noDE -- fluxbox -- doc

noDE aka no Desktop Environment ...
some informations about fluxbox:
sources: doc 3hg team.


Fluxbox is an extremely light and fast window manager. In the tradition of *boxes, it can by itself constitute a very complete office environment. In addition, it has some interesting advantages in front of the most famous openbox.

Some non-exhaustive advantages:

Some disadvantages:

fluxbox on nakeDeb

nakeDeb embeds a preconfigured fluxbox session that responds to the general documentation and adds some keyboard shortcuts. in its configuration files, fluxbox identifies the keys as follows: "Mod1" = Alt, "Mod4" = Super (windows logo).




a bit of tiling:

the fluxbox session also integrates the conky information tool. to configure it, go to the fluxbox menu > configuration > conky > edit or directly from it address ~/.fluxbox/conkyrc.

more details about conky with the magic word man conky.

the fluxbox session also benefits from a small program coded by prx, the fluxbox-automenu, allowing you to list the installed applications (a kind of auto-generated menu like the one you find in other DEs) and to display them in the main fluxbox menu.

graphical configuration

Fluxbox allows fine configuration from its menu: right-click on the desktop > menu > configuration > fluxbox... entries are self-explanatory.

manual configuration

Fluxbox can be configured via the menu accessible by right-clicking on the desktop. The taskbar can be configured in the same way. However, we can configure fluxbox a bit more by editing its configuration files.

luckily for you, the english documentation for fluxbox is very comprehensive. thus, you will find a manual for each section of your window manager:

user configuration reset

if you have changed your configuration and want to revert to the default Debian or nakeDeb configuration, follow these steps.

default configurations are located in /etc/X11/fluxbox for Debian and in /etc/skel/.fluxbox for nakeDeb.