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* [ Manuel Colmenero's Openbox Menu Editor] This contains several menus, including an XDG menu, a Firefox bookmark menu, and others.
* [ Manuel Colmenero's Openbox Menu Editor] This contains several menus, including an XDG menu, a Firefox bookmark menu, and others.
============================ BEGIN BROKEN LINKS SECTION ================================
====== R.I.P. DAVID/MULBERRY ======
* [ Mulberry's Openbox Pipemenu Scripts]
* [ theme scripts.tar] Theme Changer. - Marius Nita
* [] Configure Openbox from a menu. (This is broken.)
* [] Change wallpaper.
* [ chwall] Change wallpaper.
* [] XDG bookmarks menu; defaults to Nautilus but should be usable with Thunar and maybe others?
* [] Create new files from templates (in ~/Templates).
* [] Show your connected servers and opens them using nautilus.
* [] Shows your recent documents.
* [ desktopmenu.php] Create an XDG menu.
* [ obx-xdgmenu.tar.gz] Create an XDG menu. ([ Improved Version])
* [ procinfo] See your process information. - Dave Foster
* [ Screen Script] This script is a way to control screen, it allows you to launch new screens or perform operations on currently running screens.
* [ Sysinfo] Pipemenus to show your system info, such as free ram, processor, disk space etc. etc. kind of like gkrellm, but like a menu. It needs some editing to work for each system like dev and eth. - yettenet
* [] Control MPC from Openbox.
* [] Control MPD from your menu. - John McKnight
* [] Check your Gmail from a menu. (Probably needs work.)
* [ dirlist] Menu that recursively shows the contents of a directory. - Dave Foster
* [ books] Read manuals and books from your menu.
====== R.I.P. SAFARI AL/TIM RILEY ======
* [ Safari Al's Openbox Scripts and Themes]
* [ bgmenu.rb] Change wallpaper. - Tim Riley
* [ recent.rb] Shows your recent documents. - Tim Riley
====== R.I.P. DAVID FOSTER ======
* [ checkmail] This program checks (only one) IMAP4 server for new mails and displays mail headers through pyosd. All new mails are accessible through a menu. You can set them read, delete them and, of course, read them. (I've tested it so far with cyrus, dovecot, communigate, and Gmail). Read the README.
* [] This script pipes RSS and Podcast feeds into the Openbox menu. You have to edit the "User set variables": rss_feeds, browser and media-player used to open feeds or/and podcasts.
* [] This script reads out process information from /proc and pipes it into the Openbox menu. You can renice, kill or restart running applications through the menu. It also has an application filter, so not all user applications/daemons are shown in the menu. It is similar to the procinfo script by Dave Foster. New Version 12.04.08!
====== R.I.P. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS ======
* [ dir-menu] Directory structure menu with simple file handling.
* [ obdevicemenu] An Openbox pipe menu for the management of removable media with Udisks.
* [ ob3-et.c] Queries Enemy Territory servers.
* [] Queries Enemy Territory servers.
* [ SSH Agent Utility] Shows active ssh-agent identities and deactivates (locks) them on click; allows user to activate all default identities or deactivate all identities. - Adarsh Carter

Revision as of 20:29, 26 February 2018

Pipemenus are generated at run time (on-the-fly) based on output of scripts. These are also called "dynamic menus". A number of scripts, used to generate dynamic menus, written by various people and available here.

See the menu documentation for how to use pipe menus in your Openbox menus.


Openbox Configuration

Background Management

Desktop Environment Integration

  • Pipes the rox-filer bookmarks from ~/.config/rox..../bookmarks.xml into the Openbox menu. Running one in the menu opens the bookmark with rox-filer.
  • Menu of recently copied text clips, selecting an item pastes it (requires parcellite or clipit to be installed) - Joe Bloggs

XDG Application Menus

  • Important.png
    Python XDG menu from Fedora This is a very complete XDG menu solution, works flawlessly, and is one of the few, if not the only one which supports custom user menus, meaning you can edit your menus with alacarte or any XDG menu editor.
  • openbox-menu This generates menus for Openbox from the applications installed on the system and keeps them always up to date.
  • Openbox:Pipemenus:obam Openbox Application Menu reads .desktop files from multiple directories to construct a flat menu. This is especially useful if your system doesn't have working XDG or Debian menus.

Browser Integration

  • Opera bookmarks Grabs your bookmarks from Opera. Clicking on them opens them in Opera. - Brendan Johan Lee

System Information

  • A similar system information script written in Perl and easy to modify/extend. - dbbolton

Sound & Media



  • ob-randr Easily change resolution, rotation, scaling, panning, and other xrandr operations as well as quickly see the capabilities of connected displays.
  • Palobo's Openbox SimpleTasks Tasklist A simple task list in the form of a pipe menu. Simple features are supported for the time being. Adding tasks. Clicking on a task renders it completed and is therefore removed from the list.

Script Archives & Collections

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