Fluxbox is a window manager for the X Window System in Unix-like operating systems. The focus of the developers is on a fuel-efficient possible use of resources and an in-depth configuration option.


Fluxbox emerged as a splinter group from Blackbox and with this configuration and handling ago identical to a great extent. The developers are focused both on a clearly designed interface as well as a resource efficient working style. Thus, Fluxbox is characterized by low utilization of memory and the CPU, and a smaller storage needs. This is achieved by choosing not to elaborate graphics, animations or other features that would enhance the system utilization. The use of Fluxbox may therefore be particularly advantageous for use on low-power systems such as older computers or live systems. The distribution Damn Small Linux uses Fluxbox by default. Also Ubuntu is available with Fluxbuntu, as well as with Linux Mint Linux Mint Fluxbox specially designed for Fluxbox derivatives.


Despite its simplicity Fluxbox can be heavily customized to personal needs. The windows of programs with graphical user interface can be configured in their behavior, appearance, and their size rich in detail and are even combined into one unit (similar to the tabbed browsing ), regardless of whether that particular program supports it or not. More ways to customize, such as setting keyboard shortcuts, edit the menus or the design of new desktop designs are also available. All settings are made via configuration files containing plain text and can be edited with standard text editors.