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Old 06-10-2003, 04:42 AM   #1
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flux box

almsot scared me when i did "startx" to see the default windows with the
tiny bar at the bottom, then i started right mouse clicking and got some menus
that i recognize. how to i customize the desktop? i never use em...but i'd like some icons, or some "quick launch" icons in the bar at the bottom...i just
installed fluxbox to see what it was about...looks real nice even naked.
Old 06-10-2003, 06:57 AM   #2
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different question now.

i downloaded a bunch of themes from freshmeat.... some tar.gz files.

how do i install them to be useable in fluxbox?

if i figure it out, i'll post again.

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You should probably read the documentation at the fluxbox site for complete details, but basically you put the theme stuff in the .fluxbox/styles directory (and any backgrounds in the .fluxbox/backgrounds directory) and then they become available via the Fluxbox-menu->Styles.

BTW, if you want to edit that right click menu, it is done through the .fluxbox/menu file. Its a simple text file that is easy to figure out.

Also, native fluxbox doesn't support icons on the desktop, but if you add fluxspace , you should be able to.
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There is also a GUI tool called FluxConf that may make your life easier.
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Hey thanks you guys I was wondering the same.
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As already suggested read the documentation at There's also some links to some useful apps on that site also.
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thanks guys, been away for a while (school) and didnt respond, that GUI tool looks nice, i'm about to download it now. I figured out how to install the themes though, just couldnt get the backgroun images to load without manually doing it.

thanks again.


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