Guide to X11/Window Managers/blackbox

Type: stacking Language: C++ Licence: MIT

The blackbox window manager is lighweight and provides a modern looking interface.


Raising and lowering windowsEdit

Resizing windowsEdit

Showing and hiding windowsEdit

Context eventsEdit


Features of the blackbox window manager include:

  • Stacking windows
  • Window decorations include borders and titlebar
  • titlebar has an icon and minimize, maximize and close buttons
  • Written in C++
  • Small code size with builtin code for rendering solids, gradients and bevels
  • Runs quickly
  • Simple menus
  • Multiple desktop support
  • Desktop shortcut icons
  • Tasks can be minimized to an icon
  • Support for themes and customized colours