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Welcome to
Home of the Fluxbox windowmanager.

What is it?

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.

What can it do?

Fluxbox is supplied with lots of native options such as tabbing, grouping, a long list of keycommands, Chainable Keygrabber, fully editable menu and much, much more. You might want to dive into it and learn more about fluxbox's features.

What should I do?

The main-support including a FAQ and many tips was outsourced to the fluxbox-wiki, which should be the first site to visit if you face problems setting up fluxbox correctly.

What can it look like?

To get an impression of what many fluxbox desktops look like and what those applications are you can see, check out the screenshots-page. Although fluxbox is "only" a windowmanager, there are typical applications that are frequently used amongst fluxbox users.

How can I help?

The best way to get in contact with the development team is to join the official irc-channel and speak directly to them or to use the bug-tracker and forums at For further information check out the help-site.

You can also help by buying some official merchandise and show your support for the project, which is provided by spreadshirt. Parts of the money will go to fluxbox development-team and the shirts and the other goodies you buy are really nice.

There are two different URLs, one for the European users ( and one for Non-EU users (