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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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 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? 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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Looking for extremely lightweight, minimal X display manager [closed]

I am setting up a production system (will be deployed to multiple devices), based on Lubuntu. The system starts X, logs in a user automatically, and runs a full screen GUI application. That's all it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is this xstart/xinit message of concern, and/or how can I make it go away?

My ultimate goal is to get openbox working on Mavericks, OSX 10.9.1. Towards that end, I'm eliminating potential causes of error. With that in mind, I've tailored my .xinitrc file and it brings up ...
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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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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 ...