On using openbox

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{Openbox} is a window manager for Linux.

Installation

On {debian}, I install the following packages:

Configuration

Changing background color

Background color can be changed by:

$ xsetroot -solid "#color"

Screen tearing

On some installations, openbox doesn't update the background properly, causing windows to leave trails and other unpleasantness. This can be addressed by modifying the file /usr/lib/x86-64-linux-gnu/openbox-autostart by uncommenting the line #test -z $BG || $BG -solid "#303030". This may require root privileges.

Last modified: Sun Sep 12 12:53:37 2021