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Hey everyone, I just made the transition from Fluxbox to Openbox, and so far so good: I've converted my menu, ported my custom theme, and included my keybindings. Only two ...
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    Fluxbox to Openbox


    Hey everyone,

    I just made the transition from Fluxbox to Openbox, and so far so good: I've converted my menu, ported my custom theme, and included my keybindings. Only two things remain:

    1) Is there a way to specify something to run on startup in rc.xml? I'd really like to start gdesklets after Openbox so it doesn't get decorated...

    2) Is there a way to make the menu and title bars of unfocused windows partially transparent like I could in Fluxbox? I liked the look I had...

    Thanks!

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    For question #1, the .xinitrc file works well for me. Take a look here at #6:

    http://icculus.org/openbox/faq.php#6

    Question #2... I don't use much transparency so someone else will have to chime in with help for that one.

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    I'd like it to start after Openbox, though. Otherwise, Openbox decorates all my desklets and they look terrible.

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    If you put the gdesklets startup command in your .xinitrc, then you might want to add something like
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    sleep 5s
    above that line. Then gDesklets will only start up five seconds later than OpenBox.
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    Good tip, borromini... I wasn't aware of that one myself.

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    Thanks . I autostart a few programs on my XFCE, and if it loads simultaneously with my desktop, sometimes the programs don't display because they need that graphical environment... So I tell them to wait a few secs .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javasnob
    I just made the transition from Fluxbox to Openbox, and so far so good
    Hey, Javasnob... I like Fluxbox, but Openbox always feels a bit faster to me. Does it feel that way on your boxes, too?

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    Yeah, it does. I see a difference in memory comsumption, too.

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