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Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

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Openbox Alternatives

The best Openbox alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    A dynamic tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C.

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    A dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages.

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    dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied dynamically, optimising the environment for the application in use and the task performed.

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    icewm home page . Bug Tracking. If you have a patch, a bug report or a feature request to submit, please do so at the icewm project page at SourceForge.

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    Fluxbox is a window manager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code.

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    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell.

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    Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

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    Why will you like it? Less resource needs. You can use it on your less-pricey embedded board or salvaged computer. Component-based design. Don't want something in LXDE, or you don't want to use LXDE but only part of it?

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    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of...

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    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

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    Sway is a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager, but for Wayland instead of X11.

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    Window Maker is a free and open-source window manager for the X Window System

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    Also known as Joe's Window Manager. Created in 2003, one of the default window manager for Puppy Linux, and actively updated by Joe, its creator.

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Top 10 Best Desktop Environments in 2020
People who’re deep into Linux, love Openbox’s simplicity. It’s extremely lightweight, and comes with only a text-based right-click menu that lists all your applications. The menu is customizable too, and you can add scripts or functions within the menu as a link.
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