You can edit all Fluxbox's settings with the init file ~/.fluxbox/init. Just open it with any text editor and after you have saved, select reconfigure (reload config) or restart from the menu.
All possible settings with descriptions
from the new man page): screen0 means that these settings affect only the first monitor on your system. If you have multiple monitors, use screen1, screen2 also.
These resources are available to the user to set different lev-
els of transparency for different components of Fluxbox. Each
one accepts a value between 0-255, 255 being opaque and 0 being
The autoHide resources allow the user to set the behaviour of
the toolbar and slit. This behaviour can be that they disappear
when they are not being used actively by the user, or they
remain visible at all times.
With these two resources, you can set the layer you want the
toolbar and the slit to appear on. Please read the LAYER sec-
tion for more information.
A user can set whether or not the toolbar or slit are always on
top of the screen. Setting these resources will put the slit
and toolbar above everything visible in the window.
These allow a user to place the slit and toolbar where ever they
like. Possible options are:
Setting these to 'true' will allow application windows to maximize
over the complete screen. Setting to 'false' allows the slit and
toolbar to hold their territory and will always be visible when an
application is maximized.
Set the height of the toolbar.
If the value is set to 0, the style file will gain control over the
toolbar height. It is possible to set a fixed height by changing it in
init to something >0.
The user can set whether they want to have a toolbar on screen at
all. Setting to 'false' removes the toolbar from the screen. This
ultimately depends on whether or not the toolbar was compiled into
the Fluxbox build. The default is that the toolbar will be visible.
This resource sets the width of the toolbar on the screen to integer.
This resource specifies the tools plugged into the toolbar. Read
the TOOLBAR section in this manual for a description of each of
these. Possible tools:
For those that have dual head systems, users can set this value
to the number of the screen where they would like to see the slit and toolbar.
This value is set in the Iconbar Mode menu. The available
- All Windows
This is also set in the Iconbar Mode menu. When set to 'true'
this will show the native icon of applications.
This value should be changed in the Iconbar Mode menu.
- Left: Fixed width, aligned left
- Right: Fixed width, aligned right
Used to specify the iconbar button width for Left/Right alignment.
When moving a window across your screen, Fluxbox is able to have it
"snap" to the edges of the screen and windows for easy placement. This variable
tells Fluxbox the distance (in pixels) at which the window will jump
to the edge.
Other values are Quadrant and Center.
The Other value is MouseFocus which allows the focus to follow the
mouse leaving the window level in the same location.
(The man page calls this SloppyFocus (like twm))
Setting this variable to 'true' allows the user to drag a window
from one workspace to the next.
Setting this resource to 'true' shows the user, in a little window,
the exact position of the application window while the user is
dragging it. Allows a precise placement of windows on a screen.
session.screen0.workspaceNames: workspace1, workspaceN
Here is where the user can name their workspaces. However it is
recommended to use the tool available in the Configuration Menu to
Default: one, two, three, four
This adjusts the way the current time is displayed in the tool-
bar. The strftime(3) format is used.
Default: %I:%M %p This value sets the delay (in milli-sec) that you would like the
menu to remain visible after you've clicked out of it.
session.screen0.windowPlacement: RowSmartPlacement | ColSmartPlacement | CascadePlacement | UnderMousePlacement
This value defines the way new opened windows will be placed.
Sets the visibility level of application windows while being
Set this to the number of workspaces the users wants.
All of these resources require a pathname to their specific
requests.This is where you can specify different files. Most of
the defaults will be located in the users ~/.fluxbox directory.
Adjusts the delay (in milli-sec) before focused windows will raise
when using the Autoraise option.
This tells Fluxbox how long (in minutes) unused pixmaps may stay in
the X server's memory.
This tells Fluxbox how much memory (in Kb) it may use to store
cached pixmaps on the X server. If your machine runs short of
memory, you may lower this value.
This tells Fluxbox how many colors to take from the X server on
pseudo-color displays. A channel would be red, green, or blue.
Fluxbox will allocate this variable ^ 3 and make them always
available. Value must be between 2-6. When you run Fluxbox on an
8bpp display, you must set this resource to 4.
Adjust the delay (in milli-sec) between mouse clicks for Fluxbox
to consider a double click.
Set this value to 'true' or 'false' to enable or disable Fluxbox
using the toolbar to display iconified windows.
Set 'true or 'false', respectively, to enable or disable dithering
of images. Only necessary on systems with small colour depths (8bpp
When moving a window, setting this to `
' will draw the window
contents as it moves (this is nasty on slow systems). If 'false' it
will only draw an outline of the window border.
session.screen0.titlebar.right: Minimize Maximize Close
You can choose what buttons are visible in the titlebar and on which side.
Possible buttons are Stick, Menu, Shade, Minimize, Maximize and Close.