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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==

Revision as of 10:40, 8 June 2007

Welcome to the community maintained documentation for Openbox! Please help out and add your own articles or improve the ones that are already here.

Contents

Guides

See the getting started guide for instructions on getting Openbox up and running.

The compiling guide details what you need to build the latest version of Openbox, and how to install it correctly.

The upgrading to 3.4 guide walks through all the changes made since version 3.3, and there is a lot of them. Some of them mean new configuration options and features available to you, that you need to update your configuratioon to access.

This guide to using Openbox in GNOME has instructions for running Openbox in the GNOME desktop environment and getting things to work how you want.

This guide to using Openbox in KDE has instructions for running Openbox in K Desktop Environment.

The details of the default configuration page lists all the default key bindings.

The autostart guide gives instructions on how to launch programs with Openbox at startup.

Pipe menus are menus that are generated dynamically when you open them. The pipe menu guide shows by example how to make and use a pipe menu in Openbox.

If you use focus-follows-mouse, here is an example configuration file that may be helpful in setting up your own configuration.

Themes

The complete theme specification details all of the elements found in an Openbox theme.

Theme file changes in Openbox 3.4

A tool to help with converting blackbox/fluxbox themes to Openbox themes. (For non-xpm-based themes.)

Documentation

A list of some features found in Openbox.

The actions documentation lists all of the actions available for key and mouse bindings and the options which can affect their behavior.

Menu documentation

Frequently asked questions

Configuration

ObConf provides a simple interface to configuring much of Openbox.

The key and mouse bindings guide shows how to bind actions to keys and mouse buttons.

An example configuration file for using focus-follows-mouse with more suitable bindings, which don't raise windows as often.

A configuration file for vi-styled bindings (by Clay Barnes).

How to use Irssi-style window switching.

Other resources

Many Openbox questions have been answered in forums around the internet. Trying a search may be fruitful.

See Openbox:Community portal for other community resources and related projects.

Cool programs to run with Openbox

Besides the programs included in GNOME and KDE...

kooldock

wbar

idesk

perlpanel

lxpanel

fbpanel

pypanel

xfce4-panel

Screenlets

gDesklets

Super Karamba

adesklets

torsmo

ObPager

bbtools

You can find lots of dockapps at dockapps.org. Some nice ones are wmCalClock, wmnd, wmix and wmpinboard.

Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux

To install the latest version of Openbox on Foresight Linux, from the command line, execute: sudo conary update openbox

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