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
Artim 1 year ago

Super simple, ultra-light, surprisingly intuitive, wonderfully configurable! We need a MintBang edition of Linux Mint!

dknight 7 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 8 years ago

too plain for a modern computer user

jahid_0903014 9 years ago

simple and fast

indyend 10 years ago

Waiting for Linux Mint Openbox's Official.

booman 10 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 10 years ago

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

RomanH 11 years ago

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

regina 12 years ago

simples, leve e rapido.

Vegan 12 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 12 years ago

Rápido, liviano, personalizable, cómodo...

stleon 12 years ago

very-very fast. cool. functional.

ZoltanBreller 12 years ago

next spinoff:MintBang!

spacy01 13 years ago

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

m4daredsun 13 years ago

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

asymmetros 13 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 13 years ago

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

ivanovnegro 13 years ago

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

Twiguard 14 years ago

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

motor 14 years ago

fast, lightweight, clean, easily customized.