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    I just installed fluxbox and I have a few questions, first, How do I change the right click menu?Second, How do i set the themes, backrounds, and other looks of the wm?Three, how do I set apps to start when I boot?Four, What is a fluxbox command?

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    1) The menu file is stored at ~/.fluxbox/menu
    2) Themes, download them, put them in the ~/.fluxbox/styles directory, and you can access them from the right-click menu.

    For background, use the 'fbsetbg -f <filename>' command

    3) You can add lines like the following to ~/.fluxbox/init:
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    session.screen0.rootCommand&#58;    <command>
    4) Fluxbox Command is simply a command launcher (as opposed to opening a terminal and entering the command). The application is called fbrun.

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    Question 1/ The right click menu is based on the file ~/.fluxbox/menu iirc. The syntax is pretty easy, and you can get a good idea of what to do by reading that file. You can auto-generate menus by using the command "fluxbox-generatemenu -is-ds" (check my syntax with the man page to make sure)

    Question 2/ That's gonna be some file in ~/.fluxbox as well. Should be fairly obvious.

    Question 3/ Look at the file ~/.fluxbox/startup. The last thing in that file should be the command to start fluxbox, but you can add as many commands as you want just before it. Just be sure to put a "&" after it, like this,
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    gaim &
    Question 4/ I don't understand the question. What do you mean??
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    Question 4/ I don't understand the question. What do you mean??
    In the right click menu in the fluxbox menu it says fluxbox command. what it it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    1) The menu file is stored at ~/.fluxbox/menu
    2) Themes, download them, put them in the ~/.fluxbox/styles directory, and you can access them from the right-click menu.

    For background, use the 'fbsetbg -f <filename>' command

    3) You can add lines like the following to ~/.fluxbox/init:
    Code:
    session.screen0.rootCommand&#58;    <command>
    4) Fluxbox Command is simply a command launcher (as opposed to opening a terminal and entering the command). The application is called fbrun.
    I know the menu file is store at ~/.fluxbox/menu but how would i edit it?, on the command line it says it doesnt exsist.

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    It doesn't exist! I edit mine like this,
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    vi .fluxbox/menu
    But you're saying that doesn't work??

    The fluxbox command may be fbrun as Cabhan suggested. Did you emerge fbrun at any stage??
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    It should be there. I tried it recently and it was there.

    Check out this: http://www.fluxbox.org/docbook/en/fluxbox-docs.html - I think that should answer just about every question for you.

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    yes i emerged fbrun.
    1) The menu file is stored at ~/.fluxbox/menu
    .fluxbox/menu works, but in the fluxbox docs and you guys said ~/ so thats why it didnt work

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
    yes i emerged fbrun.
    1) The menu file is stored at ~/.fluxbox/menu
    .fluxbox/menu works, but in the fluxbox docs and you guys said ~/ so thats why it didnt work


    I'm confused. .fluxbox should be in your home folder, which is why we specified ~/.fluxbox. Which folder are you in when "vi .fluxbox/menu" works??
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    im in my home folder but i didnt know what ~/ was. btw im using nano.

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