Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2007 18:15 UTC
Window Managers Openbox 3.4.4 has been released. "Openbox is a minimalistic, highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind. With support for the latest freedesktop.org standards, as well as careful adherence to previous standards, Openbox provides an environment where applications work the way they were designed to."
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need a taskbar
by adkk on Tue 7th Aug 2007 01:53 UTC
adkk
Member since:
2007-07-11

I'd really like to try OpenBox (currently using XFCE) but as far as I can see, it does not come with a taskbar, or whatever you like to call it. Is anyone aware of a standalone taskbar without Gnome or KDE dependencies?

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RE: need a taskbar
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Aug 2007 02:03 in reply to "need a taskbar"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'd really like to try OpenBox (currently using XFCE) but as far as I can see, it does not come with a taskbar, or whatever you like to call it. Is anyone aware of a standalone taskbar without Gnome or KDE dependencies?


lxpanel: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpanel/

fbpanel: http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/

Personally, I am looking at the combination of Openbox and fbpanel.

This should be much "lighter" than XFCE, and it should run GTK2 applications just fine even on older, resource-limited hardware.

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RE: need a taskbar
by bogomipz on Tue 7th Aug 2007 12:16 in reply to "need a taskbar"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

pypanel seems to be mighty popular, but make sure you also check out:

Tint: http://code.google.com/p/ttm/
AWN: http://code.google.com/p/avant-window-navigator/

Also, I highly recommend installing gmrun and bind it to some keyboard shortcut (like "W-e") in OpenBox. It's a simple gtk window which lets you start programs with tab-completion.

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