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Blackbox is a fast and minimalistic window manager for Linux.
There are multiple WMs and Windows shell replacements based on and/or inspired by Blackbox.
If you're using a *box environment, feel free to join and contribute.


What's different about Blackbox
- It's very simplistic; some might even perceive it as ascetical or downright barren. When migrating from an environment filled with images, eye-candy and gadgets, the typical Blackbox desktop can shock a new user due to the sheer amount of empty space. It's called screen estate and some people value it and want as much of it as possible. It doesn't have to be this way - you can add most of the tools and gadgets that you have in other environments.
- Blackbox is very minimalist in its approach as a window manager. It manages windows, period. It doesn't do desktop icons and shortcuts, keyboard handling, flashy menus, tools and gadgets. All of these are available through 3rd-party tools and add-ons, which you can add to your environment as you please. It's just not Blackbox's job to provide them.
- Blackbox is very flexible! By sticking to the basics, but implementing common standards, it allows scores of 3rd-party tools to be used to expand its default functionality. You can use Blackbox as the foundation and create any kind of desktop you can imagine!

The Blackbox philosophy
- Do one thing and do it well: manage windows.
- Keep everything small, fast and simple.
- Follow the standards, and work with any tool or application that also follows standards.
- "Perfection is reached not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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X window managers:

:bulletgreen: Blackbox

- Based on Blackbox WM:
:bulletgreen: Hackedbox
:bulletgreen: Fluxbox
:bulletgreen: Openbox until version 3.0

Windows shell replacements:

:bulletgreen: BB4Win

- BB4Win dev branches:
:bulletgreen: Xoblite
:bulletgreen: bbLean

- Based on bbLean:
:bulletgreen: bbClean (Latest build here)
:bulletgreen: bbLean::mod
:bulletgreen: Blackbox Zero

Note: out of the Windows shells, most stable and compatible (up to Windows 7) is bbLean, which has a 64-bit build. Xoblite and others are 32-bit only and hence incompatible with any modern system. bbLean and bbLeanskin plugin may have issues on Windows 8.

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:iconnicolasvisceglio:
NicolasVisceglio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Hi, people! I was wandering what blackbox variant or variants would work the best on win 7 ultimate 64 bits...
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pitkon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Interface Designer
mojmir's build and DBlack's build work fine under Win 7 64-bit. You can download both from www.blackbox4windows.com
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:iconnicolasvisceglio:
Thanks, pitkon :) I will check that out.
I couldn't find the DBlack's build on the link...
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Interface Designer
Here it is blackbox4windows.com/index.php…
And you are very welcome :)
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Paz-1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thank you so much for requesting my Box wall!  :bow: :love:
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Interface Designer
It's our pleasure! :D
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jacksterson Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So what's the best setup for windows 8.1, guys?  I used to use BBCLean, and that's what i'm most familiar with...
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pitkon Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Interface Designer
There are newer builds. Most people like mojmir's, based on XZero450's original, for both 32- and 64-bit environments. Since you are a member over at www.blackbox4windows.com why don't you download new stuff and give them a try?
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jacksterson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you!  Though I think I'll wait until I'm back on windows 7 to mess around with it.  8 is just too finicky
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pitkon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Interface Designer
I agree about 8. MS should scrap it...
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Paz-1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you so much for the request of my gtk theme! :heart::rose:
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   Interface Designer
Our pleasure :)
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PwnAzn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

If anyone knows how to do this please let me know!

i.imgur.com/8edHpm9.png

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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   Interface Designer
I already answered on www.blackbox4windows.com my friend...
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