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Pimping my fluxbox

Posted 08-27-2011 at 05:02 AM by William (Dthdealer)

Fluxbox is my favourite windowmanager for a number of reasons, but its default looks are not one of them. The included styles are mostly horrible and the default menu system in the Debian build has its problems.

I know of two decent sources of fluxbox themes:
Unfortunately both sources are dated - it seems the fad of creating themes for window-managers ended a few years ago. Nevertheless they both contain some gems. The best one I have found so far is called Antistar - try it out! It looks and feels great, while remaining minimalist.

Be warned! Every feature/colour/setting that a new style does not set is inherited from the last applied style! Restart fluxbox after applying any theme! I would like to add this to the sourceforge bug-tracker for the project, but the captcha for creating a sourceforge.net account is not working for me at the moment. Such are the woes of using an unstable Iceweasel.

I am also a sucker for customising main menus ( 'Start Menu's in the slang of Windows users ). The Debian menu system is too comprehensive and lists things I will never use ( but cannot get rid of easily ) such as xmag and xeyes. Too supplement my new setup, I have created a set of icons to go with it - have a look at this screenshot:

http://img.acianetmedia.com/i/zjwMc.png

They are nothing much, but I like share and I am looking for a host to upload them too ( as a pack, rather than individually ). If anyone knows of any decent ones, please tell me. Meanwhile email me if you want the icons:

vee eee why are dee iii tee eee AT gmail dotcom

Regards, William
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