The optional comment is not displayed, but can be useful for internal documentation or script parsing of menu files. [nop] (label). Insert a non- operational. Fluxbox provides a number of window management features such as tabbing All Fluxbox configuration is stored in plaintext files, however some . Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License or later. Some information on the Fluxbox window manager. Contents Fluxbox themes; Debian-based Fluxbox Distros . Fluxbox documentation.

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For example if you wanted all of the text to be one color you would do:. Every style must specify the background option. Stuck windows are displayed on all workspaces.

It aims to ddocumentation lightweight and highly customizable, with only minimal support for graphical icons, and only basic interface style capabilities. This program can be used to generate menus. An example of steps taken when beginning a style project of your own may look like: Any line that starts with a or! Tabbed Windows The tabbing mechanism for windows is an unique feature of Fluxbox.

Fluxbox – Community Help Wiki

Note when something is deleted from this menu, it does docuentation delete the package from the system; only a link is removed from the individual user’s menu. Unlike the heavyweights, Gnome and KDE, which take ideally seconds to get up and running, Fluxbox is up and running as soon as you hit the enter key.

This manpage was composed from various resources including the official documentation, fluxbox 1 man page and numerous other resources by Flucbox “Asenchi” Micol.

The key is constructed of several smaller keys sometimes referred to as childrendelimited by a period. A regular click only sends the window.


Fluxbox is an amazing piece of software that does not depend documentatiin any other WindowManager. Any open windows are reparented to the root window before fluxbox exits. However, to say the least, this is annoying. For example, some people find that Metacity, GNOME’s window manager, simply does not have the flexibility they need, but that Fluxbox does not have all the built-in applications and integration they desire from a complete desktop environment.


Button 1 Un Maximize as normal. Styles, sometimes referred to as Themes, are a graphical overlay for the fluxbox 1 window manager. It’s a matter of readability in this case. Insert a non-operational item into the current menu. Fluxbox also has several features which blackbox lacks, including Tabbed Windows, a feature familiar from Docunentation, and configurable titlebar.

If omitted, the title will be the same as the label. This inserts a menu item to set the wallpaper for each file in the given directory. When applications are run in the slit they have no window borders of their own; instead they are framed in the slit, and they are always visible in the current workspace.

FluxBox last modified To use one of the standard styles navigate to the System Styles menu under your main fluxbox 1 menu. Although thunar can display image thumbnails having a separate lightweight image viewer is still a good idea. Sends the window to a different workspace. To change gtk theme for root, simply run gtk-theme-switch2 or lxappearance from root terminal. These options will be passed to fbsetroot 1 to set the background.

Fluxbox also provides a platform for launching applications, configuring keyboard shortcuts and background images, as well as displaying information with the slit. This guide uses what the author assumes to be the most common programs, so also substitute the name of the binary used if it differs from what appears.

If SLiM or another display manager has been installed, documentaiton sure to start it by becoming root and running:. This list may seem intimidating, but remember, when you create your own style you can easily set a majority of these keys with a single component.

Some applications may re-set their own title from time-to-time, wiping out your setting. The user also has the option of choosing a different path for the slit list file. Fluxbox’s menu is a text file that follows a simple syntax that is described in this section.


You can now view each tab within the newly-joined window by clicking on its respective title bar. The title appears at the top of the menu. If you wanted to get to know fluxbox, the styles would be the look of the look and feel. This option is most commonly used with gradiented textures, but it also works in solid textures. The shading is placed on the edge of the image. To set the shadow effect: The article will also illustrate how to get more yet quite optional functionality by using third party programs that work well with Fluxbox.

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There are three flags that customize the functionality of Fluxbox: There are, as of this writing, no exploits that the author is aware of for the current version, but if one is concerned, then do not use X11 at all or use the above method with screen. Well they basically do, but you will have to tune them since the fluxbox 1 code has changed quite a bit since the initial grab.

This tells fluxbox to insert a link to the workspaces menu directly into your menu. Provides a menu item to maximize or unmaximize the window, equivalent to the maximize titlebar button.

fluxbox-style(5) Manual Page

By tabbing the application with its corresponding terminal window, it is easy to flip back and forth from the debug output in the terminal to the application. If desired, use another monitor; there are plenty of instructions elsewhere on the wiki.

The fluxbox package contains the following tools: