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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/openbox.xml,v 1.4 2009/08/13 19:54:27 robbat2 Exp $ -->
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<guide>
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<guide>
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<title>The Openbox Configuration HOWTO</title>
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<title>The Openbox Configuration HOWTO</title>
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<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
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<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
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<license/>
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<license/>
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<version>1.2</version>
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<version>1.4</version>
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<date>2009-06-27</date>
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<date>2009-08-13</date>
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<chapter>
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<chapter>
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<title>Introduction</title>
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<title>Introduction</title>
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very quickly, even on older hardware. Whether your hardware is old or new,
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very quickly, even on older hardware. Whether your hardware is old or new,
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Openbox also provides a highly customisable and unobtrusive working
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Openbox also provides a highly customisable and unobtrusive working
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environment. That means that if you don't want or need a panel, taskbar, clock,
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environment. That means that if you don't want or need a panel, taskbar, clock,
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or any other program, those choices are yours!
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or any other program, those choices are yours to make!
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</p>
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</p>
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</body>
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</body>
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The generated menu will be located at
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The generated menu will be located at
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<path>~/.config/openbox/menu.xml</path>. You can then choose to leave it as 
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<path>~/.config/openbox/menu.xml</path>. You can then choose to leave it as 
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your user-specific <path>menu.xml</path>, or to additionally copy it to the 
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your user-specific <path>menu.xml</path>, or to additionally copy it to the 
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system-wide menu configuration as well:
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system-wide menu configuration as well (you must again become root to do so):
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</p>
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</p>
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<pre caption="Overwriting the default system-wide menu.xml files">
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<pre caption="Overwriting the default system-wide menu.xml files">
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$ <i>cp .config/openbox/menu.xml /etc/xdg/openbox/menu.xml</i>
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# <i>cp .config/openbox/menu.xml /etc/xdg/openbox/menu.xml</i>
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</pre>
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</pre>
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<impo>
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<impo>
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</p>
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</p>
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<pre caption="Editing the menu.xml file">
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<pre caption="Editing the menu.xml file">
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&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?7gt;
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&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?gt;
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&lt;openbox_menu&gt;
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&lt;openbox_menu&gt;
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&lt;separator label="NAME_OF_SEPARATOR" /&gt;
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&lt;separator label="NAME_OF_SEPARATOR" /&gt;
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&lt;menu id="IDENTIFIER" label="NAME_OF_MENU"&gt;
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&lt;menu id="IDENTIFIER" label="NAME_OF_MENU"&gt;
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  &lt;item label="NAME_OF_PROGRAM"&gt;
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  &lt;item label="NAME_OF_PROGRAM"&gt;
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    &lt;action
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    &lt;action name="execute"&gt;&lt;execute&gt;/LOCATION/OF/BINARY&lt;/execute&gt;&lt;/action&gt;
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    name="execute"&gt;&lt;execute&gt;/LOCATION/OF/BINARY&lt;/execute&gt;&lt;/action&gt;
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  &lt;/item&gt;
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  &lt;/item&gt;
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&lt;/menu&gt;
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&lt;/menu&gt;
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&lt;/openbox_menu&gt;
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&lt;/openbox_menu&gt;
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&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?&gt;
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&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?&gt;
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&lt;openbox_menu&gt;
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&lt;openbox_menu&gt;
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&lt;menu id="1" label="Configuration"&gt;
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&lt;menu id="1" label="Configuration"&gt;
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  &lt;item label="OpenBox Config&gt;
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  &lt;item label="OpenBox Config"&gt;
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    &lt;action name="execute"&gt;&lt;execute&gt;/usr/bin/obconf&lt;/execute&gt;&lt;/action&gt;
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    &lt;action name="execute"&gt;&lt;execute&gt;/usr/bin/obconf&lt;/execute&gt;&lt;/action&gt;
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  &lt;/item&gt;
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  &lt;/item&gt;
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&lt;/menu&gt;
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&lt;/menu&gt;
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&lt;/openbox_menu>&gt;
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&lt;/openbox_menu&gt;
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</pre>
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</pre>
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</body>
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</body>
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<p>
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Adding your own programs to the <path>autostart.sh</path> script is as easy as
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Adding your own programs to the <path>autostart.sh</path> script is as easy as
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writing in the program name for many applications. For instance, if you have
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writing in the program name for many applications. For instance, if you have
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Conky (a lightweight system monitor) installed, and want it to start
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<uri link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-admin/conky">Conky</uri> 
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(a lightweight system monitor) installed, and want it to start
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automatically with your Openbox session, you simply add the following line to
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automatically with your Openbox session, you simply add the following line to
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your <path>autostart.sh</path>:
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your <path>autostart.sh</path>:
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</p>
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</p>
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Some things that you might take for granted in bigger desktop environments are
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Some things that you might take for granted in bigger desktop environments are
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not included by default in Openbox. One such thing is setting your desktop
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not included by default in Openbox. One such thing is setting your desktop
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background. In order to place an image as your wallpaper, you will need to
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background. In order to place an image as your wallpaper, you will need to
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emerge a program like feh or nitrogen. Feh is a simple image viewer that can
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emerge a program like 
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also set the background, <e>and</e> it can easily be put into the autostart
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<uri link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/media-gfx/feh">feh</uri> or 
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script. Once you have emerged feh, you can issue the following command to set
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<uri link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/x11-misc/nitrogen">nitrogen</uri>. 
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the background:
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Feh is a simple image viewer that can also set the background, <e>and</e> it 
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can easily be put into the autostart script. Once you have emerged feh, you 
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can issue the following command to set the background:
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</p>
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<pre caption="Using feh to set the background image">
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<pre caption="Using feh to set the background image">
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Installing nitrogen and getting it into your Openbox menu requires a few more
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Installing nitrogen and getting it into your Openbox menu requires a few more
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steps than are readily apparent. Firstly, and most obviously, you need to
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steps than are readily apparent. Firstly, and most obviously, you need to
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<c>emerge nitrogen</c>. Due to <uri
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<c>emerge nitrogen</c>. Secondly, you need to run nitrogen with your
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link="http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=267231">this library dependency
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bug</uri>, you may also need to <c>emerge --oneshot librsvg</c> to avoid a
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runtime termination error. Secondly, you need to run nitrogen with your
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backgrounds folder appended:
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backgrounds folder appended:
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    link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/x11-terms/terminal">Terminal</uri>
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    link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/x11-terms/terminal">Terminal</uri>
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    is the VTE-based default for the Xfce desktop environment, so it does
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    is the VTE-based default for the Xfce desktop environment, so it does
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    require some Xfce libraries to run. However, it is still fairly speedy, and
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    require some Xfce libraries to run. However, it is still fairly speedy, and
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    supports transparency and is easily customized.
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    supports transparency and is easily customised.
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    is the powerful file manager from the GNOME desktop environment. It features
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    is the powerful file manager from the GNOME desktop environment. It features
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    volume management, thumbnails for images, searching, and some system
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    volume management, thumbnails for images, searching, and some system
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    configuration. As it depends on many of the GNOME libraries for proper
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    configuration. As it depends on many of the GNOME libraries for proper
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    function, it can seem a heavy compared to some of the other file managers.
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    function, it can seem a bit heavy compared to some of the other file managers.
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    <uri link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-misc/gentoo">Gentoo</uri>
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    <uri link="http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-misc/gentoo">Gentoo</uri>

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