[openbox] panel / window decoration

Christian von Mueffling cvm at aiss.de
Thu Apr 10 05:19:43 EDT 2003


On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 04:50:43PM -0400, smoynes at nexus.carleton.ca wrote:

[Panel in OpenBox]

> That isn't available directly with openbox. However, openbox has
> been designed to follow various standards that let it interopeate.

Another thing I really like :-)

> Is the icewm toolbar a separate program?

No. Unfortunately not.

> If so, you might be able to use it with openbox. Also, Ben has
> written a handy dockapp called docker (available from the website)
> that will dock Gnome2 and KDE3 docking applications into openbox's
> slit. Finally, you can use KDE's or Gnome's panel in openbox.

I'd like to avoid using Gnome or KDE. I work mainly on Sun Solaris and
don't have root access. Installing Gnome or KDE would IMO annihilate
the advantage of the slimness of OpenBox.

> > Also in icewm it is possible to define for a specific window class
> > things like if the decoration is shown or if it will be ignored when
> > going to NextWin/PrevWin. Is something like that possible with
> > OpenBox?
> Not really. Openbox3, which isn't expected to be complete for a
> while now, should be able to do this. So if you stay tuned you may
> be more pleased.

Good news :-)

Thanks for your answers,

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