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Old 02-16-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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Question Fluxbox briefing questions


Hi everybody!

Sorry if this is too nooby but I am struggling with switching to Fluxbox. I've already discoveded how to configure menus and hotkeys but still not sure about appearance configuration. In the Fluxbox menu I chose nice-looking style and want to customize it - background color, font, font color, size of the panel (I want it widescreen and make it bigger in height), color of this panel, amount of desktops (2 instead of 4), etc... Where do I customize all this?
 
Old 02-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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A great deal of the configuration is done in the ~/.fluxbox/init file, and the overlay file can be used to do some tweaking of individual components without messing with the whole init file. Check out the wiki on the init file, you can do tons.
 
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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I have become a diehard Fluxbox user.

I set my backgrounds in the startup file. I had to tinker with the init file keep styles from over-writing them.

You can do a lot by learning how to use Fluxbox's fbsetbg command. See the Fluxbox wiki on backgrounds.

http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Background

For me, it's easier to find a style that I like and then tinker with startup and init than it is to edit the style file itself.

Here's a handout I made for a presentation I gave to my LUG in the hope it helps:

http://www.pineviewfarm.net/misc/TWUUG_HO_FB.pdf

You can see some of my desktops here. Most are Fluxbox:

http://www.unixporn.com/screenshots/index.php?cat=10043

Fluxbox rocks.

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Old 02-17-2011, 10:41 AM   #4
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You can do a lot by learning how to use Fluxbox's fbsetbg command. See the Fluxbox wiki on backgrounds.
Is background a wallpaper? As far as I know Fluxbox doesn't support wallpapers natively. I don't want to set a wallpaper, just a color of the background. Hope this doesn't need additional tools. Thanks, I'll check the wiki out.

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Is background a wallpaper?
A backgound is like a wallpaper. I like to use pretty pictures.

A background may also be a color or a gradient.

You can use the bsetroot command to set a color.

http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/bbsr.htm
 
  


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