You will find on this page several (humble) contributions to Blackbox.
Note: this page relates to Blackbox version 6.x; version 7 will be released soon (or is already released) and content of this page might be out of date. I will update it as soon as I have time (sory!).

What is Blackbox ?

Blackbox is yet another addition to the list of window managers for X Window System. From the time the first line of code was written, Blackbox has evolved around one premise, minimalism. It's not meant to be Eye Candy, nor the most Featureful, nor the most Adorned for modeling the Widely acclaimed NeXT interface. It is just meant to be fast.(Extracted from man page of Blackbox)
Its authors are Brad Hughes, Jeff Raven and Sean 'Shaleh' Perry, plus contributions and patches merged from many individuals around the world.
More information about Blackbox on its official web site, where you will find sources, information and related links.

Themes for Blackbox

Here are few themes that I configured to test bbconf.
(Click the name to download theme file, click the preview to access to full screenshot)
Forest Forest Preview
Sunset Sunset Preview
Pinky Pinky Preview


I have been working on BBCD, a CD player for Blackbox and X11; but now work is paused as I have no time for it (unfortunately).

French translation of Blackbox man pages (old version)

Here is a translation to French of the Blackbox man pages (man pages have changed, and these are the old ones).

French translation of Blackbox FAQ

Here is a translation to French of the Blackbox FAQ written by Jeremy C. Reed (here is the original english version).

Last updated: 17/04/2003
Contact: Bertrand Duret