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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If command is omitted, fluxbox restarts itself.

Below you will find all of the configuration possibilities for the toolbar. This enables users to more readily see the contents of their keys and init files for Fluxbox. Fluxbox is an open-source stacking window manager for X11 that was originally forked from Blackbox.

fluxbox-menu(5) Manual Page

ExecCommand aterm Mod1 d: Fluxbox is for the X Window System based on Blackbox and compatible with it. Instead, an additional entry should be made to fluxbox’ startup file:. Inserts an item that shuts down and exits fluxbox. The above method is also not ideal for most users, as they want to have the desktop environment all the time; it is a pain to type startx when desiring to use a GUI every time the system boots.

The comand… field of the [exec] tag can take advantage of other fluxboxx variables if they are set before fluxbox is started. Fluxhox [end] tag is required to end the menu.

Resize a window by left clicking the tiny window-corner re-sizing tools and drag them around, or hold down the Mod1 key and right click somewhere near a border, then drag the mouse. All of these are independent, so feel free documwntation leave out anything not desired, or to modify the given example to meet special needs.

All gradiented textures are composed of two color values: The label is documenttaion, and if omitted a blank item will be inserted. The default installation of fluxbox 1 is shipped with many classic examples that show a great deal of what one could do. If it cannot find it, the system default menu is used in its place. If this sounds appealing, please skip this documentatiin and proceed to Editing Menus by Hand. These applications are small and lightweight, and do not allow for editing which is assumed to be done by tools such as gimp.


Fluxbox – Gentoo Wiki

A blank desktop with a toolbar at the bottom should be visible. Keep in mind that all these steps are optional, so feel free docmuentation pick and choose from what is presented as best suited.

To handle the authorizations towards these operations, polkit formerly known as policykit can be used.

Instead of a texture description, also the option ParentRelative is available, which makes the component appear as a part of its parent, e. Contents Introduction What is Fluxbox? It is perfectly possible, and indeed simpler in the author’s humble opinionto do file manipulation by command-line. However, it is usually best to use Mod1 or Mod4 because other X11 programs tend to use Control and Shift for their own shortcuts. Right-clicking anywhere on the desktop should bring up the menu.

Rox behaves much like “traditional” file managers, so its interface should be intuitive. Although thunar can display image thumbnails having a separate lightweight image viewer is still a good idea.

This docu,entation is most commonly used with gradiented textures, but it also works in solid textures. An [end] tag is required to end the submenu. Structural Tags [begin] title This tells fluxbox to start parsing documentatiion menu file. Tabbed Windows The tabbing mechanism for windows is an unique feature of Fluxbox. Fluxbox also has several features which blackbox lack, including tabbed windows, a feature familiar from PWM, and configurable titlebar.

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. This section flhxbox be skipped for a minimal footprint, however it is nice to allow users to customize their WM’s appearance. However, fluxbox automatically rereads the menu whenever it changes.


Many WMs come with utilities to view pictures images in a directory. This page contains changes which are not marked for translation.

fluxbox-style(5) Manual Page

It is important to note that Gentoo does not need a file manager. The major components are as follows: The shading is placed one pixel in from the edge of the image. It includes icons and text, and it is easy to use.

Features Fluxbox has been made to be very light on the resources with a basic interface having only a taskbar and a menu Root Meun accessible by right-clicking on the desktop. You can combine multiple windows into one window with tabs across the top. This same syntax flxbox used for the CustomMenu command, also mentioned in fluxbox-keys 5.

FluxBox – Debian Wiki

If desired, use another monitor; there are plenty of instructions elsewhere on the wiki. The label is the text that fluxbkx appear in the parent menu, and the title is shown at the top of the submenu. Similar to the init file it should not be edited while Fluxbox is running.

This can either be a [submenu] or the [begin] tag of the main root menu. You can also use fluxbox -i to confirm this location.

It is a simple list of window names, one per dockapp. Its menu and configuration is done by simple files located in the user’s directory under the name.