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Openbox

Openbox

Openbox is a window manager for the X11 windowing system. It was originally based on Blackbox and currently remains very similar, even using Blackbox styles (with available extensions) for its themeing.

Openbox works with your applications, and makes your desktop easier to manage. This is because the approach to its development was the opposite of what seems to be the general case for window managers. Openbox was written first to comply with standards and to work properly. Only when that was in place did the team turn to the visual interface.

Openbox is fully functional as a stand-alone working environment, or can be used as a drop-in replacement for the default window manager in the GNOME or KDE desktop environments.

Openbox is designed to be small, fast, and fully compliant with the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM) and Extended Window Manager Hints (EWMH).

 Openbox 3.5.2

Price
Free to download

Size
0.9MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Mikael Magnusson, Dana Jansens, Derek Foreman, Tore Anderson, Audun Hove and others

Website
openbox.org

System Requirements
To compile:
C compiler
libc, Xlib, Glib-2, LibXML-2, Pango, Startup-notification, XCursor library and headers
Pkg-config

libobparser16
libobrender16

Support Sites:
Documentation, FAQ, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:
The Linux Critic

Features include:

  • Very fast
  • Anti Aliased fonts
  • NetWM support
  • Chainable key bindings
  • Customizable mouse actions
  • Window resistance (Window-to-Window and Window-to-Edge snapping)
  • Placement options:
    • Smart
    • Cascade
    • Under Mouse
    • Click Mouse
  • Multi-head Xinerama support
  • Pipe menus
  • Workspace warping
  • Customizable style engine
  • Windowmaker Dock App support
  • Toolbar

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