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Questions tagged [lxde]

Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, a Unix desktop environment with minimal system requirements

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How do I add startup applications in Lubuntu/Lxde?

I want to add Gnome-Do to my startup applications in Lubuntu 10.04 and the only reference I've found on the net is to edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart. But surely there must be a way to do this ...
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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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How To add a shortcut key to the terminal in LXDE?

Hi I am new to GNU/Linux. I searched the web and saw that the most common shortcut to the terminal is Ctrl+Alt+T, however this doesn't work for me. This prompts two questions. First, do the shortcut ...
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How to change XFCE to LXDE?

I've just installed LinuxMint XFCE, which seems to be still a bit to heavy for my hardware. Thus, I'm thinking about LXDE installation and wonder if a new Linux installation is necessary/advised in ...
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How to lock screen with keyboard on Linux Mint (LXDE)

I'm trying out Linux Mint 11 with LXDE. I'm used to being able to lock the screen with a keyboard combination (for example, Win+L on Windows) rather than tracking down a menu or clicking an icon. Web ...
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what is the shortcut key in LXDE to move a window

I just move from gnome to LXDE. It is quite good, fast and light. But, some functions are lost in from gnome. For example, I can press Alt+F7 in gnome to move a window with keyboard or mouse. But, I ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing gpointing-device-settings,...
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Does a ctrl+a in a folder select the hidden items as well?

Does CTRL + A in a folder select the hidden items as well? Will copying a folder containing hidden files also copy the hidden files? These questions pertain to: Windows Explorer-Win7 Nautilus - ...
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Remove desktop environments cleanly

I'm using Fedora 15 Gnome 3 spin and I've installed awesome as a window manager. I want to completely remove installed gnome, lxde and xfce but not to damage already installed applications. How can I ...
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How can I add a LXDE shortcut to launch an application?

In KDE's menu editor, one can click on the "Advanced tab" and then set a keyboard shortcut to launch an application. How can I emulate that functionality in LXDE?
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2 monitors, 2 virtual desktops in lxde

My computer runs LXDE over Ubuntu (they call it Lubuntu) and I experience an interesting problem. I connect 2 screens to my computer so I expect that if I have 2 virtual desktops then one of them will ...
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How do I set the size of the X mouse pointer in the Windows Subsystem for Linux

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10 (with the Creators update). I have an X server (VcXsrv) running in Windows and from bash I open an lxterminal on that X ...
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Fedora 18 Disable Hibernate and Suspend

I recently installed the new Fedora 18, LXDE spin on a workstation (not a laptop). I want to disable the hibernate and suspend functions, and remove them from the "Logout" menu in the UI. In F17 and ...
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Username at LXDE login screen won't remember user

I have Debian with LXDE. After every reboot i have to type username than password. I stumbled to autologin, but i don't want that, instead i want it to remember just username, as most of Desktop ...
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Auto-login straight into desktop on Debian 7 with LXDE

Yesterday I have installed Debian on a virtual machine. I have SSH configured and everything set up. I don't like developing inside a VM. It doesn't help to resize the browser and test everything ...
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Can I install LXDE or an equivalent desktop on Windows 7?

Okay, so this is probably going to be a really stupid question but... Is there any possible way to put on a Linux-based LXDE, XFCE or equivalent lightweight desktop for Windows 7? I'm looking to ...
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Linux — Display has red tint

My monitor seems to have a slightly reddish tint when using the DVI input (it's a LCD, not a CRT). On the VGA input I can adjust the colors, but not on DVI. On OSX/Windows what I would do is create a ...
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Debian 9 LXDE Autologin doesn't work

I've set in lightdm.conf these 2 settings (under the Seat:* section) and the autologin doesn't work. It still ask me for user and password autologin-user=user autologin-user-timeout=0 I've tried ...
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A shortcut to move a window between workspaces in LXDE

Is there a way to move an app window between desktops via keyboard shortcut(s)? I mean something like Ctrl+Alt+Shift+→ (right arrow) to move the window to the right desktop, and/or Ctrl+Alt+...
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How to start a desktop session without x and also runs a script?

I have a Ubuntu server with LXDE for development, now how would I create a .desktop file to start a session that doesn't startx but actually logs me into a regular tty1 session and also runs a ...
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How can I switch from KDE to LXDE? [closed]

I want to switch from KDE to LXDE. How can I do this?
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Arch Linux - switch from KDEmod to LXDE

How could I switch to LXDE because it loads KDEmod at start? (LXDE is installed like the wiki say ...) Also, how could all KDE packages be removed easily afterwards without breaking something that I ...
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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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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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TightVNC with Linux Mint & LXDE xstartup config

I have a Linux box running Linux Mint 17.2 x64 with xfce. For the life of me, I cannot get a proper GUI interface running when I log in to a new session via tightvnc. I always have a grey screen with ...
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lxde “run” (alt+F2) doesn't have autocompletion

I have ubuntu 12.04, with lxde. The screenshot below is taken from LXDE site. It shows the recently-launched items. In my computer, however, there's no autocomplete drop-down. In addition, i'd ...
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CPU usage according to lxde applet and task manager is different than top

The CPU usage in top (htop) appears normal but the task manager and lxde CPU applet don't. Here is a screenshot: This is Lubuntu 12.04 Is this a bug?
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Compiz causing buffer flickering with nvidia drivers

Compiz is causing weird flickering. It's a bit difficult to describe, but when I move my mouse over CCSM:s UI elements for example, or even just browse with firefox, the screen updates often don't ...
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Linux - LXDE — setting default browser will not stick

OS=Debian stretch, running LXDE Clicking on URL links from within non-browser programs, such as pidgin or Thunderbird does not open the links. I discovered that the default browser is set to ...
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Lxpanel in Xfce

Is it possible, in Debian Stretch, to combine the XFCE desktop with lxpanel from LXDE (instead of xfce4-panel)? There are troubles with starting it properly (both panels, no panel, crashes, ...) as ...
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How can I use conky with own_window_type=panel to create a conky window along the top edge of the screen which does not overlap with other windows?

I am wanting to create a conky window that sits on the top edge of my screen and has no overlap with maximimed or non-maximized windows. My attempts to use own_window with own_window_type=panel ...
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How do I set the date and time sync on fedora lxde?

From the following link (https://spins.fedoraproject.org/) I installed the LXDE spin for Fedora 26. For the life of me, I cannot seem to set the time to sync with a time server so that is it correct ...
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LXDE (Lubuntu) can't add an autostart app

There are several answers for this on the internet including this one: How do I add startup applications in Lubuntu/Lxde? However, it simply does not work. 14.04 version of LUbuntu allows to both set ...
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LXDE, TghtVNC and IceWeasel on Synology NAS

I have a DS412+ Synology NAS (Dual Core a 2.13 GHz - 1Go of RAM). I would like to install the LXDE desktop on it and VNC server to access it. Is it possible to install these packages by the command ...
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Not all icons appearing on openSUSE

So, I recently switched from Linux Mint to openSUSE because openSUSE was more lightweight and customizable in my opinion. I installed all of my favorite applications from LM onto my openSUSE laptop, ...
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how to make LXDE hibernate the computer when the power button is being pressed

How to setup LXDE (a linux desktop environment) to hibernate a PC after the power button on the computer is pressed?
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apt-get not adding to menu?

So I'm running Debian, with lxde. apt-getting things I want, and I felt the strange urge top play kbounce. so I used "apt-get install kbounce" and it installed fine. (I had the menu open at the time, '...
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KALI Linux 4 LXDE virtual box Error

I Installed Kali Linux 4 LXDE on Virtual Box and installed the Guest Additions CD Image. But I get the error modprobe vboxsf failed I tried apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r), but apt can't ...
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Some of the keys on my keyboard are broken. LXDE/Openbox. Is it possible to make openbox shortcuts that output the corresponding key globally?

Some of the keys on my keyboard are broken. I am using LXDE/Openbox. Is it possible to make openbox shortcuts that output the corresponding key globally? Hello, The numbers five and six are not ...
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xrdp immediately terminated session

I'm trying to connect via remmina, to a vagrant machine with lxde and xrdp. A grey screen is shown for 5 seconds then session is terminated. Here is /var/log/xrdp-sesman.log log: [20171026-12:41:30] ...
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LXDE: Desktop Folders Not Opening With Custom File Manager

I am currently using LXDE as my desktop environment, but for my file manager, I much prefer Caja because it handles things more to my preference. So, while pcmanfm is managing my desktop, Caja is ...
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How do I recover LXDE on my system?

Recently I was playing around with LXDE on Debian, customizing the panel, and so... But after I installed obkey and logged out and logged in to use it, LXDE didn't load anymore. GNOME works fine. ...
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Creating a symbolic link for Firefox and launching creates 2 Firefox windows

I am using Arch Linux and LXDE. I have downloaded Firefox and moved it over to: /opt/firefox (e.g., mv firefox /opt/firefox). Next, I created symbolic link to the user/bin folder: ln -s /opt/...
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How to start LXDE on Fedora Server?

I have Fedora Server 22 installed on my server. I installed LXDE with: sudo dnf groupinstall "LXDE Desktop" And rebooted. But it started in text mode. How do I start LXDE? Update startx gives me ...
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LXDE doesn't start - fonts missing?

So I have my Raspberry Pi (B+), and want to run LXDE on it. Should be installed. So I run startx, and i get a black screen with a dash in the top left corner. Weird. XINIT tells me XTERM isn't ...
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Unable to shut down from desktop

I'm testing Trisquel Mini 7, which is based on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a minor issue where if I attempt to shut down via the menu, the bottom of the window populates with GDBus.Error:org....
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LXDE Ubuntu - How do I run a command after computer resumes from sleep?

I run xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc in order to swap the Ctrl and Caps Lock keys. However, when I resume from sleep, this configuration gets reset. Where can I set it so it runs a script on resume so I don'...
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is there a way to tell lxde desktop to “execute” script when double clicking on it?

i'm using lxde desktop, Fedora 20, and i symlinked a shell script to desktop to set resolution and dpi when i use vnc. but everytime i click on the script, it ask me to execute or open it, how to ...
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LXDE .desktop files - How to make StartupNotify option working?

As stated in the documentation of LXDE, the option StartupNotify=true placed in a .desktop file, should provide some busy mouse cursor (hourglass or similar) in order to indicate that the application ...
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Custom icons for the different mime-types in LXDE/PCManFM (open desktop)

I want to create new mime-type (text/something) for some kind of files. I know how to make it, but I don't know how to make the file manager to display different icons for these file types? I am ...