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Openbox is a lightweight, standards-compliant window manager for the X Window System.

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Is it possible add a keyboard shortcut for an application that requires root access/password?

I am using Archcraft and Arch based distro with Openbox. I want to know if we can create a keyboard shortcut for an application that requires password like XAMPP. Without sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-...
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Openbox desktop menu text bug

I have the newest Arch with Open Box on my WMware Workstation. Since the installation I had deformation of text in the 'right click' menu. The fields work and as you can see, I did some customization ...
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What does "evte" mean in the openbox menu?

Failed to execute child process "evte" (no such file or directory) I often see this error when I use Debian + Openbox. It always happens when I click a program without GUI from the openbox ...
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Openbox Button Images are misaligned

I'm trying to setup my Openbox environment but I having an issue. Everytime I installed a new theme, I always get the Windows Titles icons misaligned. For example, this Nord-Openbox theme: And this ...
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Have the Margin on Each Monitor in Openbox

I have moved to Openbox after using i3-gaps for a while, everything is going well but I want to have an outer margin applied just like in i3. I can specify a margin but it doesn't behave exactly how I ...
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Trying to get Raspbian LITE to open Start X automatically to boot a Web Browser

So I am very new to linux and Raspberry Pi's. I am trying to get my pi to boot up into a web browser. I have been following these instructions (https://die-antwort.eu/techblog/2017-12-setup-raspberry-...
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How to export openbox key bindings to text file?

There is tool obkey that allows for convenient editing and browsing Openbox keybindings. Is there a way to export these mapping to a plain text file? Perhaps there exist script that parses Openbox ...
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How can I capture window area that is playing a video and display the area in another window in Linux

I'd like to have a small video window "Always on top" of other windows in my LXDE which would display just the video area I have previously chosen in another window, e.g. Chrome displaying edX video ...
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Concurrently block a web site on some browsers but not others

I need the ability to block a particular web site, in this case youtube.com, on selected browsers or browser instances, but not block it on others. For example, suppose I have different browsers or ...
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Raspberry PI Kiosk does not detect plugged in display

I have many Raspberry PIs setup as Kiosks. I install Raspberry Lite Debian version, then install openbox and use autostart script to run chromium. It all works great "if" the display is plugged in ...
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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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How to startX as non-root user inside the rc.local?

I am trying to start startx as non-root user in my Ubuntu-server 16.04(Linux nanopim1 3.4.113-sun8i #16 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 13 14:15:57 CEST 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux) with openbox installed ...
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How can I disable the grouping of windows in Xfwm4 or Openbox?

My system based on Manjaro groups windows from the same application into one entry in the taskbar. (As OSes seem to do these days) I tried with both Xfwm4 and Openbox to switch this feature off but ...
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Openbox window manager key binds and the grave/tilde key (rc.xml)

I am running Debian 8 (Jessie) and trying to reconfigure the ALT-TAB window switching to ALT-[GRAVE/TILDE]. My inputrc is at /usr/share/lxde/openbox/rc.xml Inside is: <action name="...
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Sound buttons don't work

I install Debian 8 Jessie minimum on my Dell laptop with LXQT. I try to set actions on my sound buttons, but actions don't work... I edit ~/.config/openbox/lxqt-rc.xml for both user and root with the ...
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Getting a transparent background with terminator -- so I can see the X11 root window behind, *not* other windows

I use Terminator 1.90-1 and Openbox 3.6.1 on a Debian system. Recently a new version of Terminator stopped supporting transparency, and I was advised to install a compositing program like xcompmgr or ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 Lubuntu,...
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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 as ...
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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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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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