Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

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Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby ksjs on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Seems lots of people having a similar problem. Basically I clicked a tickbox I shouldn't have such that instead of bringing up desktop settings when I right-click on the desktop, I bring up what I think is an openbox menu.

I've searched on here and found what I thought was a solution (using: pcmanfm --desktop-pref). This brings up the settings menu I was after but doesn't remove the openbox menu when I right-click. Surely this is simple to undo?

Can someone please advise. Thanks.
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby seppalta on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:22 pm

You have it - "pcmanfm --desktop-pref". Click the advanced tab and uncheck the box that brings up menu.
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby ksjs on Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:01 pm

Genius! I'm an idiot. Thanks!
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby capeferrelometal on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:01 pm

Now I'm the idiot. I may have had an ADHD moment and been distracted, but I have a similar problem, and using "pcmanfm --desktop-pref" in CL doesn't do much for me. Brings up the appropriate menu, but with a number of debug mssgs in CL, and when I try to apply any change, I get this mssg in CL:

(pcmanfm:1804): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.O96VBW': No such file or directory

I have recently returned to Unix/Linux after a couple of decades, so I am sort of rebooting my knowledge base. I can say, I think, that this ain't what I want to see, so any suggestions/comments would be helpful, and if you want to chuckle first, that's just fine, since that's what I did.

Also, if this should be posted, or reposted, in another forum section, let me know where and I'll get it done.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby cableant on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:15 am

Thanks for the post and the answer.
First venture into Linux and I clicked the same box not knowing exactly what it did. (need to stop doing that)
Solved with a quick search.

Thanks again.
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby seppalta on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:46 pm

First, just curious why so many of you are anxious to get rid of the openbox menu. I think it is a great tool to supplement taskbar launchers. See http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#3 for ways to modify it or remove it (just rename pertinent directory or directories).
The link has a picture of a piece of one of my openbox menus complete with icons. Pretty, and quicker than the Main Menu for launching, but probably not quite as quick as a taskbar icon which requires only one click. On the other hand, taskbars can get filled quickly with a small screen or when many applications are open.
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby ksjs on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:33 pm

seppalta wrote:First, just curious why so many of you are anxious to get rid of the openbox menu.

I guess that if you're after a windows style environment / experience, the openbox menu looks a bit 'texty' rather than GUI. I supposed also people want to make changes but be able to reverse them easily while it's not obvious how to do that with this.

The link is very good - worth spending the time and reading / learning more about LXDE / Linux. Cheers.
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Re: Desktop right-click changed / removing openbox menu?

Postby ultraviolet on Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:59 pm

had the same problem for ages, thought i would have to reinstall at some point. thank you for the ansawer :-)
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