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Screenshot[edit]

There has got to be a better screenshot that this . . . that looks like just a picture of a file manager, it doesn't show the desktop at all. That shows the Metacity winodw manager in action. 70.186.172.75 (talk) 23:42, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I think the screenshot at the time of writing ( File:Openbox_desktop.png ) is misleading. It shows many features that do not come with openbox, such as a compositor and a panel. I think that the screenshot at the top of the article should show only the "out of the box" features of Openbox. The next time I log in to an Openbox session, I plan to take just such a screen shot and submit it for use in the article. Attys (talk) 03:07, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I agree that the screenshot should show the software as is is available "out of the box", so when you have one please put it in! - Ahunt (talk) 12:29, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Once again, someone has changed the infobox screenshot to what I consider to be a misleading image ( File:Openbox-elementary3.png ). It shows compositing effects, either Xfce or Gnome's panel, and a custom theme. I believe that this type of screenshot should appear elsewhere in the article (if at all). Attys (talk) 22:20, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

I agree, thanks for changing it back. - Ahunt (talk) 23:14, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

I really don't see what the problem with the citations is. Most things in here are not that important that they need their own citations. I vote to remove the citations thing. Mile92 (talk) 04:34, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

The question of how to proceed in Wikipedia articles is not decided by "voting", it is decided by developing consensus. However that does not apply when questions of policy are being discussed. The policy on in-line citations is described at Wikipedia:Verifiability#Burden_of_evidence, where it says:

All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged should be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. The source should be cited clearly and precisely to enable readers to find the text that supports the article content in question. Editors should cite sources fully, providing as much publication information as possible, including page numbers when citing books...If no reliable, third-party sources can be found for an article topic, Wikipedia should not have an article on it.

Note 1 to this policy says:

When content in Wikipedia requires direct substantiation, the established convention is to provide an inline citation to the supporting references. The rationale is that this provides the most direct means to verify whether the content is consistent with the references. Alternative conventions exist, and are acceptable when they provide clear and precise attribution for the article's assertions, but inline citations are considered "best practice" under this rationale. For more details, please consult Wikipedia:Citing_sources#How to cite sources.

I think it is pretty clear that the use of inline citations is not subject to a vote. - Ahunt (talk) 11:02, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

What part exactly needs a citation added ? Danadocus (talk) 21:18, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

That is a pretty old conversation, so I think it was pretty much addressed, although, even though it isn't tagged, the Unique features section could use some refs. - Ahunt (talk) 22:50, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Box.net[edit]

There was a "for the open online services platform see: box.net" link, it seemed to be an advertisement, so I removed it. kr0n05931 (talk) 02:33, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

"ArchBang" uses the Openbox WM[edit]

In the line: ...Openbox is the standard window manager in LXDE,[5] and is used in Linux distributions such as Archbang http://archbang.org, CrunchBang Linux,[6] Lubuntu[7] and TinyMe.[8].......

I would just like to humbly request that the author here might add "ArchBang" as one of the popular distro's (based on Arch Linux, that uses Openbox). ? ArchBang uses Openbox exclusively as its standard window manager.

Cheers, —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.204.4.162 (talk) 10:02, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

The problem with adding that is two-fold. First is that this is a non-exhaustive list that just gives a few prominent examples, there is no need to list every distro there that uses Openbox. The second is that Archbang does not have an article on it on Wikipedia, meaning that at this point in time it is considered a non-notable distro. - Ahunt (talk) 14:10, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Only two config files?[edit]

I'm pretty sure there's a third config file - autostart.sh (see configuration section) ProtoFire (talk) 23:48, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

The autostart script is actually not included upon installation. It must be created by a user manually, and differs from openbox's configuration files in the fact that it is a shell script. BallistaBuffalo (talk) 03:39, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

First Release[edit]

I was wondering, when was the first ever release of a stable openbox? 96.42.44.19 (talk) 14:36, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Unique feature?[edit]

pekwm's dynamic menu appears to be at least similar. Athaba (talk) 10:28, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Is Openbox still actively developed?[edit]

It has been a long time since the last release. Are they still working on it? I tried to contact the project developer more than once, but no reply. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.230.82.82 (talk)

That is an excellent question! Since it is a university student project it may not be active over the summer. That said a lot of other projects rely on it, like Lubuntu and LXDE. Ahunt (talk) 10:33, 8 July 2013 (UTC)