What is Fluxbox?
It tries to leave you with as much screen space to yourself as possible, providing multiple desktops to organise your workspace.
Right-click on a blank area of the desktop to show the menu.
Press Alt-F[num] to switch workspaces.
For example, Alt-F1 for the first workspace, Alt-F2 for the second, etc.
Moving windows between workspaces
Right click on the window's top bar, select Send to, and select a workspace
- In the main menu, go to Settings -> Configure
- Run fluxconf from a terminal to access some of the more obscure options not available from the menu.
- Edit ~/.fluxbox/init if you're really keen - but be careful as you can break your setup
Changing the look and feel
In the main menu, go to Settings -> Styles and pick one of the available options.
Setting a background picture
Edit ~/.fluxbox/init and add a line at the bottom:
session.screen0.rootCommand: Esetroot -center /path/to/picture.jpg
(...substituting the actul path to the picture in your home directory.)
Changing the keybindings
Either edit ~/.fluxbox/keys or run fluxkeys from a terminal.
Changing the menu
- Copy /etc/X11/fluxbox/fluxbox-menu to ~/.fluxbox/menu
- Edit ~/.fluxbox/init and change the session.menuFile path to ~/.fluxbox/menu
- Edit ~/.fluxbox/menu as required - see the Fluxbox documentation for details.