[openbox] How to use openbox on OS X?

János Illés ijanos at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 11:18:21 EST 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:03, seanh <snhmnd at gmail.com> wrote:
> I feel like I'm
> asking for trouble here.

Yeah, pretty much :(

Since OS X does not use X (as in X server and X clients) you cannot
really go anywhere with a window manager for X windows.
you can run an X server in it its own OS X window and run X based apps
in it with openbox but thats all.

But you can still install a linux distro on your mac :)

Though I'm not really familiar with OS X, i think there are apps
(mostly proprietary) which extends the capabilities of the window
manager. If you want to stick to OS X then try to look them up.


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