Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.
# emerge --ask x11-wm/openbox
$ mkdir -p ~/.config/openbox $ cp /etc/xdg/openbox/* ~/.config/openbox/
Openbox's configuration files are well commented. Please read the files and edit them.
- Openbox doesn't have panels natively. Openbox's menu is opened by a right click as default. You can customize this menu by editing ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml.
- You can customize Openbox's key-bindings and mouse-bindings by editing ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml.
- Openbox starts commands written in ~/.config/openbox/autostart.
Because Openbox is XDG (freedesktop.org) compliant, it also supports /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop and ~/.config/autostart/*.desktop. You can avoid running the command twice to add "NotShowIn=OPENBOX;" in the desktop file (case sensitive). More Information is avalable at http://standards.freedesktop.org/autostart-spec/autostart-spec-latest.html
- You can set environment variables by editing ~/.config/openbox/environment.
- GTK+-based configuration frontend
- a frontend to edit menu.xml
Openbox is compatible with Window Maker's dock applications such as x11-misc/stalonetray, x11-plugins/wmclock, etc. (Window Maker is a window manager.) You can install them and add them to the autostart file.
Openbox doesn't have any native panel. But you can add panels such as x11-misc/tint2.