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Because Openbox just displays the menus and window decorations (I assume that is what you mean with border). The content of the windows is drawn by the program (or better the respective framework) itself. So if you want to change the look of GTK programs you have to install GTK themes and configure GTK to use them. For convenience reasons I can recommend lxappearance for that, it is very lightweight and has almost no dependencies.
For QT programs you have to use QT themes, but I don't know a program to configure QT, since I really rarely use it.
I'm very new to openbox, lxappearance did it, i rarely use qt too, so it doesn't matter how it will look
and, can i have true transparency? openbox supports it? i guess i'll figure it out with xcompmgr
Last edited by loolooyyyy; 06-02-2012 at 03:10 PM.