Category Archives: Openbox

Prevent application to be shown in panel/taskbar of openbox

For programs that are running all the time, it is convenient to prevent them from being displayed in the panel. Fortunately, openbox includes all we need to accomplish this goal in ~/.config/openbox/rc.conf, where you define the desired program in the applications section (at the end of the file). Among many other options (which are explained …

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Managing Themes in Openbox

There are a lot of reasons why I love a pure Archlinux installation with Openbox as my window manager. However, when it comes to configuring themes and appearance without having an underlying desktop environment, things can get a little messy, especially if you like to tweak them every now and then. So you definitely want …

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Transparent terminal in Openbox background

Guide on how to set up a transparent urxvt terminal embedded in an openbox background and prevent it from showing up in the panel/taskbar.

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Keymaps issue after upgrade to Xorg 1.8

After upgrading my beloved archlinux box I was wondering why my Swiss German keymap was only working before having started Openbox. It turned out that I had upgraded X to Xorg 1.8, which no longer depends on HAL, thus rendering my keymap settings in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi obsolete. I suggest you set it directly in the Xorg …

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Set non-US keymap

I have got a machine with Swiss German keyboard layout, thus want a keymap that is appropriate. But I just hate having my whole system in German, so I set all my locales in British English: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_NUMERIC=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_TIME=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_COLLATE=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_MONETARY=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_MESSAGES=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_PAPER=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_NAME=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_ADDRESS=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_TELEPHONE=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_MEASUREMENT=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_IDENTIFICATION=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_ALL= Now to have …

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