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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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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? So that I could launch a program from a terminal emulator that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Flat, basic, minimalist window decorations with OpenBox or similar

I am currently customising my netbook's ArchLinux install. I really like the minimalist basic style of things like the ThinMC window borders in Gnome, and the FullFlat Firefox theme. What options are ...
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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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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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Openbox opening pcmanfm instead of ranger

I was trying to configure my Openbox menu to start Ranger, a console based file manager. I open up obmenu, go to the File Managers folder and I replace pcmanfm in the execute section with xterm ...
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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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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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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 ...