll in openbox?

I use laptop a lot and have no mouse. I use trackpoint which substitutes the mouse very well except scrolling. Is it possible to bind scrolling of windows to - for example - 'Ctrl + middle + mouse? I ...
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Is it possible to set the name of the current virtual desktop via commandline?

The utility wmctrl has the possiblity to list the names of all virtual desktops: % wmctrl -d 0 - DG: 3360x1200 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,0 3360x1199 Mail / Comm 1 * DG: 3360x1200 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,0 ...
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Debian - Change Key Output, but not Keymap

I'm on Debian Squeeze using tilda and openbox, and as the source-engine-user I am, I mapped tilda to ~. However, this creates problems when trying to press tilde normally, eg. for use in scripting. Is ...
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I want to press a key combination in an EWMH compliant window manager and have a terminal appear below my resized Chromium window

This is one of those things that looks like it might have a simple solution but is rather time consuming once you start investigating PyTile, Xnee and the likes. I know, I should just use a tiling ...
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OpenBox pyPanel error with Imlib2 on OSX

I'm trying to use pyPanel in OpenBox, but when I run it I get this error: Xlib.protocol.request.QueryExtension Imlib2 dlopen failed: dlopen(/usr/lib/libImlib2.so.1, 10): image not found I have ...
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Exploring the Network and sharing files in XFCE/OpenBox/Thunar

As of recently I started using a debian-based distro called crunchbang which uses OpenBox as a window manager and thunar as file manager. I did setup Samba server correctly and can now share files ...
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Can I hide the mouse cursor in OpenBox?

I'm running OpenBox on a minimal Ubuntu Server install, the only way to interact with it is via remote sessions. When Openbox starts up, there's a mouse cursor in the middle of the screen -- I have ...
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Openbox fails on login

X throws this error: Xsession: unable to launch "/usr/share/xsessions/openbox.xsession" Xsession --- "/usr/share/xsessions/openbox.xsession" not found; Falling back to default session. But a trip ...
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Set an HTML page as the wallpaper on Linux

I want to set an HTML file with JavaScript as my wallpaper on Linux. I'm running Openbox, how can I set it up so this is my desktop background?
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How to set the laptop screen brightness programatically?

I'm currently migrating to openbox without gnome session. In unity i can use the vendor keys to set the screen brightness, but in openbox I'm on my own. /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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How to align desktop icons to grid in LXDE/Openbox?

Where is the option or config file to align the desktop icons to a grid in LXDE/Openbox?
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No menu in openbox

Right clicking on the desktop yields no menu. I tried deleting my menu.xml file and regenerating it, nothing. I tried running openbox --debug, and nothing obvious. What else can I try? Thanks
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Having OpenBox running, what gnome apps to start in the autostart.sh to have full gnome support (except panels and so on)

I have switched from Gnome to OpenBox. In OpenBox I start some programs at startup by calling them in ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh. What part-programs of gnome to call here, to start OpenBox with ...
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Openbox : make 4 desktops 2x2

Strangely, my openbox default rc.xml file has keyboard shortcuts for the commands DesktopDown and DesktopUp, but it seems that the only configuration option for the desktops is their number (which is ...
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OpenBox - what is dock in ObConf?

I try to customize OpenBox. In ObConf i see tab Dock and there's set position top left. But i don't see anything there. So, what is that Dock?
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Unable to change menu settings on openbox/Lubuntu 11.04

I am using Lubuntu 11.04 (which I installed from Ubuntu). I tried editing menu.xml in ~/.config/openbox, and also tried using ObMenu. But Lubuntu continues to load the default settings with right ...
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How to install archlinux 64 bits with openbox, broadcom-wl and zydas1211b without internet?

My only access is a hotspot, I could use it to download after activation ... As I install it to my netbook, I will use an usb key so I maybe be able to add some stuff needed to it ...
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How to open a program on particular desktop?

When I start GUI program, it's window appears appears on currently active desktop (essentially, on random desktop). How to make it to appear on the specified desktop? For example, at startup I want ...
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Replacing compiz/metacity with openbox reduces workspaces to 1

I like to use the GNOME desktop, but I prefer to replace its window manager with openbox, with 4 workspaces. However, when I run openbox --replace, the number of workspaces available drops to 1. If ...
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Chrome pseudo-window obstructing display

original post I'm running ubuntu 10.04, using the openbox window manager. There recently appeared a black rectangle with dimensions of about 100x200 pixels that's obscuring the contents of the ...