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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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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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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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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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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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Proper way to configure ~/.Xsession with a standalone window manager to gracefully end a session

I'm using xdm and my ~/.Xsession looks like this: # <initialization stuff here> exec openbox It works, but I've noticed that when I log out Openbox doesn't gracefully kill all the ...
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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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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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How to open a program on particular desktop?

When I start GUI program, it's window appears on the currently active desktop (essentially, on a random desktop). How to make it appear on a specific desktop? For example, at startup I want certain ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to prevent this window behaviour in Linux

This happens when I move the windows. Details: openbox ATI proprietary driver no problem in OpenGL contexts I don't want to use any compositing manager It's not so strange, quite common in fact. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 use custom configuration file in combination with autostart script in Openbox?

I'm trying to use Openbox with an autostart script as well as a separate copy of "rc.xml" (this is to be able to have multiple configurations on the same computer, but that's not relevant). Let's say ...
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How do I prevent windows from moving when the desktop resolution changes?

I'm running Linux and use Openbox for my desktop. Normally the desktop resolution is 1280x1024. However, when I play a game which only plays at a specific resolution, at fullscreen and there's no ...
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How to run a legacy GWBasic script inside linux command line with forced full host cpu speed

I have a really obscure old colection of Basic scripts (too many scripts, all of them too long and with too many goto to be worthy to translate them and I personally know nothing at all about qwbasic) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make openbox automatically start to use a specific gtk profile

all. I have switched to openbox from Gnome and would now like to stop using Metacity altogether. When I was using metacity I had both a control theme (e.g. gtk theme) and fonts set up how I liked them ...
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Displaying a window only while key is being held down in Openbox

I wish to display a window only while I keep a key pressed down and then hide it again when I release the key. Is this possible using Openbox? If so, how can I achieve it? Can I perhaps apply some ...
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Is there a way to keybind Focus other Monitor in openbox?

Is there a way to keybind "set focus other monitor" in openbox? I know it is a bit more complicated if there is more than one window on another monitor, or if there are more than two monitors. But is ...
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Openbox desktop no response to mouse clicks

Installed Debian 8.4 on Fujitsu LH531. Everything works great in Gnome, Cinnamon. When I installed Openbox, its desktop has no response to mouse/touchpad clicks. But it works in applications (i.e. ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in LXDE don't work

I recently wanted to add some shortcuts to LXDE on Ubuntu 15.10 starting with adding Emacs to Super/Windows+A. So after searching around I tried putting this in my ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml right ...
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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 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 key="W-F12"...
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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 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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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 Lubuntu,...