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FLUXBOX(1)			Fluxbox	Manual			    FLUXBOX(1)

       fluxbox - A lightweight window manager for the X	Windowing System

       fluxbox [-rc rcfile] [-no-slit] [-no-toolbar] [-log logfile] [-display
       display]	[-screen all|scr,scr...] [-verbose] [-sync]

       fluxbox [-v | -version] | [-h | -help] |	[-i | -info] |

       fluxbox(1) is a window manager. As such it provides configurable	window
       decorations, a root menu	to launch applications and a toolbar that
       shows the current workspace name, a set of application names and	the
       current time. There is also a workspace menu to add or remove

       Fluxbox can iconify (or minimize) windows to the	toolbar	One click and
       they reappear. A	double-click on	the titlebar of	the window will	shade
       it; i.e.	the window will	disappear, and only the	titlebar will remain

       There are also two areas	commonly used by small applets:	the `slit' can
       be used to dock small applications; e.g.	most of	the "bbtools" and
       "Window Maker dockapps" can use the slit, and the `systray' which lives
       in the toolbar supports standard	system tray icons provided by some

       Fluxbox uses its	own graphics class to render its images	on the fly. By
       using style files, you can determine in great detail how	your desktop
       looks. fluxbox styles are compatible with those of Blackbox 0.65	or
       earlier versions, so users migrating can	still use their	current
       favourite themes.

       Most of the default keyboard and	mouse button actions mentioned in this
       manual can be changed and configured in the `keys' file.	This powerful
       configuration file can also be used to automate almost any action you
       may want	to perform, from launching applications	to moving windows
       around the screen. See fluxbox-keys(5) for details.

       Fluxbox can also	remember certain attributes of individual application
       windows and restore these settings the next time	the window opens. See
       the fluxbox-apps(5) for details.

       Fluxbox supports	the majority of	the Extended Window Manager Hints
       (EWMH) specification, as	well as	numerous other Window Hinting
       standards. This allows all compliant window managers to provide a
       common interface	to standard features used by applications and desktop

       -display	display
	   Start fluxbox on the	specified display. Programs started by fluxbox
	   will	share the DISPLAY environment variable also.

       -h, -help
	   Display command line	options.

       -i, -info
	   Display useful information concerning the defaults and compiled-in

       -log logfile
	   Starting fluxbox with this option will designate a file in which
	   you want to log events to.

	   Do not use the container for	DockApps (aka the Slit)

	   Do not use the toolbar

       -rc rcfile
	   Use a different config file other than the default ~/.fluxbox/init.

       -v, -version
	   The version of fluxbox installed.

       -screen all|scr,scr...
	   Run on specified screens only or all	(by default).

	   Print more information in process.

	   Synchronize with the	X server for debugging.

	   Lists all available internal	commands.

       fluxbox(1) comes	with a program called startfluxbox(1) usually located
       wherever	you installed fluxbox. This script provides you	with many
       options and variables that can be set when starting fluxbox. To
       actually	call fluxbox and begin using it, you should place "exec
       startfluxbox" in	your ~/.xinitrc	as the last executed command. This is
       assuming	that the location of fluxbox(1)	and startfluxbox(1) are	in
       your shell's $PATH. Also	note that you may need to create the
       ~/.xinitrc file or your setup may use ~/.xsession instead, depending on
       your X setup. Some X login managers like	gdm(1) or kdm(1) may simply
       provide a "Fluxbox" session for you without having to alter any

       By using	fluxbox	-i you'll see the defaults used	by fluxbox(1). These
       are what	fluxbox	looks for upon startup.	In the list of "Defaults:"
       you'll see a menu file location,	this is	where you can provide a
       system-wide menu	file for your users.

       On exit or restart, fluxbox will	save user defaults in the file
       ~/.fluxbox/init.	Resources in this file can also	be edited by hand, see
       the RESOURCES section for more details. fluxbox(1) also has many	tools
       to edit these; look through the main menu once fluxbox has started to
       find different ways of managing your session.

       When using fluxbox for the first	time, users who	are more accustomed to
       full desktop environments such as KDE or	Gnome may be a little
       surprised by the	minimal	screen content.	fluxbox	is designed to be fast
       and powerful, so	it may take a bit of getting used to --	however, the
       rewards are worthwhile.

       In this section,	we'll give a quick summary of the common things.
       However,	we recommend that you consult the referenced sections of this
       manual to further develop your understanding of what you	can do with

   Root	Window (Main)
       Looking at the fluxbox desktop immediately after	startup	you'll
       generally see only one thing: the toolbar. If you right-click (mouse
       button 3) somewhere on the desktop, you can access the Root Menu. A
       middle-click (mouse button 2) on	the desktop shows you the Workspace

   Root	Menu and Workspace Menu
       From the	RootMenu you can launch	applications and configure fluxbox.
       The WorkspaceMenu shows all windows and on which	workspaces they	are.
       See section MENUS on how	to customize these menus.

       The toolbar contains any	combination of the following tools, by default
       in this order:

       o   Workspace Name: Name	of the current visible workspace

       o   Workspace Arrows: Previous/Next Workspace

       o   Iconbar: List of windows managed by fluxbox

       o   Window Arrows: Previous/Next	Application Window

       o   System Tray:	Area for applets

       o   Clock: Date and Time

       The contents and	behavior of the	toolbar	can be configured, see the
       TOOLBAR section for details.

       Initially you won't be able to see the slit. It is there, but it	isn't
       being used yet, which confuses some people initially. Think of it as a
       dock where you can place	smaller	programs. If you've looked at any
       screenshots on the official fluxbox web site, you will have noticed
       some small programs on the edge of some of the screens. These were more
       than likely docked programs in the slit.	To learn more about the	slit,
       we have an entire SLIT section below that goes into detail about	the
       options you have.

       fluxbox manages the following layers (from highest to lowest):

       o   Above Dock

       o   Dock

       o   Top

       o   Normal

       o   Bottom

       o   Desktop

       Windows on a higher layer will always appear above those	on a lower
       one. These layers can be	used on	application windows, the slit or the
       toolbar.	You can	assign applications to a certain layer by specifying
       it in the `apps'	file or	through	the WindowMenu.	We discuss the `apps'
       file in fluxbox-apps(5).	We discuss the WindowMenu in the MENUS
       section.	We discuss layers in more detail in the	LAYERS section.

   Focus Model
       The window that has the focus is	the one	that receives key and mouse
       events. The focus model is selectable via the Configuration menu
       located in the root menu. We'll discuss the different types of focus
       below in	the FOCUS MODEL	section.

       A left-click (mouse button 1) on	any part of the	window's border	will
       raise it. Dragging then moves the window	to another part	of the
       desktop.	A right	click and drag on the border resizes the window.
       Dragging	the resize grips at the	left and right bottom corners also
       will resize the window. Middle clicking on a border or titlebar will
       immediately lower the window. Right clicking on the titlebar opens the
       Window menu. The	commands unique	to this	menu are discussed in detail
       in the Window Menu section.

       fluxbox allows windows to be `grouped' by middle	clicking and holding
       on a window's tab and dragging it onto another window. This `tabbing'
       allows you to put multiple applications in one location on the desktop
       and do several operations (for example, moving or resizing) to all
       windows in the group. By	default, tabs are located just above the
       window, but they	may be embedded	in the titlebar	or moved to other
       locations on the	outside	of the window. Configuration is	discussed in
       TAB OPTIONS section.

       You can also set	up automatic grouping using the	`apps' file. See GROUP
       SECTIONS	in fluxbox-apps(5) for details.

   Key Bindings
       There are a number of key bindings set up by default, which can be
       configured and extended to just about anything you can imagine with the
       keyboard. See fluxbox-keys(5) for details on how	to do this.

       The default bindings set	up by fluxbox are as follows:

       Mouse clicks on the empty desktop:

       o   Left-click (Button 1): hides	all fluxbox menus

       o   Middle-click	(Button	2): shows the Workspace	Menu

       o   Right-click (Button 3): shows the Root Menu

       o   Scroll wheel	(Buttons 4 and 5): jump	to the previous/next workspace

       Mouse gestures on a window:

       o   ALT+Drag Left-click anywhere	on a window moves the window.

       o   ALT+Drag Right-click	anywhere on a window resizes the window.

       o   ALT+Middle-click anywhere on	a window lowers	the current window.

       Mouse gestures on a window's titlebar:

       o   CTRL+Drag Left-click	on a window's titlebar lets you	drag to	attach
	   the window to another's tab group

       o   Double Left-click on	a window's titlebar shades the window

       o   Middle-click	on a window's titlebar lowers the window

       o   Right-click on a window's titlebar pops up the Window Menu

       Mouse gestures on the toolbar:

       o   Scroll wheel	on the toolbar cycles through windows

       Keyboard	bindings:

       o   ALT+Tab / ALT+Shift+Tab: Cycle through windows

       o   WIN+Tab / WIN+Shift+Tab: Cycle through tabs

       o   WIN+1 - WIN+9: Select the 1st -> 9th	tab in the current window

       o   ALT+F1: Run xterm(1)	to open	a new terminal

       o   ALT+F2: Run fbrun(1)	for a small "run program" dialog

       o   ALT+F4: Close the current window

       o   ALT+F5: Kill	the current window (like xkill(1))

       o   ALT+F9: Minimize (iconify) the current window

       o   ALT+F10: Maximize the current window

       o   ALT+F11: Full-screen	the current window

       o   ALT+Space: Open the Window Menu

       o   CTRL+ALT+Del: Exit fluxbox (log out)

       o   CTRL+ALT+Left / CTRL+ALT+Right: Go to the previous/next workspace

       o   WIN+Left / WIN+Right: Send the current window to the	previous/next
	   workspace, but remain on this workspace

       o   CTRL+WIN+Left / CTRL+WIN+Right: Take	the current window to the
	   previous/next workspace, and	switch to that workspace

       o   CTRL+F1 - CTRL+F12: Switch to the 1st -> 12th workspace

       o   WIN+F1 - WIN+F12: Send the current window to	a specific workspace

       o   CTRL+WIN+F1 - CTRL+WIN+F12: Take the	current	window to a specific

       fluxbox provides	a popup	menu facility that is used by a	few different
       types of	native menus.

       When a menu is open, you	can click on items with	the mouse to activate
       them. Some special menu items react slightly differently	depending on
       the mouse button	you use, but normally you will want to use a
       left-click (button 1).

       You can also use	the the	keyboard arrow key to navigate,	or even	type
       the first few letters of	the item's label to select it, and "enter" to
       activate	the item.

       Normally	activating a menu item should close the	menu. You can also
       right-click the title are of a menu or press "esc" to close it without
       activating an item.

   Root	Menu
       The root	menu is	where you can launch commonly-used applications	and
       change different	aspects	of fluxbox by simply clicking on a menu	item.
       By default it is	opened by a right-click	on the empty area of the

       The contents of this menu can be	configured, see	fluxbox-menu(5)	for

       The default menu, which is created by the "fluxbox-generate_menu"
       command,	contains menus for installed applications, as well as a
       special "Fluxbox	menu" item with	the items detailed below:

	   The next level under	this menu is where you can set certain
	   resources and really	begin to customize the look and	feel of	your
	   desktop. See	the Configure Menu section below for more details.

       System Styles
	   This	is where the standard styles are listed. You can select	one of
	   these by clicking on	it, and	it will	be applied immediately.	System
	   styles are located in /usr/local/share/fluxbox/styles/ upon a
	   default install. Remember that you can confirm this with fluxbox

	   User	Styles
	       This is where your custom styles	are listed. It will list any
	       styles from ~/.fluxbox/styles/, which may be styles you grab
	       from the	Internet, or your own custom styles, provided you
	       follow the standards described in fluxbox-style(5).

	   Workspace List
	       This is the same	as the Workspace Menu detailed below.

	       Listed here are different tools that you	can use. You can
	       rename your workspace, run programs from	a command line or
	       regenerate your menu.

	   Window Managers
	       Allows you to switch your window	manager. (Only listed if you
	       have other window managers/desktop environments installed.)

	   Lock	Screen
	       Locks the screen, if a suitable locking program has been

	   Fluxbox Command
	       A little	Commandline will popup where you can enter a fluxbox
	       command.	These commands are the same as those detailed in

	   Reload config
	       Use this	to reload the fluxbox configuration files. You must do
	       this after editing the `keys' file, `init' file,	or the current

	       Restart the whole darn thing. This starts a completely new
	       fluxbox process,	rereads	files and redraws all graphical
	       elements. Running applications will remain open,	however, and
	       restored	to the same workspaces they were previously in once
	       fluxbox returns.

	       Exits fluxbox, which in turn either shuts down the X Window
	       server or returns you to	the graphical login screen.

   Configuration Menu
       This menu offers	the opportunity	to set up fluxbox. It contains many
       options which can be altered manually in	the `init' file, but this is
       an easier and faster way	to change the most common settings.

       All changes take	effect immediately.

       Focus Model
	   Lets	you configure the window focus model. For details, see FOCUS
	   MODEL, below.

       Maximize	Options
	   Lets	you configure what happens when	you maximize a window. The
	   four	options	are:

	   Full	Maximization:
	       Normally, a maximized window will not overlap the toolbar,
	       slit, or	any docked windows (like panels). Enabling this	option
	       allows maximized	windows	to be as large as the actual screen

	   Ignore Resize Increment:
	       Normally, terminal windows specify a "resize increment" which
	       mean fluxbox will only resize the window	to an even multiple of
	       the character size. Enabling this option	will ignore this
	       specification when maximizing.

	   Disable Moving / Disable Resizing:
	       Normally, maximized windows can still be	moved and resized.
	       Enabling	these options prevents these behaviour.

       Tab Options
	   Lets	you configure the properties of	tabs. Detailed in TAB OPTIONS,

	   This	menu can also be found by right-clicking the slit (if
	   visible). Find more information about this menu's options in	the
	   Slit	Menu section, below.

	   This	menu can also be found by right-clicking any non-icon part of
	   the toolbar.	Find more information about this menu's	options	in the
	   Toolbar Menu	section, below.

	   This	sets the default transparency for a focused windows, unfocused
	   window and the menu.	Use the	left mouse button to decrease and the
	   right mouse button to increase the value. 0 is invisible, 255 is
	   not transparent at all.

	   The transparency of individual application windows can be
	   overridden in the `apps' file (fluxbox-apps(5)).

	   The Force Pseudo Transparency option	will force fluxbox to ignore
	   the xcomposite extension and	use pseudo-transparency	instead	of
	   true	transparency. Note: When pseudo-transparency is	on, the
	   transparency	values here only affect	titlebars, not window

       Opaque Window Moving
	   If enabled, you will	see the	window content while dragging it.
	   Otherwise only an outline of	the window will	be shown.

       Workspace Warping
	   If enabled, you can drag windows from one workspace to another. The
	   previous workspace is to the	left, the next workspace is to the

   Window Menu
       The Window menu is displayed when you right click on the	titlebar of a

       To customize this menu, see the WINDOW MENU section of fluxbox-menu(5).

       By default, this	menu contains:

	   Shade the window (display the titlebar only).

	   (Un)Stick window. A `stuck' window will always be displayed on all

       Send To...
	   Send	window to another workspace. When you select the workspace
	   with	a middle click,	fluxbox	will send you along with the
	   application to the selected workspace.

	   (Un)Maximize	window.	Depending on your toolbar and slit
	   configuration, maximize may cover them. You can use the different
	   mouse buttons for different aspects of maximize function.

	   o   Button 1	(Un)Maximize as	normal.

	   o   Button 2	(Un)Maximize window vertically.

	   o   Button 3	(Un)Maximize window horizontally.

	   Iconify (or minimize) a window. The `icon' can be found in the
	   Icons submenu of the	workspace menu as well as in the toolbar (if a
	   Toolbar mode	showing	Icons is selected).

	   Raise the window above all others in	the same layer.

	   Lower the window below all others in	the same layer.

	   Change the layer of this window. See	LAYERS for more	details.

	   Change this window's	transparency, overriding the defaults from the
	   Configuration Menu.

	   Specify which window	settings should	be stored in the `apps'	file
	   and resumed the next	time this window is opened.

	   Specifically	the setting you	may store are:

	       Open this in the	same workspace as where	the window currently

	   Jump	to workspace:
	       When Workspace is selected, fluxbox will	jump to	the
	       appropriate workspace when this window is opened	there. If not
	       selected, the window will open in the background.

	       For xinerama users only,	start this window on the current head
	       (or screen).

	       Record the current window height	and width.

	       Record the current X and	Y coordinates of the window.

	       Record whether the window is on all desktops, or	not.

	       Record the current set of decorations (title bar, grips,	tabs,
	       etc) on the window.

	       Record whether the window is shaded (or rolled-up) or not.

	       Record whether the window is iconified (or minimized) or	not.

	       Record whether the window is maximized or not.

	       Record whether the window is in fullscreen mode or not.

	       Record the current Transparency settings.

	       Record the current layer.

	   Save	on close:
	       If selected, any	of the above items which are also selected
	       will be updated with the	window's current values	as it is

	   These are is	covered	in more	detail in fluxbox-apps(5).

	   Close the application softly.

	   Kill	the window's parent process, like xkill(1).

   Workspace Menu
       The workspace menu can be found,	by default, by middle-clicking on the
       background. This	menu contains entries to explore the currently defined
       workspaces, windows, and	add/remove/rename workspaces.

	   This	menu shows any iconified (or, minimized) windows. Clicking on
	   a window in this menu will raise it on the current workspace.

	   The next section provides one submenu per workspace.
	   Middle-clicking on a	workspace name will take you to	that
	   workspace. The submenu contains a list of all open windows on that
	   workspace. Clicking on a window name	will take you to that window
	   and raise it, changing the active workspace if necessary.

       New Workspace
	   This	entry adds a new workspace to the end of the list of current

       Edit current workspace name
	   Pops	up a dialog to enter a new name	for the	current	workspace.

       Remove Last
	   Remove the last workspace in	the list. Any windows currently	open
	   there will be sent to the next-to-last workspace.

       The toolbar is a	small area to display information like a clock,
       workspace name, a system	tray or	a taskbar (iconbar) that can contain
       the running programs. The color,	look, font etc.	is defined in the

       The tools in the	toolbar	can be enabled/disabled	in the `init' file
       with the resource.	See the	RESOURCES
       section for details on how to alter this	value.

       The possible tools are:

	   This	will show an area to display a clock and the date according to
	   the format specification listed in "man strtftime"

	   This	is the area that contains all windows (all running
	   applications, all minimized windows or maybe	no window, all
	   depending on	the Toolbar Settings).

	   The Systemtray can hold applications	that are made to use it.

	   This	displays the name of the current workspace. Also, one is able
	   to switch to	the workspace left of the current one with a left
	   click and to	the workspace right of the current one with a right

	   This	displays an arrow that allows one to switch to the workspace
	   left	of the current one.

	   This	displays an arrow that allows one to switch to the workspace
	   right of the	current	one.

	   This	displays an arrow that switches	focus to the previous visible
	   window on the current workspace.

	   This	displays an arrow that switches	focus to the next visible
	   window on the current workspace.

       Other aspects of	the toolbar can	be configured in two ways: through the
       toolbar menu, which is accessible in the	Configuration part of the
       RootMenu	or with	a middle click on the edge the toolbar,	or by editing
       the init	file (see the RESOURCES	section	for more information about

   Toolbar Menu
       This menu can be	opened by right-clicking on the	toolbar	(though	not on
       a window's name in the iconbar),	or from	the Configuration Menu.

       All changes take	effect immediately. Here are the settings:

	   Sets	the toolbar either to visible or invisible.

       Auto hide
	   If this is enabled the toolbar will disappear after a defined time
	   when	the mouse pointer leaves the toolbar. It will slide in when
	   the cursor hits the remaining edge of the toolbar. See the
	   session.autoRaiseDelay resource for the delay time.

       Toolbar width percentage
	   Sets	the width of the toolbar in a percentage of your total screen
	   size. Use the left mouse button to decrease and the right
	   mouse-button	to increase the	value. The value can be	from 1-100.

       Maximize	Over
	   Enabling this option	will allow windows to maximize over the
	   toolbar. With this switched on they will only expand	to the edge of
	   the bar. This option	may be overridden by the "Full Maximization"
	   from	the Configuration Menu.	If that	option is enabled, this	option
	   will	have no	effect..

	   This	sets the layer on which	the toolbar is set. With this you can
	   set the toolbar to "Always on top".

	   Sets	the toolbar to any edge	of the screen, either centered or
	   aligned with	a corner.

	   This	sets the alpha value for the toolbar. Use the left mouse
	   button to decrease and the right mouse button to increase the
	   value. 0 is invisible, 255 is not transparent at all.

       Iconbar Mode
	   Specifies various modes of the iconbar's operation.

	   The first section outlines what types of windows will be shown in
	   the iconbar:

	       Will not	show any windows

	       Shows windows from all workspaces that are iconified (or,

	       Shows windows from all workspaces that are not iconified

	       Shows windows from the current workspace	that are iconified

	       Shows windows from the current workspace	that are not iconified

	       Shows all windows (iconified or not) from the current workspace

	   All Windows:
	       Shows all windows (iconified or not) from all workspaces

	   The next section specifies the alignment of the window names	shown
	   in the iconbar. The width is	specified via the
	   session.screen0.iconbar.iconWidth resource:

	       All icons will be left-aligned with the width set in the	`init'

	       All icons will be sized evenly to fill the iconbar completely

	       All icons will be right-aligned with the	width set in the
	       `init' file

	   The last option in this submenu is:

	   Show	Pictures:
	       If enabled the iconbar will show	the application's icon (if
	       provided	by the application)

	   Lets	you switch between the 00:00am - 11:59pm and 00:00 - 23:59

       Edit Clock Format
	   clicking this entry will pop	up a dialog window in which the	clock
	   format can be set according to man strftime (or man date).

       The Focus Model defines how windows gain	focus (i.e. become the active
       window, which receives keyboard and mouse events). The focus model can
       be changed in the configuration menu (usually located under fluxbox
       menu in the Root	Menu.

       There are two main aspects of the focus model: how windows gain focus
       and how tabs gain focus.	Each of	these has two options: focus follows
       mouse and click to focus. Focus follows mouse means that	windows	will
       gain focus when the mouse hovers	over them. Click to focus means	that
       windows will gain focus when the	mouse clicks on	them.

       Thus, there are four main options when choosing a focus model. You
       should choose one of the	first two and one of the last two. They	are:

       Click To	Focus
	   Click to focus windows.

       Mouse Focus
	   Window focus	follows	mouse.

	   Click to focus tabs.

	   Tab focus follows mouse.

       There are three more settings in	the "Focus Model" menu:

       Focus New Windows
	   If enabled, a new window will grab X	focus as soon as it is opened.

	   Auto	Raise
	       If enabled, focusing on a new window will automatically raise
	       that window above all others within its layer. When disabled,
	       you must	explicitly raise a focused window using	the window
	       menu, keybinding, or Click Raises.

	   Click Raises
	       If enabled, clicking anywhere on	a window will raise it above
	       all others within its layer.

       This section of fluxbox configuration menu lets you configure many
       features	of tabs. Inside	of it there are	three main options:

	   You can choose where	the external tabs will be positioned relative
	   to the window. For these options to work, Tabs in Titlebar must be

       Tabs in Titlebar
	   When	this option is on, tabs	are fixed in window titlebar and the
	   width varies	according to the amount	of windows grouped.

       Maximize	Over
	   When	this option is on, maximizing a	window will disregard the size
	   and location	of external tabs, which	means they may be pushed out
	   of the screen entirely.

       External	Tab Width
	   This	specifies in pixels the	width of external tabs.

       fluxbox enables you to use specialized files that contain X(1)
       resources to specify colors, textures, pixmaps and fonts, and thus the
       overall look of your window borders, menus and the toolbar.

       The default installation	of fluxbox provides some of these style	files.
       See fluxbox-style(5) to accommodate the growing number of style

   Style Overlay
       In addition to the style	file, the overlay file,	whose location is
       specified by session.screen0.styleOverlay (default: ~/.fluxbox/overlay)
       can be used to set style	resources that override	all styles. For	more
       information about which parts of	fluxbox	can be controlled by the
       overlay file, see fluxbox-style(5).

       The slit	is a special fluxbox window frame that can contain dockable
       applications, such as "bbtools" or "window maker	dockapps".

       When applications are run in the	slit they have no window borders of
       their own; instead they are framed in the slit, and they	are always
       visible in the current workspace.

       Most dockable applications use the -w option to run in the slit.	For
       example,	you could put in your ~/.fluxbox/startup:

	   bbmail -w &
	   bbpager -w &
	   wmdrawer &
	   exec	fluxbox

       To use the slit you must	have it	compiled into fluxbox. This is the
       default setting.

   Slit	Menu
       This menu can be	opened by right-clicking on the	slit (though not on an
       application running within the slit), or	from the Configuration Menu.

       All changes take	effect immediately. Here are the settings:

	   This	lets you set the position of the slit.

	   See LAYERS for details on the layer order.

       Auto hide
	   If this is enabled the slit will disappear after a defined time
	   when	the mouse pointer leaves the slit. It will slide in when the
	   cursor hits the remaining edge of the slit. See the
	   session.autoRaiseDelay resource for the delay time.

       Maximize	Over
	   Enabling this option	will allow windows to maximizing over the
	   slit. With this switched off	they will only expand to the edge of
	   the slit. This option may be	overridden by the "Full	Maximization"
	   from	the Configuration Menu.	If that	option is enabled, this	option
	   will	have no	effect..

	   This	sets the alpha value for the slit. Use the left	mouse button
	   to decrease and the right mouse button to increase the value. 0 is
	   invisible, 255 is not transparent at	all.

	   This	submenu	lets you reorder the the applications running in the
	   slit. You are able to hide apps from	the slit by unselecting	them
	   in the list showing.	This will not kill the app. You	can make them
	   re-appear by	selecting them in the list. The	"Save SlitList"	option
	   saves the new order to you slitlist located in ~/.fluxbox/slitlist.
	   See the next	section	for details.

   Slitlist File
       fluxbox's slitlist file is available for	those that use dockapps	in the
       slit. This file helps fluxbox keep track	of the order of	the dockapps
       when in the slit. The file is generally located at ~/.fluxbox/slitlist.

       A simple	procedure for getting the slit sequences the way you like it
       is: 1. Run fluxbox with no pre-loaded dockapps 2. Run dockapps
       individually in the order you want them 3. Add dockapps to your
       startfluxbox(1) script

       This sequence will be saved by default to ~/.fluxbox/slitlist and will
       be remembered for future	instances of fluxbox.

       Users are free to manually edit the slitlist file. It is	a simple list
       of window names,	as given by xprop(1), one per dockapp. Similar to the
       init file it should not be edited while fluxbox is running. Otherwise
       changes may get overwritten.

       The user	also has the option of choosing	a different path for the
       slitlist	file, by setting the session.session0.slitlistFile resource.

       Layers affect the way that windows will overlap each other on the
       screen. Windows on a higher layer will always appear above those	on a
       lower one, whether they are focused or not. Fluxbox uses	13 layers,
       starting	from 1 (highest).

       There are two ways to assign a window to	a different layer. When	the
       window is open, you may select the layer	in the `Layer ...' submenu of
       the window menu.	The menu gives six choices for the layer, which
       fluxbox manages by name.	The names are (from highest to lowest layer):

       o   2 - Above Dock

       o   4 - Dock

       o   6 - Top

       o   8 - Normal

       o   10 -	Bottom

       o   12 -	Desktop

       The other way to	set the	layer for a window is through the `apps' file.
       This method is described	in fluxbox-apps(5).

       Usually the ~/.fluxbox/init resource file is created and	maintained by
       fluxbox itself. You can use the Configure Menu, mentioned above,	to set
       most of these options. However, we'll cover all of the resource options
       that are	available to the user. If you edit this	file while fluxbox is
       running,	you must "reconfigure" to reload the resource options.

       When running fluxbox in a multiple-screen environment the screen0 key
       can also	be screen1, screen2, to	customize the behavior of fluxbox on
       each desktop accordingly. Here are the resources	that are currently

       session.screen0.window.{focus|unfocus}.alpha: integer
	   These resources are available to the	user to	set different levels
	   of transparency for different components of fluxbox.	Each one
	   accepts a value between 0-255, 255 being opaque and 0 being
	   completely transparent.

	   Default: 255

       session.screen0.{slit|toolbar}.autoHide:	boolean
	   The autoHide	resources allow	the user to set	the behavior of	the
	   toolbar and slit. This behavior can be that they disappear when
	   they	are not	being used actively by the user, or they remain
	   visible at all times.

	   Default: False

       session.screen0.{slit|toolbar}.layer: layer
	   With	these two resources, you can set the layer you want the
	   toolbar and the slit	to appear on. Please read the LAYER section
	   for more information.

	   Default: Dock

       session.screen0.{slit|toolbar}.placement: placement
	   These allow users to	place the slit and toolbar where they like.

	   Possible options are:
	       BottomLeft BottomCenter BottomRight LeftBottom LeftCenter
	       LeftTop RightBottom RightCenter RightTop	TopLeft	TopCenter

	   Slit	default: RightBottom

	   Toolbar default: BottomCenter

       session.screen0.{slit|toolbar|tabs}.maxOver: boolean
	   Setting these to True will allow application	windows	to maximize
	   over	the complete screen. Setting to	False allows the slit,
	   toolbar, and	external tabs to hold their territory and will always
	   be visible when an application is maximized.

	   Default: False

       session.screen0.toolbar.height: integer
	   Set the height of the toolbar. If the value is set to 0, the	style
	   file	will gain control over the toolbar height. It is possible to
	   set a fixed height by changing this value to	something greater than

	   Default: 0

       session.screen0.toolbar.visible:	boolean
	   The user can	set whether they want to have a	toolbar	on screen at
	   all.	Setting	to False removes the toolbar from the screen.

	   Default: True

       session.screen0.toolbar.widthPercent: integer
	   This	resource sets the width	percentage of the toolbar on the

	   Default: 100 tools
	   This	resource specifies the tools plugged into the toolbar. Read
	   the TOOLBAR section in this manual for a description	of each	of
	   these. They may be specified	in any order, delimited	by the ,
	   character. They will	appear in the order given.

	   Possible tools:
	       clock iconbar nextwindow	prevwindow nextworkspace prevworkspace
	       systemtray workspacename

	       workspacename, prevworkspace, nextworkspace, iconbar,
	       prevwindow, nextwindow, systemtray, clock

       session.screen0.{slit|toolbar}.onhead: integer
	   For those that use xinerama,	users can set this value to the	number
	   of the head where they would	like to	see the	slit and toolbar,
	   starting from 1. Setting this to 0 will ignore xinerama

	   Default: 0 for slit,	1 for toolbar

       session.screen0.iconbar.mode: pattern
	   This	determines which windows will be displayed in the iconbar. Any
	   window pattern is acceptable. See the section CLIENT	PATTERNS in
	   either fluxbox-keys(5) or fluxbox-apps(5) for details.

	   Default: {static groups} (workspace)

       session.screen0.iconbar.usePixmap: boolean
	   This	is also	set in the Iconbar Mode	menu. When set to True,	this
	   will	show the native	icon of	applications.

	   Default: True

       session.screen0.iconbar.iconTextPadding:	integer
	   This	specifies the space between the	window title and the edge of
	   the button.

	   Default: 10

       session.screen0.iconbar.alignment: position
	   This	value should be	changed	in the Iconbar Mode menu.

	   Available options:

	       o   Left: Fixed width, aligned left

	       o   Relative: Width varies to fill the iconbar

	       o   Right: Fixed	width, aligned right

	   Default: Relative

       session.screen0.iconbar.iconWidth: integer
	   Used	to specify the iconbar button width for	Left/Right alignment.

	   Default: 128

       session.screen0.strftimeFormat: date
	   This	adjusts	the way	the current time is displayed in the toolbar.
	   The strftime(3) format is used.

	   Default: %k:%M

       session.screen0.tabs.intitlebar:	boolean
	   This	specifies whether tabs should be embedded in the titlebar or
	   placed outside the window.

	   Default: True placement
	   This	specifies where	external tabs will appear on the window. It
	   has the same	possible values	as

	   Default: TopLeft integer
	   This	specifies the width of external	tabs in	pixels.

	   Default: 64

       session.screen0.focusModel: ClickToFocus|MouseFocus|StrictMouseFocus
	   This	controls how windows gain focus	via the	mouse. With
	   `ClickToFocus', the user must click on the window. With
	   `MouseFocus', windows gain focus whenever the mouse moves over
	   them, but only when the mouse is moving. With `StrictMouseFocus',
	   windows gain	focus whenever the mouse enters	any exposed area, even
	   if this is due to layer changes, window movement, changing
	   desktops, closing windows, etc.

	   Default: ClickToFocus

       session.screen0.autoRaise: boolean
	   When	True, this setting automatically raises	any window that	gains

	   Default: True

       session.autoRaiseDelay: integer
	   Adjusts the delay (in milli-sec) before focused windows will	raise
	   when	using the Autoraise option.

	   Default: 250

       session.screen0.clickRaises: boolean
	   This	setting	allows a user to click anywhere	on a window to bring
	   it on top of	other windows. Otherwise, only the titlebar will work.

	   Default: True

       session.screen0.workspacewarping: boolean
	   This	setting	enables	a user to change workspaces by dragging	a
	   window across the edge of the screen.

	   Default: True

       session.screen0.showwindowposition: boolean
	   Setting this	resource to True shows the user, in a little window,
	   the exact position of the application window	while the user is
	   dragging it.	Allows a precise placement of windows on a screen.

	   Default: False

       session.screen0.defaultDeco: string
	   This	specifies the default window decorations, according to the
	   same	options	available to the [Deco]	option in the `apps' file,
	   described in	fluxbox-apps(5).

	   Default: NORMAL

       session.screen0.menuDelay: integer
	   This	sets the delay in milliseconds for submenus to open when you
	   hover over them or to close when you	hover over another item.

	   Default: 200

       session.screen0.focusNewWindows:	boolean
	   This	sets whether or	not new	windows	will become focused

	   Default: True

       session.screen0.workspaceNames: names
	   Here	is where the user can name their workspaces, in	a
	   comma-delimited list. However it is recommended to use the tool
	   available in	the Workspace Menu to set these.

	   Default: Workspace 1, Workspace 2, Workspace	3, Workspace 4

       session.screen0.edgeSnapThreshold: integer
	   When	moving a window	across your screen, fluxbox is able to have it
	   `snap' to the edges of the screen and other windows for easy
	   placement. This variable tells fluxbox the distance (in pixels) at
	   which the window will jump to the edge.

	   Default: 10

       session.screen0.windowPlacement:	strategy
	   This	resource specifies where to place new windows when not
	   otherwise specified (by the program or the `apps' file, for

	   Available strategies:

	       o   RowSmartPlacement: tries to place windows in	rows without

	       o   ColSmartPlacement: tries to place windows in	columns
		   without overlapping

	       o   CascadePlacement: places windows below the titlebar of the
		   previous one

	       o   UnderMousePlacement:	places new windows underneath the

	   Default: RowSmartPlacement

       session.screen0.rowPlacementDirection: LeftToRight|RightToLeft
	   These settings control the direction	in which windows are tiled
	   using the RowSmartPlacement and ColSmartPlacement strategies
	   described above.

	   Default: LeftToRight

       session.screen0.colPlacementDirection: TopToBottom|BottomToTop
	   These settings control the direction	in which windows are tiled
	   using the RowSmartPlacement and ColSmartPlacement strategies
	   described above.

	   Default: TopToBottom

       session.screen0.fullMaximization: boolean
	   If this setting is enabled, windows will maximize over the toolbar,
	   slit, and any other window that creates a strut, no matter what
	   their individual settings are.

	   Default: False

       session.screen0.opaqueMove: boolean
	   When	moving a window, setting this to True will draw	the window
	   contents as it moves	(this is nasty on slow systems). If False, it
	   will	only draw an outline of	the window border.

	   Default: True

       session.screen0.workspaces: integer
	   Set this to the number of workspaces	the users wants.

	   Default: 4

       session.cacheLife: minutes
	   This	tells fluxbox how long unused pixmaps may stay in the X
	   server's memory.

	   Default: 5

       session.cacheMax: KbSize
	   This	tells fluxbox how much memory it may use to store cached
	   pixmaps on the X server. If your machine runs short of memory, you
	   may lower this value.

	   Default: 200

       session.colorsPerChannel: integer
	   This	tells fluxbox how many colors to take from the X server	on
	   pseudo-color	displays. A channel would be red, green, or blue.
	   fluxbox will	allocate this variable ^ 3 and make them always
	   available. Value must be between 2-6. When you run fluxbox on an
	   8bpp	display, you must set this resource to 4.

	   Default: 4

       session.doubleClickInterval: integer
	   Adjust the delay in milliseconds between mouse clicks for fluxbox
	   to consider a double	click.

	   Default: 250

       session.forcePseudoTransparency:	boolean
	   If you have Xorg's composite	extension enabled, this	setting	will
	   force the menu, windows, toolbar, and slit to use
	   pseudo-transparency instead of true transparency.

	   Default: False

       session.ignoreBorder: boolean
	   This	configures the ability to move windows by dragging the border.

	   Default: False

       session.tabPadding: integer
	   This	specifies the spacing between tabs.

	   Default: 0

       session.tabsAttachArea: Window|Titlebar
	   With	this set to `Window', windows may be grouped by	dragging one
	   tab with the	middle mouse button and	dropping it anywhere on
	   another window. With	`Titlebar', the	user must drop the tab on the
	   target window's titlebar.

	   Default: Window

       session.titlebar.{left|right}: buttons
	   The buttons or icons	to place in the	titlebar of decorated windows.
	   You may specify any number, space-delimited.

	   The available options are:
	       Close Maximize MenuIcon Minimize	Shade Stick LHalf RHalf

	   Default left: Stick

	   Default right: Shade	Minimize Maximize Close

	   LHalf and RHalf are buttons to quickly place	a window into the left
	   and right half of the current monitor.

       All of the location resources following require a pathname to their
       specific	files. This is where you can specify different files. Most of
       the defaults will be located in the user's ~/.fluxbox directory.

       session.appsFile: location
	   Location of persistent application settings,	or the `apps' file.
	   See the Remember...	item in	the Window Menu	section	above or
	   fluxbox-apps(5) for details.

       session.groupFile: location
	   Deprecated, auto-grouping is	now done in the	`apps' file, see
	   fluxbox-apps(5) for details.

       session.keyFile:	location
	   Location of the keyboard mapping settings, or the `keys' file. See
	   fluxbox-keys(5) for details.

       session.menuFile: location
	   Location of the Root	Menu file. See fluxbox-menu(5) for details.

       session.slitlistFile: location
	   Location of the file	used to	remember slit client ordering. See
	   SLIT	above for details.

       session.styleFile: location
	   Location of the currently selected style. See fluxbox-style(5) for

       session.styleOverlay: location
	   Location of the style overlay file. See fluxbox-style(5) for

       session.screen0.windowMenu: location
	   This	optionally specifies the location of a user-defined window
	   menu. If left blank,	it will	use ~/.fluxbox/windowmenu.

	   Default: blank

       session.menuSearch: nowhere|itemstart|somewhere
	   This	setting	controls the way the menu search feature works.

       Available options:

	   o   nowhere:	disables the menu search

	   o   itemstart: typed	text matches at	the start of a menu items

	   o   somewhere: typed	text matches somewhere in a menu item

       + Default: itemstart

	   fluxbox uses	$HOME to find the .fluxbox/init	file and to resolve
	   style file and -directory names.

	   When	no other display was given on the command line,	fluxbox	will
	   start on the	display	specified by this variable.

       fluxbox can also	take advantage of other	environment variables if they
       are set before fluxbox is started. For example, if $TERM	is set,	then
       it will be available whenever fluxbox uses the shell, such as the
       `keys' file ExecCommand or the root menu's [exec] tag. See
       fluxbox-keys(5) and fluxbox-menu(5) for details.

       The `keys' file also provides two commands that can alter the current
       environment of fluxbox: SetEnv and Export. Any changes made by these
       commands	will also affect the environment as seen by fluxbox and	all
       child processes started after that point. See fluxbox-keys(5) for

       For more	information about environment variables	in general, see	your
       shell's manual.

       fluxbox responds	to the following signals:

       o   SIGUSR1 restarts fluxbox.

       o   SIGUSR2 Forces reloading of configuration.

       fluxbox is written and maintained by Henrik Kinnunen <fluxgen at
       fluxbox org>, Simon Bowden <rathnor at fluxbox org>, Mathias Gumz
       <akira at fluxbox org>, and Mark	Tiefenbruck <mark at fluxbox org>,
       with contributions and patches merged from many individuals around the

       Blackbox	was written and	maintained by Brad Hughes <blackbox at alug
       org> and	Jeff Raven <jraven at psu edu>.

       This manpage is the combined work of:

       o   Jim Ramsay < at jimramsay com> (>fluxbox-1.0.0)

       o   Curt	Micol <asenchi at asenchi com> (>fluxbox-0.9.11)

       o   Tobias Klausmann <klausman at users sourceforge net>

       o   Grubert <grubert at users sourceforge net> (fluxbox)

       o   Matthew Hawkins <matt at mh dropbear	id au> (blackbox)

       o   Wilbert Berendsen <wbsoft at	xs4all nl> (blackbox)

       o   Numerous other languages could be available if someone jumps	in.

       The Official fluxbox website:

       The Official fluxbox wiki:

       Many compatible themes:

       If you find any bugs, please visit the #fluxbox irc channel on	or submit them to the bug tracker at .	Or you may subscribe to	one of the
       mailinglists. More information can be found on the official website.

       fluxbox-apps(5) fluxbox-keys(5) fluxbox-style(5)	fluxbox-menu(5)
       fluxbox-remote(1) fbsetroot(1) fbsetbg(1) fbrun(1) startfluxbox(1)

       Henrik Kinnunen <>

fluxbox.txt		       08 February 2015			    FLUXBOX(1)


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