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The default bindings for Openbox 3.4 include the following:

Alt-F4 Close the active window
Alt-Space Show the client menu for the active window
Alt-Tab Cycle between windows on the desktop
Alt-Shift-Tab Cycle between windows on the desktop in reverse order
Control-Alt-Tab Cycle between panel and desktop windows on the desktop
Windows-D Hide all windows to show the desktop
Windows-E Run the Konqueror file manager (This is an example of how to run a program with a key binding)
Alt-Escape Lower the active window behind other windows, and activate the last window that was in use
Windows-F1 Go to the first desktop instantly
Windows-F2 Go to the second desktop instantly
Windows-F3 Go to the third desktop instantly
Windows-F4 Go to the fourth desktop instantly
Control-Alt-Left Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the left of the current one
Control-Alt-Right Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the right of the current one
Control-Alt-Up Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop above the current one (This will only be useful if you use a pager to set up a desktop layout with multiple rows)
Control-Alt-Down Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop below the current one (This will only be useful if you use a pager to set up a desktop layout with multiple rows)
Shift-Alt-Left Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the left of the current one, and bring the active window with you
Shift-Alt-Right Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the right of the current one, and bring the active window with you
Shift-Alt-Up Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop above the current one, and bring the active window with you (This will only be useful if you use a pager to set up a desktop layout with multiple rows)
Shift-Alt-Down Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop below the current one, and bring the active window with you (This will only be useful if you use a pager to set up a desktop layout with multiple rows)
Alt-Left mouse button Move a window
Alt-Right mouse button Resize a window. The window is resized towards the edge that the mouse is nearest to. So use Alt-Right mouse button in the top right corner of a window to resize that corner.
Alt-Scroll wheel Change desktops forward and backward

Root menus

If you are running Openbox on its own (not inside KDE or GNOME), the following will be available by clicking on the desktop (a.k.a. root window):

Middle mouse button Open a menu listing all your windows
Right mouse button Open a menu for launching applications (You should customize this menu to your liking)

These may or may not be available if you use a program to give you icons on your desktop, depending on how it works.

Focus-follows-mouse

If you enable focus-follows-mouse, the default settings are to delay focusing windows you enter with the mouse by 200ms (1/5 of a second). This allows you to move across windows without focusing them.

Other configurations

There are a number of example configuration files here which demonstrate some different ways to use Openbox.

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