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Using Pipe menus

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


Openbox Configuration

Theme Changer ob3_theme.c - Mike Hokenson

Theme Changer theme scripts.tar - Marius Nita

Background Management

Change wallpaper

Change wallpaper ob3_wall.c - Mike Hokenson

Change wallpaper bgmenu.rb - Tim Riley

Change wallpaper chwall

Desktop Environment Integration

XDG bookmarks menu, defaults to nautilus but should be usable with thunar and maybe others?

Create new files from templates (in ~/Templates)

Create an XDG menu desktopmenu.php

Shows your connected servers and opens them using nautilus

Recreate your gnome-places menu from the comfort of openbox (includes server-list, bookmarks and recently used).

Shows your recent documents. recent.rb - Tim Riley

Shows your recent documents

This script 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. - Vlad George

System Information

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. - Vlad George

See your CPU frequency - John McKnight

Proc info procinfo - Dave Foster

Sound & Media

Two part script, xmmspipe controls xmms/beep/audacious via xmms-session (xmms-session has instructions) xmmspipe & xmms-session.c

Control MPC from openbox


Check you GMail from a menu

Queries Quake 3 servers ob3_q3stat.c

Parse Netscape type bookmarks into an openbox pipe menu ff2xml

Menu that shows the contents of a directory, recursively dirlist - Dave Foster

Script archives

Mulberry's pipemenu script collection page

Safari Al's bgmenu script

Eikenberry's mpd controller and key bindings toggle

ObMenu contains several menus, including an XDG menu, a firefox bookmark menu and others!

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