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About Blackbox

This page is meant to give you an idea of what Blackbox is about and what makes it different from all the other window managers out there.

1 What is Blackbox?
2 How do I look? I want screenshots!
3 Usage and distribution terms
4 The Blackbox philosophy
5 What's different about Blackbox
6 More information

1) What is Blackbox?

Blackbox is the fast, lightweight window manager for the X Window System you have been looking for, without all those annoying library dependencies. Blackbox is built with C++ and contains completely original code (even though the graphics implementation is similar to that of WindowMaker).

2) How do I look? I want screenshots!

See BlackboxStyles and follow the links to various style repositories if you want screenshots.

(Since image posting is very prone to abuse and can degenerate easily, it is now one of the WikiDisabledFeatures on this website.)

3) Usage and distribution terms

Blackbox is an open-source project distributed for free under the MIT License*.

4) The Blackbox philosophy

5) What's different about Blackbox

Important: You most definitely need to visit BlackboxAddons if you need to extend the Blackbox desktop beyond its default minimalist approach.

6) More information


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