Overview

Goal: Explaining how to log out from openbox

There are few options to log out from openbox:

  • Default Exit Action

  • OB Logout

  • Bunsen Exit

  • Clearine

  • Terminal: shutdown -h now. (just kidding)

This is not a part of config, but rather an additional feature, utilize third party application.


Default

This is the default logout dialog from openbox.

openbox Logout: default exit


OB Logout

However, there is a good application called oblogout, that you can set them as keybinding, or just put it in menu.

$ oblogout

openbox Logout: oblogout elementary theme

Reading

Config

The default ~/.config/oblogout/config looks similar to this below:

[general]
theme=elementary

[button]
size=96

[label]
font=Monospace Bold 10
color=#B0C4DE

Theme

However you can add more theme from

Just copy all the file to /usr/share/oblogout.

openbox Logout: oblogout /usr/share

And change the config.

#theme=elementary
#theme=green

theme = foom
#theme = oxygen

#theme = adeos-branco-mono
#theme = adeos-branco
#theme = adeos-cores

openbox Logout: oblogout adeos branco mono theme

oblogout theme contain png images, and sometimes also the svg source. It seems like it also support svg images directly. Unfortunately, I still don’t know how to activate svg icons in oblogout.

Config Source


Bunsen Exit

Clone

$ git clone https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-exit
$ cd bunsen-exit

And run the script.

$ ./bin/bl-exit &

And Voila! The ugly dialog pops up.

openbox Logout: bunsen-exit dialog

Config

The default ~/.config/bl-exit/bl-exitrc is long. I rarely change, except the theme

[theme]
# set the theme
# theme = helium
theme = bunsen-small
# theme = dark
# theme = light
# theme = minimal

And the theme itself looks similar to this:

[bunsen-small]
name = Default small Bunsen theme
author = BunsenLabs

#Overall height of the dialog.
dialogHeight=130

#Delay for the fade in counter
sleepDelay=0.001
#OverallOpacity of the dialog (0-100)
overallOpacity=80

#Space between Buttons
buttonSpacing=0

# path to icon files
iconpath=/home/epsi/.config/bl-exit/dark

#Button textures (i.e. the images on them)
buttonImageCancel=cancel.png
buttonImagePowerOff=poweroff.png
buttonImageReboot=reboot.png
buttonImageSuspend=sleep.png
buttonImageLogout=logout.png
buttonImageHybridSleep=hibernate.png
buttonImageHibernate=hibernate.png

# windowWidthAdjustment - 
# scale factor for window width 
#( 0 = default, 800px; 1 = full screen width)
windowWidthAdjustment=0.5

Now we have the beautiful exit dialog.

openbox Logout: bunsen-exit small theme

Config Source


Clearine

Surprisingly, my friend make this good python script.

The documentation is enough that I do not have to write more in my blog.

openbox Logout: clearine


What’s Next

We are finished with openbox configuration.

Consider continue reading [ Tint2: Simple Taskbar ].