In Unix computing, Blackbox is a stacking window manager for the X Window System.
Blackbox has specific design goals, and some functionality is provided only through other applications. One example is the bbkeys hotkey application. As no release has been made for over eight years, Blackbox is now dormant.
Blackbox is written in C++ and contains completely original code. It was created by Bradley T. Hughes and is available under the MIT License. Blackbox has compliance with the Extended Window Manager Hints specification.
Features of the Blackbox window manager include:
- A stacking window manager
- Written in C++
- Freely available under the MIT licence
- Compliance with the Extended Window Manager Hints Specification
- Titlebars have minimize, maximize, and close buttons
- Support for simple themes
- Support for color changes
- No support for desktop shortcuts
Related projects 
There are a number of other window manager forks of Blackbox:
Windows shell replacements 
Although they do not share the same codebase, these projects are also inspired by Blackbox.
- BB4Win (the first and most prominent clone/port of Blackbox on Windows)
- bbLean (a branch of BB4Win, currently the most actively developed)
See also 
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