Peek out of Fluxbox and peer into Fluxspace
What Is It?
Fluxspace blends Fluxbox's window management with new desktop management
capabilities. It leverages existing components and the power of Python to
help build a flexible desktop environment around Fluxbox and other
lightweight window managers.
What Can It Do Now?
- Add per-workspace desktop icons and panels to Fluxbox by integrating
tools like Rox Filer and Idesk.
- Decorate each workspace with different wallpaper.
- Manage your startup applications.
- Automatically start and stop applets as you enter and
leave workspaces, allowing each workspace to have its own unique tools
What Can It Do Tomorrow?
- Sound events
- Mini dockapps
- Smart window tiling/grouping
- Workspace-specific menus
- Sticky notes associated with particular windows and workspaces
- Support for additional window managers
Fluxspace is designed to grow. Modules written in Python can tap a
rich set of workspace and window events to add new desktop capabilities.
Python developers should examine the packaged modules and see
how easy it is to create new ones. Contributions are welcome!
(tested with version 2.2)
- Fluxbox or other Blackbox derivative.
Note that only Fluxbox has been tested to any great extent.
Filer - if you want to use the optional "rox" module
- Idesk - if you want to use the optional
The following modules come with Fluxspace:
Paint different wallpaper on each workspace.
Use Rox Filer for workspace panels and pinboards (desktop wallpaper and icons).
Use Idesk package for workspace desktop icons.
Execute programs at startup. Manage programs to run
in particular workspaces.
Trace events for diagnostic purposes and a good
template for developing new modules.
Fluxspace is licensed under The
GNU General Public License.