Fluxbox/9.2

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[1][1] is a light-weight and fast window manager. Regardless of the window managers that you have selected to install, Fluxbox is always available as an option in the login menu.

Figure 6.7a shows a screenshot of Fluxbox running on PC-BSD. In this example, the user has launched the Application menu by right-clicking on the desktop.

Figure 6.7a: Fluxbox on PC-BSD WAIT TIL HANDBOOK ICON AVAILABLE

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The Fluxconf PBI, available in AppCafe®, adds the following tools:

  • fluxbare: seen in Figure 6.7b, provides a tiny toolbar allowing you to launch the next three utilities. Type fluxbare within an xterm to open the toolbar.
  • fluxconf: seen in Figure 6.7c, is used for managing window placement.
  • fluxkeys: seen in Figure 6.7d, is used to define and manage keyboard shortcuts.
  • fluxmenu: seen in Figure 6.7e, is used to add or remove entries from the Fluxbox menu.

Figure 6.7b: Fluxbare Toolbar

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Figure 6.7c: Configuring Window Placement with fluxconf

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Figure 6.7d: Managing Keyboard Shortcuts with fluxkeys

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Figure 6.7e: Editing the Menu Using fluxmenu

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The [2][2] page of the Fluxbox website lists the available configuration files and links to instructions for getting the most out of Fluxbox.

Additional Resources

References


  1. http://fluxbox.org/
  2. http://www.fluxbox.org/features/
  3. https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/467792-creating-the-perfect-fluxbox-desktop-on-linux
  4. http://www.tuxmagazine.com/node/1000191
  5. http://fluxbox-wiki.org
  6. http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=FAQ
  7. http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Howtos