Fluxbox essentials and Darkone theme

 

Definition of Fluxbox (from fluxbox.org)

“Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet full of features to make an easy, and extremely fast, desktop experience. It is built using C++ and licensed under the MIT-License.”

Fluxbox also comes by default with a simple panel, which has capacity to show open windows, workspaces and opened windows.

Darkone (GPL) theme for Fluxbox

First, some screenshots from the theme and its wallpaper.

Theme menu and window decorations when window is unselected
Theme menu and window decorations when window is unselected.

 

window decorations while window is selected and window button colors, while they are pressed.
window decorations while window is selected and window button colors while buttons are pressed.

Download links:

Darkone.theme archive

Darkone wallpaper

Notes: You should download the theme by pressing the actual download button. If you try to open the archive directly within your browser without downloading it first it might  lead to an error message.

Wallpaper is also included in the theme archive file above.

To install the theme

Unzip the theme archive to .fluxbox/styles directory. .Fluxbox is a hidden directory inside you user’s home directory. If the styles directory is does not exist then create it.

OR

If you want to make the theme available globally to all possible users of your computer then unzip it to /usr/share/fluxbox/styles  Note: You need to be a root user or a sudo user in order to do the previous.

You will also need to have feh or similar program installed so that Fluxbox can enable the background of the theme.

For Gentoo users and alike

If you use feh do make sure that you have png use flag enabled in your /etc/portage/make.conf when you are emerging feh.