Hey guys, I found that obmenugen-bin is a great program for generating stuff using .desktop. You can also exclude stuff per config, so it removes the need to edit the .desktop files. You can also ass raw entries so you can add a button to rerun the command then click openbox reconfigure to refresh it. I'm sorry, I'm not good with phrasing stuff so I don't think I can write it. ~Jookia
are the previous gnome howtos necessary any more? maybe they should be removed. --Gog 19:50, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
Dont want to step on any toes...
- No problem, I say go for it--it probably belongs somewhere under the Panels, Trays and Pagers section --User:Thayer
Urxvt in the background
URxvt*borderLess:true seemed to be causeing the system to ignore the ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml settings. By commenting this out and unchecking 'Windows retain a border when undecorated' in obconf I achieved the desired properties for urxvt. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, Im just getting into the scene =D ~cbox
Multimedia Keys using XF86Audio
I think the best way to add multimedia keys in openbox is to use the XF86Audio key bindings. I add an example in the "Keyboard Volume Control" section to raise, lower and toggle the Master control by using multimedia keyboard keys.
This header is, I believe, not fully correct anymore.
The xdotool command is no longer required with the latest Openbox. The keybinding works flawlessly without it. Not editing it to give room for confirmation. --Marfig 07:02, 12 August 2010 (EDT)
- The keybinding is only part of what is being said. It also says that you can use a command (xdotool) to generate the keypresses from a script (for example a panel button). Maibe this should be clarified? - MiTis
I'm currently translating this topic to Lithuanian and discovered, that python based xdg Fedora package head link is dead
And here is the head: http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/devel/openbox/xdg-menu?view=markup ( link is dead ) --Maksim Norkin 10:24, 11 October 2010 (EDT)
- found problem: they moved to git: http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=openbox.git;f=xdg-menu;hb=HEAD MiTis 17:51, 11 October 2010 (EDT)
The link for "visibility" under "pagers" points to a dead url (trac page).
- i haven't been able to find an active link (aside from a .tgz dating from 2008); is the project dead? should we link the archive? MiTis 07:00, 3 December 2010 (EST)
Application names confusion
I think openbox changed from using WM_CLASS and friends to their own _OB-prefixed properties to match application windows. To find those values, openbox distributes obxprop, which prints the utf-8 strings instead of the HEX given by xprop. Since I'm not really sure about this / since which version is changed, I didn't edit the main article. This may solve the "XProp for Firefox" mystery too.
If your using urxvt and want menumaker to use it for the terminal option do the following. in /usr/lib/menumaker/Prophet/Legacy/Shell.py change line 203 to be
exes = ["rxvt", "xvt", "urxvt"]
I didn't find the Xfce4 tutorial helpful; it failed to load openbox and didn't remove the xfce panel. Finally I managed to load openbox-session in the autoload of the xfce4-session, which also loaded the rest of my startup programs (a bit 'hacky')