Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Posted Feb 2, 2006 23:08 UTC (Thu) by drag
Parent article: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Personally I use Openbox as a drop-in replacement for Metacity on my Gnome desktop. The only downside I see from it is that when launching programs sometimes their title bars are partially obscure by the gnome panel I have at the top of the screen.
Other then that it rocks. Everything that Metacity gets wrong this thing gets right. Also Metacity does something funky were I can't bind things like xbindkeys and whatnot to mouse keys. Openbox does not have this problem.
With it's easy to use (due to good documentation) xml configuration files me and my multi-multi-button'd trackball mouse has found all sorts of new and interestingly productive ways to manage massive amounts of open windows.
Also I now use ctrl/alt/shift combos with a specific mouse button to control my mpd (music player deamon).
OpenBox is a very good product. I think that Metacity folks could learn a lot from it.
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