KDE based Fluxbox open folder tips

August 30th, 2008 mysurface

I am a KDE based Fluxbox user, I am face an issue that some of my gnome applications that have feature of allowing me to locate and open folder doesn’t really work as expected. Those gnome applications are gnome-do and picasa. When I open a folder from gnome-do or picasa, it will be open in […]

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Compile Fluxbox under Ubuntu

October 22nd, 2007 mysurface

I make a fresh install of kubuntu and apt-get Fluxbox from Ubuntu repository yesterday and tried to login to Fluxbox. First problems I discovered was the root menu doesn’t work at all, meaning you can’t even open a xterm to run your commands. Second, they provides you the latest Fluxbox, version 1.0.0 ( at that […]

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makes your windows stay on top, toggle it.

August 11th, 2007 mysurface

Do you wish to have a shortcut way to make your window stay on top and toggle it after without needing it anymore ? Any EWMH compatible Windows Manager(WM) may support it, WM such as GNOME (metacity), fluxbox, xfce, compiz, beryl etc. You can find the option at Window Menu, where it usually appear as […]

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True transparent eye candy on Fluxbox

May 6th, 2007 mysurface

I often hear people asking how to install compiz, beryl on Fluxbox at IRC during the period when 3D desktop effects caught the crowd’s attention. And the answer is definitely NO! you can’t mix beryl with Fluxbox. Why? Beryl is a combined window manager and composite manager written in C using OpenGL to provide acceleration. […]

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GTK configuration for non-gnome desktop user

March 17th, 2007 mysurface

There are a lots of people install and use other windows manager on top of gnome, instead of using metacity by default. Windows manager such as beryl, fluxbox, fvwm etc allows gtk applications to run on top of them with full capabilities. You can also run gtk applications under KDE where by default all KDE […]

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wmctrl, a handy tool for you to manipulate windows

December 13th, 2006 mysurface

Every piece of GUI programs is frame in a windows, windows have various behavior, either shading, sticky, minimized, maximized, icontify, active, inactive or open at different workspace, and properties such as windows size, title etc. With wmctrl, we can manipulate our windows and do something useful or fun trick. A friend of mine throw me […]

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Lightweight and customizable windows manager, introducing fluxbox

December 9th, 2006 mysurface

Okay, when I first install fluxbox, I feel so lost, there have nothing at all, donno how to access my programs, donno what to do, it is clean and clear. With the ease of geek00L‘s hints, and fluxbox wiki, I have learn the way to cope with it. I have customized my fluxbox, I have […]

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