How to add custom commands to Menu and SidePanels

In the previous article we learned how to customize the appearance of the menu and sidepanels, now it’s time to see how to add custom commands/launchers. The menu, Sidepanels and most of the Mabox tools are built on the basis of jgmenu – simple, independent, contemporary-looking X11 menu, designed for scripting, ricing and tweaking. Thanks …

Monitor your desktop with GKrellM

GKrellM (GNU Krell Monitors) is a somewhat forgotten program with very interesting features. GKrellM monitors system operating parameters such as: CPU utilization, running processes, memory usage, write and read from disks, incoming and outgoing transfer with statistics counting (for a day, week and month), battery status, incoming mail monitoring

How to access all new Mabox features?

Mabox is a rolling-release distribution and as such is updated frequently, this also applies to new Mabox-specific functionalities. Most of them are automatically available right after the update, but some of them require user intervention. In this article, you will learn how to easily access all the new features in Mabox.

Windows tiling in Mabox

OpenBox is a stacking window manager, but in Mabox it is set up to make window tiling little easier. In this post, we will look at the options available by default that will make working with Mabox more enjoyable and effective.

mb-reset – config restore/update helper script

Mabox provides a simple helper script that can be helpful in some uncomfortable situations. mb-reset may be useful when: – you made a fatal mistake editing an important configuration file (rc.xml, autostart) and your system is not working as it should – you are using the Mabox version installed long ago and you want to …

Configuring the tint2 panel in Mabox

Tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar made for OpenBox and other window managers. Tint2 is lightweight, very configurable and have powerfull GUI configurator – tint2conf. In this article we will look how to configure basic tint2 options in Mabox: position, width, autohide, adding launchers to panel and so on.

Drop-down or actually show-hide terminal

A drop-down terminal can be very handy sometimes. In Mabox, the default terminal emulator is Terminator, which does not have such functionality. So I added a little wrapper – mabox-terminal – which is binded to the Ctrl-Grave key combination. It’s not actually a drop-down terminal, it’s more of a show-hide.