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is it easier to use openbox instead of fluxbox?

Postby shengchieh on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:54 pm

Fluxbox LM is taking forever - not Kendall's fault - LM developers are overworked.

Just asking. Is it easier to use openbox (which LXDE is built upon) than fluxbox?
I know it's easier to based upon debian than ubuntu.

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Re: is it easier to use openbox instead of fluxbox?

Postby MALsPa on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:15 pm

Tough call. Starting from scratch, installing it yourself, I think Fluxbox is a bit easier, just because it comes with a panel. Once installed and set up, I don't know, kind of a wash. I have a slight preference for Openbox, just seems a bit cleaner. I like both of them a lot, though.
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Re: is it easier to use openbox instead of fluxbox?

Postby nunol on Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:27 am

Take a look at Debian wiki for both:
Openbox: http://wiki.debian.org/Openbox
Fluxbox: http://wiki.debian.org/FluxBox

I think they are both easy.
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Re: is it easier to use openbox instead of fluxbox?

Postby asymmetros on Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:42 pm

I have not used fluxbox for much time. Openbox is the main reason -i think it 's amazing.

You can install side by side with anything -gnome, lxde, xfce, kde -and then choose from the login screen. It does not come with a panel but i count this as a "+' : almost any panel is available to you. I prefer tint2, a highly customizable panel, but i also suggest xfce4-panel or fbpanel.

As a file manager, i prefer thunar over pcmanfm -again a matter of taste. Nitrogen is a nice solution for selecting wallpapers (feh as alternative). With obmenu, you can edit easily and fast the right-click menu.

Also, take a look here http://code.google.com/p/obkey/ Obkey is the key for editing key-bindings in no-time.

In openbox, you have to edit three configuration files, at /home/your_uname/.config/openbox. One in fact cause obmenu and obkey handling the two of them, thus relieving you. The third file is a simple text file for the autostart applications.

You can check this tutorial: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/374 for more info
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