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Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. The box visual style is well known for its minimalistic appearance. Openbox uses the box visual style, while providing a greater number of options for theme developers than previous box implementations.

It can also be used inside GNOME or KDE, or alongside an Emacs desktop environment.


Documentation available at

"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel


Download version 3.6.1 (stable)
released on 1 July 2015

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Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterChristiano Anderson11 November 2003

Leaders and contributors

David Barr Contributor
Derek Foreman Contributor
Mikael Magnusson Maintainer
John McKnight Contributor
Audun Hove Contributor
Marius Nita Contributor
Brandon Cash Contributor
Tore Anderson Contributor
Dan Rise Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug reports Bug Tracking
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
User, Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer,Support E-mail
Developer Download
Developer VCS Repository Webview;a=summary

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use glib
Required to use Pango
Required to use libxml2
Required to use Xlibs

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 September 2015.


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