openbox at nerd.cx
Sun Jan 18 22:08:37 EST 2004
I've recently started using Openbox, and I like it enough to contribute.
We need a better FAQ, so here are some possible additions:
How do I edit the menu?
Edit ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml. Read the documentation at the <a
Where is the dock?
The dock is defined in the ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml file. The relevant
section looks like this:<pre>
If you don't see anything in the dock, it is because there are no dock
applications running. Look at <a
href="http:/docapps.org">docapps.org</a> for examples of dock
applications to see if there is anything you want to run.
How do I launch applications when X starts?
If you are starting X with startx, applications are launched with the
~/.xinitrc script. If you are starting X via a graphical login,
applications are launched with the ~/.xsession. Applications that are
to run on top of X must be run after X is started. To accomplish this,
launch applications with the following syntax:
sleep 1 && exec application &
The sleep command lets the X server get a head start and the trailing
ampersand lets the command happen in the background.
How do I set a background in Openbox?
You don't. Seriously, Openbox is a window manager, and setting a root
window background is outside that mandate. Use another program to set
the root background, such as xsetroot, bsetbg, Esetroot, Rox etc.
Launch these programs within the X startup script.
Can you put tabs in Openbox?
No. If you want a tabbing window manager, use <a
or <a href="http://pekwm.org">pekwm</a>. For further explanation, read <a
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