Table of Content

This is a five-parts article. There are few sections here.

Where to Discuss?


Goal: Fluxbox Overview in General

Table of Content

This guidance structured into separated articles:

  • Overview (this article)

  • Config (two articles): General, and Menu

  • Themes (two articles): Inkscape Part, and Style Part

Window Manager Features

As most of any other Window Manager, Fluxbox has these features:

  • Themes (window decoration)

  • Menu (and Window Menu)

  • Startup

  • Key Binding

  • Rule (window setting for each application)

  • Feature: Toolbar (panel), Slit, and Tabs


There are some good resources. I always start with the official one. I found that the holy archwiki is a also good start. But there are also other reading material as well, from my first googling attempt.


As a window manager, Fluxbox has a unique feature. It is the tabs feature.

This guidance doesn’t explain these features below. I rarely use it. Ity is just, I always think that this is interesting.


Fluxbox has built in panel, fluxbox use toolbar terminology for this panel. You can select the placement, of toolbar.

fluxbox Feature: Toolbar


This is basically just grouping application into a bar.

You can group windows into tabs using ctrl - left_click.

fluxbox Feature: Tabs in Title Bar

There are also tabs placement.

fluxbox Feature: Tabs using placement


This is the place for dockable application, such as gkrellm. You can also select the placement.

fluxbox Feature: Slit: gkrellm -w

Stacking Window Manager

Update 2020

Illustration: Why Stacking Window Manager?

What’s Next

This is only an overview. Consider continue reading [ Config: General Part ].