Blackbox

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Blackbox
Screenshot of Blackbox
Screenshot of Blackbox
Developer(s)Bradley T. Hughes[1]
Stable release
0.74 / October 31, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-10-31)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++
PlatformUnix-like
TypeX window manager
LicenseMIT[2]
Websitegithub.com/bbidulock/blackboxwm/tree/master
Blackbox 0.7 Xsession running on Debian 7 Linux

In Unix computing, Blackbox is a free and open-source stacking window manager for the X Window System.[4][5]

Blackbox has specific design goals, and some functionality is provided only through other applications. One example is the bbkeys hotkey application.

Blackbox is written in C++[2][6] and contains completely original code.[7] It was created by Bradley T. Hughes[8] and is available under the MIT License. Blackbox has compliance with the Extended Window Manager Hints specification.[9]

Features[edit]

Features of the Blackbox window manager include:

  • A stacking window manager
  • Written in C++
  • Freely available under the MIT license
  • 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
  • Compatibility with both KDE and GNOME[10]

Related projects[edit]

There are a number of other window manager forks of Blackbox:[11]

Windows shell replacements[edit]

Although they do not share the same codebase, these projects are also inspired by Blackbox.[11][12]

  • BB4Win[13] (the first and most prominent clone/port of Blackbox on Windows)
  • bbLean
  • xoblite
  • bbZero (a branch of bbLean, currently the only actively developed)[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ManPages/blackbox - Blackbox". web.archive.org. September 9, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b FSF.org, Blackbox - Window manager written in C++
  3. ^ [1], Download Blackbox
  4. ^ Wrightson, Katherine; Merlino, Joseph (2006). Mastering UNIX. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 107–108. ISBN 9780782153033. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Davies, Justin; Whittaker, Roger; Hagen, William von (2005). SUSE Linux 9 Bible. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 186, 276–280. ISBN 9780764588761.
  6. ^ "Hacking Guide - Blackbox". web.archive.org. February 14, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Sourceforge.net, About Blackbox
  8. ^ "ManPages/blackbox - Blackbox". web.archive.org. September 9, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "ICCCM & EWMH Compliance". Retrieved September 9, 2009.
  10. ^ "Window Managers for X: Blackbox". www.xwinman.org. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Related Projects - Blackbox". web.archive.org. October 26, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  12. ^ Sourceforge.net, BlackBox for Windows
  13. ^ "Customizing Your PC's Desktop - ExtremeTech". www.extremetech.com. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "GitHub - xzero450/bbclean-xzero450". GitHub. February 6, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2019.

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