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Fluxbox provides a number of window management features such as which can be manually included in an existing root menu definition. This is the new documentation for Fluxbox, an X11 window manager. controls the appearance of the popup menu that you see when you right click on the. Fluxbox provides configurable window decorations, a root menu to launch applications and a .. Users are free to manually edit the slitlist file.

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Creates a submenu entry with label that is also the title of the new submenuand inserts in that submenu all filenames in manuao specified directoryassuming that they are all valid style files directories are ignored in the same way as the [stylesdir] command does.

Some WMs, however, take on more functionality than just window management. This tells fluxbox to insert a link to the workspaces menu directly into your menu. Insert a non-operational item into the current menu. In addition to the commands above, any legal keys file command may be used as a menu item. All other characters shown are required verbatim.

This program can be used to generate menus. For example, the following command will setup Fluxbox to use truetype and vim-syntax:.

This tells fluxbox to insert an item that, when selected, reads style file named filename and apply the new textures, colors and fonts to the current running session.


The autoHide resources allow the user to set the behavior of the toolbar and slit. Location of the file used to remember slit client ordering. Though originally designed for Xfceit makes a nice complement to a Fluxbox-based system.

fluxbox-menu(5) Manual Page

This resource specifies the tools plugged into the toolbar. When you run fluxbox on an 8bpp display, you must set this resource to 4. Take the current window to a specific workspace. Listed here are different tools that you can use.

Fluxbox – Gentoo Wiki

This tells fluxbox to fluxbo a link to the workspaces menu directly into your menu. If enabled, clicking anywhere on a window will raise it above all others within its layer.

A regular click only sends the window. A right click and drag on the border resizes the window. Value must be between Msnual all arguments are passed verbatim to the shell, you can use environment variables, pipes, or anything else the shell can do.

fluxbox(1) — fluxbox — Debian stretch — Debian Manpages

If specified, the icon will be scaled down and displayed in the menu alongside the text label of the item. When moving a window, setting this to True will draw the window contents as it moves this is nasty on slow systems. Note It is possible to use this method to auto-generate the menu and still have some manual control over it. In addition to the commands above, any legal keys file command may be used as a menu item.


Start fluxbox on the specified display. However, this file consists of only one [ tag ] per line with no labels, commands, or icons. The optional comment is not displayed, but can be useful for internal documentation or script parsing of menu files. You can use this to launch applications, run shell scripts, etc. If command is omitted, fluxbox restarts itself. You can select one of these by clicking on it, and it will be applied immediately.

Scroll wheel on the toolbar cycles through windows.

Think of it as a dock where you can place smaller programs. The labels that are created in the menu are the filenames of the style files. Once installed, it will be necessary to configure iDesk so that it is able to display icons.

If it cannot find it, the system default menu is used in its place. When set to True, this will show the native icon of applications.