Standards-compliant, fast, light-weight and extensible window manager
  20 reviews

Openbox works with your applications, and makes your desktop easier to manage. This is because the approach to its development was the opposite of what seems to be the general case for window managers. Openbox was written first to comply with standards and to work properly. Only when that was in place did the team turn to the visual interface.

Openbox is fully functional as a stand-alone working environment, or can be used as a drop-in replacement for the default window manager in the GNOME or KDE desktop environments.

Openbox 3 is a completely new breed of window manager. It is not based upon any existing code base, although the visual appearance has been based upon that of Blackbox. Openbox 2 was based on the Blackbox 0.65.0 codebase.

Some of the things to look for in Openbox are:

* ICCCM and EWMH compliance!
* Very fast
* Chainable key bindings
* Customizable mouse actions
* Window resistance
* Multi-head Xinerama support!
* Pipe menus
Latest reviews
dknight 5 years ago

I really like performance of openbox. It's so lightweight and extremely configurable. You can spend couple of days to configure as you wish and you will be rewarded with great performance. Also games with Openbox work much faster.

Rebel450 6 years ago

too plain for a modern computer user

jahid_0903014 7 years ago

simple and fast

indyend 7 years ago

Waiting for Linux Mint Openbox's Official.

booman 7 years ago

Openbox is the desktop for getting the best framerate from your games! Simple, unbloated with services/processes and makes your games run even faster!

jmagnin 7 years ago

Fantastique ! se lance rapidement, réactif... Seul problème : l'intégration des applications "tierces" (file manager, firefox..."), avec ajout de bordures peu esthétiques

RomanH 9 years ago

After some days with xfce changed to Openbox.. with perlpanel and conky absolute what I need.

regina 9 years ago

simples, leve e rapido.

Vegan 9 years ago

Highly configurable, light and fast, i love it, i like the possibility to open the menu anywhere with a click and the minimalism

rockandroleo 9 years ago

Rápido, liviano, personalizable, cómodo...

stleon 9 years ago

very-very fast. cool. functional.

ZoltanBreller 10 years ago

next spinoff:MintBang!

spacy01 10 years ago

Very fast, very lightweight, very customizable... you can made to look unique.

m4daredsun 10 years ago

Very fast and light and good. The official window manager of LXDE targeted for hardware with low resources

asymmetros 10 years ago

Extremely fast, lightweight and responsive. You can configure in numerous ways: from using it as a standalone environment up to a fully loaded desktop with the components of your choice.

stimuli 11 years ago

A very slick, very fast, very lightweight window manager.

ivanovnegro 11 years ago

Its fantastic. It looks so great and minimalistic. Its fast and really lightweight.

Twiguard 11 years ago

fast, lightweight, cl... HEY! MY words!

motor 11 years ago

fast, lightweight, clean, easily customized.

justin 11 years ago

Lovely minimal window manager. Can be completely customized by way of menus and scripts. It is not full-featured like a desktop environment, rather that part is left to the user. If you need something to run on older hardware or are striving for speed (but aren't afraid to get your hands dirty) then one should strongly consider this.