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  1. #1
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    replace xfwm with openbox

    Hello everyone!,

    I've been happy with xfce4 and xdm so far but I want to try openbox and I'm getting stuck at some point.

    I tried to replace my xfwm with openbox doing
    sudo apt-get remove xfwm4
    sudo apt-get install openbox

    everything is working exept i cant move and resize windows while in openbox.

    Any help would be gladly appreciated!

    Thanks for your time!

  2. #2
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    Re: replace xfwm with openbox

    come on 40 views and no replies

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    Re: replace xfwm with openbox

    "remove" uninstalls a program, this is now what you want. You probably removed xfwm4 and now you don't have WM. Install xfwm4 back:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xfwm4
    If you want to try OpenBox under XFCE, then you should use the command:
    Code:
    openbox --replace
    You will have both xfwm4 and OpenBox and the --replace command will switch between them on-the-fly.

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    Re: replace xfwm with openbox

    thanks i finally went ahead and reinstalled xfce4 from a ubuntu-desktop iso instead of a mini iso (30mb) and did openbox --replace.

    saved session so now openbox is the default WM.

    Thanks for your help.

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