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 super-Grave key combination. It’s not actually a drop-down terminal, it’s more of a show-hide.