FluxBox - can I add icons to my desktop? amd 2 other ?'s
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Fluxbox is a window manager, so it simply manages the decorations around your apps' windows, and also sets the background image and has a toolbar and slit.
Kde and Gnome are desktop environments, they have their own apps like file managers as well as dealing with the windows and desktop.
Those status displays are either dock apps in the slit, or GKrellm, or both.
Try Nautius --no-desktop for viewing your files as normal, or just nautilus if you like it's desktop icons so much.
Other ways of getting icons in Fluxbox include using Fbdesk, Idesk, Rox Filer's Pinboard, and other such apps.
You can use the apps you normally did in Kde and Gnome, just right click the desktop to get the menu. You can edit it by copying it from (probably) /usr/share/fluxbox/menu to ~/.fluxbox/menu and then update ~/.fluxbox/init to point to it.
Install the theme to ~/.fluxbox/styles, and any pixmaps probably go in ~/.fluxbox/pixmaps/theme name/
Try my pixmap themes for the development versions of Fluxbox
for an rpm you type :: rpm -ivh packagename.rpm
after you install it you can type :: gkrellm
in the terminal to run it..
and to extract your theme you will type :: tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
then you copy it to the styles folder cp /folder/name /usr/share/fluxbox/styles
or move it to there :: mv /folder/name /usr/share/fluxbox/styles